Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shots? No shots...sorry

So, yesterday morning, I bundled up Ripley to take her in to our local animal services clinic for her annual shots. Now, it is about a 12 mile drive out there. I looked them up online as they had just moved into a new building, and headed out with THE PRINCESS. She sat quietly on the passenger seat the entire way (I did not have her buckled in, but I held on to her leash with my right hand!) time I'll just put her in the back, but it was full of STUFF! Got there...lovely, nice new building, and they were CLOSED. Yes, CLOSED! For the ENTIRE HOLIDAY WEEKEND! Workers were busy polishing the floors. Eh? Did they even say they would be closed for the entire weekend on their website? No. Nope. Nyet! next Saturday, I'll have to pack her up in the car (I'll have it cleaned out by then) and trudge back all the way across town again...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

His Highness, Prince Loki~Camera Critters and Pet Pride 110610

Here he is in all his majesty. He THINKS he rules the place! HA! Loki has been with us now about 13 years. We adopted him from a PETCO weekend adoption. I just fell in love with his blue eyes! He's a very mellow cat who prefers to sleep all day and then get up and feed himself, then go back to sleep! Awww...what a life!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This is why I have so few photos of Ripley!!!

...sigh... I give up!

Peek a boo Daisy! Camera Critters and Pet Pride 103010

This is Daisy, one of our three outdoor cats. She used to be an indoor cat, but one day, I let her out years ago and she's remained outside ever since. She does come in on really hot days and really cold mornings, like this morning. Right now, she is curled up next to me on the couch, on a pile of blankets! Daisy is about 12 years old now. She's very petite, light, and she's as quick as a mouse. Speaking of mice, she is my prime hunter! She kills mice, rats, gophers, birds, and twice even caught wild baby bunnies! (I'm ashamed to say...) She's even caught hummingbirds...sigh...but, for the most part, our yard is clear of "critters", thanks to her! She like to greet me at our front gate and let me know that she's ready for her afternoon snack! Camera Critters and Pet Pride for 103010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"C" is for cat~~ABC Wednesday 080410

I snapped this photo of my CAT Daisy a couple of days ago. She plunked herself down next to the water bowls for the birds. They were actually a few feet away from her and she wasn't even interested! Go figure! ABC Wednesday for August 4, 2010.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Daisy and the fence~Camera Critters 073110

Daisy is one of our cats. She used to stay inside, but one day years ago she went outside and she's loved it there ever since. Loki (our white cat) and our gray one are also now full-time outdoor cats. Daisy likes to take catnaps in the fences between our front yard and our neighbors'. I caught her out there napping yesterday morning. Sometimes when I'm watering, I'll accidently spray the fence and if Daisy is there, she lets me know that she does NOT appreciate that!!! Isn't she a cutie pie? Camera Critters for July 31, 2010.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Loki and macro lens~Camera Critters 060510

I got a new macro lens for our anniversary this week (#38!!!) and so I wandered outside one afternoon. My old cat, Loki, was lounging on the patio table, so I tried out a couple of pics with him! He obliged and went back to sleep. Camera Critters for 060510. Now, if only Ripley would stand still!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Daisy on the Roof ~ Pet Pride for 052210

I don't know why I'm always taking photos of the darn cats instead of Ripley! Maybe it's because THEY at least stand still! (unlike Ms. Ripley!)...anyway, here is one of my cats, Daisy, up on top of our porch overhang. She loves to go up there and spy on the birds who are feeding below. Smart kitty! We used to have coyotes run down our street and all of our cats have learned to hop up to the roof for survival's sake! Pet Pride for May 22, 2010. If Ripley would ever hold still for 2 seconds, I would take a picture of her, but that doesn't happen except when she is asleep and snoring and who wants a photo of that?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Burros at Shiloh Horse Rescue~Camera Critters and Sunday Stills Challenge 050910

I know this isn't about Ripley. Believe me, she can't stand still long enough for me to get a non-blurry photo of her! Little bugger! Are all black labs so energetic? There was one night this past week that she jumped up on our bed (she usually sleeps on the floor right next to where I am on the bed) and curled up next to me and slept there all night. Of course, I couldn't turn over!!! But, I digress...anyway, Shiloh isn't JUST a horse rescue. There are assorted burros, pigs, a llama, an alpaca, and lots of dogs. Oh, and a brand new litter of kittens! These are some of Shiloh's BURROS. They lined up at the hospitality center gate, awaiting their BREAKFAST!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"F" ~~ABC Wednesday, 022410

"F" is for face. And, this is the face of little Daisy, one of Ripley's cat friends. Daisy has lived with us longer than Ripley, but Ripley LOVES to chase little Daisy up onto the porch. And, Daisy, in turn,loves to stare down at Ripley and laugh...."Ha, ha! I'm up here and you're NOT!" Daisy only weighs 6 pounds. She has always been petite. Hubby and I brought her home from one of the weekend adoptions at PetSmart many years ago. Let's see...she must be about 12 years old by now! And, she is a good mouser! We used to"critters" all around our yard, but after Daisy settled in, I haven't seen many critters. Once in a while I find a dead mouse out front. Anyway, "F" is for Daisy's face. I mean, WHO can resist this face? ABC Wednesday for February 24, 2010.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Abby~Camera Critters 011610

Abby, our little half-Oriental shorthair female cat, is now settling in and pretty much ignores the dogs. Sometimes she and Ripley will play together and Abby will take some swats at Ripley. Sometimes Ripley chases her down the hallway, but Abby always comes back for more! I cleaned out my kitchen bookshelves over the Christmas holidays and soon we will move them into the spare bedroom and set up my office there. But, on this morning, Abby moved up onto them (before they were cleaned and dusted!) and had fun swatting the dogs and investigating!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Loki and the Leaves~Camera Critters 010910

The dogs found SOMETHING in our back yard last weekend and I wandered over to investigate. It was Loki! He was taking a "sun nap" in a pile of leaves under the Chinaberry tree. Or, maybe he was hoping that a bird would fall out of the tree? Camera Critters for January 9, 2010.