Thursday, 6 June, 2013

Evening all,

Well, I’ve got a problem. I currently have a feral mother cat with her 4 kittens living under my shed. (One of the babies caught and ate a mouse yesterday!)

The rescue places are full. I got the impressions they really don’t want feral cats, they have enough with family drops off and all.

The ASPCA – I have to apply and get a trap license, go get the trap, set it up, monitor it through out the day (but don’t put it down on Sundays or Holidays), THEN call them when they are trapped and they will come and pick it up. If the cats are not claimed within 5 days, they are “put to sleep” – I was so upset with this last part, I had to take a nap.

I’ve got a call into a “Trap, Neuter, and Return” place. I’m thinking that IF I get them all fixed, then they could live (without constantly having babies) in the woods behind me with the rest of the clan. (Apparently, feral cats stick together in a clan!) I could put food and water out each day and monitor them. I have a six foot fence around the yard, and so far, only the mother can climb it.

My heart-strings are pulled, but I know I can’t have 7 cats living in the house. I will NOT be an old cat woman.

Does this sound silly, stupid, not thinking of all the solutions? Have you done something with feral cats?

Please let me know,

Off to feeding them and then some stitching on my stupid lighthouse.

Mary

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Sunday, 2 June, 2013

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Today was hot and muggy! Right now, there’s a thunderstorm going on with heavy rains coming down.

While I was at work Friday, I made up a weekend “To-Do” List. Well, that was a bust. BUT, I did get some stitching done! I’m slowly getting caught up on my Ocean City, MD yearly cross stitch on a afghan project. This is the one for 2011. Hopefully, before I going to Ocean City in October, I will have 2011 done, and 2012 completed.

I haven’t completed the TAST’s lately, I looked at my cross stitch spreadsheet (yes, I have a spreadsheet) and I have almost 300 patterns to stitch. I would love to get that down to 100-150. So, I’ve got to keep plugging away.

Last week, my neighbor told me I had some visitors living in my shed. A young momma and 4 kits. Poor things! I would love them to join my household, but that would make the cat to human ratio 7:1. So, I will be calling the rescue place to see if they can take them. Been feeding the momma – she looked so thin!

It’s after 7, and I’m going to get cleaned up and settled in on the couch.

Have a great week, and take care,

Mary

Thursday, 14 February, 2013

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It’s Valentine’s Day! I’m sitting here with my two brats (cats), always hungry. I think I’ll give them some catnip tonight.

Here is my Stitch 52 – Triangular Feather. When I started drawing it, my first thought was it looked like a line of geese, each with their head very close to the one in front’s but. Then I thought about doing one stitch, and then mirroring it beside itself. To me, they look like fancy fishes following momma fish.

The other two things are I just wanted to try a curve and then what would it look like as a square.

Tonight is trash night and my recycling bin is full and heavy. Holiday weekend this weekend! Yea!

Have fun and talk to you later,

Mary

Finally Friday!

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This is Rusty.  He was “dropped off” at work in the rain one night about three years ago on Mother’s Day.  He had so many bugs on him…

HABIT TO LEARN.  Take a kitchen timer, and see if I can stitch 10 hours each week.  I want to finish Jeannette Douglas’ “My Stitching Treasures” for a needle work show in Virginia.

I’m glad I didn’t go shopping today!  People are crazy!