Bird burial

 Last week a bunch of neighbor kids came to the house with a mortally wounded young sparrow in a plastic cup.  (Probaby got caught by a cat.)  They brought it to me because I am "like a veterinarian and can fix animals."  We put the bird in a shoe box…

Kitty update

Lucy, her official name, had six kitties.  I thought she had more inside because her belly was still so big after six, but that just shows my ignorance of cat anatomy and pregnancy.  Lucy got very sick after the delivery.  She was so sick that by Saturday I thought she…

Six and still more inside

Wow, she's had six kitties. See the little black and white one by her nose.  It is such a fighter but it is so small.   And it's having a hard time finding a nipple. Look at her holding her baby!  She's taking a break from labor.  I can still feel…

The bets are on

Who will win the bet as to what date the cat will have her kitties and how many she will have? Hannah    Monday  5   (I lost) Sandra    Tuesday    5 Cassie    Wednesday    4 Katie    Wednesday    5 Ken    Thursday    4 Kevin    Thursday    6 Luke    Friday    5 Jazz    Sunday    4 Today she is…

Disadvantaged kitty

Anyone that knew Graeme knows how much he loved cats. He considered it his calling in life to help disadvantaged cats. In his honor we have found a home for this cat. She is a homeless, pregnant female about to give birth. We will keep her at our house until…

I miss him

The second year is definitely harder than the first.  Some days I just don't want to go on.  How do I accept that I'm not going to see Graeme again for the rest of my life?  To know I'm never going to hear "Hi mom" ever again.  How do I…

Good deeds

All day I've wanted some Haagen Daaz ice cream. Chucky went to the corner store to get some for me but they didn't have any and he wouldn't go to Cub because it's too hot. Darn. Yesterday was a challenge for me. Maybe that's why I'm feeling uneasy today. I…

Goodbye Jenny Girl

"We love you Jenny!"I don't know what to say. She looks so happy but she was so sick. We gave her a special day. First she had vension and salmon for breakfast. Then we talked about walks and chicken and treats. Then she got two jars of peanut butter for…

HORRIBLE DAY

I went and saw the police pictures of Graeme the night he died. I read the police reports. I read the coroners report. He was so horribly beaten and bruised. What bothers me so much is that he was ALIVE when Bill was doing this to him and he was…

Graeme

Graeme is back but depressed from all the chemical abuse of his brain. He didn't lose his job -- thank God. I'm worried about him because he has cut himself off from everyone and just sits in his apartment by himself. He needs to make new friends but that is…

I am in agony

Repeat -- agony. Graeme is on a major crash and burn. My first hint came Sunday morning when he called me as we were on our way to our sailing lessons. He had gotten his car towed on Saturday night and then he left his car keys in the taxi…

Welcome to the zoo

Life has been CRAZY at 2701. It started Tuesday evening when Graeme's cat Nico brought home a flapping pigeon that she had caught. The bird was injured, but not seriously. What do you do with a pigeon that can't fly? We put it into a cat carrier and let it…