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See this image largerMy grandbabies! I took a leap of faith and bought a plane ticket for the end of October... maybe I’ll be celebrating Halloween through children’s eyes again!See this image largerThese photos are so sad to me... DH cannot be around our cats until his health stabilizes; and even then, no more sleeping with them or helping with kittens, because it is a risk to his kidney transplant. See this image largerand the kitties are missing DH more than words can say!(1 comments)See this image largerA successful adoption event today! Of 26 cats and kittens, 8 were adopted, and all received lots of loving attention!See this image largerTravel to the adoption event was a meowy adventure... got lost twice and had to drive through a slide area!See this image largerdriving kitties to an adoption event todaySee this image largerTravel to the adoption event was a meowy adventure... got lost twice and had to drive through a slide area!See this image largerand family remembering my MIL with Love(2 comments)See this image largerI have been and will be away from Spark for the most part during this time of mourning. DH unexpectedly lost his Mom on Sep 13 and he’s deeply struggling. Having so many of his family travel here from up north and out of state has helped. See this image largerDD and my grandbabies flew in for a quick overnight stay to attend MIL’s funeral. Having them here helped a lot! ♥️See this image largerGD Ryan loves her broccoli!See this image largerI got to see GD Ryan in person for the first time since my trip to Colorado after her birth... 15 months is WAY too long between visits! She liked me!See this image largerGD Sierra kept herself entertained during the viewing/wake. Having the two little ones there helped lighten the heavy somber mood. See this image largerGD Ryan looking to see what she can get into at the table...See this image largerOur last adoption event yielded 8 of 26 cats and kittens adopted. It didn’t feel like work; not when a big part of what has to be done is showcase the kitties by playing with them. See this image largerA keepsake I created for DH in memory of his mother. See this image largerGOOD MORNING!See this image largerOld man George giving me the eye after he sat on my head and woke me up. See this image largernew baby kittenSee this image largerbabysat this orphaned baby today... Kitten Therapy!(2 comments)See this image largerAlzheimer's is the most devastating disease I have ever witnessed. I thank God my MIL is at peace now, fully cognizant, and happily reunited with her husband. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerJUST SAYING.. See this image largerBranch Manager and Assistant Branch ManagerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerELEVEN WEEKS UNTIL THE HOLIDAYS... GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF LIVING HEALTHILY!See this image largerWe are having a run of orphan kittens, several in the last week alone. I am part of a network of independent rescuers. Thank goodness we work together to support the fostering and health of these babies! Not one lost so far... KNOCK KNOCK ON WOOD!See this image largerOhhhhh... this is SO my cats!See this image largerSaw this in the food ads... Seriously, FIBER WATER???See this image largerMy beautiful feral boy White Fang is doing fantastic in his forever home! He is out of his crate and at home with the other cats, as usual talking up a storm when it’s time for wet food. His new mom adores him! I knew she could give him the home he needed and I couldn’t, but I still miss him!See this image largeris missing all my girls... next visit will be for happy reasons!See this image largerMy angels surround me as I sleep... Scrappy, Dessy, George, Cupcake, Zorra for sure; sometimes Tabitha, and Squirrel under the bed with Tuxie. See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerAhhhhh,the joy of kittens!See this image largerSee this image largerLook at my beautiful feral boy, now named Sir Fang! He bonded with another male at his new home, and they are best buds!See this image largerPreparing for another adoption event on October 27. The seven kittens from the homeless camp bumped my kitties... now it’s their turn. See this image largerLooks like I’m spending the night at the ER with DH again. Fever 🤒 increased, not a true spike but still worrisome. Here we go again! 😢See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris grateful for friends who are helping with the physical work in and outside our home. See this image largerBedtime Companion #1 - Tabitha sleeps on my pillow every night, and is back to her cuddly, more playful self. See this image largerBedtime Companion #2 - Scrappy is the man of the house now, and stays by my side. At night he sleeps right next to me. See this image largerBedtime Companion #3 - George, our old man, joins me for every nap time and when I lay down to rest. He doesn’t like to share the pillow!See this image largerI love this photo! DH and his Mom before the Alzheimer’s took her mind. Now he is in a care facility to recover after more complications following his kidney transplant. See this image largerCan't wait for Halloween!See this image largerThis is a program I would love to see at our shelter!See this image largerWe need this at our local parks... now how to warn about the raccoons and coyotes?See this image largerNow I can make Nana's recipes!See this image largerNot sure where else in the US the prices for gas compare, but this is California. See this image largerSee this image largerThis is Ella, who I brought home to tame for adoption rather than returning her to her colony. She’s doing great... and working with her is a great comfort to me. (1 comments)See this image largerAm I acting crazy, like Crazy Cat Lady crazy?!? This is Ella: another young cat trapped in a colony, I took to be spayed, but decided to take home and tame for adoption. She has the same look that Bernie had, and I’m already picking her up for long cuddles.See this image largerFor a laugh!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSooooo true!See this image largerAn unexpected save... one of three pregnant cats we are trying to place is safe with a foster tonight! She surprised us with five healthy babies the night before being transported. (I was the last leg of the journey.) See this image largeris organizing the cats and kittens for, and running an adoption event tomorrow. May all our kitties be healthy and have a good time!(2 comments)See this image largerTwo of my sweeties at the adoption event today. They did very well, despite being in a completely strange environment!See this image largerFive of eight cats waiting in my kitchen for their turn to be fixed and vaccinated by a mobile vet. She parked at our house to do a clinic for fosters, pets, and ferals. This was last minute, but very successful, so we’ll be doing it regularly. See this image largerDH is getting stronger every day! I’m back at the house for tonight, to sleep with our kitties. I think they missed me... I’ve got two on my lap, one right next to me, one on my pillow, one on my feet, and three sleeping together on a pile of clothes on the bed. I wish I could take a photo, but the lights are out!See this image largerThis beautiful mom rescued with her newborns was a serendipitous save! Babies will be one week old on Thursday and all are doing great... mom looks pretty happy too!See this image largerhas learned how true this is!(1 comments)See this image largerHAPPY HALLOWEEN!See this image largerSee this image largeris far enough away from all the fires to be safe, other than poor air quality.(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerLife in southern CA... I’m glad to do my part!See this image largerNine one-week-old kittens and their skin-and-bones mama are now safe at a long term foster. The young mama is taking good care her babies, and eating like a horse! They’ll have all the quality food they want and any medical care they need, and kittens will be adopted when old enough (foster is keeping the mom). What a relief!!!(1 comments)See this image largerI’m not saying this is me, but I’m sure one day it will be. See this image largerTwo of my kitties, Zorra and Tuxie, patiently waiting for treats. My fur critters keep me going!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerDefinitely see this happening with my cats, if I didn't have a dozen boxes just for them around the house!See this image largerSee this image largerThe mama with five kittens, now in foster care after her elderly human went into a nursing home, is living in a convent, spoiled by the nuns, and probably feels like she's in Heaven!See this image largerLooking ahead to the Winter Holidays!See this image largerCats vs Christmas Tree Solution #1See this image largerCats vs Christmas Trees Solution #2See this image largerOne of the best rewards of rescue!See this image largeris enjoying watching this mama with her babies, one of the best rewards of rescue!(1 comments)See this image largerQuite a day yesterday... hosted a spay/neuter clinic at my house with the mobile vet: 38 cats, dogs, and bunnies fixed and/or vetted over seven hours; 23 of those came from my network of fosters, trappers, and rescues that work with me. This is a HUGE tomcat who was trapped after several years of being elusive and making countless babies... NO MORE!See this image largeris remembering all the veterans in my family, among my friends, and especially those suffering from the after effects. See this image largerMay we honor our military and veterans, not just on November 11th but every day, by our attitudes, choices and actions. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerReunited and it feels so goooood... two kittens were trapped on Sunday, vetted and taken to a foster. A third sibling was trapped on Monday. After a long night of crying (him, not me), and taking him for vetting, I delivered him to the same foster this afternoon. I foresee a huge success for all three!See this image largerGood morning from Tabitha and me!See this image largerOn the road transporting kitten took us right pass The Forum, and construction of the new stadium for the LA Rams football team!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBedtime stories for catsSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerLive Life to the Fullest Every Day!See this image largerSee this image largeris missing her fur kids... so happy to spend tonight together!See this image largerSee this image largerLatest rescue: 5 six-week-old kittens removed from under a house. Luckily they had a good mom for protection, but it’s time to get them to safety and teach them humans are their friends. Mom will be fixed and returned, but these babies are headed to new loving homes!See this image largerThis will definitely be my friends and me in the not too distant future!See this image largerSitting on the freeway, trying to get home... gotta learn to avoid that interchange until construction is done!See this image largerThe fall of the Berlin Wall affected me greatly, because I lived in West Germany at the height of the Cold War. This massive art installation is an amazing tribute. See this image largerFall of Berlin Wall #2 Thousands of ribbons create a canopy under which people can walk the length of what was once the footprint of the Berlin Wall. Most ribbons have messages written on them by people affected. See this image largerCupcake chillin’ on the cat tree, watching me work. See this image largeris happy tonight. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI know how this feels... when both of my kids towered over me!See this image largerChristmas Tree solution #3!See this image largerThree kittens snuggling in a blanket... hard to believe two weeks ago they were trapped in a colony and went to a foster home. Two were just adopted, one more to go. See this image largerYou know the saying, if I fits, I sits? It doesn’t even have to be a box! This is our beloved Dinky, getting comfy in DH’s weightlifting belt. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris trying to stay strong: DH spiked a fever, I rushed him to the ER, he was admitted. Heading home and feeling drained. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThe extent of my cooking skills. See this image largerSee this image largerAt first I thought this was another example of my cooking skill, but the message is much more profound. See this image largerGotta keep laughing!See this image larger4am hereSee this image largerPreparing for Thanksgiving!See this image largerThis is supposedly a real review on their website. I can see it happening!See this image largerLast Christmas... I miss having baby kittens!See this image largerSee this image largerWhatever your Thanksgiving Day may be, please look for the positives and celebrate what is right in your world!See this image largerWhatever your Thanksgiving Day may be, please look for the positives and celebrate what is right in your world!See this image largerHAPPY THANKSGIVING!See this image largerneeds to follow this advice. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMore proof for the theory that cats can exist in both solid and liquid states of matter. (1 comments)See this image largerKARMA!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThese two... what a story! Different ages, colors, sexes, rescuers, locations, origin stories, personalities. This weekend the scared baby tuxedo joined the cuddly bug muted tabico at a foster home. After dancing around all puffed up, she must have decided the kid’s not that bad. This photo embodies the true joy of my rescue work!See this image largeris looking forward to going home!See this image largerI’ve decided to go home as early as possible. Infectious Diseases and OT cleared me tonight. PT still has to sign off, but I walked a whole lap around the floor today. Although I’m going home to an empty house - cats don’t count, can’t dial 911 - a friend will check on me twice a day, and help with the cats, food, cleaning, etc. It’s been a rough two weeks. Wish me luck, please keep me in prayers! Thank you. See this image largerGotta wait to see my kitties... I didn’t pass the physical test to go home from the hospital. Doctors believe the typhus damaged my heart muscle... not getting upset yet (trying), could be temporary. More testing tomorrow. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSaw this video, had to make a meme! (1 comments)See this image largerI was so happy to receive this photo of a recently adopted kitten with her new big sister! I had hesitated, but approved the adoption. I decided to trust their enthusiasm that the little one would be a good match, and it’s going well!See this image largerMy two hearts... granddaughters. See this image largeris working through setbacks with my health.See this image largerTwo more kittens adopted out! A bonded pair going to a home with two school age girls. Thank goodness for cell phones... and friends out in the real world to help complete rescue tasks. (1 comments)See this image largerhad another setback health wise, and the doctors are stumped... come on heart, STABILIZE!See this image largerDiagnosis = heart issue = different food choices in the hospital. I haven’t eaten this healthy for this long in years!See this image largerSee this image largerBeing in the hospital gives me a lot of time to catch up on all the best Christmas movie classics: Home Alone, Gremlins, Elf, and of course, Die Hard!See this image largerHere’s a good suggestion for a Holiday gift for your child’s teacher:See this image largerday 3700 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/7/2019See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI love being home at last and surrounded by my cats!!!See this image largerSee this image largerBack home at last... but not sure where to start to catch up. See this image largeris taking recovery one day at a time. See this image largerSee this image largerBaby orphan tuxedo kitten named Sylvester ended up with me for a couple of days, so I could evaluate how he’s doing after being fostered. He has adjusted beautifully to living with humans, and he’s going for adoption today!!!