Though today has gotten a bit colder than yesterday, at -15C/5F, it's a lot calmer out there, and bright and sunny. We are actually reading a wind chill of -21C/-6F, but the wind is from the north, and we are well sheltered in that direction. Which means I got more done outside! Of course, feeding … Continue reading Getting stuff done outside
With Cabbages losing the weight that she has, she's been feeling colder to the touch (she's not shivering or anything like that), so I set out the heated mat for her. This is not Cabbages. This is a very pushy Turmeric, taking up the entire mat!! Sometimes we'll find Cabbages, Turmeric and Beep Beep, all … Continue reading Stretched! (Cabbages update)
First up, I'm happy to say that Cabbages is seeming better this morning. She got more hydration last night, and we even got some solid food into her - also through the syringe. She didn't like it, but she ate it! We are still keeping Turmeric closed up with me. I've been letting other cats … Continue reading Morning critters
I figured it was a good idea to write a separate post on how Cabbages is doing. We have been giving her water with a syringe, as dehydration is the biggest danger for her. By the second time we were doing it, she seemed to get what we were doing, and was quite cooperative. We … Continue reading Cabbages update
Before I had a chance to head out to feed the outside critters, I got a series of texts from the woman who will be fixing our cats. She was able to book the surgery for January 31st - for both Butterscotch and Nosencrantz! We will have to isolate them in the sun room the … Continue reading More good news… and some not so good news
It took almost 5 hours, but I'm done. I've sent photos and info to get cats fixed and adopted out. I had to pause part way through and get a daughter to help me take pictures of Nico and Susan. It took some doing to send these. She wanted it all texted to her phone. … Continue reading Phew! Done!
Okay, so after yesterday's rant, I am very, very happy to share some good news that came out of that call with the shelter. Depending on how things go, many of these cats will have forever homes! How many... we'll see. I counted a total of 18 this morning. I did have an unpleasant surprise … Continue reading Amazing cat rant follow up!
I was inspired by WolfSong to try something new - and help with that urge to be planting something already! Winter sowing. Today, I finally got some seeds started. We've been keeping a variety of plastic bottles and jugs for potential garden use. We've got mostly the blue water bottles. The distilled water we get … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: winter sowing experiment
For those new to visiting this blog (Welcome! Thanks for visiting!), I'll give a bit of a background. When we moved here, there were a number of yard cats. My late father loved the yard cats and took care of them, and we are continuing to do so. Outdoor cats do play an important part … Continue reading My cat adoption rant
I was returning to the house at the end of my morning rounds, when I found we had a visitor! My brother's dog had come by, and he really wanted to play with the kitties! Nosencrantz set him straight with a half-hearted swap to the nose, while all the other cats stayed away. 😀 My … Continue reading Will you play with me?