Tag Archive | cats

My Shadow

I have a gentle soul waiting on me every morning when I leave the house for work!  She waits for me every afternoon at the front gate to come home from work.  She goes with me every day I get to gather eggs and waits outside the henhouse until I’m done feeding and gathering.  She walks beside me back to the house occasionally grabbing at my ankle to stop and pet her.  She was orphaned at the farm a few years before we moved there and walked the roads from building to building finding food for herself and outwitting the coyotes and other critters that like cats.  She had been spayed at some point and it amazes me that someone didn’t claim her.  I started calling for her when I would see her close to the house and leave little treats to try to coax her in.  I started leaving her a water bowl and food bowl in the corncrib where I saw her frequent once she got used to the treats.  Finally, we became friends and after about a year she became friendly with hubby and my kids but only them.  When company arrives, she disappears.  She is definitely my cat and we’ve great comfort to each other.  I would like for you all to meet “Miss Fuzzy”.  Isn’t she beautiful?!?!?

Miss Fuzzy

Miss Fuzzy

She is my shadow!

She is my shadow!

Waiting outside the henhouse!

Waiting outside the henhouse!

According to our vet she should be about eleven years old now and she’s a good hunter.  She doesn’t stay under your feet.  She loves keeping my lap warm when we’re sitting on the porch!

Orphans at the farm

I love babies of all kinds and have raised two kids of my own but I’ve also raised several orphan animals and thought I would share some pictures of them.  It’s very gratifying finding them quick enough to get some warm food in them, warm blankets around them and a good warm bath no matter if they’re furbearing or feathered.  Here’s some of my babes:

 

Heather & Shawn, my beautiful children.

Heather & Shawn, my beautiful children.

My gorgeous granddaughter, Victoria. I didn't raise her but had her with me every moment I could!!!

My gorgeous granddaughter, Victoria. I didn’t raise her but had her with me every moment I could!!!

 

Sassy - our current baby!!

Sassy – our current baby!!

 

Sassy  & Dandy

Sassy & Dandy

 

Brandy

Brandy

 

Annie and the triplets

Annie and the triplets

Baby

Baby

 

Precious and Bambi

Precious and Bambi

 

Cuddles

Cuddles

 

Little Dan - now he's all grown up.

Little Dan – now he’s all grown up.

 

Baby chicks

Baby chicks

Half grown mallard babies

Half grown mallard babies

 

Baby Dude

Baby Dude

Fuzzy

Fuzzy

 

Baby Alex & Alexandra-dogs made them orphans

Baby Alex & Alexandra-dogs made them orphans

 

Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Garth

Garth

Roxy

Roxy

I can’t begin to tell you of all of the cats, dogs, fawns, squirrels, calves, rabbits, chicks and ducks I’ve hand raised but I can tell you everyone of them was worth the challenge!!