(2 comments)See this image largeris always surrounded by cats... one perk of being on bed rest. Here you can see one of the cats on the bed, Tuxie popping up, and Ella watching from the hall. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI wonder how many people know who Schoedinger’s cat is because of the TV show Big Bang Theory?See this image largerI need to add this to my new heart medications!See this image largerThese cuties were saved by a rescue friend. She found them in a park near a feral colony; five weeks old, no mama, one kitten had already died. Three weeks later they’re healthy, frisky and fun, ready for adoption. This is what we do! Southern California... interested?!See this image largerMy friend sent me a photo of her kitten in their Christmas tree... I added a bit of glam and sent it back!See this image largerdoesn’t have a secular reason why I should be looking forward to Christmas, but I am!!!(1 comments)See this image largerOOPS!See this image largerCats vs. Christmas (1 comments)See this image largerThis was me when the kids were young, still wrapping gifts at 4am on December 25th. See this image largerI wish we could read more of the cards!See this image largerStill Feral Tuxie and Old Man George, complete opposites, have a close bond. When they cuddle together, I try to get closer and closer and pet George; lately I slide my hand over to gently touch Tuxie. Today I stroked Tuxie from his neck down his side with my full hand, and then laid it on him to feel him breathingl I TOUCHED TUXIE!!! ♥️See this image largerCelebrating any holiday, especially Christmas, is harder when a dearly loved person has passed away. Somehow over these years, I grew to accept the joy of the holidays hand in hand with the pain of the death of and missing my son. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMEMORIES... Last December we fostered a tiny orphaned bottle baby, keeping her with us 24/7. She slept in a small carrier between us at night, and became our precious Christmas Kitten. See this image largeris looking forward to Christmas, even if I will be alone. See this image largerWe had a hard, long rainstorm yesterday. Rain is much needed here in Southern California, but it’s especially hard on the homeless population and on feral (outside) cats. The rainbow didn’t last long, but it was beautiful. See this image largerI always look forward to Channel 5’s Christmas morning Yule Log broadcast. It changes over the hours, with kittens or puppies playing, and holiday music. This year I discovered there are dozens of different kinds of Yule Logs being broadcast On Demand! I’m falling asleep to my favorite type, a blazing fire and instrumental Christmas music!See this image largerTwas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. For he had his Teddy Bear, made special for him, he loved to cuddle him, right under his chin!See this image largerTwas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. For he had his Teddy Bear, made special for him, he loved to cuddle him, right under his chin!See this image largerSame goes for my underwear, but I’m not posting proof in a photo. See this image largerA Guide to Hallmark Christmas movies. See this image largerIdea for next year!See this image largerI didn’t get my Christmas wish this year... maybe in 2020, if I stay on track consistently. (1 comments)See this image largerParenting Hack #1See this image largerParenting Hack #2See this image largerParenting Hack #3See this image largerParenting Hack #4See this image largerParenting Hack #5See this image largerParenting Hack #6See this image largerHappy Boxing Day!See this image largerADVICE FOR CHOOSING A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerNOT TOMORROW NOT MONDAY NOT NEXT WEEK NOT ON NEW YEARS DAYSee this image largerMy beautiful Dessy is 19 months old. I still see the independent little kitten who came to me as an emergency foster, but she is definitely a teenager now. She was rescued at a waste management facility after being dumped out of a garbage truck. The rescuer described her as being marinated in garbage juice. Several baths later, she brought me this white ball of fluff purring like crazy! After attempts to place Dessy with fosters failed, she came home and is here to stay. (1 comments)See this image largerMy hardest decisions continue... I found the perfect home and family for our precious Old Man George. Just thinking about giving him up brings me to tears! But I gotta do what is best, for DH’s health and especially for George. See this image largerSee this image largerVISITING SANTA 2019 (my grandbabies)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGeorge(1 comments)See this image largerI've done this a few times!(1 comments)See this image larger100%!(1 comments)See this image largerChristmas Disaster: Giant Cat Terrorizes Local Village!(1 comments)See this image largerI'm trying to figure out if this is a real product or just satire... I'm quite sure my cats wouldn't be interested!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAre you ready for your New Year's Day weigh-in?!See this image largerSee this image largerThe cats apparently had one hellava party!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMay the tears you cried in 2019 water the seeds you planted for 2020. ♥️See this image largerMay the tears you cried in 2019 water the seeds you planted for 2020. ♥️See this image largeris looking forward to a better year in 2020. (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI love this cat and his owners!See this image largerAnd here's another one!See this image largerSee this image largeris sleeping a lot but slowly recovering from typhus... now to get my heart back to normal!(1 comments)See this image largerI love Sparkpeople!See this image largerHad to laugh at this one! At the beginning of my working in rescue, autocorrect changed all the cats to cars; now it changes cars to cats!See this image largerRemember this! It helps when dealing with the ills and irritations of the world. See this image largerTHANK GOODNESS!!!See this image largerThe decluttering isn't going as well as expected!See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHow time flies! It feels like it has only been a couple of weeks since this heavily pregnant, terribly young cat gave birth en route to a foster home. Now the kittens are being adopted, and mama cat found a home at the convent. See this image largerGeorge and Tuxie are going together to a new permanent home. Letting go of George is hard, but he’ll be much happier in a home with more cats and a revolving supply of foster babies to love. Then George’s adopter asked about Tuxie... since they were together in nearly every photo! So I’m letting go of my precious feral Tuxie, so he can stay with his best friend. See this image largerGeorge hugging Tuxie last night in bed next to me while he gave Tux a thorough cleaning. Tux was so relaxed, I was able to touch him - pet his head and ears and neck - for the FIRST TIME EVER. See this image largerThe final four... These are the cats who are staying with us as our personal pets. Each one has a unique rescue origin story, and are compatible to each other. From 26 to four, most people doubted it was possible, but I did it; now, no more fosters.See this image largerI’m not sure why these T-shirts showed up in my FB feed, but I like them! I made a collage for my friend, an author. See this image largerEvery day, any time, my precious fur babies!!!See this image largerAhhhhhh... that’s what it means!See this image largerTruly forgiving and letting go of the past may be hard to do, but it works. Forgive others for your own sake, for peace of mind. See this image largerSee this image largerhas every cat sleeping on my bed, two on my pillow... pure happiness! Trying not to miss the many babies and cats I nurtured and adopted out. (2 comments)See this image largerMy last night with my other old man, George. We slept face to face for hours... when I woke up, I had to grab a shot! See this image largerThe man of the house, my beautiful boy Scrappy, who spends the nights attached to my side. Even better, I love waking up with Scrappy sacked out on my tummy or perched on my hip. I couldn’t feel more protected!See this image largerAn oldie but goodie!See this image largerOldie but Goodie #2 See this image largerOldie but Goodie #2 See this image largerOldie but Goodie #3See this image largerHmmmm... this foster kitten has a sparkly pink collar, dozens of toys, and a substitute mom. Looks like Trixie is a Foster Fail! ... and just like that, another kitten has a forever home. See this image largerI am completely exhausted, but it was worth it... I hosted a cat adoption event yesterday with the bountiful sponsorship of the foundation who supports my and many others' rescue work. This is just one of the wonderful matches made! See this image largerThis is my Dessy after being spayed at 5 months old. I think it's a good photo to use to publicize the spay/neuter clinics I am hosting at my house with a mobile vet (costs paid for by the foundation that supports rescue work and the local pet community).(1 comments)See this image largerA long ago sweet foster kitten who looks ready for a serious talk! Also perfect for a meme creation... what would you caption it?(1 comments)See this image largerI borrowed this from Facebook. Look at the expression on the foster kitty's face... she doesn't know what hit her!See this image largeris trying to navigate the building tension around DHs planned surgery on Tuesday. See this image largerI am trying to navigate the building tension around DHs planned surgery on Tuesday afternoon. He has needed it since last July. We won't know until Tuesday at noon if he is healthy enough to have it. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerDH’s surgery went as planned on Tuesday, and he is alert and sounds great!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerand friends are working hard to prepare for DH to come home AT LAST! It has been 8 months.(1 comments)See this image largerMy friends are working hard to prepare for DH to come home AT LAST! (It has been 8 months.)(1 comments)See this image largerINTERESTING FACTOID #1See this image largerINTERESTING FACTOID #2See this image largerINTERESTING FACTOID #3See this image largeris spending one last night... after several delays, my boys are going to new home. (1 comments)See this image largerI have one last night with my two beautiful See this image largerResults of my most recent CAT scan show I am, indeed, a very SANE Cat Lady!(1 comments)See this image largerResults of my most recent CAT scan show I am, indeed, a very SANE Cat Lady!See this image largerI am SO thrilled! Four cats from one of my fosters were adopted today, all by word of mouth. These one year old brothers even went together to the same home. A very bright spot in a yuck kind of day!(1 comments)See this image largerI am SO thrilled! Four cats from one of my fosters were adopted today, all by word of mouth. These one year old brothers even went together to the same home. A very bright spot in a yuck kind of day!See this image largerI’ve been dreaming of spending my end days in a tiny home parked in a field not far from DD and family. Adjustments need to be made, because ladders are impossible for me; although those spaces would be great for when my grandkids visit. Dreaming a little dream before sleep!See this image largerSee this image largerHmmm... I know the feeling. See this image largerSee this image largerMy mood this week... Just sayin’. See this image largerDESIGN FAIL #1(1 comments)See this image largerDESIGN FAIL #2(1 comments)See this image largerDESIGN FAIL #3(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerIt’s February. February is a very hard month for me. See this image largerThe house feels SO empty! From 26 cats and kittens (6 of our own, with 6 adult and 14 baby fosters) when DH received his transplant, down to just four personal kitties. See this image largerWords to live by...See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI was SOOOOO somber last night, but today I’m feeling... well, not good, but not as weighted down by sadness. This year the anniversary of my son Scott’s death is going to be different. I’m allowing myself to express my feelings... to FEEL what I feel... whiny, irritated, sad, angry, depressed, WHATEVER! No more stuffing down my emotions by stuffing my face. See this image largeris trying to learn new ways of dealing with the sorrow and continuing grief of my son’s death. (3 comments)See this image largerHow I woke up... Scrappy cuddled up asleep with little feral Squirrel on my stomach. It was heavenly!!!(1 comments)See this image largerWe had some excitement this week... 6am stolen car pursuit suspect jumped out and ran into our neighbors’ house. (Luckily the car didn’t hit our back house.) The whole block was on lockdown for several hours, but he eventually surrendered... thank God, no guns. (1 comments)See this image largerSuccessful Spay/Neuter Clinic today...37 cats fixed! Now to finalize arrangements for our Mobile Pet Adoptions next weekend. Franklin is leash trained... it’ll be fun to have him there!(1 comments)See this image largerHAPPY MONDAY!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOur second Adoption Event in 2020! Finding small rescue groups and independent rescuers to bring their saved fosters is fairly easy... now to pull more people to come and meet these wonderful kitties!See this image largerI would love to be in THIS classroom!!!See this image largerI would love to be in THIS classroom!!!See this image largerDon’t sweat the small stuff. See this image largerI could use this...See this image largerRescue Cat Adoptions tomorrow!!! If everyone brings their cats and kittens as planned, we’ll have over 30 pets there. I’m nervous and excited!See this image largerI still miss my boys, old man George and feral Tuxie; but they are getting along beautifully in their new home. George cuddles up with the humans to watch TV, and Tux continues to makes progress in trusting people. George even has a new girlfriend (pictured), one-eyed beauty Bella... poor Tux just looks confused! Big Sigh of Relief!!!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerhopes DH will be well enough for me to fly to visit DD & my grandbabies.(2 comments)See this image largerFinding fun in every day objects!See this image largerFinding fun in every day objects! Part 2(2 comments)See this image largerFinding fun in every day objects! Part 3(2 comments)See this image largerI’m dancing as best I can through the rough times... turn up the Moldie Oldies and let it go!!!See this image largerSee this image largerLearning to read labels can be confusing. See this image largerI COULDN'T HAVE MADE IT THROUGH THIS PAST YEAR WITHOUT MY FRIENDS!See this image largerI’m not sure if Scrappy is truly comfortable lying down like this, but he slept through a lot of noise without moving. (2 comments)See this image largerWe had BEAUTIFUL weather on Saturday for the rescue cat adoptions! Here in SoCal, you never know what’s coming next! (1 comments)See this image largerCan it be? I’m looking at reservations to fly to Colorado and be an interesting influence on my grandkids!!!