Friday, August 27, 2010

My Feral Cat

We had a cat adopt up last winter. After a period of time of seeing it around I finally started feeding it once a day along in the late Winter or early Spring. I figured if I fed it enough to keep it around then the mouse population would be kept down. But I knew that sooner or later I needed to have it fixed so there would not be a large cat population....................................Usually I only see her in the evening but this morning I found her in the morning. She has always been somewhat friendly letting me pet her a little & purring I had wondered if she was dumped. Who knows.

Anyway today I caught her & put her in a crate & took her to the vet so there would be no little kittens around. They had a lot of problems at the vet office today, so I got a call at 8:30 wondering if there was any chance that the cat had already been spayed.................. apparently I am going to pay for a spayed cat to be respayed...........!!! They could not find any suture line anywhere, but then again, as the vet said ............ if you do a good job there will not be a noticeable scar.!!! Poor kitty. (Poor $$$ me) : )

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Introducing Rusty. I know, I know, I must be crazy adding another corgi and a male at that. Dennis did not like male dogs at all. But I decided to do it. Do I need to explain why??? Well, let me say that Malen is 11 1/2 now, Jamie just turned 9. They are getting older & will not be around for a whole lot longer. I found this guy via petfinder. He was with a corgi rescue person in Santa Fe. He actually comes from Missouri & is from a puppy mill. Rusty turned 4 in April. He is also heartworm positive and has been being treated for heartworm. I wasn't suppose to get him until the middle of September..........but things panned out differently & Willie & I picked him up last Friday. We are working on house training & he is doing very well. The only issue so far is that he doesn't like being crated at night............but I don't want pee in the house during the night. So we are working on that. He makes a lot of noise at night wanting to get out. Hopefully he will continue to do well so he can join Malen & Jamie at night. He is a tri instead of a sable in coloring. He really is a sweetheart. He & Jamie are having fun together. Petfinder info said he didn't bark................I guess he didn't need to since there were so many corgis at this home. But he found his voice here. Luckily he doesn't bark near as much as Jamie and the pitch of his bark is lower, which is helpful for my ears............Jamie's bark is painful. Malen accepts him well so that is good also!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Yesterday we had the auction for all the "stuff" in my parents home and also at Center Motor, the Ford dealership that my father had for many years. It was a sad day in many ways..........but it was also such a relief for me. The "garage" has been on my shoulders mentally & physically for over 4 1/2 years. It has been a burden & not a light one at that.

But it is all done now. The house was full & bulging with stuff. I do not know how many trips to the dump my sister & her husband made, but I would guess 3 or 4. Plus the 4 of us divided up what we wanted and removed it. There was still a house full of "stuff". I do mean a house full. My pastor amongst a number of other people came & helped move everything out. He asked where in the world all the stuff came from. He couldn't believe we got that much out of the house. It inspires me to toss & clean...................after I rest & recover from Monday & the previously weeks.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

6 Years

I was going to post last Sunday evening, but got too busy doing other things. It is amazing to think that it has been 6 years, last Sunday since Willie & I made it to Colorado to live here. Dennis followed 3 weeks later. The years have many changes. In the last 6 years I have lost my father, my husband and my mother. It has been a learning process and a painful process. I miss each of them very much. But I also put my trust in God as he guides and directs me daily. I pray that I stay in His will, listening to Him.

As far as other news, we are set for an auction at my parents home & at my Dad's Ford dealership on August 16th. As we (my siblings & I) have worked through all of these items this summer my stress level has fallen. I know once I make it through one more week, my stress level will have gone down a lot more. I have one rental house sold. There are people interested in my parents home and potentially one more rental. It has been hard to deal with all the stress over the past 4 1/2 years and there is still some hanging around...........but it is becoming so much better. I feel there is truly light at the end of the tunnel somewhere soon down the road!!!