My Feral And Rescued Cats

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Love is an amazing thing. I often watch Banjo with Froggie but tonight was a little different. A couple of nights ago, Froggie kept Banjo company during supper. Tonight Banjo guarded Froggie as he was trying to get supper.

You’re getting supper?
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Okay. I won’t scare the bugs away.
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I’ll just stay still until you finish.
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No body come over here right now!
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Do not disturb Froggie.
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DNDF kitties!
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We must be very still!
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Did you hear me?
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Froggie is hungry! Back off!
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Did I make myself clear?
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That means you Kodiak!
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Okay! Backing off Banjo!
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Heh. That’s more like it!
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No one interferes with my Prince!
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I’ve got your back Froggie. Enjoy your supper.
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Love you Froggie!
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And Froggie did eat undisturbed. He and Banjo are having a nice visit now. 🐸:bicolorcat:Both have full tummies. :lol:
Sometimes all we need is someone to “have our backs.”

To all those out there who are keeping things going , thank you for having our backs!

Have a great night everyone! :heartshape:
 

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Hmph. When she wants me to get up, she puts her paw IN my mouth and JERKS my cheek! I defy anyone to ignore that!
Hekitty! My goodness.

Have you coughed up any hairballs?
I wonder if she and Mackie compare notes? For your sake, I hope not. This is how my boss handles me.

No actual piercing, just a bit of guidance. :lol:
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You mentioned Digger supervising as we worked in our gardens. Well, Miss Eleanor has taken on another supervisory role. One of the litter boxes is downstairs by the clothes dryer, and as I engage in my twice-daily chore of scooping it, she jumps up on the dryer and watches. Our boxes are covered, so sometimes she will crawl inside the cover to check it out as well. Even though I'm retired, I can't escape the bosses.
 

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rubysmama rubysmama rubysmama rubysmama I know many people pull the violets up as invaders. Lol I bet that is quite a battle considering how they spread their seeds. You can actually watch the little seeds be shot off into the air when the pod is ripe. It’s pretty amazing to see.
That sounds pretty cool with the pods bursting and shooting their seeds. I think Snapdragons might do the same thing. As for violets, I've still got some in the lawn, so maybe I'll see their "show" come May/June. That's, of course, if I don't dig them out before they bloom. Most of my violets, btw, bloom white, not purple. :dunno:

rubysmama rubysmama rubysmama rubysmama , I am SO familiar! I pick toys up and put them away at least twice a day! It's like having a 3-year-old child who is NEVER gonna grow up!
Ruby's funny though, as today, there's not a toy to be seen on the floor. :dunno:
 

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N NY cat man Miss Eleanor is the Lady fluff of the house. She’s the inspector general too! That’s so funny that she checks inside! :lol:

rubysmama rubysmama If you see the seed pods spread open (kind of like looking down on this Y ) and just lightly bump them , they should go off if they’re ripe. You may have to bump a few to see it but it’s pretty neat to see. I have all white violets st the front of my property and purple at the back. Lol I guess they have their preferences. We have other varieties in the area but only those two are here. The birdfoot violet with two toned flowers are my favorite but they are rare. I had those where I lived once.
Ruby must have specific play/exercise days. Of maybe she respected your work straightening up. Sweet girl. :lovecat2:

Furballsmom Furballsmom Mackie likes to pat my face. The claws are just to get me to look down. Lol He also takes my glasses off at bedtime. Whether I’m ready or not. They are so smart!
 

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I had some work to do in the house today. A little bit of paint touch ups, changing linens. I had planned to put up a new air purifier too but after getting some of the other chores done I just had to stop to do some kitty watching. Lol As most of you know, “the girls” Alley, Callie, Tortie, Liberty and Wanda Heart prefer to stick together as a mini Clowder. They have a bedroom to themselves but are encouraged to join the other kitties. Blue Goldie and Mountain have a similar routine but Blue and Mountain do venture into the main house more often.