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerWoke up to this pattern projected on the living room shade, morning sun through the tree outside the window. Caught my eye... See this image largerSoooooooooo True!!!See this image largerSee this image largerPlanning for another spay/neuter clinic at my house this Sunday, with an emphasis on TNR (trap feral cats, fix and vaccinate, return to their colonies). Also gives me the motivation to really clean my house and outside!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerInteresting idea for a wedding cake design when pets are part of the family. Look how realistically the dogs were replicated!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerhad a good belly laugh with this!See this image largerThey can visit my house anytime!See this image largerDecluttering, downsizing, organizing. This is a start!(1 comments)See this image larger... and deservedly so. See this image largerSee this image largerWho made this sign necessary?See this image largerWho made THIS sign necessary?!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris exhausted but happy: the spay/neuter clinic with mobile vet at my house yesterday vetted 50 animals. (1 comments)See this image largerexhausted but happy: the spay/neuter clinic with mobile vet at my house yesterday vetted 50 animals.See this image largerday 3780 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/24/2020See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI may not have lost a lot of weight, and still have a ways to go to reach my goal (if ever), but the journey has been good. Being on Spark has kept me more on an even keel than anything else, and I look forward to 3700 more logins. (1 comments)See this image largerOn February 27, it will be 12 years since my precious son Scott lost this life. (3 comments)See this image largerHow long were they left uncared for, living in garbage, before someone spoke up and got help? (My part is minimal - the cats are being fixed at our spay/neuter clinics.)See this image largerSee this image largerI saw a video made from daily photos taken of a kitty from tiny bottle baby until adulthood. How I wish I’d done the same with my foster fail babies! (I snapped screenshots and made this collage.)(1 comments)See this image largerDH made it home for a short visit yesterday! He is still so frail, I wonder if it is safe for him to be under my care? Tabitha, being four years older, remembered him. The younger kitties did not, and even Scrappy hid. (1 comments)See this image largerTime to look for the lighter side of Life...See this image largerHow did you start YOUR day?See this image largerAhhhhh... a warning sign that actually might work!See this image largerI wonder if the blanket comes in different patterns? I’d like to run in the country tomorrow morning. See this image largeris dealing with the past, looking at the future.See this image largerA BIG Shout Out to the 5% Challenge Awesome A Team for unwavering support and enthusiasm during these especially difficult several months! THANK YOU!!!See this image largerHappy Friday! See this image largerMy wonderful kitties have a big adjustment ahead... getting used to their Daddy (DH) being home full time! It’s been over nine months since we suddenly left home and went to USC for DH to receive a kidney transplant. Due to several complications and setbacks, he couldn’t see them for several months. His recent visits went well... Now for our next chapter! (1 comments)See this image largerWorking Cat!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPlanning ahead for my next birthday!See this image largerSee this image largerSuccessful Spay-Neuter Clinic at our house on Sunday with mobile vet. Forty cats and five dogs vetted. Hectic but lots of help! (1 comments)See this image largerSpay-Neuter Clinic Photo 2See this image largerSpay-Neuter Clinic Photo 3See this image largeris (4 comments)See this image largerVery scared, very pregnant young cat trapped at the abandoned hoarded house, and brought to our clinic to be aborted and spayed. Several calls later, I found a foster to care for pregnant mama through the babies’ birth and kittenhood. All will receive excellent care; and will be vetted, fixed, and adopted. Little mama is doing well, isn’t nearly as feral as first appeared! Amazing what quiet love and caring can achieve!See this image largerSquirrel and Scrappy... I got to pet lil’ feral Squirrel all over, because her desire to cuddle with Scrappy while he was with me was greater than her aversion to human contact. She did give me plenty of dirty looks though...!See this image largerHappy Belated Friday the 13th!See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerknows I’ve got a strong team of friends and loved ones behind me!See this image largerStarting to feel better, sitting in a chair, walking to bathroom on my own, eating my veggies... now if the hospital cafeteria would deliver meals to home, I’d be set!(4 comments)See this image largerTwo weeks undercover and no one suspects. (1 comments)See this image largerSOME one knows how to romance!See this image largerIt’s good to see businesses finding new ways to market in the pandemic. See this image largerAs requested, baby pictures! Little mama, saved from being aborted at full term and returned to an abandoned house, had four healthy kittens. She’s a wonderful mom, despite being a junior kitten herself. Better photos as they grow... right now mama is lovingly protective! (1 comments)See this image largerThis is SOOOO true!!!See this image largerSee this image largerMore marketing ideas for during the crisis. See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #1See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #2See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #3(1 comments)See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #4See this image largerSee this image largerFUN WITH CATS #5See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #6See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #7See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #8See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #9See this image largerFUN WITH CATS #10See this image largerI was woken up to have my vitals checked... not sure why it needs to be done at 3:30am; but I usually go right back to sleep, so no problem. Today, however, not so easy. This is on my mind: I just want to go home! I promise I’ll quarantine at home!!! The cats will check on me, honest. See this image largeris hoping doctors will let me go home soon... I promise I’ll quarantine at home!(2 comments)See this image largerHello from quarantine!(1 comments)See this image largerIt’s not a box, but my Dessy doesn’t care... it works for her! I’m sooooooo happy to be home with my fur-kids again!!!(1 comments)See this image largerIt’s 2:30am and I don’t know what to do... my boy Scrappy is crying and scratching at the bedroom door, but I can’t let him or any of the cats in. The master bath and bedroom are DH’s cat-free zone, needed because of his transplant. I tried sleeping on the couch so Scrappy could sleep with me, but my body’s in too much pain. Breaks my heart!(1 comments)See this image largerOur neighborhood chat boards are busier than I’ve ever seen before... offers of help, sharing food and household products, posting jokes and memes, and even a Share Photos of Our Hometown thread. This is one example!(1 comments)See this image largerCovid-19 Self Quarantine T-shirt #1See this image largerCovid-19 Self Quarantine T-shirt #2See this image largerCovid-19 Self Quarantine T-shirt #3See this image largerOur SIL on duty in ER/Trauma Unit! I wish DS Scott was here to enjoy sharing in the wonderful life his little sister DD Aubrey has built with husband and children. See this image largeris recovering physically and regrouping mentally, after a week in hospital and now a week in isolation at home. My lungs are much better... now to build my stamina.(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWaiting for Mercy, the US Navy hospital ship, to arrive in Port and help relieve the pressure on local hospitals. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerMy bossy, opinionated, spoiled, precious Dessy learning that hanging out with Mom isn’t all that bad!See this image largerhas to push myself harder to rebuild stamina and muscles. Four months of being ill has taken its toll. (1 comments)See this image largerSo that’s how it works!See this image largerBeing home full time has not helped. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerQuarantine or not, kids will be pushin’ those buttons!See this image largerSee this image largerWe were able to “be there” to celebrate GD’s Bday! We all sang Happy Birthday and watched Sierra blow out her five candles. Hurrah for technology!!!See this image largerI went to the store today and was shocked by how empty the shelves were. It’s nice to know our cats will forage and keep us fed!See this image largerI went to the store today and was shocked by how empty the shelves were. It’s nice to know our cats will forage and keep us fed!See this image largerCat rescue continues... very happy to be a small part of vetting this sweetheart and getting her adopted. See this image largerI LOOOOVE waking up from a nap and finding these two sacked out on my tummy! Fur-kids are the best medicine!!!See this image largerwas surprised by how empty the stores’ shelves are... but our cats will kept us fed!See this image largerWarning Signs #1See this image largerWarning Signs #2See this image largerWarning Signs #3See this image largerWarning Signs #4See this image largerWarning Signs #5See this image largerWarning Signs #6See this image largerWarning Signs #7See this image largerSee this image largeris foguring out how I feel after days of being sick again. See this image largeris figuring out how I feel after being sick AGAIN. :-((2 comments)See this image largerRemember the little feral mama who went to a friend of mine, to save the pregnancy instead of aborting the kittens? All four babies are are thriving and cuter than cute!!!See this image largerBaby opossum found on family's deck. Mama cat and kittens accepted little orphan. Now Mama is trying to figure out why new addition won't let her go!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerJust chillin’ with my cats and watching rain clouds clear. This stay-at-home order has its perks! See this image largerLook at this!!! Feral kitty Squirrel settled on the couch with her “Daddy,” our big boy Scrappy, even though he was on my lap! Maybe soon I’ll be able to touch her!!!See this image largerLook at this!!! Feral kitty Squirrel settled on the couch with her “Daddy,” our big boy Scrappy, even though he was on my lap! Maybe soon I’ll be able to touch her!!!(1 comments)See this image largerYup... happens more than you’d think!See this image largerMore positives... if only these types of changes would continue after life goes back to “normal.”See this image largerOM Gosh! My nightly snuggle on the couch literally just took a giant step: Scrappy is giving Squirrel a quick cleaning, and my little feral is falling asleep ON MY LAP!See this image largerWhoa... My nightly snuggle on the couch literally just took a giant step: Scrappy is giving Squirrel a quick cleaning, and my little feral is falling asleep ON MY LAP!See this image largerWhoa... My nightly snuggle on the couch literally just took a giant step: Scrappy is giving Squirrel a quick cleaning, and my little feral is falling asleep ON MY LAP!See this image largeris finding a lot of positives in the stay-at-home order, like little feral Squirrel getting more comfortable with me!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis is sooooooooo me!See this image largerKITTEN FUN!!! I’m so jealous... no babies for us anymore due to DH’s transplant, so I live vicariously through my friends who foster!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI miss my foster kitties, big and small! It’s like a part of my love has nowhere to go. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largercan’t be involved in Kitten Season due to DH’s transplant, so I do what I can with food and vet support. (3 comments)See this image largerA Brain Teaser for the Quarantine See this image largerThis blew my mind...!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerTime for another joke?See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThese books were shelved by two librarians with a lot of time on their hands. Can you figure out the message?!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI still can’t see the trash can as being next to a wet spot... optical illusion makin’ me crazy!See this image largerREADY TO SERVE YOU!See this image largerSee this image largerMy boy Scrappy keeping DH company on the couch... now I’m on the couch and he’s curled up on my shoulder, right next to my face. So much love and affection... no way to feel lonely or shut in with my kitties here!(1 comments)See this image largerThat’s what it feels like!(1 comments)See this image largerAdventures in Lockdown!See this image largerThere are literally hundreds of female cats in our area, who will deliver litters of babies doomed to die horrible deaths; and the few kittens who survive will suffer hard, dangerous lives. SPAY & NEUTER!!! SUPPORT RESCUE!See this image largeris helping as best I can. (1 comments)See this image largerTHERE's Waldo!(1 comments)See this image largerSummer is coming! All new fashion choice: put away your BI-kinis and check out the TRI-kinis, for complete coverage. (1 comments)See this image largeris counting toilet paper rolls and wondering how long...!See this image largerThe beautiful castle in Bavaria that Walt Disney recreated in detail for Tinkerbell’s castle in the original Disneyland. It’s breathtaking! I visited there when I lived in Germany. Quarantine Fun: creating collages and memes!(1 comments)See this image largerNeuschwanstein collage #2(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAnother successful mobile vet clinic, this one focused on cats and kittens being fostered. About 30 are now ready for adoption, plus 14 ferals in traps fixed and released. (That’s one way to keep from overeating!)(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerLook Ma! I got toes!!!See this image largerWith their order of PPE equipment seized by the federal government, DD and friends are sewing cloth face masks for her husband and all the nurses at his hospital. They cut up heavy duty HEPA vacuum bags to use as the filter inserts. GD Sierra models one design!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerFAMILY PORTRAIT Spanish Flu 1918See this image largerNot my list, but definitely a good share. See this image largerSuggestion for post-Covid workplaces See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerA fellow rescuer's cat tree and cats. See this image largerSee this image largerWORKPLACE KITTENS AVAILABLE!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis once feral tomcat learned to trust humans rather quickly when he was caught in a machine and mangled. Brought to our clinic for euthanasia, the surgeon chose to amputate one leg and repaired what she could. Three weeks later, I took him to his new forever home. Adopted by a vet tech, he is thriving!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerDone! Feeder called me to ask for help with pregnant kitty, brought her to me. As I cleaned and flea combed her, this street cat laid still in my lap. This evening I took not-so-feral mama to be fostered through her kittens being weaned. She had gone into labor by the time she reached her new home. TEAMWORK!(1 comments)See this image larger(Guilty!)(1 comments)See this image larger3... 2... 1... Look out Dessy!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerExcellent marketing placement. