Thursday, August 28, 2008

More Gratuitous Cute Kitten Pictures

What is it about dirty laundry and cats? No matter how stinky and smelly, they love to sleep in it. Baby Oslo has a bed about 2 feet from the hamper, but will she sleep in it? Noooo!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mother's Little Helpers

Moose, a.k.a. Mooseyboy, showed up on our porch in July of 2005, when he was about 5 or 6 weeks old. At first, he would hide if he saw anyone looking at him, even through a window, but after we sat outside and talked to him every day for a couple of months, he gradually decided we were okay. When he's outside, he likes to pretend to be a feral cat and mighty hunter, although he's too fat to catch anything but bugs and lizards. When he comes in, he turns into a big teddy bear, although he still only likes two people.
Boris and his sister Natasha were born in January of 2000, to a part Siamese mother adopted as a stray by some friends. He loves to show off for people, when he's not sleeping on the deck. Sadly, his sister Natasha developed cancer and died in 2006.

New Baby

Oslo the kitten appeared under the hood of the Prizm on August 10, covered in grease, dirt, and fleas. She had apparently inspected the entire engine area after wandering off when her mother got distracted for a second. We suspect her mother is one of the many neighborhood strays.

After a quick bath and some internet reseearch, she drank kitten infant formula from a tiny bottle. In less than 2 days, she chewed the bottle apart and learned to drink from a tiny dish. Then she started eating kitten chow mixed with milk and softened. Yesterday, she decided to try dry kitten chow. What progress in 2 weeks.

She's also made huge progress in getting around. Rocket Kitty is faster than a speeding racehorse and able to climb furniture in a single bound (well, most of the time...). She spent last night in the top of a tall laundry hamper instead of her little bed. Tomorrow, she'll conquer the world.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Breaking News

My quilt, Maple Leaf Rag, will be in the Festival Gallery of Quilt Art, Town & Country exhibit at the IQA shows in Houston, Chicago and Long Beach, as well as other venues until 2011! Sorry, no pictures until the show opens.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bluebonnet Swamp, Baton Rouge

Not a day for record heat, but possibly for record humidity. All photos taken Sunday, August 10.