Our Kittens

After our beautiful Cat Nala died last year (we had her for 15 years), C5 and her bf arrived home one day with Tyson. A lovely gray and white striped kitten. We all fell in love with him very quickly and he proved to be a cat with character! Sadly Tyson ventured onto the road and was run over! We were all sooo sad 🙁

C5’s friends decided to buy her another kitten for her birthday on the 15th of January. AJ was another kitten that was easy to love. He is a gorgeous stripped tabby kitten with BIG feet, called a polydactyl. Late January we went away to the “Parachute Music Festival” and arrived home to 3 cats! A mother Cat had arrived with her little kitten. You would never believe it but the 3 all looked like they were related…and yet AJ definitely didn’t belong to the mother cat. SPCA was overloaded with cats so we offered to look after these newcomers for 3 weeks unless someone claimed them. 3 weeks later and we are now the proud owners of all 3!!!

Then you would never believe it but on the doorstep one morning we find 4 cats! Another kitten had arrived! This one sounded like it had asthma, and was quite wild! We couldn’t even catch it! For the next 2 weeks it was a challenge to get this kitten from being so scared to be able to feed it from our hands. We achieved this but also noticed that it was getting sicker by the day. Finally we caught her and we took her to the SPCA and found out that she had lung worm! We now have to treat all the other cats as it is contagious. We have left the kitten at the SPCA and now have to make the decision to whether we collect her again or not. Robin says no, 3 is enough! Us girls are BIG softees!

Mother cat (Molly) has been feeding both AJ and Skittles! And they cuddle up and sleep together all the time. AJ is a real character. We find him asleep in the most odd places. Today I found him in the opened dishwasher. I had been stacking dishes and got sidetracked doing something else. Came back, and when I went to shut the dishwasher, he came running out! I will add some photos of him and his various sleeping spots.

Now…do we go pick up the other kitten, or do we take the mother cat to SPCA as well and only keep the 2 other kittens. That is the decision. What do you think???



Saturday the 5th of March

This week has been an emotional one. The clean up is still happening after the BIG earthquake in Christchurch. 165 people died! and possibly more! It is so sad. Jordan (C5’s boyfriend) is back home from University. He couldn’t stay at Canterbury Uni until it was cleaned up, power back on and water running again. He was only there for 10 days and is just managing to cope with the change of plans. C5 on the other hand is delighted to have him back home again! Tonight they have gone out to a dress-up party. I have added some photos of them and also some of my G4.

Don’t they look great!

Judy (my sister) and Len have moved into their new home. They have been busy getting it ready for nearly 3 months after transporting the house onto their farmland. C3 (my son) has been busy doing lots of different labour jobs for them so the job could be made earier. C3 has been demolishing, then rebuilding, making fences, concreting, building decks and heaps more! He has had his mate Colin helping him. I have had the job of looking after G4 every day from 1pm until 5.30pm while they build. That has been lots of fun and yet also very tiring. I haven’t the energy I used to have with young children that I had nearly 20 years ago. G4 is a very active little man but is growing up into a lovely little chappy. He will be 2 on the 25th of May. My baby C6 turned 17 on the 24th of February, and G1 (my grand daughter) turned 14 on the same day!

Mum and Dad have celebrated their wedding anniversary yesterday (the 4th of March). They have been married for an amazing 63 years. Congratulations Mum and Dad…you are a fantastic example for us all and we all love you xoxo.

Today has been a wet day and I have taken advantage of the opportunity to stay indoors and scrapbook! I love days when I can sit and scrap and not worry about anything else! I did do some housework though. I managed to stew up lots of apples from our trees and got 3 2litre containers full and into the freezer. I now have 5 containers in there ready for winter. The tree is still laden with beautiful apples so I plan on getting many more done….hopefully.

I will put up some photos of the scrapbooking on the next post 🙂