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerIt was bound to happen some day!See this image largerBuffalo on Catalina Island??? In the 1910's, a movie producer brought a small herd of buffalo to the undeveloped island to film a Western. Afterward, they let the buffalo roam free. Over the last century, they multiplied and thrived in the nature preserve in the center of the island. See this image larger... said every cat. See this image largerScrappy & me ♥️ My birthday boy (3 years) doesn't even hesitate now, but climbs straight into my lap or arms for long cuddles. See this image largerHomemade sidewalk chalk: extra fun with your kids while schools are closed. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerWishing all moms, stepmoms, and adoptive moms a happy, peaceful Mother's Day. I feel love all around me, especially coming down from Heaven... Love from my son Scott. I love you too, kiddo!See this image largerTrying to lighten the mood around Covid-19... See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger... but it’s hard to lighten our varied feelings about the virus and effects of the shutdowns. See this image largerSee this image largerLove to and prayers for my son-in-law, an RN working in an ER. See this image largerMy New Spirit Animal!See this image largerSee this image largeris celebrating a Happy Mother’s Day!!!(2 comments)See this image largerHAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! to all the Moms out there!See this image largerCan't wait to see what June brings...See this image largerSooooooooo true! You'll never use the bathroom alone again. See this image largerSee this image largerIt took me awhile to see it too, but now... there he is!See this image largerSee this image largerNature having fun! See this image largerSomeone in town is leaving small painted rocks in the trees... our spirits are lifted and neighborhood walks turn into treasure hunts! See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAnother roller coaster of a week here in SoCal... AC needed during the day, and DH wants the heat on at night! See this image largerSee this image largerHugely successful mobile vet clinics both Saturday (dogs only) and Sunday (rcats). These two kittens came home with me last night, just for a short time.. SURPRISE!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger... TANKS. Cardboard tanks! I wish I had that much ingenuity!See this image largerScrappy and me, hanging out. He’s the best part of my efforts to live healthily!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerCan't miss sharing Loving My Cats!See this image largerSee this image largerMy reason for pushing through the pain... for getting up, cleaning up... putting their well-being over my depression and frustration with continuing poor health. See this image largerMy reason for pushing through the pain... for getting up, cleaning up... putting their well-being over my depression and frustration with continuing poor health.See this image largerMy reason for pushing through the pain... for getting up, cleaning up... putting their well-being over my depression and frustration with continuing poor health.See this image largerShort term fosters, isolated from DH and our cats. Their progress from being trapped in a colony with their feral mom to using the litter box, happily playing, and trusting me to hold them, has been remarkable... and good for my soul. Kitten therapy! See this image largerEntertainment for the neighborhood See this image largerSee this image largerI like this welcome mat, but my favorite says, “Hope you like cats.”See this image largerSee this image largeris loving these temporary foster babies. (1 comments)See this image largerWater show by LAFD fire boats in the Port of Los Angeles, to mark lifting of some pandemic restrictions. See this image largerExperimenting with shapes, colors, fonts, and overlays.See this image largerI’ve got a few of those!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOur house only has one floor and no attic, so our cats don’t look up; but they often look down the hallway in unison as if to say, “what’s THAT?”See this image largerSpay and neuter your animals!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThe writing on the dog’s mask says “Coughy Filter”!See this image largerAn oldie but goodie... Have a great day!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAny circle will do!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI have trouble putting my pants on every day, and other people are creating imaginative projects like this!See this image largerNot everyone will see your vision... follow your dreams anyway!See this image largerNot everyone will see your vision... work for your dreams anyway!See this image largerHAPPY ONE YEAR TRANSPLANT ANNIVERSARY To my dearest husband!See this image largerWelcome to our newest tenant! May her parents and siblings stay healthy and able, and enjoy every moment with her, so she will have a most blessed life. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largercompleted the 5% Spring Challenge... AWESOME!See this image largerI’ve been procrastinating on sending these kittens to the rescue who will adopt them out, but it’s time. They’ve given me lots of cuddles and laughs... now to pay it forward!(1 comments)See this image largerOur beautiful success story Barbara got out of her adopter’s home and is lost. She started as a long time feral pregnant survivor, became an excellent mom nursing queen tolerant of being inside, and then after a year a full-fledged pet. See this image largerCurfew 5pm to 6am. Tripled police patrols. BE CAREFUL & STAY SAFE OUT THERE EVERYBODY!See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerWhen my DD was very young, she would get upset when people said she was white... I’m not white, she said, I’m PEACH!See this image largerRut roh, Scooby, I think we’re in trouble now!(1 comments)See this image largerhas pending adoptions for these two sets of almost twin kittens!See this image largerIt took 10 days, dozens of flyers posted and leads followed, even more volunteers looking day and night, but Barbara was found! People out for a walk saw Barbara under a hedge, recognized her, and stayed until my friend got there. Home now forever. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerTime to check in on the Cat Scale again... right now I am a See this image largerJust some cutie patooties to help you smile today!See this image largerNot today... maybe tomorrow. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMy evening ritual! Once DH is asleep, I go to the living room for one-on-one cuddles and playtime with all the cats; but I always end up with my Scrappy boy on my stomach and chest. Best way to relax and prepare for sleep!See this image largerSee this image largerA beautiful shot posted on our local website: taken from the cliffs at the south end of town, that’s Catalina Island on the horizon. It’s an amazingly peaceful spot. See this image largerSpay/Neuter Clinic on Sunday... it’s a LOT of work, but worth it! Our reputation is established now, and many cats are being helped, thanks to volunteers and donations. See this image largeris proud to work along side of amazing, truly dedicated independent rescuers. See this image largerhas to brush the cobwebs off my car before I drive... I get three weeks to the gallon now!See this image largerto brush the cobwebs off my car before I drive... I get three weeks to the gallon now!See this image largerGunshot victim, develSee this image largerFULL LAP, FULL HEART! Scrappy and foster kitten on me, Dessy on couch next to me, and Tabitha at the window. See this image largerMy friend took a picture and teased me about my mischievous grin! I agreed to post-op a feral mom who had just been spayed, and then return her to her colony... an aggressive, wild, dangerous cat. I didn’t get that feeling from her, so decided to purrido and pick her up... what could go wrong? I can’t explain how good it felt when she trusted me! Moments like this make up for witnessing the abuse and neglect. P.S. Anybody want an almost all white cat?!?See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI guess you could say my humor is irreverent. See this image largerAbsolutely true!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI have to share my temp fosters! Shhhhh... we aren't supposed to have babies. I highly recommend having another heartbeat in the house!See this image largerhas a new cat chart for daily mood checks.See this image largerUse this new cat chart for daily mood checks See this image largerAnother foster baby... every time I arrange for a rescue to take them, other kittens far more in need are found or trapped, and I give up my spots. They're healthy, happy and loved, so I guess we'll put up with them!See this image largerGoal: to sleep this peacefully. See this image largerThis is definitely me!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSometimes this works!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAll I need to know I learned in Kindergarten: the Kindness Lesson. See this image largerSee this image largerAn alternative to the traditional garden gnome:See this image larger(Do you see the hidden message?!)See this image largerUt oh, I think he's in trouble now!See this image largerSee this image largerI'm searching through the records of our small town within the greater metropolis of Los Angeles, and learning more and more fascinating bits of history!See this image largerHAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!See this image largerI hope all the Dads out there, and the Moms doing Dad duty too, had a Happy Father’s Day!See this image largerOur rescue vet will help any animal in need... I’m so glad we met and work together so well!See this image largerNo words needed...See this image largerAs long as I don’t step in it!See this image largerSee this image largerI’ve needed more kitten love than usual... it’s been a rough week. See this image largerReminder: it’s laundry day! See this image largerSee this image largerMore adventures in cat rescueSee this image largerVerse TwoSee this image largerEveryone is social distancing See this image largeris protecting this beautiful boy, who almost died after being shot. See this image largerImportant to remember, and especially now, it’s important to act. See this image largerTrue story... See this image largerMe too...See this image largerCuddles into the night... until the kittens wake up and start to play! ♥️See this image largerThis kitten can sleep anywhere! Next is my turn. See this image largerThis is often a problem for me too. See this image largerKEYS WALLET CELL PHONE I definitely need a doormat like this!See this image largerIn case you’re wondering what having a kitty could be like for your child. See this image largerSee this image largerSpay/neuter cat clinic with mobile vet later today... I’m really excited to implement the new procedures we developed to more effectively process the animals attending. We’re learning from past clinics, especially as the numbers increase. Soooo proud of the volunteers working with me!!!See this image larger... especially with the excitement and anticipation of today’s event! If you can’t sleep too, let’s not sleep together!See this image larger5 years ago: first GD with her Pittie guardian Belle, best nanny dog ever! (Yes DD is right next to them.)(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris wondering where this will all end. See this image largerThis is my DH for sure!See this image largerSee this image largerBe honest... what do you see first?See this image largerWeather report:See this image largerAccurate description of my cooking abilities:See this image largerI don't know whether to be pleased with the change or appalled it took so long. See this image largerWhen life events are pulling you down, let animals give you a boost of joy, kindness, and unconditional love. See this image largerDedicated to the many health care workers who face the all-too-real risks of this pandemic every day. See this image largerOur latest save: I was the middleman, guarantee rescue backing, find bottle feeder, and transport from finder to foster. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerJust one display of fireworks... it was quieter this year, only five displays visible from our driveway instead of seven. Pretty from above, terrifying on ground level. See this image largerA view looking out over Los Angeles the night of July 4th. See this image largerLife with Cats, Part 1See this image largerLife with Cats, Part 2See this image largerLife with Cats, Part 3See this image largerLife with Cats, Part 4See this image largerLife with Cats, Part 5See this image largeris hanging in there See this image largerIt’s been awhile since we had a crated emergency foster, but Scrappy remembered his role as comfort giver. He spent the night curled up on top of the crate to keep our guest company, and various kittens joined him. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAn old favorite :-)See this image largerI would have LOVED to see this!See this image largerThinking of my Scott...(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSeptember 1956 to February 27, 2008 February 27, 2008 until nowSee this image largerSee this image largerdoesn't understand some AmericansSee this image largerMay every Spark person NOT need this explained to them!!!See this image largerBabysat this kitten tonight, so her foster mom could do errands with two hands. Were our cats ever this small?!?See this image largerBaby Hope is doing well, and has regained sight in at least one eye. She’s a feisty fluff of fur that purrs nonstop. My part was small... so glad to help!!!See this image largerFun with Cats, part 1See this image largerFun with Cats, part 2See this image largerFun with Cats, part 3See this image largerFun with Cats, part 4See this image largerFun with Cats, part 5See this image largerKitten-sitting again... What a joy!!! Best way to relax ;-)See this image largerEnjoying the shoreline via photos and videos... wish we could go in person! So close to home, but we aren’t strong enough to do the walk/hike. Working on it together!!! See this image largeris glad to have a baby to cuddle, even for a short time. See this image largerWe’re adjusting... how about you?See this image largerIt looks like DH will have to miss going to the 2020 Dodgers games... it’s been over two years, Father’s Day 2018, since he’s gone. We’ll go soon!!!See this image largerOh no! Another friendly-to-feeder feral figured out up on the shower bar is the best vantage point. She’s giving us humans a chance to prove themselves... wish me luck!!!See this image largerOur temp foster senior Chihuahua has gone to a wonderful long term foster! Hoping & praying her person will recover so they can be reunited. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis would also provide much needed relief from the inevitable stress in today’s society. See this image largerDH & Scrappy Together at last!See this image largerSee this image largerNext trapping project, a mom and three older kittens. The massive evergreen and surrounding old growth are in the back yard of the feeder, who is four blocks from the Pacific. I wanted to check it out in person, so I could prepare. Very unusual for the area, beautiful!See this image largercan’t stop looking at these photos of DH and Scrappy reunited.See this image largercan’t stop looking at these photos of DH and Scrappy reunited!See this image largerI can’t stop looking at these photos of DH and our beautiful boy Scrappy, reunited.See this image largerYOGA: LEVEL CATSee this image largerAnother cat-tastic display of elegance on the catwalk!See this image largerOh my goodness, what a save! This lil’ chunky kitt started as a day old kitten found near death alone on a walkway. From her rescuer who picked her up and kept her alive, to connections that brought her to me, to the fosters bottle raising her and their supporters online, this cheeky ball of energy is having her best life. P. S. I wish you could see her ears wiggle in the video!See this image largerHome schoolingSee this image largerJUST FOR FUN!See this image largerCats with a sense of humor!See this image largerI need whelping collars for the next clinic... found this perfect family!