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A casual blog highlighting my life with kids, grandkids and kitties...Also an avenue to show some items from my etsy shops.


**Please note..The other half of my life is dovoted to helping feral and free roaming cats in Walnut and the surrounding areas. You can learn more and follow our activites there at Walnut Iowa's Feral Cat Program! **







Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Life as A Cat Lover...

never comes complete circle. Having 3 cats has had its challenges, but the love and comfort and humor they bring to our lives makes the expense and the sharing of the bed well worth it.

I have set my limit at 3. Ive been tempted during the past 3 years to take in another one. But I have respected the limit I have set for myself. I found homes for 2 very tempting felines and have seen a few be taken to a shelter in hopes of finding a fur-ever home or to a friendly farmer's barn for mousing...It truly has not been an issue...until Gibbs.



This little guy blended right in to our feline "family".  I was seeing glimpses of him, thinking he was one of my 3, until one day I realized there was actually a 4th out there.  He was very frightened and hid beneath the porch.  When I saw him sitting out in the rain, I knew he was stray and most likely hungry.  I began leaving a bowl of water and food out for him and each morning the bowl was licked clean. 



After several days of putting a full dish of food at his hiding place entrance, he decided to emerge and say hello.  Still a bit skittish, but very thankful for the food I was bringing..it was the beginning of my new love affair with Leroy Jethro Gibbs, my gray haired - blue eyed, handsome man.  This kitty must have belonged to a family.  He is so tame and loves people once he knows he can trust them.  He's a lap cat and has the most comforting purr.

He's had his "visit" to the vet, so he cant become a daddy and he has had his shots, worming and flea medication, so he's set!

He isn't allowed in the house, but he has a cozy bed on the front porch.  He loves to be held, brushed and follows me around the yard like a shadow!

The hardest part for me is NOT letting him in.  The other 3 aren't sure yet if they like him.  Our limit is 3.  Seeing him outside, wanting in, breaks my heart.  We have months of warm weather ahead and I'm sure he is safe out there.  But when colder weather comes around I don't know what we are going to do.  Limits...ick.
For now, I will make frequent "dates" with my buddy.  I take a cup of tea and a book and sit with him.  A good excuse to take time out of my day and relax with a cat. You should try it.  Proof positive that a cat brings down your blood pressure!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Market A'ffaire at Zimm's!

Zimms turned out to be a great spot for our "A'ffaire"!

We had everything from furniture to knick-knacks!

Quilt tops, embroidered hand work and upcycled pillow case aprons!


Fun figures!
 The day was perfect.   After much rain and dreariness, Saturday ended up to be a very sunny and nice day.  Thanks to everyone who came out to make our day complete!

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