@hchavers We don’t know why my dog is so obsessed with cats, the rescue didn’t have any back story on her, all I know is that she would do anything for another one, since my last cat died years ago. Maybe someday.
That’s a beautiful tattoo! Even though my mother had forbid me to even thinking about ever getting a tattoo I’ve ALWAYS wanted one. As of last week, my young niece (24) is still covering up her arms so my mom/her grandmother, doesn’t see them! Guess mom’s not that person who we want to disappoint! Lol Both my sister and I still can’t understand WHY she’s so put off by them, but she is!
So anyways…, I’ve drawn since I was a little girl and have done several pretty cool sketches that lots of people wanted to get tattooed on themselves. (That’s something I never understood since the sketches only had meaning to me, but whatever, I took it as a compliment.) I could never decide exactly which drawing I wanted to get inked AND I could never decide where to put it! Style wasn’t a issue, today I love those beautiful watercolor tattoos I’ve been seeing, but back then I would have gone with the realism. I think the bottom line was that I had such a terrible body image back then, I waisted so much time (years) thinking I was fat. I don’t think it’s possible for a 100lb 5’2" women to be fat, eating disorders suck! I only wish I could be that size today! Lol () So tattoos have always fascinated me, everything about them. Thanks for sharing yours.
Again, it’s beautiful!
@gt0163c Here are the other three (well plus goat cat again)…
With 4 perfectly good cat trees of course the question is how many cats can we fit on the top shelf of one cat tree. From left to right Thing-Thing, Goat Cat, Backyard bird feeder dinner bait kitty.
And then my feral who didn’t even try to get up there too (although on occasion all 4 are up there - don’t have a photo though).
When we got home from taking Spot (our male calico) to the vet to find out what the deal was with his chin (think Disney’s Tigger) we made arrangements to have the mini-Avengers fixed. (December 2 - they turn three months old today, so kinda young.)
Spot - see that black place on his armpit? Technical calico.
When we got home with Spot (he’s on a course of steroids for the inflammation), the back door was open. Whoops.
Our backyard fence is modified to keep our cats on our property, they are not neighborhood nuisances. (My yelling at them is what bothers the neighbors.)
It’s pretty safe, but there are a few hawks in the area and the kittens are not very heavy and they are smol.
In the living room:
My husband decided to give our oldest (21, kinda blind) chicken on the kitchen counter last night because the mini-Avengers (long story) push him away from it. Husband is pulling the chicken apart and I hear him screaming like a little girl.
Goose figured out a way to get on the counter.
I’m told he (my husband) now has hundreds of bloody puncture wounds.
Yeah. Cats. Never a dull moment.
And with the addition of the kittens (we had rescued a pregnant cat, then the kittens were born - links to meh posts) it would appear we will never be catless for the remainder of our lives.
That wasn’t the plan. At all. We had eight. One of them in his twenties, five of them in their teens, with the other two between two and six years old.
We were going to do things, go places…eh…who am I kidding? We’re where we belong.
@lisaviolet we have several big ass hawks in my area. They are after my neighbors maltipoo(tiny dog) we both got plastic Owls and put them on porch & front yard. NO MORE HAWKS! They are terrified of Owls!! Scares most humans at night too lol
We’re scared that the hawk who got all of our chickens, one by one, is going to snag our guy Tuc when he wanders outside on the deck. He’s a fancy pants Himalayan and he’s got no chance against that nasty hawk! Wish I would have known about the owl thing sooner, we might still have our chickens. I’m going to start looking for one ASAP! Thanks for the info!
I’d resolved No More Kittens when I lost my partner three years ago, so of course I ended up fostering two entire litters (with their momcats) that year, and then a singleton who arrived just in time to distract me from the anniversary - but all of those found homes except the second momcat (who appropriated me). Then a litter from my daughter’s front porch got added to the task list, and those three kittens stuck. And lately, another feral momcat is approaching the NR part of TNR, while her two kittens have been doing their damndest to insinuate themselves into the mix, befriending the innately-hostile-to-strangers pair in the back half of the house and being just generally very nice if slightly timid. So we are at eight accepted adult residents, two still-kittens that are trying hard to make it ten, and one feral who’s determined to get the hell out - but is going to the vet for litter control first.
@cristysue@Lynnerizer We have a couple of owls in our area. White owls. The lady who gave us Jingles (the dog) had seen them on more than on occasion. Her neighbor told her they live on his property.
Last night, I was sleeping on the sofa because reflux (don’t mix p-nuttles and diet coke in the can) and I heard one of the owls this morning around four. (Our stupid weather is in the stupid 90°s four at least four days and the doors and windows are open because we never closed them last night.)
Ive taken care of feral cats ever since my dogs passed in 2016. Im to old & in to bad of shape to train a dog, bathe it, walk it and pick up poop! Cats are independent. Worst part is im DYING to just have one sit in my lap. I can pet em but i cannot pick any up and after all these years its really starting to suck!!!