A double passing …

People may think it is strange I am mentioning both a fur-baby and a human passing in the same post, but since they passed in that sequence over the weekend I will talk about both in this blog.

The fur-baby started out in Michigan where my husband found her at a local shelter. She was the runt of a box of kittens someone had dumped off for adoption/disposal back in 1999. She traveled with him back to California and ended up with mom as her companion in 2004. She ended up traveling with mom to the Dakotas with two other cats and out lived them by many years. She was around 18 when she drew her last breath at 729 am on Sat.

Cleo and his wife were responsible for us moving from New Mexico to the Dakotas, and they became great friends. Cleo ran a real estate business and Carolyn was his partner in the business. Both worked hard in the community who didn’t accept strangers. He had heart problems and Diabetes, which cost him both legs and many trips to the hospital.  He was also an unpublished writer for which I hope will not remain so since Carolyn was editing his last book and I hope will have published soon. He passed in his sleep last night.

We will miss them both.

 

Weekend baby ~er~ cat sitting

Introducing on of the stray kittens at MW’s place. Normally a very skittish baby and the smallest of the litter this one has become quite a little mischievous playful twit!  She (I think) is Marley’s new playmate and friend  She usually hangs out in the garage or around another black cat (probably an older sister).

"I surrender!"

“I surrender!”

 

She has come to follow us but vanishes when the kids next door show up. There are a total of three kittens plus four adult cats which I feed twice a day when MW and his wife go out of town.  I am glad since these are sweet creatures!

"What is this? A giant?"

“What is this? A giant?”

Tying up loose ends

I figured that I should recap and bring a few things onto the sight.

1. The garden is doing OK, it is actually starting to take off!

 

One part of the herbs garden

One part of the herbs garden

Vegetables

Vegetables

another view of the garden

another view of the garden

more herbs ... 2nd half of my herb garden

more herbs … 2nd half of my herb garden

 

2. For those who didn’t think a cat could get so big, I present Marley!

 

Marley is a VERY large cat

Marley is a VERY large cat

 

 

And, for those who wanted to see what my son looks like with short hair, here are the before and after photos!

 

My son before

My son before

The after photo!

The after photo!