Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope everyone has the best possible Christmas ever!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

I was going to put "Wordless Wednesday", but I'm gonna write too much for that! Tomorrow, Christmas Eve, will be the 15th anniversary of Snowball's "gotcha day". She was my daddy's Christmas present from my brother who brought her all the way from Tennessee. Dad had been dreaming about a solid white cat leading him through the woods, so Billy found one for him.

I can't believe it's been 15 years already! She brought Dad a lot of pleasure during his last 2 1/2 years here on Earth. She was on only cat for 7 years. She wouldn't allow us to have another cat! She'd hiss at it and fight it. The only reason she allowed Coal to come in was because he was so small she didn't know what he was! After that she just gave in. Although, she still lets them know who's the boss! She and Ginger the Chow used to have sneak attacks on each other. Mom told me about a day when Snowball was asleep and Ginger woke her up by poking her nose in Snowball's belly. Snowball got even by waiting until Ginger was asleep and swiping her nose with her claws.

One day recently I couldn't find Snowball. I looked all over the house...even the basement where she never goes anymore. I couldn't find her and was getting very worried because Max would hide right before he passed away. Finally, I was in the living room and heard something around the TV. I start looking around that area. Guess where I found her? In the trash can that I use for shredding papers! She had somehow crawled under the shredder! I was so relieved and she was so cute I moved the shredder and took a picture. Isn't she the cutest thing? I love her bright blue eyes.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Cat Shelter

As most of my readers know, I love animals. I have two outside cats, Little Girl and Peaches that I try to keep warm each warm. I can't bring them in because: 1) I have 7 inside already and 2) They are 80% feral. Little Girl is ten and just started to let other people pet her! I normally put a cardboard box on the porch with some old towels or a blanket in it. Not the best thing, but I figured it was better than nothing. Well, during the summer I came across a website about a animal rescue in Kentucky. The shelter is made of two tote boxes (one inside the other) with insulation board around it. It didn't have room for any on top of the inner box so I put newspapers on top. Finish it off with straw inside. The girls love it!

Editted to add: I got the idea from Holly's Place in Lawanceburg, KY. The website on how to make the shelter is:

It's Been a Busy Month!

Sorry I haven't been on here much the past few months. I've been very busy with teaching during the week and spending time with DBF on the weekends. The biggest news in the past month is that I finally have a new car. Well, not new to some people, but new to me. It's a 1989 Olds Eighty-Eight Royale. It may not sound like much but the previous owner had it since February 1991 and took excellent care of it. It has new paint, interior, tires and a bunch of other new things. The car is in such good condition, it looks like it's 2 instead of 20!

I'm keeping the 1985 Celebrity, but won't be driving it much. It was my dad's last car and the reason I met Vince. The car's showing her age though. The heat works great in town, but at highway speeds it doesn't warm up. Both back rims are bent. I If I lock the doors, I can't get them unlocked. You'll see the pictures showing all the rust and the yucky headliner in a second. That all sounds bad, but what really made me think about getting a different car was that last winter it wouldn't start if the temperture outside was below freezing! That is very inconvenient if you only have one car!