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerDefinitely my house... See this image largerHow are YOU coping with what has become our new normal, and our future until there’s a sea change?See this image largerSee this image larger‘s heart is full... the baby is thriving at the fosters’!(1 comments)See this image largerMy Spark Trivia record as of July 31st. See this image largerAnother example of Texas and California compared. See this image largerBasic difference between women and men: See this image largerYup, that’s our cats too. See this image largerRam Cat! A successful adoption for this kitty... you can tell because he’s sitting in gruff ol’ Dad’s chair, and Dad is fine with it!See this image larger& DH are emergency fostering a new baby(3 comments)See this image largerDH & I got out of the house and had a beautiful drive today along the coast... to a home high on a cliff above the Pacific. The baby we emergency fostered is now in her new home and much loved!See this image largerThirty eight years ago today, my two year old son Scott and I flew to California from West Germany - a 20 hour trip - to start a new life. It has been a roller coaster ...but in the end, more good than sad. See this image largerTrue story: a man running from police was eventually caught, because he stopped to pet the cats he saw on the way. See this image larger... and I thought murder hornets were a bad plot twist!See this image largerThanks to The Big Bang Theory TV show, Scroedinger’s cat is now part of our general cultural knowledge. (It’s a classic episode, one of my favorites!) What are other examples?See this image largerLet’s see if this picture goes sideways!See this image largerBaby emergency foster reunited with feral Mom!See this image largerBaby emergency foster was reunited with her feral Mom tonight!See this image largerA collage of mom alone, baby alone, and two photos of them reunited. This was a tense trapping situation, but the feeder was dedicated and saved three of the four cats/kittens. See this image largerMobile Vet Clinic tomorrow and I’m excited! It’s going to be a good day... long hours and physically hard, but in the end, it feels GREAT!See this image largerHow can my youngest be 35 years old?!? She’s on a business trip, and her husband is working long hours as an ER RN, so my granddaughters are with his parents. The girls sang Happy Birthday to her, and her husband sent a present to the new site in Kansas. See this image largerGreeting a New Day!See this image larger‘s foster baby has been reunited with her mom cat, and this is how Baby looks at us now!(1 comments)See this image largerI was struck by the beauty of tall palm trees against a brilliant blue sky. Sooooo calming! I made a jigsaw puzzle of this photo on the Magic Puzzles website to remember it over and over. See this image largerI was struck by the beauty of tall palm trees against a brilliant blue sky. Sooooo calming! I made a jigsaw puzzle of this photo on the Magic Puzzles website to remember it over and over.See this image largerI was struck by the beauty of tall palm trees against a brilliant blue sky. Sooooo calming! I made a jigsaw puzzle of this photo on the Magic Puzzles website to remember it over and over.See this image largerI was struck by the beauty of tall palm trees against a brilliant blue sky. Sooooo calming! I made a jigsaw puzzle of this photo on the Magic Puzzles website to remember it over and over.See this image largerAn eventful spay/neuter mobile vet clinic today! One trapper brought this huge, very aggressive tomcat to be fixed. He recently showed up at a Port colony, and feeder was concerned about his eyes. Evaluation is he’s completely blind. Special needs rescue accepted him, so he will be safe... hopes and prayers he will learn to trust in this new safe environment, and have a happy life!See this image largerSomething new in our neighborhood, because of shortages in the stores; now continuing due to job losses and other hardships. We put together a bag of extra pantry staples to deposit there. (1 comments)See this image largerWHO REMEMBERS?!?See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 1See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 2See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 3 (THIS IS NOT TYPICAL!)See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 4 Sometimes when they sleep, they look like they’re recovering from a bad hangover. See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 5 Being blind rarely slows them down!See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 5 Being blind rarely slows them down!See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 6 If you feed it, they will come. See this image largerLearning about cats Lesson 7 (end) Two are better than one! They need each other. Just like you and me. See this image largerTwo of the five cats I picked up from an elderly couple’s home today. Landlord gave them a choice: keep your cats and be evicted, or choose which five should go. (1 comments)See this image largerIt’s been an emotional week. See this image largerSee this image largerAnother family funeral (MIL) brings to the forefront memories of other family gatherings and sad losses. See this image largerSee this image largerADOPTION EVENT SUNDAY, SEP 22!See this image largerSee this image largerIt’s soccer season again, and we are so sad to be missing GD Kaile’s games! After spending her freshman year on the varsity team, she wanted more of a challenge and joined an advanced level sports league. DH is not well enough to attend their weekend tournaments and travel the distances required. See this image largerThese seven kittens ended up a group project, a perfect example of how networking among independent rescuers like me can reap great rewards!See this image largerDid I mention I am REALLY looking forward to Halloween?!!!See this image largerScrappy mesmerized by the light above our table. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerWhy yes, I am looking forward to Halloween. (1 comments)See this image largerDessy and I watching TV... my faithful companion. See this image largerGDs Sierra and Ryan: may they always treasure each other and the gift of being sisters. See this image largerAlso a great costume for your dog for Halloween!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger& DH are mourning the death of his Mom on Friday. She was 91 and had Alzheimer’s, but it was still unexpected. (1 comments)See this image largerLook at my beautiful feral Tuxie boy!!!! Out from under the bed and couch, willing to sit closer to me every day and watches me closely. I talk to him all the time, and he’s learning what I’m saying. Tonight he got up on the bed next to me for treats. Some day I’ll be able to hug him!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerTonight we received an unexpected call: DH's Mom passed away peacefully during an afternoon nap. Yes, she was 91 and had severe Alzheimer's, but I was sure she would outlive DH. The blessing is, of course, she didn't know about his suffering. See this image largerOh noooooo...! Look what a friend sent me in a text asking for help with kittens in a warehouse by the port. Go ahead and trap him, I said... I’ll figure it out!See this image largerHello Squirrel! I love you sweetie!See this image largerHello Squirrel! I love you sweetie!See this image largerLook at our little Squirrel! Three days ago, I couldn’t get near her; and if I did get close enough to touch her, she scratched the heck out of me. Then I started taming her in earnest instead of letting her run wild with our other cats. What a difference! I’m so happy she will be adoptable and find a good home. Her unusual markings are called tabico, a calico with tabby stripes. See this image largeris working on little tabico Squirrel, who has not been human friendly from the beginning... we are making great progress!!!(2 comments)See this image largerGoodbye my beautiful never-tamed-enough White Fang! I found him a home where he will be kept safely inside, and can run free and just be his grouchy scaredy self. (1 comments)See this image largerGoodbye my beautiful never-tamed-enough White Fang! I found him a home where he will be kept safely inside, and can run free and just be his grouchy scaredy self. See this image largerSurrounded by some of my remaining kitties: these three in front of me, George at my back, Tabitha next to me, and Tuxie peeking out from under the bed. (1 comments)See this image largeris stuck... my cat is lying on me and I can't get up!See this image largerSee this image largerThis applies to cats tooSee this image largerWhen we had a long, rolling earthquake that shook us up good, the eight cats with me in the living room ALL looked down the hallway and GLARED!(1 comments)See this image larger stopped in to see my beautiful foster Bernie, and stayed over an hour. This pulled-from-the-Port, formerly feral, scared and shy kitty needed the right adopter, and he found her!!! I’m so happy I was there to introduce them, and helped his new Mom win him over. Farewell precious one!(2 comments)See this image largerI stopped in to see my beautiful foster Bernie, and stayed over an hour. This pulled-from-the-Port, formerly feral, scared and shy kitty needed the right adopter, and he found her!!! I’m so happy I was there to introduce them, and helped his new Mom win him over. Farewell precious one!(1 comments)See this image largerI think the dogs want to go out and play! (DD’s family)See this image largerThis frightened young cat was saved from a colony, and gave birth the first night with her foster; only two of her six premature babies survived. Now two weeks later, the babies are thriving, and the mama is showing trust to her human!See this image largerSee this image largerI was having a VERY rough day, so went to the Port to be near the water. Had a good cry, pulled on my big girl panties, and went back to my life. See this image largerSooooo true!See this image largerHarbor Animal Care Center, a model for all LA City & County Shelters. I’m proud to work with the staff and volunteers there, as well as volunteers in the community, to be part of the solution. See this image largerMy DD’s beautiful family went camping for a week, taking my GDs ages 4 & 1, and their 2 dogs!See this image largerMy amazing, fun, loving, adventurous, fearless, funny, basically perfect foster kitten MAX WAS ADOPTED TODAY!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy friends' premature baby recently passed her original due date, and she's already nearly caught up on the growth chart for her real age! Plus she's already learning to love animals. See this image largerBaby Max also went for adoption. I can't get used to not having him snuggled up all night, sleeping on my chest or shoulder. (1 comments)See this image largerOur amazing GD Kaile, no more little girl but a beautiful woman! Praying every day for her safety, health and happiness. See this image largerGood-bye my beautiful sweet Bernie! No more fighting for food and water, and hiding from cars and coyotes. I took him for adoption today. May his new family respect his chaotic history and earn his fragile trust with gentle love!(4 comments)See this image largeris saying goodbye to a few of my foster kitties this week. (2 comments)See this image largerMe & BernieSee this image largerday 3600 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/29/2019See this image largerOld man George snuggled up on top of me during my nap... after weeks of him ignoring me, he’s my cuddle buddy again!See this image largerTreat time for our main clowder of kitties!See this image largerTreat time for our main clowder of kitties!See this image largerBERNIE...!!! Day #1See this image largerHave you met Bernie?! Another junior kitten trapped in a colony of ferals, who has that special something... five days later I’m picking him up bare-handed, and he snuggles up close!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOur Sweet Baby Max!!! (approximately 9 weeks) He sleeps on me every night, pats my face and kisses me, and gives me immeasurable comfort. (2 comments)See this image largerDogs, you gotta love them... They are every good part of human nature!See this image largerA special meme for National Dog DaySee this image largerDD’s precious children, GD Sierra & GD Ryan.(1 comments)See this image largerI wish I could have been there... GDs LOVED their first camping trip with Mama and Daddy and the doggies!(1 comments)See this image largerDD & GDs ready for their family camping vacation!See this image largerDD & GDs ready for their family camping vacation!See this image largerI like when studios film in our little hometown section of Los Angeles! The quaint downtown, and especially the Harbor, show up in many movies and TV shows. (2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra at an Open House at the local Firehouse. She came away even more determined to be a firefighter, just like her Uncle Scott!See this image largerTook a break this afternoon and stopped in at this local park. It’s huge, with a beautiful lake, and newly renovated. A hundred years ago, the City of Los Angeles planned to expand the natural harbor between Long Beach and the Peninsula by dredging a deep channel north towards downtown. The project was abandoned when it became too costly, but what had already been dug eventually turned into the lake. See this image largerSee this image largerFYI: a helpful chart. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI did it!!! I couldn’t wait any longer, I had to pick him up no matter what happened! This is White Fang, who growls and twitches when I touch him, and repels contact with anyone else. I’ve had him about six months, have to keep him crated. He now gets along with my cats - they play through the bars - AND uses a litter box. I don’t know what his future will be, but it won’t be as coyote food!See this image largerMy cats Dessy, Cupcake, and Zorra protecting me from the paper eating printer!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris remembering good times... and wondering how our kitties will react when DH is finally allowed to come home!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerA lone three month old kitten in the backyard of a person threatening to kill all the outside neighborhood cats if they came on her property. Terrified and wild beyond any kitten I’ve ever seen... I had to take her in and give her a chance. This is two days later. (1 comments)See this image largeris celebrating DD's birthday today!(1 comments)See this image largerI had to look a few times before I could see it...See this image largerSee this image largerI saw a video on FB, and created this meme... love our kitties!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerAn assortment of kitties waiting on treats! Old man George, feral crated White Fang, and Baby Max on top of his playpen. (1 comments)See this image largerSomeone is telling me... stop working Mom, no more trash pickup!See this image largeris feeling better after taking a break from the stress... well, from some of it!See this image largerA wonderful memory: our now grown Scrappy with his siblings when they were little kittens with their mom and being fostered in our bathroom. (1 comments)See this image largerI’m curious how this photo will post. It’s a panoramic shot of our Port of Los Angeles across the harbor to the cranes in the Port of Long Beach. See this image largerThis IS my last kitten for a long time. DH is almost stable enough and post-transplant long enough to come home. I’ll be finishing up reconfiguring the house so DH has 100% cat free zones, but our kitties have good places of their own. See this image largerBetter look at baby Max when he was out of his playpen and running around. Here he meets Cupcake. See this image largerI got distracted by this little fella... he was gonna be fixed and released, but I couldn’t let them. Brought him home to tame him, and he’s with a new foster now!