Monday, October 05, 2020

What else, 2020?

 What is this craziness??  It's October!!

I just can't even.....    Clint finished setting up our Halloween light show yesterday, so does this mean we're going to have to take it all down?!?  It's still too soon to know for sure, but all the models have it coming somewhat in our direction.  

My witches will never survive hurricane winds

WE HAVE KITTENS!!!   Deme had her babies on September 21.  There were four, but sadly now there's only three.  Unfortunately one of them (my favorite) did not make it.  I'm SO SAD!  I am not sure what happened but we found her yesterday.  She was almost 3 weeks old.  Mamma cat has moved the babies five times, and they were tucked away in a tiny corner of our shed for a few days. I made sure to check on them every day and all were doing just fine. Maybe she was sick, after all Deme wasn't well cared for.  Maybe it got too cold in the shed because kittens can't regulate their body temperature.  I've made them a bed out of a big storage tote and we will put a heating pad on low under part of it tonight.  I'm hoping Mamma cat will find this acceptable and will not move the babies again!!  (She's moved them from the tote nest twice before.)  My heart can't handle losing any of the others.   I don't have a lot of pictures because we were leaving them alone so we wouldn't make Deme more nervous and keep moving them. 

RIP little Phantom.  She was 3 -4 days old here. 
She had a half face mask like Phantom of the Opera. 

My foot seems to be doing a little bit better than it was.  I bought some thick soled wide width shoes, toe separators, toe socks, metatarsal pads, and shoe inserts.  I've been icing it several times a day, doing calf stretches, and physical therapy exercises that I found online.  It still hurts at times but I'm at least able to walk around.  I go back to the doctor next week.  


  1. So cute with the kittens! Sorry that one didn't make it! Oh no about the hurricane coming through possibly and your decorations!! It figures though with how weird the whole year has been! Glad your foot is getting better too!


  2. I am sorry about your loss, she was so cute!
    Oh no, Delta is Category 4 now!

    Take care!

  3. aaahhh, the baby kittens are cute. You have your hands full caring for them. I'm glad to hear your foot is doing better. Stay safe with your extreme weather conditions. Your post was on Jess' birthday.

    Happy October days, Mellie.


  4. I can't believe how many storms there have been this year; praying you guys are all doing well. Those sweet kittens! SO precious. Sorry about the one who passed. I'm glad you foot is feeling better now; sounds like a lot of work to get to this point.

  5. I pray that you and your family are safe, Mel. I saw the fury of the hurricane today on the news. Louisiana seemed badly hit.

    Love those precious kitties. So sorry about the one who didn't make it.

    ((hugs and prayers))