Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Word About Cats....

Her Royal Highness Tibby

Tibby is one of the unsung critters around here. She came here in 1999, already grown. She lives outside, but is a permanent fixture of the breezeway. She has an elaborate little house that I constructed for her, so she'd be comfortable during the winter. She also has her very own heating disc for really cold nights. She never roams very far, and likes to tootle around with Ariel when Boone isn't out in the yard. I call her and Ariey, my old woman greeting committee, as they are the first ones I see when I pull in the driveway.


Dixie--Special Delivery

I just got this cat in the mail today...or not. This is Dixie--she came in 2003 (already grown and pregnant). She is also an outside cat and roams all over. Sometimes she will be gone for days. She has always been like that. Her and Echo decided this box of wool I made up for them at the start of winter, was a fine place to sleep. After ignoring it all winter long....
Sage Rotten-Grass Cat

And this is what I have to put up with when I go in the house. In this photo I'm basically trapped. If I let go, he bites. This never ends well, but I'm always optimistic.

6 comments:

Star said...

Oh I understand so well about cats. We have a new visitor. I call her Amiga because our cat, Millie, likes her. She comes to the window twice every day to be fed and yes, I feed her but if I try to approach her, she runs away. Now I wonder who has been unkind to her to make her that way... Perhaps one day she will let me stroke her.
Blessings, Star

thecrazysheeplady said...

You are hilarious. I love the "this never ends well..." If we get to come back as something and we get to pick, I'm saying either one of your cats our ours!

Vicki Lane said...

What is it with tom cats -- or altered ex-toms? All that we've ever had loved to be patted -- but then they'd bite. We never learn.

Kathy said...

What a nice post. But, where's Mesh? ;)
thanks for stopping by, Tammy. I sure appreciate your comments.
These little guys add so much to our lives. I don't think I'll ever understand, or trust, anyone without an animal member of the family.

Wrensong Farm said...

Wonderful cat post! I just adopted an abused kitty....it's been a real challenge. Hopefully I can get a pic of her soon. I don't even have a name for her yet!! I like that you're always optimistic about the ending with "Sage Rotten-Grass Cat" that is a great pic :)

Tammy said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog Star! Cats are such interesting critters. I've had most of my cats dumped on me, so I understand what you are talking about. Glad Amiga has found someone that cares. Bless you Wrensong for adopting a needy one too. Crazysheeplady, I love that you spoil your cats so much--makes me feel more normal! ha...Vicki, I don't know what it is about them that makes them biters. Sage isn't as bad as my former kitty Shad, but he is a mess sometimes. Hey Kathy, good to see you out and about again. Meshach is doing fine--been quite fiesty this past week. i need to post pictures of him discovering Circus Peanuts!
Tammy