barn kitties

I have clients who live out in the county and strays are always showing up at their house.  After awhile some have to be delegated as  "barn cats".  Then the problem becomes trying to catch them, (or trap them), and get them spayed or neutered before they have more "barn cats". 

While they are out of town, their "pets" are boarding, and they brought a Mama Cat, her 2 kittens, and another kitten in to be neutered and/or spayed.  Check them out. 

The kittens are part siamese. The 3rd kitten, from another litter,  is solid black and he is hiding in back of the carrier. Probably can't see him well at all.  The little female kitten won't be spayed for a few weeks. She came along for companionship as she would be lost without her mom and siblings according to the owners.  And they were right- she started meowing as her two brothers were taken out of the cage, anesthetized, and neutered.  They'll be awake enough to return by late this afternoon.

Here's a video of them-

In other news, July and August are flying by. It's been over a month since I sent Leon to Cat Heaven.  I mentioned it here and there, but I don't think I officially mentioned it here on my blog.  Clients have asked about him as they come in, and they don't see him anywhere.  If you were following along with his bad kidneys,  he got worse over the 4th of July weekend- depressed, dehydrated, etc.  And when he got to where he wasn't interested in eating his treats, (he NEVER refused cat treats.  Even with tooth gel on them, he would eat them.)  I knew it was time to set him free.   He had been here from almost the beginning of Granite Hills Animal Care so it was rather different not having him around.  I told someone I sort felt like I did when my last grandparent passed away.  You always have grandparents, and then one day, you don't.   He sits on a shelf here in the office with Jezabelle and Jethro.

I have also been working on some gift ideas for the holidays and beyond.   I needed to take photos of some of the items, so I bought some flowers yesterday and got out the camera to photograph this vase- 

Well . . . today we find "You Know Who" grazing on the salad bar and upchucking all over the office. 

I wasn't messin' with the flowers.   Honest.
We finally had to put the flowers in a cage to keep Lucky away from them.   Sunshine enjoyed the salad bar a little as well, but not nearly to the extent that Lucky did.

So what's new with you?  Ready for the summer to be over with?  Looking forward to Pumppkin Pie?


Miccosukee said...

Dr. Andy,
I am voting for an end to the 100+ degree weather. Darn it, it's so dry here in north Florida, I am hoping one of those tropical depression heads up here.
For me, it's Mincemeat pie and Mom's special mincement cookies. Even at 88, she still bakes cookies for us chilluns' presents.
Love the vases. How did you make them or is that a trade secret?


Andy Mathis said...

Awwww- that's cool that your Mom is still around and able to do that at 88.

Thanks, I like the vases too. They aren't a trade secret exactly- the paper is decoupaged to the outside of the vase. It is thin enough to let the light of a votive candle shine through. I have photos of one with a candle in it on Etsy.


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