If I had about twenty Violets at this point, I could adopt every single one of them out. People are in love with this little cat -- yes, she is a Siamese mix, but in this picture, you can see a little bit of tabby striping above her BLUE BLUE eyes. She is doing well -- and her coloring changes by the week. She is already "spoken for," and she will have a good home.
Harrison and his girlfriend, Christiana, came over Sunday night for steaks on the grill and a little Nacho Libre on the TV. Christiana is VERY sweet and bubbly. They get along fabulously, and don't those two look happy? Harrison turns 21 on Sunday. Christiana is making carrot cake cupcakes and I'm making Whiskey Sours, at Harrison's request (we make them at Thanksgiving -- and they're very tasty.)
This is Miss Priss (we call her "Highness," "Your Majesty," and "Queenie.") She has a very regal bearing for a kitten, and she is well over the ringworm she had when we saved her weeks ago. She is such a pretty cat, and is so friendly and happy. She will be able to go for surgery and adoption soon.
Isabelle is still doing a wonderful job taking care of her babies. They are half as big as she is now, but she still cleans them and watches over them. I am so hoping to find her a loving and caring home where she will be waited on hand-and-foot (paw-and-paw?) She is such a caregiver to her children. She deserves some pampering.
As you can see, Isabelle's babies have gotten big! They are all around the 2-pound mark now, and can go for surgery very soon. This was a rare photographic opportunity -- all of them lined up and looking in the same direction. I opened the door to the guest room this week, so now they can run all around the house. They love playing with the other kittens. They have been a joy to get to know.
Here's a cute snap of Jelly Bean. She's the most social of the four, and look at those EARS. She is going to be a very long and tall cat. But she's very friendly and happy-go-lucky. I think she's adorable.
Of course, Steve and I aren't the only ones who take care of the babies. Fostering is a family affair. Ruby is such a mother at heart, and I took this quick picture of her last night after she had given Willie a tongue bath. You can see our babies get the very best of our love and attention.
And this isn't cats, but it's a beauty -- my friend Kathy up in Milwaukee made this for me for my birthday this year. I received it recently after it came back from the framers. It's going to be my June Kit of the Month -- it's a Needlework Press piece, but Kathy changed the silks and stitched it on 40 count. It's SO pretty. You can buy the kit from me all this month through my web site.
Hattiesburg has been hot-hot. I have tomatoes ripening on the plants, and we've been picking zucchini and squash. Graham wants to go to the pool this week. I've been busy working on a birthday gift for Harrison -- Prairie Moon's Jazz Cats. I'll post a picture when it's done. It's been kind of fun to work on, and it was a piece he mentioned he really liked when he helped me at Nashville Needlework Market this spring.
Talk to you soon.