He best way to fill you in on what’s been going on it through pictures! Here it goes…
Category Archives: KiTTy
I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Halloween! As much as I prepared and hoped for trick-or-treaters, I was upset that I didn’t have a single person. And I say person to be specific because there was an unknown critter that treated himself to Kitty’s pumpkin. We never caught the little culprit but in one night he managed to eat the shapes out of the whole pumpkin.
I carved a cute fish skeleton on the cat’s mini pumpkin and a little Halloween scene in mine. Renny decided to paint his-any angry birds fans out there? As I do every Halloween I made sure to watch Hocus Pocus.
I also made cute one eyed monster cake pops to share.
Kitty says “Happy Meow-lloween!”
Today is my little fuzzy kitty’s first birthday. While I have only had him since January, I couldn’t imagine a better pet. He has completely fit into my life perfectly and has only made things more FUN!
When I first started to seriously think about getting a cat I was convinced that I would just know which one was best. I set out the first day convinced I would be coming home with a kitten. Unfortunately that was not the case.
At the first adoption location there were a few kitties, mostly girls, and all of them were adorable. I wanted a little boy. The only boy there was this orange and white tabby who was long, lean and sleepy. I held him for a little while he slept, but I was torn with choosing a kitten at the first location or waiting until I visited a few more.
I decided to head off to other locations and come back if I had no luck.
The rest of the day was a complete fail. Don’t get me wrong, I love cats – all cats.
I just wasn’t feeling that connection I thought I would. It was overwhelming.
That night I thought about the cats I saw, and decided that my first location really had the best cats, and that orange one was really cute.
The next morning I set off early to the first location. I knew there was a chance that the little orange and white kitty might be gone.
I watched all the fosters bring in the kitties for the day and sure enough the last little one to come in was the little orange one…
He was much more active that day and he was really hoping to go home.
I sat there for a while watching him and playing. He was reaching out of the crate at me and I knew he was supposed to come home with me. There were no other questions about it, not a single doubt.
That brings us to today. He is very attached to his new home. Since his adoption his name changed from “Donny” (yuck) to “Twitch” although it seems that he has taken on many other names: BooBoosan, Kiddy, Sunggle bug etc. He doesn’t care what you call him, he just loves being around people.
So Happy Birthday little guy!
Where does the time go?
I cannot believe its already Mid- July.
I have much to fill you in on.
Kitty was in need of some new climbing ground. I put up some shelves for him to sleep, and feel like a king. Renny’s dad also built this incredible cat tree, which kitty was very excited about. He is getting so big, and quickly out grew his previous set ups.
My garden is going through seasonal changes, I have had some hibiscus blooms and wildflower blooms. My beans and peas succumbed to a plant illness. (powdery mildew)
The snails and slugs are also back, there was a time that my plants were safe from them.
I do have some peppers coming out.
A jalapeno, and some bell peppers.
I also have two small cucumber plants coming through.
Cilantro has another cycle beginning, it dropped it’s seeds about a month ago and new little sprouts have made their way through.
The hanging pots are doing well, they are filling out nicely.
And of course tomatoes are starting to pop out (I think they are late)
and cat nip… kitty has yet to discover this.
Just before the Holiday (4th) I was asked to photograph a Quincinera! My first experience ever with this tradition, and it was interesting, but very beautiful.
And on a side note…
If your a S’more lover like myself, and don’t always have access to a campfire, I came across this recipe on one of the food blogs that I read.
(although I layered mine differently)
Like many people, I was fortunate to have Memorial Day off from work. (yes I realize this post is a little late, but not irrelevant)
I was excited to just enjoy the day, sit outside and do nothing.
The alarm still went off like it always does, bright and early.
The cat also went off…. as usual MEOW MEOW MEOW!
I decided to start the day early, get as much packed in as I could.
There was something I wanted to hang on my fridge, I soon realized that I would need to attach a magnet.
I figured my junk/tool/misc item drawer would probably have a magnet in it.
While I looked for the magnet, I realized that my junk/tool/misc item drawer was in need of a massive organizing clean up.
In my head I thought “I have all day, it will be quick”, so I organized the drawer.
During that process I found something that just didn’t belong…That led me to the kitchen closet.
When I started to put that item away, I realized…. this closet needs a revamp – “I have all day, It will be quick.”
After organizing the closet, I noticed there was no longer room for a certain container, and if I placed that container under the bathroom sink – it would work much better…. Guess what?
I told myself that “I have all day, it will be quick…….sigh”
While I sat on the floor in the bathroom, toiletries and cleaning supplies surrounding me…I came to the conclusion that the plastic drawers in my bedroom would be a better place to store extra shampoo and toiletry items, But where could I put those drawers. Ah HA!
“If I rearranged my closet…………”
I am sure at this point you understand where things went from there.
By 11am I needed to stop this massive apartment re-do and get some fresh air.
I took the cat out and we spent some time in my garden (of pots). He laid in the sun, while I transplanted/plucked/watered my very green patio decor.
Since the sun was out I decided to make some iced tea (just like mom).
Once that was ready I poured a glass over ice, dropped in a slice of lemon and sat outside….
Thinking about my childhood lists (mom knows about those all to well). I used to make the most elaborate lists for things that I wanted.
And when my dad built my playhouse, I made a lists (corresponding with the JCPenney home catalogue) of things I wanted for my Playhouse.
I started to think more about that list and I realized that I have my completed Playhouse now.
I have my patio set, on my very own patio.
Surrounded by my very own plants, all growing wonderfully.
I have my very own cat, my crazy adorable cat…
and I am finally living in my very own completed playhouse.
Granted, my list at this point is very much outdated; I still think my 10 year old self would be proud. (although probably drinking overly sweetened Kool-aid instead of sun made iced tea….) Cheers!