"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Here is Teddy again, in the cat bird seat. He is the best cat around. Has it all.

This is Midge. She is one of MeanMom's. She is the only girl cat that comes in the house.

Here is Midge when she was tiny. Boo and Teddy let her climb all over them; withstand her constant kitten things that she does. She now flips around and play fights with them and is nearly as big as they are.

Midge tries to play with Emmy and Sister, but they are wary of her kind of playing. So, they let her sleep with them instead.

And here is MeanMom the feral cat that took over our garage. She has had about 5 litters of kittens in our garage. I started working on her about 6 months ago and finally got her tame enough to let me pet her. She loves the petting, but doesn't know whether to bite and scratch between tickles. Last week, she slapped my glasses off. Is that where they got 'scratch your eyes out'?Finally, I got her in a cage and she got spayed yesterday. What a commotion. Try putting a wild cat in a cage. When I got her to the vet, they were trying to figure how to get her out of the cage, even talked about snaring her. I made a quick retreat. I figured she wouldn't ever trust me again, but this morning she wanted a tickle. Wonder if she'll still rule the garage and its surroundings. My weenies are afraid of her.

Finally, it isn't all fun and games living with my pets. I have to cover my new Ethan Allen sectional with sheets and towels (good thing it didn't come with plastic). They bring in all kinds of creatures - salamanders, lizards, frogs, butterflies, rats and last week, a blue bird and a cardinal. And, this window in my guest room is no more. Midge knocked it to the floor last week. The animals cost me a fortune and are more trouble than they are worth. That's not even including Birdie, who is biting my back as I type this. Even with all the trouble my animals cause me, I can't imagine my life without them.


  1. What beautiful little kitties. We did the taming thing many years ago with our Blue Boy and Pinkie and they ended up being the best cats we ever had.

  2. Beautiful cat photos. We have only one and love her to pieces. She'd been in a cage, alone, in the humane society for over 4 months when we happened by and she caught our eye. The rest is history!

  3. God bless you for keeping those animals. I have to say MeanMom has an awfully sweet face - looks can be deceiving!
    We had a feral cat under our last house and she had a litter of kittens - I know exactly what you mean about trying to catch and cage wild kitties, and I had the forearm scars to prove it! We caught them, though - Momma got spayed and vaccinated and stuck around our house til the end of her days - she never did let us too close, though. All the babies got great homes and all but one completely morphed into loving kitties. The last of the bunch got the best home but she was and still is skittish and not too people friendly. What we do for these critters! =)
    I'm sorry about your lovely window - Midge is another sweet looking thing! What's with all these sweet looking cats that aren't really sweet? LOL.
    Have a wonderful week!
    xo Isa

  4. Girl you talk a good talk, but you are just one big softy! In fact, when I get old and have to wear depends, will you take care of me?

  5. You caught MeanMom and had her spayed! Yea... good for you. Rob had to tame his big yellow dog Spooky in the same way. Now, he is a wonderful, sweet pet. Don't know how you do it with all the animals. Adeline keeps me busy enough!


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