Here's the video I took of the orange kitty while she was still "the stray that's always coming up to the deck and loving the dogs" - that's from a week and a half ago I would guess.
She's been in the house for a week now - after a vet visit confirmed she doesn't have feline leukemia or FHIV, I bathed her and kept her inside. So far no responses to the flyers we've put out...although we haven't tried real hard yet. Need to get more out there.
So far what we know is that she's probably 12-18 months old, has a scar showing she was spayed, the vet figures that means she also had her shots, and the scars/scratches on her feet implied she'd been outside for at least a few weeks. She's very friendly with us and the dogs - a little stand-offish towards the cats....but no fights or anything. She wants to eat ALL THE TIME... She doesn't spend much time cuddling with us yet, but she's very friendly and just likes to stretch out under beds, or in the room near us. Also - she's VERY chatty!
I don't know if it's having a new, considerably smaller cat in the house, or because Moxie's really taken an interest in this two-sizes-too-small box lately, but I'm suddenly realizing she's not the tiny little thing she used to be.
Last week was Linda's (Brett's mom) 21st birthday - or at least that's what our server at Bucca di Beppo told everyone before they started singing to her!
Linda had the two of them, the two of us, plus Brett's brother Blake and his girlfriend Laura go the family-style restaurant for the combo of her birthday plus Father's Day - and we all had a great time and really enjoyed the food.
Linda looked like she really appreciated everyone singing to her - NOT something she really wanted when the waitress asked if anyone was celebrating a birthday, and Linda said now, and the rest of all pointed at Linda. ;-)
This orange kitty has spent most of the week here in the back yard, and the neighbor's. She's left mice and birds as presents, and also caught a chipmunk. I've checked with vets, protection leagues, PO bulletin board, etc... no notices about a lost orange cat. So we'll be putting up flyers and sticking them in mailboxes this weekend probably. And if that doesn't work, who wants a super affectionate female cat that loves people and dogs?
If you need the original (albeit a live version) for comparison:
And then, hell, if we're running with the theme, there's one of my all-time performances of the song, which was Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge - holy cow I loved this scene! Was the movie whacked out crazy fun? Yup, you betchya! But I tell you what - we went with a large group of friends, and I think every one of us was bawling their eyes out by the end of the movie... Enjoy!
Aw man, now I wanna go back and watch Moulin Rouge again sometime!
5am, waking up in the morning Gotta be fresh, gotta get to work Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal Seein' everything, the time is goin' Tickin' on and on, everybody's rushin Gotta get on my bank's site Gotta pay my bills, they're due (they're due) Clickin' on the "Bill Pay" Clickin' on my accounts Gotta make my mind up Which bills shall I pay? It's payday, payday Gotta pay 'em on payday! Everybody's lookin' forward to payday, payday Payday, Payday Gotta pay 'em on payday Everybody's losin' money on payday Payin' bills, payin' bills (No!) Payin' bills, payin' bills (Ugh!) Spend, spend, spend, spend Already lookin' forward to next pay
The leaf humus makes for a nice, dark, moisture preserving mulch that will benefit the soil rather than tie up stuff the plants need while breaking down a wood mulch. At least that's what everything I read or hear on podcasts says!
Now I just have to be patient and wait for the ground level plants to fill out and the clematis and rose to climb the arch. I'm not known for my patuencey. ;-)
I think I wanna get a few more plants (aside from the planned hydrangeas) to fill in some space. Painted ferns? Ivy?
All the other peony pictures were along the south side of the house. This is the first to start blooming in the back yard... it's at the end of one of the veggie beds, so you're seeing tomatoes and onions in the background. (Plus weeds in with the peonies)