Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Upon arrival we updated our information with the Humane Society, signed in on the volunteer form, and headed to the room where the cats were. It was packed full of cats. Some sleeping, some climbing, some roaming, some grooming, and one rubbing my legs.
We armed ourselves with cat hair brushes and investigated the cats. Leaving sleeping cats sleep, we positioned ourselves in the middle of the floor and sat down to their level. Immediately my daughter's laps were full of cats. A very beautiful long haired orange and white one curled up in my 12 year- old's lap and turned her belly upright, stretching her paws out in total relaxation.
My 15 year- old's lap had two cats. One was practically sitting on the other, while another pawed at her back. A few climbed my legs and got a few belly rubs, and cuddling, and one decided to play.
My 15 year old spent over an hour trying to get the attention of an orange colored older kitten. She nick-named him "monkey". He was climbing everywhere, and very quick too. He didn't seem interested in getting attention or brushed, keeping himself distant.
We continued to brush, cuddle, and then finally ended the evening by playing ball with the frisky cats and kittens. We again sat ourselves onto the floor and rolled a plastic ball with a bell in it. Back and forth it went, while cats and kittens pounced, chased, and darted at it.
When it was time to leave, I looked at my 15 year old's lap, and low and behold, there was "monkey". He was not only getting cuddling, but he was stretched out onto his back, belly side up, and paws stretched way over his head. He was a totally different cat.
We can't wait to go back next week to see what the cats are up to. Maybe we will bring some food, toys, and blankets when we return.