20 years ago today, we said yes…
May I present, and happy as ever!
25 Wednesday Apr 2012
Posted Mews ~ News, Photographyin
22 Sunday Apr 2012
Posted Cat Personalities, Grace, Just chat, Mews ~ News, Photography, Twilight, Uncategorized, Videoin
2012, Animals, Cat, Cat personalities, Earth Day, Family, Grace, Koko the Gorilla, Love, Maine Coon, Nature, Pet videos, shorthair, Twilight
Good afternoon Earth Day 2012!
Grace and Twilight, so thankful to be basking in the sun this morning via Mother Nature, wanted to remind us that Earth Day should be top of mind each day.
A clean healthy world is essential and will exist for future generations of all animals if we do our part today. Be aware and mindful of your carbon footprint.
Grace and Twilight recently found this video of Koko, the Gorilla, who receives a kitten visit. Showing gentle love to our earth, as Koko is showing her gentle love toward this baby kitten, Tiger is a good start towards making a difference in our planet. Love this earth, it’s the only one we have. A good day and a good clean future to you!
15 Sunday Apr 2012
Posted Blue, Cat Personalities, Mews ~ News, Photography, Poemsin
2012, Animals, Blue, Cat, Cat personalities, Family, Loss, Love, Love Story
Little Miss, Held forever in our hearts. Blue January 14, 1996 – April 18 2009. April 18, 2012… the third anniversary of the passing of my most beloved Kitty Girl Blue. I lost 10 lbs. in two weeks watching her go. I had not known she was sick and suffering from Hyperthyroidism, it went undetected, until 18 days before she passed. I also didn’t know that she would not react well to the medicine provided by my veterinarian’s office. Loosing my lively spirited Blue, is one of my life’s most painful losses. “She” is dedicated in her loving memory.
Tears still flood my eyes.
My husband and I adopted her as a 6 week old kitten from a farmhouse down the road. She was half feral and half Birman. She was a sick kitten that became a sick cat, however, we knew that we could give her the best care and chance, we had 13 years with her. Our vet always referred to her as “the front page” cat, this referral came since she was on his front page of the most wild cats he had ever seen. He wore large thick leather grilling gloves when he cared for her, lol. Yes, she was an indoor cat, and eventually became adjusted to my husband and me over the years. The first time I saw her sleep and lay on my lap was at 5 years old, she stayed for 2 hours. I didn’t move, I just relished the event and knew that years of patience had finally won her love. Blue was my little girl I never had, my heart was stolen and was never to be the same.
We lived on a 20K acre lake and saw our share of water-moccasins. One day she killed one at the front of the house in the shrubs as we were taking our morning walk. She earned “Princess Blue” status from that point on. After she killed the snake, I killed it unnecessarily further with a garden hoe. It was quite the experience.
She was not on a lead outside since she was such a good follower. This led to the day my husband and I spent hours with two extended ladders up a tree trying to rescue her after neighborhood dogs frightened her up into a very tall pecan tree.
I also convinced my husband there would be no bugs including mosquitoes in our bedroom if she would sleep at the end of our bed. This of course wasn’t true, but she spent the next 8 years sleeping in the high arch of my foot each night. It was true comfort for me. I should mention, she loved yogurt.
She has her own song, which I will share one day with you. I wrote it in rush hour traffic in Dallas on the way home, really. It’s a children’s song that I plan to use in a book one day.
She has a beautifully shaped kitty urn and sits in my library, the best book there with well-worn chapters.
There are hundreds of stories to tell, but I really want to leave you with a few pictures that tell her story. Cherished memories of a beautiful love story.
17 Saturday Mar 2012
17 Saturday Mar 2012
Posted Blue, Cat Personalities, Children's Stories, Just chat, Mews ~ News, Photography, Poemsin
2012, Blue, Cat, Cat personalities, Children's Stories, Danny Kaye, Family, Love, Poems, Reading
I grew up reciting this story for fun, and for a good bit of competition with my twin sister, Melissa. We listened to this tale, via a Danny Kaye record of children’s stories. The irony is my Father’s name, is Daniel Kay, so we must have been good listeners. Those days, created a childhood full of simple, gentle and good wholesome fun. What a blessing to have loving wonderful parents! Melissa and I still recite this as fast as we can, with proud smiles. White-faced Simminy, the cat, created the “tail” around this English Fairy tale. Please enjoy, and do read this to your children.
A Girl once went to the fair to hire herself for servant. At last a funny-looking old gentleman engaged her and took her home to his house. When she got there, he told her that he had something to teach her, for that in his house he had his own names for things.
He said to her, “What will you call me?” “Master or mister, or whatever you please, sir,” says she. He said, “You must call me master of all masters.’ And what would you call this?” pointing to his bed. “Bed or couch, or whatever you please, sir.” “No, that’s my ‘barnacle’. And what do you call these?” said he, pointing to his pantaloons. “Breeches or trousers, or whatever you please, sir.” “You must call them ‘squibs and crackers.’ And what would you call her?” pointing to the cat. Cat or kit, or whatever you please, sir.'”You must call her ‘white-faced simminy’
” And this now,” showing the fire, “what would you call this?” “Fire or flame, or whatever you please, sir.” “You must call it ‘hot cockalorum’; and what this?” he went on, pointing to the water. “Water or wet, or whatever you please, sir.” “No, ‘pondalorum’ is its name.
And what do you call all this?” asked he, as he pointed to the house. “House or cottage, or whatever you please, sir.” “You must call it ‘high topper mountain.'”
That very night the servant woke her master up in a fright and said, “Master of all masters, get out of your barnacle and put on your squibs and crackers. For white-faced simminy has got a spark of hot cockalorum on its tail, and unless you get some pondalorum high topper mountain will be all on hot cockalorum….”
That’s all 🙂