Saturday, November 26, 2011

Closing a chapter

Forcing myself to finish up this has taken me 5 months to do this. Not sure if you read my last post "I'm a marked Woman"  But if you take a quick peek, what I post today will make more's ok I have a cup of tea; I'll wait for ya ;)
okaaaayy...a few days after that post, It was obvious that Mr. Peaches was sick...extremely sick...and when I couldn't stand to watch his suffering any longer, I took him to the vet and he died in my arms. He's buried in our little 'pet cemetery' in the backyard and I made this to mark his spot...RIP Mr. Peaches
I learned a BIG lesson from Mr. Peaches~ Don't run someone off just because they have a bad habit.
Onto the rest of the kiddoes..Momma Kitty and kids....Ebony, Ivory,and Striper
 ...and the other two from her first litter, Mr. Boots and Socks.....
 All are gone but Socks
and Striper
Someone systematically caught them all and I have not seen them in months. I really have no kind words or thoughts for the person who did this. I only know that there is a special place for people who kill animals for no reason other than 'they pooped on your lawn' ...and it's not called heaven.
So now as winter approaches little Striper has no Momma to help show him how to make it through the winter. Both Socks and Striper were the runts of Momma's two litters, so they are REALLY small. I have made a shelter using bales of garden compost and tarps and located it under our dryer vent.

 I lined the inside with one of those reflective space blankets and lots of regular blankies. I have a remote sensor in there to register how warm it is at night. So far we have had a low of 10 degrees and the chilliest I have seen it in the 'kitteh den' is 52 degrees. It eases my heart a bit to know that they have a safe, warm place to sleep at night.

CocoaPuff is ever the Prince of the house. He is not white like this anymore.....

Here here he now...chillaxin in his fav afternnoon spot...he's now mix of dark brown and grey

And on that note, I think it's time for me to do a little chillaxin ;)

Till next time,