Tuesday, August 11, 2009

And then there were five....

I found a home for one of the kittens! So, my extended family of animals will be reduced to 5 after tonight. I definitely have mixed emotions....I am relieved to have found one of them a home but at the same time am sad as I have become quite attached to the little ones (and I am not even a cat person). The longer I have the kittens, the harder it will be to say goodbye. They have a way of finding a way into your heart.

Yesterday, I brought them all in to be spayed/neutered. I promised the family that was adopting the kitten, that I would have it fixed beforehand. I decided to bring all of them in at the same time as the veteranarian, Dr Gaby, assured me it was fine for them to have the surgery this young. I picked them up last night and here are a few of them recovering.

The one on the right took forever to wake up

Jade decided she needed to keep an eye on them also

So, it turns out I have 3 females and one male. Ironically, the one I have become attached to and will likely adopt, is the male who I have been calling Princess (she or rather HE whines all the time). And the family that wishes to adopt prefer a male. I am not sure what to do - I am hoping to convince them to take a female, especially since they have been spayed.

My furniture arrived safe and sound and I am very happy with it. It certainly has been a challenge keeping the cats off of it.

I am also waiting for the gardener to come by to help me work on the yard. I have taken some "before" pictures so you can see the jungle itself. We have ALOT of work to do!

Not sure what is going on with this gigantic rock pile. Any ideas on what I can do with this? Or should we just junk it?

There is an iguana on the top of the wall - it is black and grey so is hard to make out

So, what do you think? It has huge potential, I think. There is a lime tree out there that I will definitely keep. As for the others, not sure. Any suggestions?


Howard said...

Watch out for the thorns on the lime tree - they can really "bite".

Steve Cotton said...

It has great potential. At east, that is how I remember it. I would start with a diagram and mark out where you want your central points to be. The rock may turn out to be good raw materials for a rock path or a cactus garden. The question is how much time you want to devote to an area that is a home for Jade and Jackson -- not to mention a cat or two or three.

New Beginnings said...

Howard - yes, I have already felt the bite! I usually get pricked a few times when I am collecting the limes. The weird thing is that the limes are almost the size of oranges (but are definitely not oranges). The landlord is mystified - she said at the beginning, the tree produced regular limes (the small ones).

Steve - good suggestions, thanks. To be honest, I have no idea and have trouble visualizing what something will look like. I am hoping the gardener may have some ideas as I am hopeless at this kind of stuff!