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catstuff
11:51 AM - 07/25/2006

The topic: The good mother

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I’m not real up to date on momcats.  The only ones I knew, before Lorelei, were the feral moms.  Like Little Guy, the mom of Sammy, Opie, Richie, DaNiece and Angel. She was a good mom.  Well, I don’t exactly know how good because we snagged the kittens before they had a chance to grow up wild, then she was eaten by a coyote.

Little Bit had two viable litters and we grabbed those babies from her.  But she was only separated from the second litter for a couple of days, when she got spayed. Well, wait, maybe it was a little longer because we had her crated until she had somewhat recovered before letting the kittens in to see her.  And she let them be with her for a couple of weeks, then was done with them.  She didn’t want them near her, growling them away and slapping at them if they crossed her line.

But Lorelei.  Lorelei, man, she’s a good mom.  She loves her babies.  The night she came home from her spay, they were suckling and she was grooming them.  A week later, she’s recovering nicely from the surgery and this morning, I actually watched her playing with Rory on the patio.  I’ve never seen Little Bit play.  Bounce when she runs, yes, but never play. 

Just a little while ago, I was in the bedroom and I saw this:

 

She's such a good mom!


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tales from the parkside
11:30 AM - 07/25/2006

The topic: The heat

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The phone rang Saturday and it was mom. 

“Is your electric out?”

No, we’ve got power.  Her’s was out. 

According to our call this morning, it was out most of the weekend.  And the manager of the park didn’t call the electric company, the tenants did.  (They own their homes, rent the property; the utilities are added to their monthly bills.)  It was the first the electric company had heard.

One of the people calling let them know that it was a senior citizens’ park and that there were going to be heat related health problems. And there were.  Mom said there were four people were taken away in ambulances. Scary.

Mom thinks it’s because the equipment at the park is outdated. They bring in new homes and they use more power overall and it’s overloading what they’ve got. They need to be replaced.  And mom knows if they’re replaced, their rents will go up accordingly.


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catstuff
11:25 AM - 07/25/2006

The topic: Remember Marco?

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He didn't come inside when the other cats came in last night (I let them all stay out a little longer after the sun had gone down because of the heat; it was cooler outside). The sun was down and he looked so pleased, having the rock all to himself and surveying the area. I was able to snap a couple of pictures before he decided that I was more interesting than the rock.

 


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catstuff
11:18 AM - 07/25/2006

The topic: Kitten Sleep

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I caught Rory snoozing on the back of Brian's recliner last Friday and she looked so very relaxed, I had to get the picture. Luckily, the flash didn't distract her from the task at hand.

 


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