Wednesday, October 29, 2014

National Cat Day


Germania Kalender 1916


National Cat Day falls on Oct 29 every year here in the USA.  It rarely falls on my normal "blog day".  (There will be my normal weekly blog appearing this week on Friday or Saturday.)
Today I shall mention National Cat Day.  It was created in 2005 by Colleen Paige.  She wanted to draw attention to all the homeless cats in the USA that need help and new homes.  Many millions of feral cats roam the country.  A million or more are killed in animal shelters, because they cannot find homes for them all.  Animal shelters are reducing adoption fees on cats, or eliminating them altogether today, to stimulate the adoption of cats today.  Cats and their contribution of human society should also be celebrated!

Marigold I got from an animal shelter.  Opie and Zeke were from a litter of feral cats, I took home.

Today we begin with extra tasty breakfast for all.  Later, toys will be distributed and dangled!  Catnip will be dispensed!  Let the festivities begin!







Friday, October 24, 2014

Zeke wearing a box

How do you like the new box I found?  I like to chew the edges with my beaver tooth!  I must be sneaky.  If someone sees me doing that, they take the box away forever!  I will just take little bites.


 I think I hear someone coming!  I will be quiet and hide here in this box until they are gone.  Then I will chew up some more cardboard!



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Zeke and the trees

This post is about cutting down trees and Zeke.

Some of my pine trees are infested with tree killing insects.  They bore into the tree and suck out the sap.  The tree dies first at the top.  I called to have two dead trees cut down.

Early in the morning, the chain saws were buzzing!  Zeke was not afraid.  He had to look outside to see what was going on.

What is all that noise?
 I did not want my trees to fall upon my neighbors' property.
The first was very tall.  The needles were brown and dead.

Branches are cut while climbing up

See the top falling to the right.

The top is gone!

The second tree is a bit smaller.  First, the climb up.  Branches are cut off while climbing up.


The dead top of the tree hits the ground.


Finally the trunk of the tree is finished off.


Zeke made himself comfortable by the back door.  He was not afraid, and observed everything.  "That would make a great scratching post, " he says.


I have more infested trees.  My neighbor does as well.  The tree cutters will be called back again in the near future.