Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Finally!!! a name!!

We have all finally agreed upon a name for our newest feline member.  Although I was opting for Buttons (not very original, I know), Kris came up with "Allie" - so Allie-cat, she is.  She is still adapting and learning to get along with the other cats.  Just like the other cats, she loves sitting on the back of the couch and looking out the window - but so far, if she's on the couch, no one else will join her.

We had her into the vet last week - she's about 2 years old but Dr. Witham can't tell if she has been spayed or not - hopefully she was spayed by her previous people - guess time will tell.

Got some snow yesterday - which didn't stop Buddy from "birding" under the feeder - sad really

three cats on a couch on a winters day  - Buddy, Nibbles and Lucy (Lucy's getting spayed tomorrow)
bought some deer food - happy deer tonite (we have had up to 9 at one time)

Monday, January 21, 2013

cold days!!!

Well as the weatherman promised - it`s bloody cold out!!!  And supposed to stay that way for a few days too.  I`m pretty well avoiding going out if I don`t have to.  Rick went out and showed a farm in Eganville this afternoon - I enjoyed the afternoon at home.  Pellet stove is working very well.

As mentioned in a previous post, we have picked up (so to speak) another stray cat - the one that Kris had been feeding down at the shop, moved into our garage on Thursday night.  We set up a nice heat lamp pointed down on a box for her to sleep in and she did quite well there.

But yesterday she went outside for a while and then left for parts unknown.  Rick and Kris did several walk-abouts through the bush, but no sign of her.  We thought maybe she went back to the shop.  However, Kris checked the shop around 11 last nite - no cat. 

So, we were all very concerned but not much to be done - we went to bed leaving the garage open and the heat lamp on.  Kris however, didn`t go to bed, he suited up and went for  midnight walk-about through the bush - and found her. He said she ran right to him - like she was just waiting for him to come and get her.

This morning, Rick and I decided to bring her inside (this is how it happens, you know......)  So, she`s now even MORE comfortable in the laundry room off the kitchen.  And even though we leave the door open to the rest of the house - she seems quite content to stay in there.  She`s pretty cautious around the other cats - as they are around her.  But so far no fireworks.

We`ll keep her until we can find her a good home.....I guess....she`s not going back to the shop.

She`s very quiet and sweet and friendly - I think she would suit a house with no other cats (we don`t exactly qualify)  So we`ll keep trying to find her a place.

Friday, January 18, 2013

a tail of two tabbies

Here are our two pretty tabby cats - Missy in the penthouse suite and Lucy looking up at her.  Missy had been spending more time downstairs with us since we got this basket/house - she usually lies in the lower level and I think that makes her feel secure - she's always wary of the other cats.

Weather has been COLD!!!  It was minus 27 last nite - very cold, indeed. And if you've been following my blog, you will remember I mentioned a stray cat that Kris was taking care of at his work. She just hangs out at the shop, sleeping under an old bus and Kris feeds her.   Well, last nite, we decided she couldn't be left out in this cold - so.....you can probably guess where this is going....we sent Kris down to bring her home.  sigh

For now we have set her up with a nice bed/box in the garage with a heat lamp over top which does a great job of keeping her little area very warm and let's her sort of settle in - the other cats freak her out and vice versa - so we'll take baby steps.  At least she's warm and dry and appears to be quite content.  We're in and out of the garage all the time, so she's got company too.

Meanwhile, we continue to try to find a home for her - she is an older cat, I'm sure - I'd say 5 or 6 years old - obviously someone's pet at one time - she immediately used the litter box, so she's house trained.  Very friendly! 

Tonite is supposed to be a bit warmer and then getting cold for about a week - brrrrrrr.