Monday, June 18, 2018

My gardening supervisor

Lucy: Hi mom! Are you watering the flowers?

I love looking out the windows in the summertime.

There are so many good smells and sounds.

And I can give you a small raspberry and you can't do anything about it out there! Ha ha!

Friday, June 15, 2018

An update on Blackie

We've been putting off writing this post, but finally want to update you on the story of Blackie. He was one of three abandoned cats, along with Lucy and another brown tabby, left behind by a neighbor. The brown tabby was eventually trapped and taken back to the neighbor, but he didn't want Lucy or Blackie.

We trapped and adopted Lucy. We trapped Blackie too, but he was already neutered, so we returned him to the neighborhood. He kept visiting us regularly, and was getting fed by us. We talked to another neighbor who wanted to adopt him into their home. They were feeding him too and letting him into their home a little each day. We were thrilled. 

I had surgery in mid September, and was off work for four weeks. I spent some time on the patio with Blackie into October. . .when I didn't see him anymore. My hope was that he was indoors full-time with the neighbors.

In early December, I talked to this neighbors, who had sad news. They had taken Blackie indoors, but after a few days, Blackie became restless and upset at being kept inside. One afternoon, he ripped open a window screen and escaped. . . and didn't come back.

I've kept watch for Blackie ever since but have not seen him. We had hoped he'd stop by, because he enjoyed the pets (and food) we gave him. But it's been a long time and nothing.

Did he wander into another neighborhood? Or perhaps he was trapped and brought to a shelter? It is sad that we will never know. One thing is for sure--he did not want to stay indoors anymore.

We'll miss seeing him. He enjoyed sitting on our patio chairs. Good luck wherever you are, Blackie.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 review: Instinct minced rabbit food #chewyinfluencer

We're back with a Chewy review!

This food comes in a plastic container with an aluminum full-off lid, and has 3.5 ounces of food. Some thing to know about this food is that it's grain free, it's made in the USA and it contains pork products. (Sadly, many rabbit recipes these days aren't 100% rabbit anymore.)

The food is minced with bits of green (veggies) in it.

It was not a surprise to us that Lucy and Sadie loved this food, Benny did not like this food, and Ringo would only pick at it and when walk away. Not all cats like rabbit but we feel it's important to try new sources of protein anyway. Also, not all cats like minced food--both of our boys prefer pate.

Oddly, both Lucy and Sadie did not eat most of the green bits and left them in the bowl.

Overall, this food is decent and if your cat likes minced food and/or rabbit, give it a try.

Disclaimer: We were given some food in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are our own.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You Ate What?! #74

#74 is vanilla ice cream

We've never had a cat who liked ice cream. . .until Lucy.

Where have you been all of my life?!
She only got to lick the remains of a container, but enjoyed it very much.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Benny's expressions crack me up

Benny will sometimes get the most amusing expressions while Ringo is grooming him. Benny might look a little mad, but he is not. 

The bromance between these two is just awesome.

Friday, June 8, 2018

We're ready for the weekend!

Mom, what are we doing this weekend? We are ready to join you for a movie marathon.

Can we watch something with birds or mousies?

Or maybe some squirrels?

My gardening supervisor

Lucy: Hi mom! Are you watering the flowers? I love looking out the windows in the summertime. There are so many good smells and...