~Pond view on a soggy ride out on the mare~
Since our "Snow by design" happened, it quickly (nice) melted off, we've had nothing but liquid skies falling upon our Pacific NW parts. Sadly, this has brought some flooding and casualties.
Where we live is HIGH on a hill...my man and I are "Perchers", the reality agent said of us, as he took us around looking for houses almost 20 years ago. Every time we went downward, into a valley or somewhere below the main road system, we were unsettled and never liked the homes. We were NOT "Nesters", which is the opposite of those who would rather be high on the landscapes.
We got to pick up our 2 rescue kitties last week! While this rain is terrible for riding my mare outdoors, like we love (though I have)- it is "Purrectly" great loving on these new to us cats.
Glory B's first look, after she rode home without a peep, purr or yowl.
The little ball of movement tabby girl, was very nervous...we could barely get her to stay put for more than a few seconds!
Norm Thompson's records have his age at 18. He lived in Vernonia, Oregon with an older lady that rescued him, he was homeless. At one time, I know he was an indoor kitty for someone, as he is declawed (shudder).
He adores being brushed and sitting in our laps. He has been eating on the hour, it seems. We weighed only 5 pounds last Weds. I have decided to give him whatever he'll eat, since he is all skin and bones. I have purchased a nice assortment of natural cat foods that are grain free and also a RAW meat feed.
Norm was rescued from a euthanasia's fate 4 years ago, after the
older woman in Vernonia, Oregon he lived with, died. She had found him and took him in, with MANY other strays.
Her family intended on taking all the cats and having them put down, after she died. A neighbor rescued Norm. He came to "PAWS shelter" in Willamette, with 6 others from that home. I do think while having shelter and a bed...he did not thrive very well in the 20-30-40 cat environment. It's stressful.
He has gained a pound since he came to live with us last week! 6 pounds of bony but soft, furry Norm~
First morning- on his level-
So, since the second day with us, in the Heinrich Household, these two kitties have settled in well. Norm, going from not wanting to be touched, to seeking us out!
He got up on the couch with me, the second evening, while we reclined before bedtime.
The girl, GloryB, sought B-man's lap that second eve. She is such an exotic tigress~
Mostly she plays hard, being a 10 mo. old, then crashes hard too!
We are very happy that we got these two. They are very compatible. Norm, needing his space, and glory being totally respectful of him. She doesn't even eat his food, she thinks the "Rad Cat" Raw cat food is ick. And he doesn't eat her dry kibble either.
When she wishes to play, she signals us with a meow. She leaves the old boy alone, though she is cordial to him.
At night, we still have not allowed them into our bedroom, I am VERY MUCH enjoying my uninterrupted sleep!
While we miss Freyda big cat, I totally don't t miss her waking me up all hours of the night!!!
As we begin to have the rituals of our every day lifestyle permeate into the cats, they also begin to have some habits. Glory settles into" Her Royal Chair", each night. It is So cute!!
While Norm is either in his soft "Cushy cat-bed" or oft times- in this chair here~ Just like my first cat -"Mike Madison Cat" used to. I've never blogged about him , but he was a massive Grey Tabby boy, that truly stole my heart. He lived one year shy of Norm at 17. He loved to sit here too.
Good Night sweet kittys, see ya in the morning~