Sunday, November 27, 2016


Just thinking about things.

While driving down a road, in a town near me, I saw this backyard. It was so interesting, I had to turn into the next street and find my way back. I thought it was photo-worthy. It gives me some ideas on other yard animals that would be fun to create. Maybe I will.

What an election, huh?!? I was saddened for a while...well, truth to tell, still am saddened, but then thought about those second amendment folks, and how HC was (more or less) threatened with them. I don't think the president-elect really wanted the presidency. He was too caught up in his rhetoric, and planning on all the financial deals he could make from running. Now, it looks as though he can still make all sorts of financial deals because of existing laws that (he says - and apparently others agree) make the president immune from conflict of interest! What?

I'm all for recounts of WI, MI, and PA! ...And if they find the counts were messed with, perhaps all the states need recounts. Good call, Jill Stein!

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The dinner plate sized hibiscus bloomed for quite some time. Dan D Lion likes to sit in front of his flowers, on his chair. Many times, when I sit in one of the chairs, he likes to sit on the table.

I hope the summer has been good to everyone.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016


Happy Result.

Dan D Lion.
I took Dan D. Lion to the vet to get his shots. I also asked them to check him for FIV. His test came back negative. YAY!!

Dan D. celebrated the good news by catching a mouse or two. Lately, he's also been catching the moles that don't know better than to tunnel in my yard. What a good cat!

Happy Friday Saturday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.

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Saturday, November 07, 2015



2009 - September 6, 2015. RIP my beautiful Orangecat. She was only six years old.

It's taken me a while to feel like writing about it.

The Labor Day holiday weekend started off rocky. I couldn't immediately find Orangecat. The previous weekend, she was gone until Sunday, but appeared after the neighbors left. I wondered if she had been hanging out with them. She didn't seem to have much of an appetite, but I wasn't worried - she was an outside cat, after all. She was known to catch and eat mice, so she would have a good food source.

The worry started when she disappeared Wednesday. The neighbors came back. I decided to go ask them, on Friday, if they'd seen her, if she hadn't come back by then.

I called her name all the way over to the neighbors' place. When I asked if they had seen her, they said they hadn't and agreed to let me know if they did. I called all the way back to my place. As I was coming back up the drive, she wobbled into view. I couldn't determine what was wrong with her. She seemed so tired, so I figured the kids next door might have been playing with her. I put her in the large animal carrier for the night, so I could keep an eye on her. The next morning, I could see that she had taken a drink and used the litter box, but hadn't eaten any of the wet cat food.

I called her vet, but they were too busy to take another case. So, I brought her inside, tried to tempt her to eat Fancy Feast. She has been known to eat dog food, so I went to the nearest store and picked up a couple different types of dog food and cat food. She wouldn't eat. I blocked the kitchen, and allowed her the run of it. She just layed there on the towel. At one point, she wobbled over to the door, and lay there, panting.

Fateful Sunday, I cooked an egg and mashed it, added some water and tried feeding her. She swallowed some of it, but wouldn't eat on her own. We drove to the store and got some baby food. After getting very little down her, I called a different vet clinic. The on-call vet told me that there would be an additional Emergency/after hours fee, and agreed to meet me at the clinic.

First thing the vet said was, "oh, she's so pale, she's probably losing blood somewhere." I found out she was looking at kitty's gums. They were almost white. Doc asked me if Orangecat had been checked for leukemia and FIV.

Orangecat had Feline Leukemia shots, so she shouldn't have that. Doc took a sample of blood. It was clear like cherry koolaid. Unfortunately, for my poor kitty, she was diagnosed with FIV. The vet said that there wasn't anything they could do, unless I really wanted to take her to the vet school for a transfusion. It would have been about $1000, and her future time would be iffy. Doc give her the final shot. I brought her home, and buried her.

Adding to the depression... Doc said that the way FIV is passed on is through the mom (very rarely) or through cat bites - usually stray tom cats. Who does that sound like? DanDLion was a stray tom cat. He was a horrible cat. He chased and bit the girl cats. Grey Feather got out one day, and he almost killed her. Both she and Orangecat loathed him, even after he was fixed. So, now I have to decide, do I want to have DanDLion, Midnight, and Grey Feather checked for FIV? Do I want to know? The only cat that still bites, sometimes, is DanDLion. He keeps opossums, raccoons, and stray cats away, he also kills lots of mice. I guess (when the cats have to get shots) I will have the doc check them for FIV.

