December 03, 2008

Long time no blog

Been a little busy around here with the holidays, grandkids, siblings, and of course more foster persians. The bathroom was clean for one day before the last 3 came.

This is Maggie. She's 6 yrs old and turned out to be very friendly. There was some talk about giving her back to the illegal breeder but based on the vet report there was no way that was going to happen. The owners should be grateful that they weren't arrested for animal neglect and cruelty.
Maggie was adopted last Saturday and seems to have settled into her new home and new life as an only cat.
Curled Up with a Good Book
Along with Maggie came 2 very frightened 6 month old babies named Shadow and Violet. They spent the first 2 weeks hiding behind the curtins in the bathroom even though the door was wide open and they could go anywhere.
Violet is a good little girl who reminds me of Jasper (another rescue persian). She is still skiddish but will let me pet her. Tiny little cat. The other day I guess I was taking too long to open the can of food and she cuffed me one on the leg. Little freshie!
Shadow is quite a bit bigger but the same age. She is now my buddy and will come to me when I call her. She and Violet spend their days sleeping on my bed while I work.
shadow 120108
Hopefully they'll be placed for adoption soon. I requested they be placed together since they are very dependent on each other for support and comfort.

I've been knitting along on christmas socks so nothing has been finished recently except for these
33 stockings
A gal on ravelry sent out a request for mini stocking filled with gum and candy for the troops. The stockings were fun to make and my kids and grandkids helped fill and bag them. With everything the troops risk to insure our freedom it was a honor to work on this project.

Thanksgiving this year was interesting. I was born on Thanksgiving day and every so often my birthday falls on thanksgiving. This year was one of those years plus I turned 50. Yes 50. I remember when I thought 50 was old. Now I think 85 is old. Wonder what I'll think is old when I'm 85?

W was over and decided to draw some decorations around my house. I knew he did one on D3's slider but I was tickled to see this on the window at the top of the stairs.


Anonymous said...

Believe me, when you do reach 85, you won't think that is old either. Old is a feeling, not a year or age.

Your little stuffed socks are absolutely adorable and I know the troops are going to just love them.

I envy you that green lawn outside your window. We had 9" of new snow right before the Holiday......but what else is new, right?


Sydney said...

Having your 50th birthday on Thanksgiving seems like a good sign to me. I never feel as old as I am, and sometimes I'm shocked when I do realize how old I am.

Cute kitties! I bet they find a home soon. I love those little stuffed socks too.

ambermoggie said...

Age is a state of mind and you are so full of energy and generosity that you won't age:) Happy beltated birthday. I love the new crop of kitties.
You have done a marvellous job on the stockings, well done
We have snow, sleet and rain together with gale force winds here in england today

herself75 said...

Happy Birthday!!! I was in labor with #2 on Thanksgiving 6 years ago. he was born on the 30th though, so no Turkey b-days for him.

oh - and I hope those were window markers!

Dorothy said...

I'm not a cat person, but I love following the adventures of your foster kitties. I live in the Seattle area and recently a woman was arrested for animal abuse involving Persians. I won't go into the details, but the neglect and abuse were horrifying. When they said the kitties were going to foster homes, I thought of you and am grateful for people such as you and the work you do.

Maureen said...

All the cat pics are great! Love the stocking project! What a nice idea!