Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Me and My Shadow....

In the face of Black Jack's presence in the shop, Twitch asked to come into the house. Despite his size, Twitch is rather timid and the prospect of having a stranger in the shop disquiets him.

So we began letting him come into the house for ever-increasing lengths of time. He is not aggressive and the house cats don't see him as "foreign" so the transition is going smoothly.

Except that Bart is very protective of his status as "man of the house" and for the first few days followed Twitch around. He kept a discrete distance of two or three feet but made sure that Twitch appreciated his status.

I bet they will be sleeping together by Christmas...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Spark of Sacred Fire

Punkin, napping at the edge of a stray sunbeam, glowed like an ember against the dark bedspread.

Her kidney disease is slowly eroding her down to a tired, old cat. I notice that she perks up considerably on the days that I give her sub-cutaneous fluids but she hasn't come to terms with that yet and still fights me.

It will be a sad day when she is too weak to do so.

For now, I treasure each day I can share with her.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Snowy Sunday

Cozy inside despite the snow that greeted us this morning. Punkin and Lena enjoy the best beds in the house.