Anyway, I was too depressed to write anything, and this is the reason why.

As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.


Friday, August 21, 2015


Deer in the way

One early-summer day, we were driving around a curve, and spied these deer. It had been raining a lot for the week, so there was high water on both sides of the road. I drove slow so as not to scare them too bad, letting them take their time.

The car behind me drove slow, too. Another car was driving too quickly and had to squeal the brakes. Finally, mom found a more solid spot, and they took off into the woods. I suppose by going so slow, I was causing a risk to other drivers, but really, until the deer got off the road, they were also causing a risk to other drivers.

Happy Friday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015


Just a couple photos

Kitty was sitting on the table, outside. I thought it would be nice to take her picture. How cute!
I planted this hibiscus, this year. It was from one of the local nurseries. I wanted to get some of the non tropical, so I wouldn't have to take them in for the winter. It turns out, the blooms on this plant are dinner plate size. I plan to plant another one, next year.
As I walked out the door, to go to work, I spied this little visitor. He was hanging out on the door. Lucky for me, I had the camera.
I hardly ever see quail. When I spied these two, crossing the road, I reached for the camera!

Hope you all are doing well. I don't get on very often, anymore. I figured I had the time, this morning, because The Walking Dead marathon is on. Might as well post, while the commercials are on:)

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Sunday, May 31, 2015


Wildlife photos.

If I get on the road before any of the neighbors do, I am sometimes rewarded by seeing this owl along the road. I've learned that I can get it to fly away, if I sit and take pictures of it. I tried to get a picture of it flying away, but so far, no luck.
I figured I might as well upload the other wildlife I saw during the last couple months. I missed Friday, so Happy Sunday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.

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Monday, April 27, 2015


Friday cat blogging early: Before and after

Parker Dmitri is ready for summer. I think the other cats are jealous, though. She prances around like a poodle, now that she doesn't have all that hair weighing her down!

Happy Friday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator. (I said it was early:).

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Sunday, March 29, 2015


New Cat in Town

There's a new cat in town.  This is Dan D Lion.  He arrived here last summer.  He stayed near, but I could never catch him, until this year.  I tried to live trap him, but caught an opossum.  I gave up on the live trap when winter arrived.  Finally, this spring, he overcame his fear.  I gave him some food, and one day, he came up close and rubbed his head and body under my hand. 

I now have another cat.  He went to the vet for his shots, but can't get fixed until he gets a booster shot - 30 days after the initial shots.  Ten days after that, he gets to have surgery.  The other outside cats (Midnight being one of the as she is inside/outside) will be happy if the surgery stops him from chasing them.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

The best deer pictures I've taken!  I was surprised they came out so well.

I haven't been online because my internet is not fast.  It seems as though it takes an hour to post something.  Since the computer stays off, too, things pile up on the keyboard:) and has to be moved/cleaned up before the computer can be booted up.

I'll have to try to get online more often.

Friday, July 25, 2014


Kitty TV

I've been taking pictures of hummingbirds, instead of cats.  At least, the kitties get to watch these little birds, and lick their chops.

Happy Friday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.


Friday, May 02, 2014


Midnight snow

This snow  fell in April.  I think it was on the 11th.  As you can see, Midnight is not happy... and of course, I had to grab my camera and snap a shot:)  Once the photo was taken, she was able to come inside and warm up.

It took a while to get the computer up and running.  It has to be turned off, because it hums.  It's been doing that for quite some time, but now that it is farther from the tv, and I don't sit at it as much, it gets turned off, because I prefer to leave the tv volume low.

Happy Friday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.

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Friday, February 28, 2014


Friday Cat Blogging - Check the box of litter before you pour.

Isn't this a cute picture?  I know where Grey Feather's best hiding place is, now!

Happy Friday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.

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Friday, January 10, 2014


Friday Cat Blogging - Black and white

Parker Dmitri was happy just laying on the chair, when the fearless Midnight decided to join her.  Parker Dmitri wasn't so happy, after that.

Happy Friday! As always, check out the wonderful animal pictures linked for Friday Ark at The Modulator.

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Sunday, January 05, 2014



More pictures of previous snows. One picture shows my trailer, but you have to look close.

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Happy New Year!

It's been snowing all day, but I haven't yet taken pictures. Here are some from December 2013. It's supposed to get to 12 below, tonight. Brrrr.

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