September 1, 2018 – Welcome Gracey!

When we found out we could move out of the park, I half-jokingly asked Rob if we could get another cat once we had our own house, Much to my surprise, he said yes! Once we were pretty settled into our house, Catheryn and I went to the shelter and brought home a little kitty. She is a little Russian Blue mix and we decided to name her Gracey. (She came from the shelter as Pastellito, and that definitely had to go…)

I was amazed at how well our boy kitties accepted her. Hammy was a little grumpy about her at first, but Gatsby liked her right away. I remembered what a bully Hammy was when we first brought Gatsby home, so I really wanted a female this time around. There has not been a single cat scuffle since she arrived! She has only been with us for two weeks, but it feels as if she has been a part of our family forever!

She had been in the house 5 minutes, and was already perfectly “at home!”

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Gatsby loves his new sister.

Please don’t tell Nathan that Gracey steals his stuffies…

Hammy and Gatsby are perfectly relaxed.

My Little Audience

Last spring we purchased two apple trees to plant in pots in our back yard. The other day (another beautiful sunshiny day here in New Mexico) I decided to go out back to check on our trees. I can see them from our kitchen window and it looked to me like they were getting buds, so, excited for the upcoming bloom, I went out to see how they were doing. It appears as though winter has been kind to them. I am sure they will bloom at the first possible moment.

dsc_0075We have an elevated back yard, so you have to climb a ladder to get up to it. As I was climbing back down, I took one more glance at the trees, only to see two furry little felines watching me from our room. Apparently they were curious about how the trees were doing as well. 🙂

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Partners in crime

On This Date…

February 5…

Today… We watched the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. The Falcons had such a good lead at one point and we were so hopeful that they would be able to pull it off. Slowly but surely, we watched their lead slip away until the game was tied. And then they lost it. Sigh. I am not a Falcons fan, but I would have liked to see them win tonight.

One Year Ago… It is hard to believe that one year ago today we arrived in New Mexico. The kids are loving school here, Rob enjoys his job, I love being a stay-at-home mom, even though the kids are older now. I think we are in a good place for everyone. We are in such a routine now that it almost feels as if we have been here forever.

17 Years Ago… We walked into the Missoula Humane Society and met Remington P. Cat. Who would have guessed what a huge part that kitty would play in our lives. He traveled all over with us and never complained about a thing. I loved how easy-going he was, and how much love he showed. I loved absolutely everything about that cat. Everything.

19 Years Ago… Since Remi was about two when we adopted him, we made his adoption date his birthday, so, Happy Birthday, Remi! You were one in a million, Lovely Boy. I miss you every day…