Thursday, September 28, 2006

Meet our Wild Cats

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O.K. this picture has been hanging up here unexplained for months now, I suppose at least something should be said [I am editing this now at the end of Jan 2007].

Stripes is one of two remaining feral cats we have from a loooonnng line of cats. 12 years ago when we move out here to the country we got 4 kittens [unrelated to each other]. Since then we have had their descendants but each litter has gotten more and more aloof. Stripes and his [sister?] Fuzzy are the last. We live at the base of a mountain and kitties are born on the mountain. We usually don't even know about them until they are long past opening their eyes....and believe me they are LONG past putting up with any human.

I have been able [on very rare occasions] to pet Stripes, but I don't believe Fuzzy has ever been touched by human hands. They do come down to eat of course and I am sure they help with the rodent control. They appear healthy - quite wild but healthy. I do care for my wild cats and wish them the longest life.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

O.K. I took one of those "What are you?" tests

I'm a Mercedes SLK!

You appreciate the finer things in life. You have a split personality - wild or conservative, depending on your mood. Wherever you go, you like to travel first class. Luxury, style, and fun - who could ask for more?

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Not sure if this really fits me....but it is a cool looking car yes. I would expect my answeres to come up with something more like a VW.

Well they are probably correct on the split personality part, I always claim that I could write my autobio several times and you wouldn't know it was the same person. The bio would all depend on what years of my life I selected.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Lucy's first outdoor outing

Meet Lucy - our newest kitty. She is about the tinyest kitten, sometimes we wonder if she will ever get any bigger [actually we have had her about 3 wks and she is finally starting to put some size on]. She finally got to go outside, we have an area that is dog free so I didn't have to worry about her hiding somewhere I wouldn't be able to reach her. She had quite a time and got to meet our other two [feral] cats. As soon as I have time and blogger cooperates I'll post more pictures....I have lots of cool pictures of all my kittys [Rocky, Lucy and our two feral cats - Stripes and Fuzzy].

Rocky kept a good eye on her, in fact he was pretty protective of her around Stripes. I think she is saying to Stripes "My you're a BIG cat!"

Rocky came over to reasure her and let Stripes know not to mess with the little one. I could almost hear the conversation.

I also got lucky and managed to get a couple of good pictures of Stripes and Fuzzy [for Fuzzy this is VERY rare since she has never allowed anyone to even touch her]. Unfortunately blogger is not uploading the pictures. Try again tomorrow

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Why I LOVE the Company I work for

Look what they [actually I know it was Pat that put this together, THANKS Pat] gave me for my birthday!!!!!
One Skein Tote Bag [which I have been enjoying - great to quickly stash project and take anywhere];Yarn; pattern booklet; stitch markers; needle caps; a whole packet of neccesary notions; BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS; cake [oh yeah that's gone!] and sparkling cider.

Dang I think I'll stay around this place. Actually I love my job and the people I work with. It is a small family run company [8 employees] and we are all treated with respect; ya' just couldn't ask for more. I get to set my own schedule and I am left to do my work as I know how. I am the Office Administrator so all the paperwork goes thru me [contracts, billing, payroll etc]. I have my busy times and my down times but the variety keeps it fun. My boss trusts me enough to let me handle my responsibility [I have worked for companies that micromanage their employees...can't. stand. it.!] Besides all that they gave me such cool birthday gifts!!!

Friday, September 08, 2006

More WONDERFUL Gifts from my SP7

Lucky, lucky me!! Look at the pretties I got from my Secret Pal....who I now know is Tocspaw from the Knitty Coffeshop. No she didn't send me the kitty..believe it or not that is Rocky. You remember Rocky, he is the little kitty we got back in May. Well he is growing up to be quite a healthy boy. He enjoyed the gifts also and wanted to sniff up the yarn.

She sent me this cool looking knit kit that makes a felted Iris;

a set of beautiful stitch markers [did you make these??? Tocspaw???] and and and look at this fantastic yarn [it is an almost perfect match to the yarn I used on my Sunrise Circle jacket].