Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mossy Monday on a Thursday Night...

Or...A rolling cat gathers no moss. This is my last "Mossy" post for this year. Autumn is approaching, and the moss is fading, soon to be replaced with other sights that make this part of Florida a pretty neat place to be in the fall. I thought I'd take the time to introduce you to my 3 feline rescue kittys that share my mossy garden with me. This is Snowball, our newest addition. The name fits, although she is a "Firepoint" with lots of soft orange markings. She was also a feral baby, born in the woods, and for the first few tentative approaches, we thought she had a snowball's chance of survival. She has now been with us for 5 months, has been spayed...quick! before she multiplies!...and has decided that she {almost} likes me.
This is Queen, momma of Snowball, abandoned and twice pregnant before the age of 1. She has the most beautiful blue eyes,which she passed on to her kitten, set into an Asian face that may never be called beautiful. Also spayed now...double quick!!...she has decided that Joe & Elaine's is not such a bad place to live. She has many additions to her Queen title...Queenie Beanie on good days, and when she's feeling grumpy , the Queen Bi*#*. She can be very mean to both her daughter, and her "kitty daddy"....

FattButt. This is Snowball's daddy, and was actually the first abandoned guy to claim squatter's rights at our house. He brought a brother with him, who moved on quickly, but FattButt has remained, and he is almost my favorite. He is now neutered, and has a tatoo on his left ear to mark that fact. My cat has a tat! The mossy yard is his domain, as well as the roof of my black Blazer, which sheds white and orange fur as I drive down my driveway! He is the most affectionate of the 3, and I think has finally forgiven me for the horrible ride in a cage, in my truck, and the leaving of some extra parts at the vet's office! He is now in excellent health & weighs almost 12 pounds...hence the name FattButt. :o}


So, Ill leave you here with my last 2 mossy pictures. Above is the base of the trunk of my favorite magnolia tree, with the moss, of course on the north side. And below is one more piece of antique paver, saved from our streetscape, that has been completely frosted with my favorite velvety moss. Hope you've enjoyed the pics, and tolerated my ramblings...I cannot seem to do a short post for anything!!



Enjoy the Greenery! *elaine*





9 comments:

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

A post on kitties and moss--wonderful! I will miss the moss, too--right now we're also seeing many different kinds of mushrooms and toadstools popping up each morning. And I think Queenie is beautiful--there are no ugly kitties in MY world!!!

Marge said...

Moss and cats - ya can't beat 'em!

~~Carol~~ said...

God Bless you Elaine, for making these homeless kitties yours! We had such a bad problem in my town, with feral cats, that they started a program of catch, neuter/spay, and release. There was a man in town who had about 50 cats in his house, and when the house caught fire, he died and the cats escaped. They are also trying to educate people on caring for these cats, like feeding them and providing some shelter for them. Your kitties are beautiful! And I will miss the moss too!
Have a great weekend!
Carol

Betty said...

What a combo,kitties and moss,but they seem to fit each other perfect. The kitties know they have found a good thing with you,but you know they cant admit it! After all, everyone knows that "cats rule". Anyway, love your kitty post and have enjoyed the mossy posts too. Look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Susie said...

Hi Elaine...I found your blog via Junkdreams. What caught my eye was your kitty. I kinda chuckled because I just posted a picture of my kitty in my garden this morning. Well, not only do we both love cats, live in Central Florida, blog, but we both love moss! Now I am quite jealous that you have this wonderful green furry stuff growing so beautifully. I also blogged about moss a few weeks ago with a short story. I'd love for you to visit! I've tried so many times to grow moss, with no luck. I actually just purchased some on ebay, and I think I'll try making a terrarium. Looking forward to 'chatting with you'....Susie
Oh, by the way, we're also the same age!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Now I seen some Moss growing around my house today!! Hope all is well, I was away on a junk break but I am back and ready to go!! Have a great week! Janna

Sue said...

Thanks for the sympathy Elaine, it helped!!LOl, I love your cats, they are lucky to have you!
The weather is warming up here with Spring.Does it snow where you are, in winter ?
Sue

Sweet Repose said...

Wish Scratchy would let me have a cat...TERRIERS...they're just sooooo bad!!!

Came up with my daughter's name, Piper, while watching old movie credits...Piper Lauri...she hates it, but it is soooo her!

Kudzu said...

Great names for your cats,lol...ours are Morticia and Gomez, I need to take some photos whenever Gomez decides to drop in on us again. Morticia..or Tish-The-Dish as we like to call her.....sleeps in our chiminea on the back deck.
kudzu