The last ten days have been very busy. I of course have my next batch of foster kittens, this time only two, but two very cute little babies.
One girl and one boy, very similar in markings but not from the same litter, both dumped. The little girl they didn't think would survive her first night but she did. These two are consuming a lot of my time which I don't mind in the slightest, I have plenty of it to give. Such a rewarding thing to do with my time. Oh and Oscar has fallen in love with these two as well.
Official name is Pingu but we are calling her Jerry as in Ms Hall. She has been on oral antibiotics for a week and eye cream daily, with another week of this to go. She loves being cuddled and has stopped growling and hissing so we are on the way to making her into a lovely cat.
Picachu or Tom as we know him is all fluff and whiskers. He has come down with cat flu now and joined Jerry today on the antibiotics. She is at the end of her snuffles and he is at the beginning. I even gave them a Eucalyptus bath this afternoon. Just like having babies with croup!! Give me another week and they will both be healthy, I shall love them back to good health!
Have a sneak peak into the cat lounge at the SPCA. They have apartment style living, plenty of room, activities and they all seem pretty content. There are couches for people to sit on and spend time with all these available cats that are all in need of forever homes. But the kittens are still arriving in, and most people want the babies.
My first week of photographing the new kids on the block. So funny because they all kept moving and you have to read their name tags so you get the right cat on the list.
This week I took my big camera and this lot were all sleeping making my job much easier. All aged from about 6 months to as old as 10 years. I have gone and fallen in love with one big old boy, just working on TOF now.
Known as Biggy and they think part Maine Coon. About 10 but in such good condition and I so want to bring him home. Maybe I will take TOF to check him out this weekend. Isn't he beautiful?
Anyway it isn't all about cats around here. Autumn is in full swing and our city is looking lovely. We have a lot of parks and most streets are tree lined. Well carpeted in leaves.
The big old trees by the Hamilton East Cemetery are shedding their summer leaves and they make the ground look gorgeous. But I bet the council dudes that have to deal with the gardens don't agree. Makes good mulch!
Hamilton Gardens are looking stunning and I had a wander around Turtle Lake. The reflections in the water were beautiful.
I didn't even know there was a little waterfall! You can follow the boardwalk around the edge of the lake and then into the gardens.
There is still the odd burst of colour in the form of flowers
if you care to look for it.
I even found some Caterpillars munching their way through leaves before hanging in a Chrysalis waiting to grow into a Monarch Butterfly.
Any day is a good day to go wander around a garden or park.
My wandering occurred as I was out picking up some things I had purchased off Trade Me. Like a stone crock for $10 (the one on the left) a gorgeous plate for $1 and the best ever drop side tea wagon with a draw for a mere $75. Perfect for my laptop!
I also had one of those moments where I bought myself a gift, a to me with lots of love from me. Well after all I did have a birthday, another year older but none the wiser!! This silver locket opens and you can put charms inside, so I got the camera for my love of photography, New Zealand for my love of my country, and a family of three which represents TOF and the lads. On a long chain so it hangs in between my boobs!
I gathered the very last of the veg from our garden and found a couple of eggs. Good news, they seem to be laying in their house again, must be due to the drop in temperature of late. How lovely do the Hydrangea heads look in my sari basket?
As you can see we have had rain, but to tell the truth it has not been cold. We are 12 days into May and still wearing light weight clothes. When the cold stuff turns up we are going to die. Not literally. But we are going to be cold!!
Last Sunday was Mothers Day here. The Heir was in Auckland for the weekend but the Spare took me out for lunch. Later that day we took the dogs to the dog park for a run.
We arranged to meet his bird and her mum there with their dog. The park is awesome, a huge open space with plenty of big old trees all dropping there leaves! A cobbled path for the humans to follow and plenty of fresh air and nice views as it is river side.
Oscar made plenty of friends and Sheba chased every ball that was thrown to any dog. Note to self: take a ball for Sheba next time. Loads of well behaved dogs sniffing bottoms and playing, what a fun time they all had.
Monday was my birthday and the best gift ever was my sister coming over to spend the day with me. Yay for having a big sister you love and get on with like your best friend!!! I dyed her hair Raspberry and it looks fantastic!
There was no cake, I don't need cake but there were a few attempts at a family selfie later that night. Next year I am going to get someone to take a proper family photo, but in the mean time I get a good laugh from these ones.
Words of Wisdom time: