Friday, October 23, 2020

Annual Doctor Visit

"Lynn, did you see what that lady doctor said about

little ol' me! I refuse to ever meow to her again."

Oh dear, poor Precious had her annual check-up recently.
There were some good things, like I could go into the building,
I even got into an exam room (no longer used for the exam, just
a private waiting room). And Precious was whisked away from 
me, her head buried in her cat carrier towel, held tight with
her diamond-honed claws. Later, Precious confided she only
did this to stay covid safe, not out of fear.

She was only gone for 15 minutes while the vet examined her
in the mysterious back room, (like in old scary movies). Then
the vet tech brought Precious back to me, and told me to look for
the email of the report. And that all looked just fine for now.

Well, by the time I got the girl home, she never let me out of
her sight for the rest of the day! I figured she'd hide out 
immediately. Any way, I found the email had been sent out

 All necessary items looked fine, the usual things the dr. tries to
discuss in person. Ears, eyes, teeth, tummy palpitations, etc. Then
I saw the word we never say, OBESE.  Oh my, we know our girl
is chubby, but in person the words used are easier to hear. Over
weight, body fat accumulation,weight gain,
 but never the O word. Of course,
I've never actually seen the medical report before.

Well, Precious weighed in at 16 1/2 pounds, and this time last
year she was 17.1 pounds. So I feel that the food I put her on,
when the expensive prescription food made her gain, is paying 
off.  They recommend she weigh 12 pounds, She hasn't been that
low since she was 4 years old, and she is now going to be 
9 in this fall.  Like I have not been concerned and
discussed this every time we see the doctor. Oh, well.

"If I hadn't been hanging onto my "mask", I would have
used my claws on that woman, Lynn. Now they'll start
calling me fatso!"


Thursday, October 15, 2020

"Lynn, that heathen could have cooties! Don't let it

get all over you, I'll never forgive you if you smell like it."

I normally start my bike rides from the same parking lot,
9 times out of 10. It is within spittin' distance of a grain
elevator and I am hoping this handsome devil lives there.
I have never seen him in the entire bike season until just
one day not long ago. He is a huge kitty, and very very
friendly and loud!

He never stopped talking the whole time I stood there.
I did lean over the bike and pet him a bit, but I didn't want
him to try to follow me too far down the path, away from 
where I hoped he lived. 

He certainly was not afraid of the bike or me. I do see
a few regular cats on my ride. Some I know they live at
a farm house close by, and others I know are feral as they
are miles from anywhere civilized.
I'm sorry to say, this was one of my last rides this year.
I am a fair weather rider. I'm retired, I live too far from
town to bike for groceries, and like one fellow I read,
I don't have to bike to work! But, boy am I going to
miss this.

Always glad to come home to my girl, Precious, even
though she can be aloof and hidden. I got this shot
just as she slipped under the bed.

" That's it. You seen the very last (tip) of me until you say you're sorry
 for taking pictures of
  that, that, that CAT!"


Sunday, October 11, 2020

"Hurry, Lynn, show everyone what is on my wacky weed!"

I could not believe I found this Monarch hatched at 1 pm
today! We are having light rain from Hurricane Delta,
as it has blown 1500 miles north out of the Gulf of Mexico.
And every day I get Precious a leaf off this catnip plant.
If I would have damaged this, not knowing the chrysalis
was hanging there, oh my. Now it will have to wait for
the rain to stop before it flies off to Mexico. I like to think
most make it there for the winter.

"I'll be watching for you, butterfly, when you return
next year. Someday one of you will play with me."


Monday, October 5, 2020

"Lynn, I love it! I'll probably lay on this for a couple times at least."

I mean no disrespect to the person who so kindly made
this small quilt for my husband. It has a special design in the 
middle of a slingshot.  He has a good group of friends
in 1/2 dozen states that pre-covid would meet a few times a
year for slingshot tournaments/get togethers.

However, I indulge my Precious from time to time and 
since we were home alone for a few days,
I folded this up and placed it on the living room floor for her.
She has been admiring it draped over the stair railing for so long.
It had been originally draped so she could hide under it a bit.

For my selfish interest, I wanted to see her in the open,
where I can remind myself, occasionally, I have a sweet
pet cat. Instead of just in my imagination.

"Aw, Lynn, I didn't know you cared enough to give me 
this forbidden blankie, or you missed seeing me when
I'm in hiding."

I'll end this with a photo of a beauty that hatched
out just 2 days after Precious's last post about
the caterpillars.  Now I have 3 chrysalis to over
winter in the pot with net and hardware cloth to
keep out invaders.
 This is what Precious loves to watch,


Time to move the cat tree

"I haven't been climbing as much as I used to. Not on the tree, just up into the closet.  So let's move the tree Lynn.  After a...