Mom, come with me.
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I don’t know Mountain. I like our room.
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What are you looking at?
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Nothing to see here! Just exploring.
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Callie, come with me.
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I hear something.
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I should go investigate.
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Come on out girls! Join me!
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You don’t mind?
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Get up! It’s okay. Smokey likes us.
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I kind of like this. Callie. Happy tail!
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Exploring is interesting but I think that’s enough for today.
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All the girls spent several hours wandering around except for Wanda Heart. She was having a ball in the empty bedroom and got a severe case of zoomies. I tried to get a picture but all I could get was an orange blur. :flail:Maybe next time.

It’s getting late now so everyone is settling in and quiet.
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We’re all getting sleepy.
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Some are already settled.
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And snoring! :lol:
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Some are enjoying a beautiful night.
Wow Mom! Look at the sky!
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The moon is peeking through the giant old oaks with one star to keep it company.
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Nothing beats the view through our kitties’ eyes.
Have a beautiful night everyone!:heartshape:🌛🌟
 

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Yesterday afternoon and evening. Another walk with neat little discoveries!

The stem had been pushed over but the little flowers kept going. Lol I love the colors.
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Suspended out over the dark water of the swamp was a single brilliant bloom.
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This is an interesting tree in the waters edge. It has enlarged places on the limbs where the tree has healed after insects invaded. The wood there is known as burled wood and is extremely hard and beautiful when cut and worked.
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Froggie was waiting when I came in. :)
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The kitties before sunrise. Lol
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I love seeing the love.
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Some wake up smiling and some want instant breakfast. :lol:
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Okay girls!
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It’s easier to wait if someone gives you a little love.
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Are you bringing breakfast?
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I have to wait?
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I’m not moving until I hear a can pop open.
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Will it go faster if I volunteer to help?
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It took you long enough! If my blood sugar is low, can I have breakfast in bed? :lol:
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You’re not buying that? Okay, getting up!
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Kitties! :flail:Volunteering to assist is always appreciated. Thank goodness for volunteers wherever they may be found.:touched:

Have a great night everyone! :heartshape:
 

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I’m spite of a busy day, I took time out to go for a walk in the swamp. To some the word swamp conjures up thoughts of a dark or dismal place but it’s actually quite beautiful and full of life. The view changes constantly.

The ground is now covered with hundreds of flower buds on the sundew plants. They are carnivorous plants.
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This is the first bloom I have seen so far this year on the Venus’ Looking Glass plants. It’s about a half an inch across.
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Verbena at the waters’ edge.
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The banana Shrub is about an inch wide flower but related to the Magnolia.
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Entering the swamp. Lol
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The grasses here will all be green soon but I love the color next to the blue sky that is reflected in the water.
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I didn’t want to get soaking wet so I couldn’t get close to the iris but there are lots of them in bloom just across from me.
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The ferns there are about three feet tall.
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Maybe you can see the purple of the iris a bit better here.
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It looks like some kind of animal has a path in the dry grass where it comes down to the water to drink.
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This is poke. A weed but edible if properly cooked. If not properly cooked, it’s ticic. Do NOT try to eat it unless an expert prepares it.
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Lady, do you want to take a ride on Mom into the swamp?
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Out there? I see water!
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You must be joking!
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You go, I’m going back inside!
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:lol: No wet paws for Lady! I took her back inside. She only likes the flower garden.

It was a lovely walk but I don’t blame Lady for preferring the garden. Lol She May have started out a feral but she’s all floof, Flowers and indoor kitty now.

Have a great night everyone!:heartshape:
 

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Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 Flagged floors? The cat room or hallway? The cats helped put the flooring in the cat room last year. Lol The hallway is something I did while recovering from paralysis. It’s painted on. Lol Needs redoing now. Whichever, glad you like it. I enjoyed doing both.
The land here makes me go Ahhhhhh too! I hope this spot is always preserved. It’s the only piece left here that is still zoned agricultural and I have worked to keep it that way. Someone wanted to build five houses in the swamp but I fought it. I apologized to them for ruining their plans but never gave in.
 
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