Mariposa LOVES the camera. It means she’s getting ALL the attention. There she was hanging out on the steps observing the room and simultaneously blocking Hamlet’s way up the steps. Of course I had to get a photo of her and those long, long whiskers, green eyes and super-confident expression. Then I decided to walk a little closer and refocus, and Mariposa decided to get her nose all up in my camera.
Just that kind of a day. Monday was full of little hurdles and I felt like Giuseppe.
Shapes and patterns. Nice and cool on the bricks first thing. Mimi and I are both happy I cleared away all the grass, moss and overgrowth. We love our patio. I’m thrilled to be able to bend over and kneel down so I can do these sorts of things. I have a lot of catching up to do!
Some synchronized sleeping happening between two formerly feral fursisters here.
And photos from the back yard and beyond
Baby chocolate bunny. Perfectly disguised.
My old old red rambling rose.
From around this date in past years
Because I Moved the Basket and Everyone Had to Get Into It, 2019
Because we only have one basket, and I moved it onto the desk to get to something else, and suddenly it was prize territory. In about three seconds Jelly Bean was in it and curled napping as if he’d been there all day, then Mimi hurried over because she needs to be in every container of any sort immediately. Just barely settled, Mr. Sunshine decided he would have his space too, and got himself in there behind Mimi, who is looking rather annoyed at being squished between her two sons. Perhaps she should have had smaller sons. Mr. Sunshine is looking patient, because he knows he will wait this one out and eventually have the basket all to himself. That’s the way it happens.
Everyone enjoys a sunny morning in her own way. Mariposa, Bella, Mewsette.
Not just that they are enjoying themselves, but that they are rescued, safe, healthy and happy indoors on a beautiful spring morning.
Cat friends are sweet. Minutes later they were in a high speed chase around the house.
Both Hamlet and Mariposa integrated with the household without any issues, each loves other cats and respects their elders, and though they are about two years apart in age they have similar active purrsonalities and have grown into best friends. Maybe playing well with others is one of the lessons learned growing up in a feral colony.
How did tiny Mimi give birth to these four medium to large cats?
Photos shared in past years
Farm Field Trip, 2017
This is Flounder, and he’ll be your tour guide for your visit to the farm. Of course, I couldn’t visit a place full of animals and landscapes without a few gigabytes of photos. I mentioned him in my last visit, and here is his story: Birgitta opened the basement door one winter morning and he hopped in, his legs all stuck together with burrs in his long hair. He never left.
Below, along with Bella the golden retriever mix, he makes sure the farm is running smoothly. I tried so hard to get a photo of the two of them together but they never stopped moving and this was the best I could do.
Flounder marked each of the steps before I walked up them.
And yes, he’s very friendly! It was not quite “Hug Your Cat Day”, but he thought it was.
Here are a few of the other farm animals, the chickens and goats. I have a lot of photos of chickens but I’ll just include these.
The Amish neighbors, who didn’t mind having their photos taken.
And the property and neighbors’ houses.
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