I came in the back door. Set my purse and Jo Ann's bag down on the counter.
Later I heard something rattling a sack. When I checked it out Carter had climbed into the sack under my template plastic for a "cat nap" on my purse. I always caution my daughter to make sure there is only trash in sacks she carries out to the trash bin just in case our lovely Carter has decided to climb in.
Carter was rescued from the trash bin behind a grocery, Carter's Food Center, hence his name. I brought him home, Thanksgiving day, to find a safe and loving home for him. As we slowly tamed him he wrapped himself firmly around our hearts.
I can NOT find any more homeless animals. We now have all we can afford to take care of properly. Also, since we live in town we are at out legal limit :o)
In other news my darling daughter stopped by Pizza Hut after work to pick up a couple of pizzas for out supper. I was already at the nursing home visiting mom so she just brought the food on out and we had a wonderful family supper. Mom was thrilled.
Today's entry is about Kallie. She showed up one spring day, moseyed into my garage and promptly delivered three baby kittens. I got her really good food so she could feed the kittens. I told her we would find her and her babies a good home.
She has never left. (We also kept Cooper, her youngest son, since he has a damaged brain. More about him in a later post.)
Fast forward to this summer and Kallie Jo is very much part of our family. She is also full of fleas. So my sweet daughter decided to give her a bath. I helped by grabbing the camera and snapping pictures while laughing my fanny off.
She rolled up as tight as she could. (this is my favorite pic)
She strained and struggled to escape.
She thought she could escape out the open window (she forgot about the screen).
Finally my daughter was able to finish up Kallie's first bath. BTW: it is true Dawn dish washing liquid is gentle enough to use on cats because it does not contain nasty chemicals. Dawn does kill fleas dead. (soap softens their hard shell so they die) LOVE Dawn for dishes and the animals.
Kallie looks big but is truly no heaver than a feather. Her bone structure is actually very tiny. Her feet, however, are the size of salad plates.
Even tho she was NOT crazy for the bath Kallie decided she really loved being towel dried. She sat and purred on my lap for almost an hour while I gently rubbed her hair dry. Actually I was so proud she did not use her claws on my child I wanted to show her lots of love! Things went much better than I expected.
Bonus: she has stopped jumping up on the kitchen counter ;o)