Thursday, June 23, 2011

Holy Felines, Batman! Kittens!!

Well, I guess the word it out.  Come to my house and you won't be turned away.  That is, if you are a dog or a cat.  Or a cat with a litter of kittens.

Momma (I haven't given her a name yet.  Any suggestions?) decided to have her litter of kittens under our chimney up against the foundation of the house.  On Fathers' Day, Ginger had her head stuck under there and I heard the most awful growling.  I had no idea what it was, but I knew Ginger had no business under there.
As soon as the dogs were in the house,  a starving, but beautiful and friendly pastel calico cat came out from under the chimney and asked for lunch.  We fed her, of course.  While she was eating one of the kids said "Mom, I hear something else down there."  Yup.  A pile of kittens.  Eyes closed.  Ears closed.  Umbilical cords still there.

So into the house they came.  One of the boys fixed her up a nice nest in the basement bathroom and she settled right in.

The kitten pictures were taken today (at 5 days old).  The calico baby is spoken for, but all the others, including Momma, are looking for homes.  They'll be ready to go in about 8 weeks.  Let me know if you want one. :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sassy Sunday (6-19-11) Father's Day

Hi, Everyone.  Sassy here.  Yes, it has been way too long since I did a Sassy Sunday post.  But with the end of the semester and the beginning of the summer, we've been busy, busy bitches! (that includes Barb, Ginger, Chili and me, BTW).
So.  I've been busy trying to rest my leg (I've got a torn CCL) and lose weight, sigh.  Chili has been busy annoying Ginger and me, mostly Ginger, since our foster dog Miss Piggy found a home.  Chili even got to see Miss Piggy (who is now called "Sugar") the other day.  Her new mom takes her to Doggy Daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays so Barb took the kids and Chili up to say hello.  I didn't get to go, hmph!

Anyway, today is Father's Day so I thought I'd tell you about my wonderful father!
He teaches at an establishment of higher learning.  But that's not what makes him so great.  He's great because when he gets home from being anywhere, he always takes time to say hello to me and the other dogs.  He pats me on the head and makes a comment about my pretty smile.  I love it when he comes home.  Usually my tail beats against the couch and he comes over to see me.

He's good with the other dogs too.  I've heard him tell Ginger that she's a pretty girl.  He's even said it to Chili but I can't believe he means it!  Chili always picks up a toy and brings it to him when he comes home.  He dutifully takes the toy from Chili and promptly gives it back to her (which is what she wants him to do.  I think it's a pretty dumb game, but it makes Chili happy so he does it.)

Let's see.  What else does my daddy to for me and the other dogs?   He doesn't fuss at Barb for buying the expensive dog food.  He gives me nibbles of his raw vegetables whenever he is chopping up stuff to cook. (My favorites are carrots, celery, brussels sprouts, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, cabbage, swiss chard, apples, cherries, etc.)  He lets me sit on the recliner with him.  He takes me for walks.  He lets me out when I want to go out and he lets me in when I want to come in.  He lets me sit on the deck and watch him at the grill.  He lets me sit under the table when the family sits down to eat.  He speaks kindly to me and gives me all the love and attention a queen of my stature deserves.  I just love my dad.  I hope you all have wonderful dads (and/or moms) in your lives too!

Until next time,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gone Fishin'

5:30 AM - Sunrise on Kentucky Lake - June 2011

Once again our family has made it to beautiful Kentucky Lake.  We've come here 3 times before, always staying at the same place (a gem we stumbled upon the first time we came here).  Nothing fancy.  Just a welcoming, homey, really clean fishing resort with individual cabins and an excellent view.

This is the fourth day of our week-long stay.  The big guy and cub #1 are out with a professional fishing guide today (can I still call my teenager a cub?).  His name is Captain Kirk!  How cute is that?  The last 3 times they went out with him, they had phenomenal luck catching tons of fish.  So I hope they have a great day today.

But we don't need a professional guide to catch fish!  Check out the fish two of the 3 boys caught in the last couple of days. :)

"What happened to these fish?", you may ask?
Yup, we threw them all back.  I'm expecting the boys to bring back dinner from their trip today.  But the other fishing we're doing here is just for fun.

Youngest is, of course, a little disappointed he hasn't gotten a fish yet.  That's my only goal for the rest of the week.  I caught something yesterday.  Too bad it turned out to be part of an old leather purse or bag of some kind.  So I wouldn't mind catching a fish too. :)

There are some other families here as well.  These parents, though, get a little grumpy if you get too close to their kids.
Well, I guess I would too if I wasn't sure of your intentions.

Besides the geese and their babies, which we can see at home, there are tons of blue herons here.  We do see them at home too, but not nearly as many or as often as you can see them here.  They are so graceful when they stalk along the shore or fly over the lake.  But have you ever heard one of them?  I think they must have been the inspiration for sounds the pterodactyls make in movies.  They make the most prehistoric-sounding squawk.

I hope the start of your summer is going great as well!
Until next time!