(1 comments)See this image largerIt was a three ring circus this morning as the baby kitten was let out to explore, and the older cats had a blast chasing and playing with him. (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largergot distracted by this little fella... he was gonna be fixed and released, but I couldn’t let them. Brought him home to tame him, and he’s with a new foster now!(1 comments)See this image largergot distracted by this little fella... he was gonna be fixed and released, but I couldn’t let them. See this image largerWe got a break today... temperatures dropped to 80F from the mid-90’s. (2 comments)See this image largerIt is all a matter of perspective!See this image largerA meme from Facebook just for a laugh!See this image largerlearned this the hard way. See this image largerThe Keeper of the Kittens, an amazing dog named Millie who helps her human take care of numerous bottle babies. See this image largerWorks with books too!See this image largerOMG This is SO True!!!See this image largerMy amazing son ScottSee this image largerMy amazing son ScottSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerA photo off our city’s website of the Port of Los Angeles on July 4th. See this image largerLil Max adjusted quickly and is quite a precious cuddle butt now!(3 comments)See this image largerDessy hangin’ out with White Fang, the newly named, long time crated feral kitty I cannot let go outside. Watching them play through the bars is pure entertainment!(1 comments)See this image largerDessy on her favorite shelf, with DS Scott’s stuff and ashes. (1 comments)See this image largerCongratulations to our Awesome A teammate GemLadyOne for her Inspirational Spark Story!(1 comments)See this image largerhad this BUSTED! kitten tested for panleuk and he’s negative!!! I cried with joy and cuddled him nonstop!(3 comments)See this image largerHint for Today:See this image largersaved this meme years ago, but now I know what it really means!See this image largerMy amazing Scrappy! He was basking in the sun, sound asleep, and didn’t even twitch when I arrived at the house today. (1 comments)See this image largerRescue Foster Adopt!!!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy for the happy ending for this abused kitten!See this image largerOKAY... I’ll take ONE more kitten! A found singleton about five weeks old, very scared and hiding too well at his first foster home. After DH’s long clinic day at USC Transplant tomorrow, this fella will get plenty of interaction with me; in the meantime, a friend is coming to spend the night with him. See this image largerOne last cat photo! Here’s Tuxie, my adorable dopey feral junior kitten who has been loose in the house. No longer living under our couch, he hangs out with our cats and watches me intently. (He is on the arm of a chair with old man George.) See this image largerMy feral white foster cat finally has a name: White Fang. We moved him to the living room and - now that he uses the litter box - gave him a comfy soft bed. I never saw him so happy!See this image largerMy first night at the house in over a month... on the bed are two crates for a feral cat and a baby kitten, and surrounding my space on the bed is every other cat except a feral tuxedo loose in the house. P.S. Had a great night’s sleep!(1 comments)See this image largerTwo of the kids on the TV stand in the bedroom, keeping me company on my night at the house. See this image largerWell, okay... maybe one more kitten. Babysat this sweetie for a day while getting him neutered for his new parents. (1 comments)See this image largersays... okay, one more kitten. (He will go to his new home soon.)(1 comments)See this image largerLooking back for happy memories of this very rough Kitten Season... this mom had her last litter in my bathroom after being trapped. The babies were adopted; mom tamed with me, and hopefully will find a new home too. See this image largerI think I am pretty much finished with kittens for now. I accepted a high risk litter, and they were doing well. Two good rescue friends stepped in while DH was in hospital. Then, within one day, we lost them. Today the last baby died in my arms... it’s too much.See this image largerAnother chaotic weekend... less than 24 hours after getting DH home from hospital, we were back at emergency for different complications. Hours after we got home from that, I learned my high risk foster babies were beginning to fade and went to help rescue friends who have been covering for me. See this image largeris pretty much finished with kittens for now... I accepted a high risk litter, with help from friends all were well. Today the last one died in my arms... too much loss. (1 comments)See this image largerwas happy to work hard at our house and have time with our kitties!(1 comments)See this image largerhad quite a week... first losing Dinky, then DH and I spent two days at USC Transplant coping with side effects of his new meds. (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerDH & I just spent two days at USC Transplant. First at his regular weekly checkup, where my urgent concerns about his drastic weight loss and failing strength were taken seriously. Then for hours at their emergency clinic, where they couldn’t stabilize him; until finally he was admitted to Keck Hospital. It was a long night, but FINALLY this afternoon the treatments took effect. I brought him home tonight. (2 comments)See this image largersaying goodbye to Dinky, Scott’s kitten in a tree he died saving. She’s been mine almost four years. Now Dinky and Scott are together. (2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSo, the elusive pregnant mom cat got herself caught in a regular trap set up for the toms on the other side of the property... and just in time! She delivered four kittens, and everyone is healthy!(1 comments)See this image largerI'm looking for a good home for our nursing queen, who has nurtured a dozen orphans in addition to her own litter, and who will happily raise more! Three months ago I made the expensive decision to save Barbara and her babies via a C-section, and I could not be more thankful for the outcome!See this image largeris searching for a good home for our nursing queen mama who has nurtured a dozen orphans and will happily raise more baby kittens!See this image largeris searching for a good home for our nursing queen mama who has nurtured a dozen orphans and willSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSome of the bottle rockets literally shake the house... I cannot imagine what the animals are experiencing. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris spending more time with our kitties at home as DH’s health stabilizes. (1 comments)See this image largerInterested in adopting a pet? Go to your local animal shelter! You’ll be amazed at what you find there, ready to love and be loved!(1 comments)See this image largerInterested in adopting a pet? Go to your local animal shelter! You’ll be amazed at what you find there, ready to love and be loved!See this image largerSee this image largerJuly 4th will be here soon! This is a program any animal shelter can organize given enough interest. Be there for these already traumatized cats and dogs, to distract and soothe them through the fireworks. See this image largerWorks for me!!!See this image largerI know my schedule has been crazy lately, but this pregnant cat cannot wait! Trappers have been unsuccessful, so I will join them tomorrow with a drop trap and give it a go... plus I can teach them how to use it for future captures. (1 comments)See this image largerWhere I want to be when June gloom ends and the summer heat arrives!(2 comments)See this image largeris missing my kitties SO much! Here is Zorra, sleeping in DH’s hat. I know they all terribly miss him too! It will be a couple of months before he can be with them again. (1 comments)See this image largerI never thought I would ever be this happy again to hear I PEED! DHs new kidney is starting to function!!!See this image largerI put off adopting out Squirrel and her sister Zorra, because our cats all love them (especially Scrappy!), but the time has come...See this image largerA Loving Tribute more than 100 years old. See this image largerSee this image largerBaby is doing FANTASTIC! After weeks in the NICU, she is home from the hospital and has started life with her amazing family! It will be a Godsend to watch her grow up and be a part of her life!!!(1 comments)See this image largerWe had a CRAZY busy day yesterday... DH was released from the hospital just 4-1/2 days after receiving a kidney transplant. He is doing GREAT! I don’t know if I’m excited happy or scared out of my mind!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerLooking good! DH with his DD and Aunt, three days after he received a kidney transplant!See this image largerR.I.P. precious baby Wally Skunk... Was it because too many fleas caused irreparable damage? Was it me being gone from home so much with DH in hospital? Or was it just too rough a start in life... We were cuddled together and he died in his sleep. I found him when I woke up. See this image largerComing home late at night, I got lost in downtown Los Angeles when a freeway transition ramp was closed. Thank goodness for Google Maps and nearly deserted streets! PLUS, I got to see the Walt Disney Concert Hall.(3 comments)See this image largerBeing lost in downtown LA was no fun, but I got to see the unusual Walt Disney Concert Hall. See this image largeris learning to deal with a lot of changes headed our way after DH received a new kidney!(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThinking of names, something related to skunks or to walls. First, he looks like a skunk, and second, that’s where he was found. (People heard mewing, searched for the source, and chopped a hole in the wall of their garage to get him out.) (2 comments)See this image largerOld man George checking out our new foster, a tiny orphan found inside a wall, who is staying on our bed or in our arms for the time being. See this image largeris happy DH is feeling well enough to help me while I am sick, especially with this new orphan found in the wall of a garage. (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerA wrigglily cuddley pile of kittens just about ready for adoption! This is nursing mom cat Barbara's current group of mischievous fun makers. (1 comments)See this image largerAmazing Queen (nursing mother) Barbara has nurtured her own six kittens plus five orphans, and seems to enjoy it every bit as much now at seven weeks as the first. We hope to find a large rescue group who will give her a pampered life, full of orphaned babies who need love and milk. (1 comments)See this image largerhas had to stop trapping for awhile, but happily can help others who trap to get the cats spayed/neutered!(1 comments)See this image largerI had to separate mom Goldie from her kittens, who are now big enough to be adopted. She tamed well and can be adopted too. It’s a happy ending in the long run, but for now she wails all night for hours for her babies. I get out of bed and hold her, she clings to me and it breaks my heart, but what else can I do? See this image largerAlthough we greatly appreciate these kittens arrived healthy and well socialized, we do NOT condone them being left on the porch during the night sealed inside a cardboard box (thank God there were air holes). I took them to our local shelter, they were adopted in one day. See this image largerI need a few shots of this to keep me going... I waited too long to go to Urgent Care, and a simple UTI became a serious kidney infection. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerMy biggest weakness: cake, and memes with kids and critters!See this image largerMy dear friend required a C-section several weeks before her due date, but Baby is doing well! Three pounds, but breathing on her own, and beginning to eat enough to remove the tubing. See this image largerloves my friend’s front yard, especially the honeysuckle. I wish I could share the intoxicating smell!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is Cassie, a once feral mom whose kittens have been adopted. It took awhile, but she let go of her fear and now loves to cuddle. Next step: adoption!(2 comments)See this image largeris gearing up for a busy physical day Thursday: deep cleaning the master bath to move Silvie and her kittens from a crate to a room. (3 comments)See this image largerSeriously, I was gone for five minutes and the cats took over my side of the bed!(2 comments)See this image largerView from the back patio of a home for sale up on the Peninsula. I trapped the former owner’s outside cats so they could be moved. By pick-up the next day, I was petting both of them! I hope their memories of being a pet help them adjust in their new home. See this image largerA typical nighttime visitor to one of my feeding stations, but this big raccoon had no fear and continued eating. (2 comments)See this image largeris missing DD in Colorado, and DS in Heaven.(2 comments)See this image largerThis mama cat was once a wildly feral serial producer of kittens, only one of whom survived. Now she is affectionate and enjoys living indoors, an excellent mom! She nurses ten kittens, her six and four orphans. See this image largerI couldn’t be prouder of my SIL, an RN in a hospital ER and Trauma Unit, AND of DD, who was the main breadwinner as he went to nursing school full time. Hard to believe he graduated over four years ago!(1 comments)See this image largerThese are untamed junior kittens who are loose in our house. One got away from DH during a transfer, the other learned how to unlatch his crate. Tonight they sat quietly looking out the window. See this image largerI wanted to snap a few photos of my feline foster family before taking Mom Goldie to be spayed. This one is a keeper!(2 comments)See this image largeris going to miss this little family... they’ll be moving on to adoptive homes in 2-3 weeks. (2 comments)See this image largerhad a long emotional night, starting with a badly injured young cat and having to make the decision to put her to sleep. (5 comments)See this image largerAnother long, emotional night in cat rescue: answered a shout out for help with a badly injured young cat, got her to emergency vet, had hope as she seemed to bounce back, settled her here with me expecting to long term foster, and then she had a massive seizure. We had to let her go to the Rainbow. See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThis is SO me! See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerIt's exciting to watch a dear friend and her husband grow from being newlyweds, creating a loving and stable home, to expecting their first child!See this image largerThe month of May is almost here, and with that comes dozens of advertisements for Mother's Day... an excruciating mix of Joy and Sadness, Blessings and Grief.