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Need an instant cat family? Holly comes prepackaged with kittens.

Posted Friday, May 21, 2010, at 5:12 PM

Our newest arrival, Holly
We are not 100% sure but this little one showed up a few days ago and has a firm little belly. I know she ate a lot when she got here, but this is more than just a full belly, so we suspect someone else knew she was pregnant and dropped her off.

I know a person did not get her pregnant but to drop off a very young cat who is about to raise a family is COLD. She luckily (for her at least) found us, so.... here we go again.

The other cats by the way are down to 2 females and 2 males. Not sure if someone picked them up but what they did not realize is that they already had babies of their own.

I hope (but doubt) that they picked them up also. They moved them every few days, so we did not know where they went this last time. We keep hoping they will show back up at feeding time, but they have been gone about two weeks now.

PITA has recovered from her spaying quite nicely. For the last two weeks she has been reasonably well behave. Sammy the cat did not have slobber on him and she has been staying out of the goldfish pond, but all that changed two days ago. Sammy is wet again and I had to put a plastic chair in the middle of the pond to keep her from bouncing like a ping pong ball, in and out.

Seriously, in less than a minute she was in and out of the pond at least four times. I jumped out to stop her or we would have had frothed pond and who knows what condition the fish would have been in. After I cleaned out the watercress from the stream connecting the two waterfalls, she now uses it to lay in and wallows in the mud and water. Something is loose in that head of hers.

The Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is working for fleas and has not hurt me yet, but ticks are a bit more "ticky". For the DE to work, it has to touch the ticks and while I powder the dogs each week, I can't always get them to stay still long enough for me to do a complete job. Ticks do not roam like fleas so once they find a comfortable spot, they attach and if that spot is close to the pets eyes or nose, I don't get them with the DE.

After seeing PITA's eyes get all puffy from over contact, I limit it to behind the ears and back to the tail. Which means that some ticks still get attached. Most die but some have to be removed. We are going to try alternating months so at least they are not constantly getting a dose of the poisons in the monthly treatments. I'll let you know how that works.

As far as me taking the DE internally, I have had no problems, but I have not noticed any big improvements either. Once silver lining to that is I probably did not have intestinal worms. With all the MRI's and other scans I have had over the past few years, I kind of knew that anyway, but I am hoping there are other benefits as well.

OK, I'm done for a few minutes. Don't forget our garden club meeting tomorrow. I will make a separate post on that sometime tonight. Actually, I better do it now. See you in another post!

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oh man that is terrible.. i think people are aweful. I have no respect for someone that cannot be responsible or moral.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 5:34 PM

What woould be nice is if someone actually lost her, but we are out in the country so our natural assumption is that someone "helped" her out here.

If we are wrong PLEASE forgive me and let us know. We will gladly bring her to you.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 8:28 PM

Miss Holly is not growing as expected soooo... maybe her belly was a misdiagnosis by me. Otherwise, she is doing fine. I let one of our oldest cats in with her a few hours today. Holly fussed so much that Blackie just turned around and wanted back out.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, May 30, 2010, at 4:10 PM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.