Sunday, July 24, 2011

Little Visitor

We've had a small, but adorable visitor with us this weekend.

It all started Friday, when boyfriend got a call from his good friend that he had a cat hanging around his house and didn't know what to do with it. So what does he do? Call us; the cat people. Boyfriend went over to his house and scooped up the cat, with temperatures rising just about to the 100's I couldn't let it stay outside. He brought it over to my house and put it on out screened porch for the rest of the day until my mom and I got home. This whole time he had said, CAT, I was thinking a little 1 year, small cat.Well to my surprise its a 4-month old kitten! Mom got home first on Friday and took her over to our vet to scan if she had a chip. No chip, but a few fleas. They gave her a little flea pill just to kill them off. Whiskey has been super intrigued by the little one and even went nose to nose to check her out. However, after Whiskey realized the little one was getting slightly more attention she started growling and rough playing with her. Everyone is fine, we just keep a close eye and usually hang with the kitten in a room with the door closed. Because we do have 3 other cats that are just waiting to pounce on the new one. We can not keep this little one. As much and me, my mom, and boyfriend want to. We cant! We plastered the area where she was found with "found cat" posters early Saturday morning. No calls. So who ever lost her doesn't want her back, or she was just dumped and left. I have concocted a few ideas of what to do with her:

1. Just tell my dad (who is the one that does NOT want another cat) its just the stripped one that lost a little bit of weight.

2. Take her to work, and tell the guys she's gonna me the office kitty.

3. Try to pawn her off to my best friend, Dave, to take when he gets his apartment.

And the serious ways to deal with this:

1. Ask one of the guys at work if he wants her (he's a cat person).

2. If he says no, to the humane society she goes.

I am one of those people that gets attached to a damn fair goldfish that lives for 2 weeks. So my heart has grown attached to this little fluff ball. I posted a picture and little caption on facebook saying we had a visitor this weekend. Well my best friend's younger sister's boyfriend may take her. I'm just waiting for a definite response, otherwise its back to plan B from above. Well see what happens. I don't know how I am going to be able to let her go at the humane society if I have too (yes I got voted to do that job). So in the meantime I'm trying to come up with more excuses to tell me dad to let us keep her. Cats are like potato chips once you have more than 1 adding another one isn't a big deal.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Creative Day

This is a 2-part post. First I want to say how PROUD I am of Whiskey! Today while I was sitting on the living room floor I was petting her and our gray (more chilled out cat) came walking by to my other unoccupied hand. I had a duel purpose. Whiskey was giving Baby -Bell (the cat) the evil eye, so kept reassuring her, "Its OK, Its just kitty". While I was looking at Baby-Bell, Whiskey got up very nicely and walked over to Baby. They touched nose-to-nose and Whiskey gave a little lick! I was so proud of both of them. No growling or lunging from Whiskey and no hissing or swatting from the cat! After the lick the cat had enough and walked away. But that is a HUGE milestone in our household and I couldn't be happier. When Whiskey first came into this house she thought the cats were play toys, but the cats wanted nothing to do with her and would hiss and swat. Once they did that Whiskey would growl and go after them leaving many a tufts a fur around the house, and scratched to her nose. I have also been going through my pictures and taking a few extras for Kelly's Corgi Butts & Corgi Butts with blogs calendars. Hopefully I can narrow them down, I don't know how you do it, Kelly.

The other portion of this post. Some of you may know I love painting, and admiring other painters. I have been in love with Miami based painter Romero Britto for a long time, and done my own thing loosely based on his works. Well boyfriend and I went to bed bath, & beyond yesterday and low-and-behold was a section of Romero Britto stuff... place mats of all things! I instantly fell in love! My boyfriend questioned: "Are you really going to eat food off of these?"
Of course NOT. I was going to frame them! I wanted 4 different place mats to make into a square-ish piece, but I could not find 4 that melded well and that I liked enough (there were about 12 to choose from). I love his heart pieces, they are always my favorite. So I settled on 2. They were $7.99 each + my 20% off coupon = $6.70. Not to bad for a piece of art. After BB&B we went to Kohls. I found the perfect frame but left my coupon at home. So today a friend of mine wanted to go to Kohls and I couldn't pass that up. I got 2 framed that were marked at 40% off to begin with and my 30% coupon plus I bought one other frame to put a picture of the boyfriend and myself so 3 framed for $44.00. The frames I bought for the place mats had matting that I was planning on taking out, but I love how they look with the matte. My friend bought 2 nice button down dress shirts and a nice pair of leather (sketcher-like) shoes for $42.00 (with my 30% coupon also)- He saved $105.00. We walked and he very excitedly said "I'm never shopping without you again."
Well here are my framed art work pieces. If I hadn't told you they were place mats would you be able to tell?

They sit on the wall just to the left of my desk.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

4th of July 2011

I know I'm a little late with this post, but me pictures have been on my camera, and I haven't really had the time to do much of anything lately.
So here are some picture I took of Whiskey at our lake house for the 4th of July weekend. She absolutely LOVED it up there. It is about a 2 hour car drive from where we live, and she is an awesome car dog. When we had to leave a day early (due to boyfriend getting called into work early) Whiskey was very mad at me from dragging her away from ALL the fun she was having. I wish I had taken more pictures but I was like a little 5-year too, so excited to be up there (we haven't been in a while). So here are some pictures.

Looking out the window at "daddy"

Hanging out on "grandpa's" boat

She stole my chair!

Wading in the water, her favorite part

More wading

Putzing around. She did amazingly well without being on leash she stayed right in our yard (and water)

Chilling with mommy after a long day of running, swimming & barking

I'm cool.

The End