Boo Boo and his sibling’s parents still hang around our neighborhood, our house in particular. Over time they have come to trust us and we have grown to love them and worry when we don’t see them every day. We would bring them inside permanently if we didn’t have a full house already. Of course, we were worried about their safety outside since we’re suppose to get tropical storm conditions today and tomorrow. So, this morning we got a bedroom ready for them and then took a cat carrier out onto the porch. We put some moist food clear in the back of the carrier hoping that the food would be too tempting for them to resist and then we could shut the door behind them. It worked ! They are staying in a bedroom together, isolated from all our other cats and dog. We feel so much better knowing they are safe during the storm.
You can tell by the picture why we named him Count Midnight !
He was a stray that started hanging around. It took us around a year for him to start trusting us. Then we noticed that he had a problem with one of his front legs. It looked like pus was coming out from puncture marks. Even though he had started to let us pet him a little bit, we had never picked him up. But with that infected leg, we knew we had to take the next step of picking him up and putting him in a carrier to see our vet. We got him to our vet who went ahead and treated his leg and gave him his shots while he was under getting neutered. We kept him inside while he recovered. During his recovery time, he got to know our other cats and what life was like on the inside of the house. At that time, we had thought that we weren’t going to adopt any more cats, we just wanted to make sure he was good to go on his own. The day came when it was okay to let him out and when we opened the door for him to leave he just sat there and looked at us like we were crazy. He had got a taste of what life was like on the inside and he was never going back outside again ! When we saw how much he wanted to stay inside we knew that the other cats had gained a new brother ! We were surprised when he took such a liking to our dog Benny.
(Sorry Benny’s decapitated-looking in this photo.)
He absolutely adores Benny ! He follows him around like a shadow. We never imagined that a cat off the streets and a dog from the shelter would become buddies. Count Midnight has been with us a little over a year now, making life a little more interesting and wonderful !
Today we went to Savannah to get some extra shopping done and when we went to PetSmart, we found this bed on sale. We think Serendipity gives the bed her seal of approval. The only way we could make this better for her was if we turned off the lights ! Serendipity is kind of a cranky cat so we’re sure that all the other cats appreciate her sleeping as hard as she is right now. As you can tell, no one’s brave enough to curl up on the bed with her !
Hi everybody, hope you’ve had a good day so far. Tonight we had Creamy Spinach Enchiladas but we had to share this picture with you ! This is our cat Midnight, we think he fell asleep but there is a chance that the fumes from the shoe knocked him out !
We had a semi-feral cat that we knew got impregnated while we were trying to tame her. We tried to catch her while she was pregnant and take her to a cat rescue group but while she allowed us to pet her, we could never pick her up. As the weeks went by we saw her getting bigger and bigger. Finally she disappeared for a few days and when she came back she was as skinny as when we first saw her. We knew she must have had her kittens but we didn’t know where. So imagine our surprise when we saw her kittens for the first time on our property ! They had to be about 5 weeks old when we first saw them. We started socializing them, trying to get them used to being around people. We knew we had enough cats inside already, that it was best that we didn’t adopt another cat. As you can see, we didn’t stick with that ! A couple of weeks later (after already discovering them), we had some nasty rain days come through our part of southern Georgia. One day we went out there and noticed the mama cat (Besa) was snuggling with two of the kittens but the third one was nowhere to be seen. Normally Boo Boo (the third kitten) had been an outgoing kitten but that day, when we finally found him, he ran from us and he was wet and shaking. We caught him and mommy stuck him inside her shirt to warm him up and calm him down. He calmed down, we got him dried off and we put out some dry towels for Besa and the kittens to snuggle on. When we saw it pouring again, mommy went out to check on them. Again we saw Boo Boo all by himself. Mommy was like “that’s it !”. The first time we found him shaking, mommy thought it was an isolated incident but after the second time, we thought Besa was isolating him on purpose. Mommy didn’t want to see him isolated from all the others, especially in the nasty weather. So she scooped him up and brought him inside and decided right then that he was the newest member of the family. We knew that we had enough cats already but Boo Boo had won a special place in our hearts and we just couldn’t say no to him. Sometimes you have to think with your heart instead of your head.
Also, in case you were wondering about his name, we named him Boo Boo for multiple reasons. We had been calling him tomatillo but when he was curled up on mommy, he started falling asleep but waking up quickly afterwards. I told him, “it’s okay baby, we all have our boo boos” and mommy said something along the lines of “Yeah, we should name him that instead !” We also named hime after the sidekick of Yogi Bear and just ‘cause we liked being able to say “Hey Boo Boo !”