Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This is Pekoe

OK, so this isn't a very flattering picture of me, but I don't hesitate to show it to you, because this is what my life looks like around 11:30 p.m. in my crazy cat house. Pekoe is a new cat to our household -- he's about one pound and about four weeks old. We'll have him a month or so. He really, really likes "the nice lady." (My husband thought he was being very clever taking this picture.)

Pekoe was being fostered by another volunteer from the shelter who has half a dozen dogs. (He was found in this woman's neighborhood.) She was keeping Pekoe to one room of the house, so he didn't get eaten or stepped on. I volunteered to take him in. What's one more little mouth to feed?

Gilligan and Skipper will most likely go for surgery next week already. They're doing great, and I'll post pictures soon.

Next week, I go to Virginia Beach for the Dyeing to Stitch retreat right there on the beach! I am teaching with Jeanette Douglas, Shepherd's Bush and the gals from R&R Reproductions. What an honor! My piece is very cute -- beach themed, and I will post a picture of that after the retreat (don't want to spoil any of the surprises.)

I'm recuperating from a back injury. Between bowling, the computer, stitching, carrying groceries, taking out the trash, hauling boxes and boxes to the post office, driving, and everything else I do, my back (according to my physician) was "very angry with me." I was having back spasms, she said, and I have had to limit my lifting to ten pounds or less while my back settles down. Stupid back!

Take care, and happy stitching!

8 comments:

GingerCat said...

I am so sorry to hear about your back. Do take care of it so it will be forgiving soon! Back pain can be brutal.

Pekoe is too cute! He looks to be all white. Do you know if he is deaf? My dearly departed Pittsburg was deaf as a post and knew "kitty sign" language.

I wish I had realized that there was an event in VA Beach. I would have planned to go. It would be great to meet you in person. Do have fun while you are there, it sounds great!

MoonBeam said...

Cute, really little kitty.

Words of wisdom for the day...Respect the back!

marly said...

Another sweet babe. I bend and hang from the waist for pain relief. I'm too cheap to buy an inversion table but several friends weren't, and they can't believe the difference. Have fun at the beach!

Sherry :o) said...

Oh, take care of that back! I am still recovering from my surgery (not sciatica related) and have been having back issues (sciatica)off and on for a couple years. My hope is that does not return!

Can't wait to see your beach piece - have fun in VaBeach!!

Love the little kitty...so sweet.

Walfrida said...

For we who love animals ... we always have a place for a new one!! Uou have a huge heart .... cause of this Pekoe loves you!! Have a good trip ... and take about your back ... I know well this problem.

DonnaTN said...

The newest kitty is so sweet. Hope your back gets better soon so you enjoy your beach retreat.

Lizzy Pizzy said...

Poor Theresa, sorry to hear your back is giving you curry... I hope it heals soon.
Thanks for swallowing your pride and posting this soooo sweeeet pic. I knew I was having withdrawals from kitty updates when one of my first thoughts when I awoke last Sunday morning was about you and your haven for kitties (I think I heard some cats fighting during the night - LOL).
BTW - you look soooo sweeet too :) Hope your family is looking after you
Liz x

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Take care of your back, young lady!!! I sure love your cat adventures!!!