What is a garden without a cat? Any nuisance created by cats' toilet habits is more than made up by their loyal companionship in the garden and in the house.
Fennel was lucky to be adopted by us. She and her siblings were found at two
days of age at the local garbage dump, where many feral cats live. The kittens
had evidently been abandoned by their mother. They were rescued and raised by
foster parents in a loving household with other cats and dogs. At the proper age, Fennel and
her siblings were put up for adoption at Heartland Humane Society, which is where we found
her. She is a small cat, but full of mischief. She and Yoda are buddies. She is kept indoors
most of the time, but under supervision, is allowed to enjoy the garden.|
...Yoda came to us in 2005 as a 12-week old kitten from the Heartland Humane Society.
He was already named, and we stuck with the name because he responded to it, and
because it aptly fit his large ears that to this day splay out to the side when he
is relaxed. He's a sweet, outgoing, monster size (19 lb--not fat, just BIG!) cat now,
built like a football lineman. His size prevents him from wiggling through the deer fence,
so he is permitted outside
under supervision. |
|Mazzie, The Supervisor...
found her at the Humane Society where she was reported to be about
a year old and a stray. She quickly made herself at home, made friends
with Rufous (see below) and amazed us with her energy, quickness
and even temperament.
She was one cool cat! After a mishap in which she lost the sight in one eye, she was kept indoors.
She passed away at age 11 from an immune disorder.|
| Rufous the
Timid...He ran from us during the day, but snuggled when I sat in
the house. Boxes of Kleenex were kept handy to mop up his copious drool. After 17
years with us, Rufous passed away in 2005.|
Our 12-year old Stormy disappeared from the face of the
Earth in May of 1999. He will be remembered for his lengthy conversations,
his affection, and his agility.|