Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kitty Kapers

I thought it would be kind of fun today to post some pictures of our resident king and queen. You DO know that we belong to them and not vice versa, right??
We adopted both of them from our local pounds.
The white and black kitty is mine. Her name is Baby and she is about 2 years old. She is kind of skittish around new people, but if she comes out to see you and let you pet her, then she thinks you are ok!
The calico kitty is named Rocky and he is about a year and a half old. He belongs to my step son.
He thinks he is part dog. He was raised around 2 beagles and learned how to sit up on his back legs, wave his front paws at you and beg.
They are both characters in their own ways.
Are you allowed to go to the bathroom by yourself? I didn't think so. I'm not. Doesn't matter where in the house Baby is, or even if she is asleep. She hears me go in the bathroom and here she comes, gotta check out what mom is doing. And of course Rocky usually isn't too far behind.
There is a short wall between the tub and toilet. Baby likes to perch on the tub and peek around the wall at you.
"Golly mom, did you have to wake us up??"
Both cats like to curl up on top of the snake aquarium, I suppose because it is warm up there. AND it is next to a window, so they can monitor any neighborhood happenings. That's Rocky in front and if you look close, you can see Baby sprawled out behind him.

"Caught me didn't ya?!"
Speaking of looking out windows, I caught Baby up on the kitchen table getting ready to slip behind the curtain to look out the window. She doesn't look too happy about being busted, lol.
"Another picture mom???"
Well ok, I guess. I'll just have to sit here doing what I do best, looking pretty for you. But can you tell I REALLY don't care?

"I don't care if you take MY picture"
I like having my picture taken. See how nice I pose for you grandma??

And last but not least, here's Rocky doing what he does best. I'm sure he thinks I put that pillow there especially for him.

First Big Snowstorm Of The Season

Well, we had our first big snowstorm of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday. I took these pictures when I went outside to finish up shoveling.
The first picture is our apple trees in the backyard full of snow.
The second picture is looking west on the road that we live on.
We got about 8 inches of snow. Then it got really windy and super cold, today it is zero degrees with a windchill of 15 below.

It IS really pretty, but I'm sure glad I'm retired and don't have to go out in this stuff every day anymore! I DON'T miss the winter drives to work for sure!

We have a hard time shoveling snow anymore. Dan with his bad back and bad knee, me with my circulation problems and asthma.
But, we have WONDERFUL neighbors who help keep us shoveled out. Ernie to our west usually snow blows most of the driveway and front sidewalk and Bill to our east helps out with shoveling too! I usually just have to shovel the front stoop, the small sidewalk right in front of the house, and a path between the vehicles. Takes me awhile, but I get it done eventually.
They will never know just how very much we truly appreciate their wonderful acts of kindness!
I'm just not a big fan of winter anymore. I suppose it's because I've gotten older and health problems don't help either. I just dread the cold and snow. I made sure I super stocked up on groceries and other necessities before the storm hit, thank goodness.