Friday, March 20, 2009

Caboodle Ranch for Unwanted Cats

Attention all cat lovers! Take a good look at this amazing place run by an amazing man and his volunteers. A truly exceptional man with a unique vision. Explore the grounds and be amazed as I was - all those gorgeous and lucky cats - cat heaven on earth. Perhaps the Rainbow Bridge looks something like this. Please donate to help build a fence which will keep the cats safe from coyotes and other predators.

I am sharing this story at The Friday Ark

Friday, March 13, 2009

Guest Appearance

As I had no new pictures from my gang this week, we are featuring some familiar faces from the lusxurious Whispering Pines Feline Spa Resort (where dogs are allowed too!) In the spotlight is Ti-mine (little kitty), who is showing us how exhausting life at WPFSR is – all that napping, and eating, and sleeping and meditating! Even the resident poochie, Barnie, is tuckered out. What a life!

See how others are whiling away the time at The Friday Ark and then Carnival of the Cats on Sunday.

Friday, March 06, 2009

In Memoriam - Billy

Dear Billy - I hope your life went well for you after we were forced to leave you behind in England when we moved to Canada over 40 years ago. Back then, a 6 month quarantine would have been required, and we just couldn't do that to you. I hope you had a happy, long and healthy life. You were named after Billy Bingham, star football (soccer) player for Luton Town, where we lived. I was told long afterward, that folks would stop and marvel at your majestic countenance as you sat in the front yard. I was very young back then, and I probably didn't pay you much attention, but, somehow, you must have made an impression on me, and set glowing that tiny spark which grew to a life-long passion for cats. I hope you have already met some of my dear ones already departed at the Rainbow Bridge: Misty and her kittens PaBoo, Bijou (these 2 I am not sure if they died or not -they just disappeared) Popeye and Sammy; Smudge, Sheena, Buster, Mitzi, PeeBee, Pumpkin and of course Mishka - the two of you would make a regal couple!

Mum and Billy c.1960-65

This post is dedicated to my mother who passed away in 2004 - it was her birthday yesterday, March 5.

As always, there's more to see at The Friday Ark and then Carnival of the Cats on Sunday.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Have You Seen My Ghost?

I am stuck on this song, something about it - feeling like a ghost - this wintersleep has been hard: