Our boy Trane...finally showed up at the creek took advantage of his trusting nature and popped him into a carrier....off to the Fix Our Ferals clinic to be neutered, the last of four kittens born this year to a mother I thought had been spayed: no babies last year. I'll pick him up this afternoon and take a photo! meanwhile, one of the redoubtable Ms. Matilda! She's the one peeking out from friend Anita's coat!
Lovely and clear, especially in the mornings...has been cold, but warms up afternoons...then we can just feel the temp dropping as the sun goes down...crescent moon tonight over the palm trees...lovely. Ruby (Rubedoo) lets me stroke her now, so A few days ago I noticed that she had mats! Ouch! they can pull at the skin awfully. Took a change and scruffed her, and she came right into my arms...brought her into the big back bathroom, cut off the mats I could, and decided that she needed to see Marcella. the groomer. She got in the next day, was a dear, and yet still hid for a day after I let her go back into our yard. She is so beautiful...Huge thick black coat....long hair, hence the mats. Great golden eyes! She would make someone a great companion...does want to be touched...sits in the big black walnut tree a lot. Next project! BTW, she came to us to be spayed (!!!) when she was full-term pregnant. THAT did not happen! the sweet woman who brought her was not too sure what to do, but didn't want the babies killed, nor did I! So she was given a warm shelter and nest, and delivered five sweet healthy babies two days later! four found homes; one little one died. Murray. bless his soul.
But...Great news...!! tho fingers are still crossed. Priscilla Francesca was adopted today! She came to us from a RV lot after she was left there with her sibs. See my FB post of today...A great beauty, and she finally found a loving safe home! With a Westie (dog)...wish dearest Priscilla well!
Our JoJo....wit FANGS!!
But first, a cute photo!
Vampires are SOOO hot! this guy got a great home with his pal at the first Maddie's Fund Adoptathon I took part in! JoJo he is!
I'd like to spread the word about FLOWER ESSENCES! they should be as much a part of our lives as herbs and other medicines are...they are nothing short of miraculous, and such a gift from our forbears the plants to us. With such love! Flower essences are just that: made simply by steeping flowers in distilled water, in the sun ideally. I'm no expert on making them, tho my homeopath Beth Murray is, and I've taken classes...anyhow: the different essences help us with our emotional needs and imbalances, as herbs do with those conditions in our physical bodies. Rescue Remedy, from Bach Flower essences, is the most commonly known and used ...a mixture of five flower essences, used to induce calm and lessen fear or panic. Mechthild Scheffer has written a great book with beautiful huge pictures! See below!
I recommended the Rescue Remedy to a woman who was taking a semi-feral cat to be fixed this week, and she called back to say how very well it had worked: The cat was calm throughout The various flowers help us with all states: insecurity, fears of all kinds, hopelessness, exhaustion, etc. I use them to bring cats out of withdrawn states if they have experienced a constant struggle to survive, if they have not been loved, if not able to play or simply relax, and for lots of other things: cats who feel they have to be 'tough guys", needy cats, etc. This is the cover of her lovely book! JoJo sez: Check it out!
In other news, Ms. Kiki-Matilda is coming along well...in to have her bandage looked at today: thumbs-up (bandaging a cat is a bit like herding one) and in two weeks the bandage-cast comes off. We'll see if the pin comes out or stays in (if the bone has grown over it, pin stays; if not, if irritation surrounding tissue, comes out) No swelling of the leg or loss of circulation...eating well, not in pain. Buphenorphine for pain, and arnica to prevent swelling and bruising. the opiate allows her to be quieter than she might be otherwise, in addition to easing pain...She was in pain the first night...bone will be painful. Happy that's over! Kittens in pain...Just Not right!
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2011 Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care became a registered non-profit.