Posts Tagged ‘cats’

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My New Garden

April 17, 2010

Robert built a huge raised garden box for me.  It is 4′ x 10′ and over a foot deep.  He filled it with a mix of sand, soil, and manure.  It took two truck loads of dirt to fill it up!  Last weekend I planted four tomato plants, and two green pepper plants on one side and seed rows of lettuce, cilantro, green beans and, jalapeno peppers on the other side.  Meanwhile, in the house we had already started the seeds of squash, basil, watermelon, marigolds and more jalapeno.  The squash sprouts went into the big bed about mid-week, the basil will be planted in a container on the porch and the watermelon will be scattered around the yard because they take up too much room to go in the bed.  I also planted seeds of Morning Glories in a container near the front porch on the same day that the squash sprouts went into the ground.  Every morning and every evening I go out and check on the progress. 

This morning is exactly 7 days from when the bulk of the planting got done.  The four tomato plants and two green pepper plants that I purchased look strong and happy.  I think I can see the first sprouts of lettuce starting to come up.  The squash babies that started from seeds in the house and were planted in the bed look really strong and already have a new set of leaves.  The Morning Glories are sprouting!

Previously, when I started the seeds inside for the watermelon, squash… I also had done tomato plants from seeds.  I had about 20 1.5 to 2″ tomato seedings and Two Toes, the cat, ate all but three of them.  I was so angry.  Of the three he left me with one is in a container on the porch near the basil and the other two will go to Cindy and Mom.  Cindy and mom are also each getting some squash babies and watermelon babies.  I had so many seedlings I was also able to give some to my friend Jennifer and my friend Darren.

I really wish I had taken Robert’s advice and started a journal from day one to track all this.  I’ll try to just start from here.   Well, I better get out there…I have watermelon seedings to plant!

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A few videos

May 12, 2009

Today when I got home from Kroger I put away all the groceries and I was going to start some laundry when I noticed something unusual.  Two Toes had a sticker on his face.  I had to get a quick video.  He is so funny.  It was the sticker they put on the items too big for a bag.  It says, “I’ve been Krogering”.

Here is a video of me giving fluids to Cosmo.  He has to get them every night due to his kidney failure.  Its a long video.  I’m want to keep video taping this event every night until I get a good one then maybe it can help other people who have to give their pet fluids.  I remember when I first started doing it for him I would shake and cry and really freak out for an hour before hand.  It is difficult to get over the mental block of not wanting to stick my cat with a needle.  My neighbors used to come over and distract me for a while and then help me with Cosmo.  They are GREAT neighbors.  Whooo Hooo Mike and Dale!!!!

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More Mousies

January 6, 2009

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Kitty Toys

January 5, 2009

I’m having so much fun making these kitty toys!!  They are really easy and the cats just love them!

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These are for Sugar and Merrick.

Here is a picture of me and my “kids”!

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And a bonus picture of Chester!  He is so weird.  This is him sleeping on the top couch cushion sliding on to the seat part.

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Care Package for Aunt Terri

December 31, 2008

I just mailed off this package for Aunt Terri.  It contains two dish cloths and two kitty toys.  Both of the mousies are stuffed with cat nip and my cats LOVE them!

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January 22, 2008

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Some Mornings It Doesn’t Pay To Take The Cat Off Your Face.

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Mousie

January 9, 2008

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My latest project was making this crochet mousie for the cats.  It was a pretty easy task and has been very popular!  All three kitties love it!