Remembering Ghost

Today we had to put Ghost to sleep. We were lucky enough to have him as part of the family for the last 4 years. Before then, he was just a stray that was starting to hang around the house. We thought, “What is a pretty boy like you doing out on the streets?”. He was always kind of dirty when he showed up but we could see how beautiful he was. Over the course of the next 6 months or so, we slowly gained his trust. It was wonderful when he decided to trust us. We were doing yard work and he kept following us around, shortly thereafter we got him neutered and he became part of the inside family. At first he didn’t seem to know what to do with being inside. He didn’t know how to play with toys and was leery of being too close to the other cats. After a couple of weeks, he adjust to this new way of life and started to relax. He was almost always a sweet boy and he got along well with every cat except one. When we would come home, he’d love to greet us at the door and do stallion rears so we would pet him, he was always affectionate with us. He gave us almost 4 years of wonderful memories and for that we are grateful. We’ll never know how old he was but we hope that these last 4 years were the best years of his life. Here are some of our favorite pictures of him:

Midnight & Enchiladas

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 !

Hope you enjoy life !

Boo Boo’s Origin Story

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 !”