Friday, October 7, 2011

By Ivan - Welcome Kitty

Good FRIDAY morning everybody. Not much going on here thus the lack of posts. We are having some gorgeous fall weather. We had some cooler weather move in last week and we are in the seasonable range of the low 80's and low 60's at night. It just makes me feel good when the seasons change.

I know that I introduced ya'll to Ivan the dog two weeks ago. Well Ivan didn't make it in my home. He was a very good dog but I was too worried about him visiting the neighbors too much. Plus he wouldn't stay out of my gardens. I work too hard on the gardens to let a dog tramp through it all the time.

The Kitty may or may not work out. I'll have to see with the neighbor. But still she'll be confused too... I just don't know. But she sure is cute and cute with Buddy.

Well I'm trying this sweet little one out here. She is about 3 months old. The kitten belongs to my neighbor but she has taken a liking to Buddy. She got to the point that she would come up to him, even though Buddy is barking and just want to love on him. Well I took a liking to Kitty. If she likes Buddy then I like her too.

The kittens were so bony and underfed. I hate this about my neighbor and I am gonna have to say something soon. Neighbor has 4 cats and 3 dogs and none are fed well and I know none have ever had shots.

I'm trying her out in the house and have already checked with the vet if I decide to keep her and get her shots. After feeding her for a week while she went back and forth next door she is fattening up nicely. A plump little thing now. Buddy and Kitty are here nose to nose. I love it. I let her stay indoors last night. By the way the neighbor doesn't miss her so I knew it would be OK.

She is beautiful and has some nice markings on her. She answers to Kitty so I will call her Kitty.

Found a few blooms this morning.

I told ya'll I don't do pansy's well. There is only one live plant out of 6 here.

Wish all the pansy's would have lived - oh well.

Help me out here. This thing is big and it is heavy. It is made of clay and came from Mexico 30 or so years ago. I have no place for it inside and it doesn't go with anything I have. I had an idea of placing it in a garden but I'm afraid that the clay would disintegrate. Any ideas? Maybe I should just take it to Goodwill. What do you think? What would you do with it?

I thought I'd taken a more recent photo of the dead Rose of Sharon I transplanted 3 weeks ago. It didn't make it. Sad face.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I bet there are lots of fall festivals or sorts going on this time of year.


Kyna said...

I love Kitty! She's such a pretty cat :)

I miss having a cat.

Loretta said...

Hi Becca, What about sitting this piece on a paver in your garden. That way, when everthing grows in, the paver will be covered. I do this with all things in the garden. I'm sorry about Ivan, he was a nice look pet. But now, you have Kitty! She is sooo adorable and I love her markings!
Glad you are having some good fall weather, we are still in the 90's here! Your flowers will perk up with some rain...there is nothing like God's gift from heaven, right? Love you!

Lona said...

What a cute kitty Becca. Your Rose of Sharon may not be dead. It is about time for them to lose their leaves anyway. It maybe alright and come back next spring.

Daisy said...

What a pretty little cat she is! I hope things work out so you can keep her. :) Have a nice weekend, Becca!

HolleyGarden said...

What an adorable kitty! I know what you mean about neighbors that don't tend to their animals. Once, my neighbor had a dog that was my dog's friend. One day I found their dog way off on a country road. I took the dog back to them, thinking they would be happy, and they just rolled their eyes and said "Oh. You can have her if you want her." !!!!! Obviously, they had been the ones to take her off. Grrrr. I did keep the dog - she was a sweet little thing. Kitty will certainly appreciate you. As for the clay pot, I think it would go great in the garden, but you may want to be careful about freezing weather.

Susan said...

Hey there girlfriend! The kitten is adorable. Beautiful cat. I bet she'd make a good pal for you and your dog. The pot, well me, myself and I would take it to Goodwill.
Been thinking about you, hoping all is good with you!

C-ya, Susan

Dirt Princess said...

Just try it outside....couldn't hurt! Put some succulents in it and let them overflow :-)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Kitty is very pretty. Keep her!
As for the jar. Freezing would be a problem but it sure is interesting. What a great piece it would be in an area with good foliage.

Far Side of Fifty said...

very cute Kitty for you and Buddy:)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, the new kitty is so cute! I had three cats in succession when I was young and then I became allergic to them. I am sure your Buddy and the kitty will get along.


Rosemary said...

Welcome Kitty .... it has been wonderful fall weather here too. Lets hope it lasts a long time.

George said...

Kitty is very pretty. It's nice that Kitty and Buddy are getting along so well.
I don't think the clay in the jar would disintegrate. A long severe cold spell may cause trouble, but I assume these are relatively rare in Alabama.

Kim and Victoria said...

Kitty has very pretty markings, I hope she works out for you.
You have some lovely, bright blooms! I'm not sure what I would do with that pot. Too heavy to transfer out in the spring every year?