(2 comments)See this image largerIn case you remember my goofy, fun loving, one-eyed, brain damaged foster kitten Bella, she is doing FANTASTIC with her new mom! I just got a current photo and update: she LOVES playing with their dogs, and sitting up high surveying her kingdom!!!See this image largerOur Scrappy boy and little foster Squirrel wait for DH to come home from dialysis by snuggling on the shirt DH slept in. (1 comments)See this image largerI am proud to be a part of the Awesome A Team on the 5% Challenge! We have bounced back from a few rough seasons, and are working hard as a team! [Patricia, we miss you!!!]See this image largerOne way to change your perspective. See this image largerloves waking up to this view! My two old men, DH and George. See this image largerNewest possible foster babies.... gotta find a place for them first!(2 comments)See this image largerWoke up from a nap and what did I see? My two old men sleeping with me!(2 comments)See this image largeris EXCITED & NERVOUS about our first outing with this new Mobile Adoption Bus!!!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSilvie finally had her babies, six healthy kittens!See this image largerThis little feral tuxedo figured out how to unlatch the door on his crate and is loose in our house. He is a good boy, uses the litter box, hides during the day; but every night he gets closer to me and is more relaxed. Finally got some photos!See this image largerHappy Easter! I think next year, youngest GD Ryan will better appreciate the holiday. See this image largerI LOVE THIS MARKETING CAMPAIGN!See this image largerSee this image largeris sad I could not be with my DD and grandbabies for Easter. Thank goodness for FaceTime!See this image largerwas sidetracked Friday by taking care of this little boy before surgery for a mangled tail... too late, sepsis, RIP sweet baby!(3 comments)See this image largerThis is the other mom cat I am fostering. Silver tabby, exceptionally sweet, the most pregnant cat I have ever seen in my life! Her nipples are extended, and you can feel the babies, so she really is pregnant... we will see! (1 comments)See this image largerJust one of the pregnant mommies our rescue has trapped and litters saved from most likely horrific deaths outside. This quiet, cautious girl is my catch and staying with me!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThese two sisters are ten weeks old and ready for adoption! We let them out with our cats in the house after being crated for three weeks. It is SO nice to have little cuddlers to offset the ferals in my care. (2 comments)See this image largerScrappy meeting Chevy for the first time. See this image largerChevy and Scrappy meet. See this image largerScrappy and his adopted baby Chevy, nearly the same size. RIP our dear Chevy! He played with and chewed on jade plant leaves that were brought in on our shoes during a rainstorm, and died from their poisonous effects. See this image largerThe kids listening to raccoons chatter outside late at night. See this image largerHere’s our sweet goofy Scrappy by DH’s side, where you will find him whenever DH is sick. (1 comments)See this image largerBelieve it!(1 comments)See this image largeris trying to keep up with all the cat related tasks to be done. (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerdoesn’t know why I’m missing DS Scott more and more lately... 11 years and it feels like last month. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerMy mom-and-litter fosters are doing GREAT! The babies’ ears are open now, so they can see and hear. They are exploring more as they get better at toddling around. LOVE seeing them grow up!!!(2 comments)See this image largerDriving home down the 5 and 405 freeways through Los Angeles. The bottom photo is The Getty Center. (1 comments)See this image largersaid goodbye to these beautiful toms and two other feral cats when I transported them to a forever home north of here. They braved the freeways well... wishing them all the best in their new home!(1 comments)See this image largerOne of my favorite fosters!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThis big beautiful chocolate Siamese was trapped this week, but I didn’t return him to the colony as planned. He hasn’t hissed once, and lets me pet him, so... meet my newest foster, Hershey!(3 comments)See this image largerThis big beautiful chocolate Siamese was trapped this week, but I didn’t return him to the colony as planned. He hasn’t hissed once, and lets me pet him, so... meet my newest foster, Hershey!See this image largerMy young feral boy had a full flea combing today and then fell asleep on my lap!(2 comments)See this image largerTime for evaluating kittens as they near weaning time and prepare for adoption. Noooooo problem with these perfect baby boys! First time foster mom did an AMAZING job!!!(2 comments)See this image largerWhile it is Kitten Season, our efforts continue with all cats. This boy is a long term foster who came to me, and remains, extremely non-socialized. With his white fur and skin, he’s a sitting duck for coyotes and at risk for melanomas. Wish me luck!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSuch a terribly hard decision to make! Spend an enormous amount to save mom and babies, or kill them and not have the debt hanging over our rescue. I had to make the choice... Hopefully our fundraising will cover the cost of surgery. (2 comments)See this image largeris still recovering from long days and sleepless nights, but it is worth it!(3 comments)See this image largerI had to pull over and grab a photo of the Port, on a beautiful early morning. See this image largerGD Sierra is four years old! How did that happen?!?(1 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful George keeping me company while I rest in bed. (1 comments)See this image largerDH cuddling with the tortie orphan while sister calico plays in their crate. They’re growing fast, but so far adopters wanted one or the other, and I’m not separating them. (1 comments)See this image largerOur next target... Low & Wide, her feeder says, ready to pop any day. (1 comments)See this image largerOur beautiful little feral is a great mom to her three kittens, and allows me full access to her crate to clean and feed, including petting her! Babies are eight days old today. (1 comments)See this image largeris sooooo relieved... DH is feeling so much better!!!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy this beautiful boy won’t be making any more babies. (2 comments)See this image largerMOTIVATION!See this image largerDo you know the answer?! (Cue the score from Rent)See this image largerSee this image largeris still giving semi-feral mama a lot of privacy and space as she nurtures her three babies, now three days old!(2 comments)See this image largeris still giving semi-feral mama a lot of privacy and space as she nurtured her three babies, now three days old!See this image largerTonight I accepted responsibility for these two orphans. It was a nice break to spend time just holding and playing with them! I’m sure they’ll be adopted quickly. (1 comments)See this image largerAfter an extremely long hard day, bedtime was postponed when Mama Kitty started giving birth... I’m not gonna push taking a lot of photos, but here’s a start. (1 comments)See this image largerhas foster cats in literally every single room! These two orphans came tonight, but I’m sure they’ll be adopted soon. See this image largermade one last check on my pregnant cat before bed, and... mew mew mew! (4 comments)See this image largeris on Baby Watch!(2 comments)See this image largerAll a matter of perspective!See this image largeris wearing the green today!(1 comments)See this image largerOn St Patrick’s Day, we’re all a little bit Irish!See this image largerAnother cuddly night with old man George kitty! This is getting to be a habit!!!(1 comments)See this image largerI trapped this trap savvy, too stubborn for her own good, very pregnant cat on Friday night. The expected foster home fell through, so mama kitty is set up in my spare room. We are on Baby Watch!(2 comments)See this image largerMelly was a long term foster, angry and aggressive. She made little progress in five months at three different homes, including mine for three months. Then her foster mom adopted one of my former bottle babies, and I realized she was one of Melly’s kittens, taken away when they were on the kill list. From that to a happy ending: Melly is now officially adopted and will stay with her baby! (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThe first litter of our kitten season is now four weeks old. There’s a pregnant cat in a trap in my kitchen who will be placed with a long term foster. She’s the 8th pregnant cat being fostered in our network!(1 comments)See this image largerfinds it hard to sleep without at least two cats sleeping with me!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThe girls helping me with paperwork this morning... besides chewing on receipts, spilling various sorted piles, and knocking over 32 ounces of water, they wee a great help. (3 comments)See this image largerOne last lightning photo, showing multiple strikes off the coast, during a recent, extremely unusual storm. (Not my photo.) See this image largerOne last lightning photo, showing multiple strikes off the coast, during a recent, extremely unusual storm. (Not my photo.) See this image largerLightning storm off the coast, as seen from the end of the Peninsula. (Not my photo.)See this image largerLightning storm, very very unusual for our area, striking near the Port-to-Port bridge! (Not my photo.)See this image largerNot sure what breed she is, but this young cat has the biggest ears I’ve ever seen, matching her BIG personality perfectly. I am very tempted to foster fail and keep her!See this image largerLove love love this furry guy! I trapped him last year, got him neutered, then returned him to his colony. Recently trapped him again, because a rescuer saw his photo and asked to adopt him for their feral sanctuary! He’s in my bathroom waiting for transport. See this image largerOne of seven pregnant or mom cats with litters being fostered in our rescue network. Trappers still working to save as many as possible, as well as continuing to trap feral cats for spays and neuters. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI'm wondering what my much missed, dearly loved son Scott would be doing today, his 39th birthday... I'm celebrating with precious memories.(2 comments)See this image largeris wondering, what would Scott be doing today, his 39th birthday? I'm celebrating with my memories. See this image largerKitten season has hit like a tsunami this year! We are fostering as many pregnant cats and nursing moms with litters as possible. See this image largerSee this image largerMatching T-shirts #5See this image largerMatching T-shirts #4See this image largerMatching T-shirts #3(1 comments)See this image largerMatching T-shirts #2(1 comments)See this image largerMatching T-shirts #1(1 comments)See this image largerloves this sweet kitty, my beautiful Dessy! She is laying on my thigh watching TV with me. (2 comments)See this image largerThe newest accessory for winter!(3 comments)See this image largerI needed to add some funnies tonight, because it’s been a very hard, long day. It’s eleven years since life as I knew it was destroyed. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris trying to get through today. (1 comments)See this image largeris laughing... this is SO me!(1 comments)See this image largerLook for that precious, potentially life-changing moment!!!See this image largerThis goes equally well for animal rescue AND living a healthy lifestyle... in fact, for everything in life!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largertries to think of this with every temptation & craving. (1 comments)See this image largerI would owe a LOT of money to both jars! See this image largerInventive Business Names #5See this image largerInventive Business Names #4See this image largerInventive Business Names #3See this image largerInventive Business Names #2(1 comments)See this image largerInventive Business Names #1(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerFun with Pets, part 3See this image largerFun with Pets, part 2See this image largerFun with Pets, part 1See this image largerThis is at a foster/adopter home. Gary, the big ginger orange, was not happy about the new little kitty!See this image largerSee this image largerAnother restless night... until I figured out how to fit in my bed!See this image largerAnother restless night... until I figured out how to fit in my bed!See this image largerSee this image largeris enjoying Valentines Day with DH and the kitties. (1 comments)See this image largerMy rescue partner is responsible for feeding at least 200 outside cats twice a day. Thank goodness for donations, and volunteers to help with the labor of colony care. (My part is more trapping to spay/neuter, fostering, taming, adoptions.)See this image largerI was tracking a cat to trap, tripped and fell hard... got home and laid down, and look who snuggled up to keep me company?! (Old Man George!)See this image largerMy granddaughters!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️See this image largerOur kitties... they fill our lives with love every day! See this image largerHappy Valentines Day! Whatever works...See this image largerHappy Valentines Day!(1 comments)See this image larger... JUST SAYIN'!!!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger@FUTUREFOCUSED I have NO idea!!!See this image largerNow DH is home, I will be trapping again!See this image largerMore funnies!See this image largerSee this image largerLaughter is the best medicine!See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerDH and George... happy the old man is home from the hospital!(1 comments)See this image largerWe are as we see ourselves. (1 comments)See this image largerhad a good daySee this image largerA four week old kitten, saved from euthanasia at a county shelter, was fostered through our rescue network. She is thriving, despite her tiny size - at five months, she’s the size of an eight week old - and stubborn and spoiled and adorable. I had the privilege of finding Faith a family, and delivered her today!See this image largerMy latest foster Lovie, a junior kitten trapped less than a week ago. This is one of my favorite parts of rescue, teaching these scared little kitties us humans can be friends! (1 comments)See this image largerAnother successful rescue! The feeder/trapper wanted to get the only kitten in her colony out of there, hopefully to be tamed and adopted. Of course I said yes!(1 comments)See this image largerTrapping just ahead of the latest storm... got two of the five cats we wanted: a senior too trap savvy for her own good, and a new arrival in the colony who was being badly bullied. (1 comments)See this image largerhas a brand new foster, trapped less than a week ago, who is taming quickly and loves to sleep in my arms!See this image largeris working with other rescuers to trap these semi-feral cats and get them transported up north to a safe sanctuary. (2 comments)See this image largerThis magnificent lion of a tomcat is regaining strength in his badly injured front leg. Even though he’s been an outside cat for years, he uses his limited energy to get to the litter box in his crate. He hisses at us and recoils at first, but lets us humans move and comfort him. His new mom adores him!See this image largerScrappy on DH this morning, telling me to go away and let them sleep!See this image largerMy guys sacked out this morning, while I took trapped cats to be spayed or neutered. With DH recovering from surgery, I’m feeding the menagerie at home. Now Scrappy doesn’t wake DH at 6am to eat... they’re just buds hanging out!See this image largerJust one of the cat colonies in my area where volunteers feed and trap. Many pay out of pocket, and work all hours of the day and night to provide regular meals to hundreds of cats. My focus is trapping to get the cats spayed and neutered; plus foster to tame kittens and cats whenever possible so they can be adopted.See this image largerMy wonderful Scrappy on top of the injured tomcat’s crate, keeping him company and napping together. See this image largerwas happy to be part of rescuing this gorgeous old tomcat badly injured in a fight. It has been a long two days; but he is stable, eating, neutered, accepting human touch, and today I delivered him to a forever home!See this image largerwas happy to be part of rescuing this gorgeous old tomcat badly injured in a fight. It has been a long two days; but he is stable, eating, neutered, accepting human touch, and went to a forever home!(4 comments)See this image largerMIMAWELIZABETH was happy to be part of rescuing this gorgeous old tomcat badly injured in a fight. It has been a long two days; but he is stable, eating, neutered, accepting human touch!See this image largerGorgeous old tomcat in recovery!See this image largerMy long term foster Bruce - bright-eyed, curious, beautiful and sweet, but who doesn’t like to be picked up - is going for a checkup tomorrow for his potential adopters. (1 comments)See this image largerA new foster kitty staying affectionately close to DH as he battles an intense 24 hour flu. See this image largerA new foster kitty staying affectionately close to DH as he battles an intense 24 hour flu. See this image largerGood morning, Georgie old man! Love to feel you snuggling at my back, rubbing your head against me, and laying your head next to mine!See this image largerA donation from a person who was moving, $40 to two handymen with a truck, a LOT of hard work by my rescue partner, and I now have a large cattery on the side of my house. We’re figuring out the best ways to use it in our rescue projects. See this image largerI hope and pray all of you experiencing sub-zero temperatures are safe and sound, and come through unscathed!See this image largersaid goodbye to these fluffy adorable kittens, trapped and tamed, and now adopted!(1 comments)See this image largerView of the bridge and the cruise ship moored next to it, with the lights of the cranes and cargo ships just beyond... the Port has a special beauty!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger‘s DGD Sierra started pre-school this week!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is a fun tee-shirt! (1 comments)See this image largeris feeling tremendous hope and happiness with this rescue kitty, Angel. Trapped less than a week ago, we immediately connected... Angel will be adopted out soon!!!(1 comments)See this image largerMy cat family with me and recent foster kittens. See this image largerTry rescuing 20!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largersays, try having 20!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThe taming is going slower than expected with the four feral kittens!See this image largerI tried to tame her, even just a bit, without success. She is tiny, 5# tops, with kittens as big as she is. Her babies are fostered and doing well. However, after 10 days of mom cat not using the litter, fighting to dig out of the cage, and aggressively guarding her space, I had her spayed and released her back where she was trapped. Telling myself it wasn't a failure... trapped four, saved three, and no more pregnancies. See this image largerMy friend took her tortoise to the beach... he loved it!See this image largerThe classic If I Fits, I Sits. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI’m a helper on a rescue project (providing supplies and vet care) for an old tomcat who was terribly hurt trying to defend kittens in his colony. Trapped after weeks of hiding, rushed into surgery, his prognosis is good! We hope after months of being fostered for his recovery, Louie will want to be adopted!!! See this image largerOur now big Lil Scrappy and his foster baby Chevy - not so much a baby either - still Best Buddies!See this image largeris helping on a rescue project saving this terribly injured older tomcat who fought a raccoon to save some kittens. It took quite a bit, but his prognosis is good!(4 comments)See this image largerwith her 6am alarm clock!(4 comments)See this image largerwishes everyone a happy 2019!See this image largerChristmas morning 2018, GD Sierra (3-1/2 yrs) & GD Ryan (7 mos). Looks like they're hatching a plot!See this image largerChristmas morning 2018, GD Sierra (3-1/2 yrs) & GD Ryan (7 mos) with their mom, my amazing DD. Missing my grandbabies, but hopefully I'll fly out to see them soon!See this image largerChristmas morning, GD Sierra (3-1/2 yrs) & GD Ryan (7 mos). Missing my grandbabies, but hopefully I'll fly out to see them soon!See this image largerSee this image largerA big shout out to my exes... THANKS!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerFour feral junior kittens were supposed to be a very temporary foster, but their potential for taming looks promising... I think I'll keep them awhile and give it a try!See this image largerMy sweet foster baby in her favorite bed with her favorite mouseys, and very, very happy in her new forever home!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerRarely seen photo of a cat's inner demon(2 comments)See this image largerScruffy and Slick, my former foster kitties, exploring the play room during one of my visits. Are you in Southern California?! My big beautiful kittens deserve loving, good energy homes!!!See this image largerScruffy and Slick, my former foster kitties, exploring the play room during one of my visits. Are you in Southern California?! My big beautiful kittens deserve loving, good energy homes!!!See this image largerI and my rescue friends been searching for home(s) for these beautiful brothers for months. They were pulled out of a feral cat colony and tamed. Only nine months old, they’re already larger than most of my adult cats. Both solid black, Slick has medium length hair and Scruffy is long haired. They need more exposure, so I brought them to our excellent local shelter. Here’s one of my play dates with them. See this image largeris saying good bye to this special baby today... sad for us, happy for her!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHappy Birthday Baby Jesus!(1 comments)See this image largerThe kitties and I wish everyone a Happy Christmas Eve... May all your dreams come true!(1 comments)See this image larger& kitties wish everyone a Happy Christmas Eve... May your dreams come true! (1 comments)See this image largerOur junior kitten Dessy checking out our latest foster baby... her new mom & dad named her "Snickerdoodle," and pick her up on Wednesday!See this image largerA friend went in for a colonoscopy last week... it's nice to see that medical department has a sense of humor!💩See this image largerFor all the children who will never come home again. See this image largerJUST A BABY KITTEN & HER CHRISTMAS MOUSE!See this image largerGOOD MORNING... Slow start today! 😉See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerisn’t going to visit DD and family this year, so I’ll be working cat rescue straight through... more time to think about the past.(1 comments)See this image largerI’m experimenting with SplitPic and Font Candy. See this image largerI can't resist snapping photos of the windmills outside of Palm Springs... they're huge and go for miles!See this image largerI can't resist snapping photos of the windmills outside of Palm Springs... they're huge and go for miles!See this image largerI’M A RACCOON See this image largerFour tiny kittens, a few days old, found in a warehouse in cold and rain (the mom didn’t come back). Two didn’t survive the night, but the other two gained strength and are now thriving with a long term foster!See this image largerMy niece inherited her father’s favorite working classic car 4, and has spent a year restoring it to pristine condition. I know my brother is watching over her and couldn’t be prouder! ♥️See this image largerDH taking care of his foster baby! She’s just what he needs: to have a reason outside of himself to get up and do for someone else. See this image largercan't resist snapping photos of the windmills outside of Palm Springs... they're huge and go for miles!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGot a LOT done before leaving on a short getaway... like adopting out five kittens and one cat! Also scrubbed our big bathroom-for-the-fosters top to bottom, and introduced a newly trapped friendly feral junior kitten to his new home!See this image largerDH’s foster baby!See this image largerRight before I was to leave for a few days, DH agreed to foster a sick baby kitten; so I spent six hours that night taking care of her after he went to bed. (Totally worth it!) But DH stepped up and is taking great care of this much better fur baby! See this image largerThe view from my room in Palm Springs... SO glad to be able to get away for a few days!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris away from home for a few days to work and relax uninterrupted... not a bad view!(2 comments)See this image largerwas as fascinated by Scrappy's reaction as Scrappy was when he saw the chandelier light up when he was on the cat tree!See this image largerwas as fascinated by Scrappy's reaction as Scrappy was when he saw the chandelier lit up when he was on the cat tree! See this image largerthinks it's beginning to FEEL a lot like CHRISTMAS!See this image largerwill miss this lil sweetie... her adopted family comes tomorrow. A special treat, playing Candy Crush. See this image largeris happy to see these kitties together! The kittens were trapped for their safety and to be adopted, but their mom is still out there. The tabby was ill, had to be separated from her babies. See this image largerHugely productive day! Two surviving bottle babies to a foster, two kittens adopted, three ready for neuter surgery tomorrow, and trapped a feral for TNR!(4 comments)See this image largerNewest foster baby... milk face! One of four has passed away, and it'll be a wakeful night caring for the rest. Hopefully a long term bottle feeder will be found soon. See this image largerTurkey Coma or the usual Milk Coma? Either way, GD Ryan had a good time!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSharing Thanksgiving via FaceTime with GDs baby Ryan and 3-year-old Sierra!See this image largerSharing Thanksgiving via FaceTime with GDs baby Ryan and 3-year-old Sierra!See this image largerhad a wonderful FaceTime conversation with DD & family, then received several photos. This is GD Ryan... she had a good time!See this image largerI woke up from a nap to find a newly trapped kitten sleeping next to me between two of my baby foster kittens. I had let him loose in the bedroom to test how his taming was coming along... I think he’s ready!(1 comments)See this image largerwoke up from a nap to find a newly trapped kitten sleeping next to me between two of my baby foster kittens... a surprising and joyful discovery!!!(2 comments)See this image largerI woke up to these baby kittens wrestling next to me. I’d like to thank the mental case who kept threatening to throw them out, and the rescuers who dealt with her craziness and saved them. SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!See this image largerPET SAFETY FOR THANKSGIVING See this image largerThank God we are away from the burn areas. One positive of living in this concrete jungle, at the Port, and in the shadow of a high peninsula is, our specific location is isolated from many of California's typical crises (fire, floods, mudslides). Riots yes, an occasional earthquake, but other than air quality it's highly unlikely we'll be in danger.See this image largerwoke up to these two baby kittens wrestling next to meSee this image largerSee this image largerMore shots of the colony feeding. See this image largerHelping to colony feed, one of 25 spots. Here gotta keep them on the west side of the open lot, because on the east side is where coyotes come out to hunt for food. See this image largerTabitha helping me with my absentee ballot decisions... the cat offers good advice!See this image largerI'm getting more donations for my foster and family kitties! Most all took a turn in this cave bed, but it's meant to be for the littlest babies. See this image largerNewest arrivals... three tuxedo kittens, same litter, trapped at the same time, here to be tamed for adoption. From left going clockwise, these are their personalities: Protector, Curious, Timid. See this image largerhas a fun project: three tuxedo siblings trapped at the same time, here for taming!See this image largerSee this image largerA very special memory popped up on Facebook, and I decided to share it again on Spark. DS Scott found this heart shaped rock on the beach when he was eight and gave it to me... it’s been 30 years, and it’s still on my desk. See this image largerThe kids having fun on the new cat tree!See this image largerKitties loving the new cat tree!See this image largerA neighbor donated a huge cat tree for my feline zoo! DH & I got it just inside the door and said, that’s good enough for now... the kitties LOVE it, so we’ll find a place for it eventually!See this image largerA neighbor donated a huge cat tree for my feline zoo! DH & I got it just inside the door and said, that’s good for now... the kitties LOVE it, so we’ll find a place for it eventually!See this image largerA lap full of Fun!!!See this image largeropened the kitchen door and found a huge cat tree donated by a neighbor! Don’t have a perfect place for it, but the kitties love it so we’ll find a way!!!See this image larger‘s Scrappy and his adopted baby Chevy still close as ever, even though they’re both growing up fast!See this image largerSunset (over the Port of LA, facing East) See this image largerDessy's badge of honor: a shaved belly and a blue line tattoo to show she's been spayed... no babies for her!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris enjoying fostering this latest litter. (1 comments)See this image largerSix kittens in a box thrown over a fence behind a business... three survived, and came to me to emergency foster. See this image largerMy GDs! At 5 months old, it’s baby Ryan’s first Halloween; but 3-1/2 year old Sierra is surely making memories. She’s a fire MAN (her emphasis) and is wearing her Uncle Scott’s fire helmet. See this image largerday 3300 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/2/2018See this image largermissed another Halloween with the GDs... hopefully I’ll be able to visit one year soon to go Trick or Treating with them!See this image largermissed Halloween with the GDs... hopefully one year I’ll be able to visit them next yearSee this image largeris disappointed the Dodgers lost the World Series, but very happy the Rams are still winning!(1 comments)See this image largerThis would definitely be me if I dressed up for Halloween!See this image largerHALLOWEEN IS COMING!!! This is a real decorated house! I took a photo of a news report, sure wish the colors came through like it looked on TV. See this image largerTwo late nights... first, a long and stinky evening to trap this little terrified kitten before she was killed; and tonight, a loving and snuggly hour to rock her to sleep! Meet Mackie, named after the bait used (mackerel). See this image largerREAD IT AS USUAL, TOP TO BOTTOM, AND THEN READ IT FROM THE BOTTOM UP. (2 comments)See this image largerThese two are the last of our original outside cats, Fuzzy and Mama. They and the rest of their family were living here before we moved in, long before I got involved in rescue. They were also my first two rescue projects! Now fixed, they reign over our growing outside colony. See this image largerJunior kittens literally dumped and abandoned in the middle of the night... but night shift workers heard, and called a fellow rescuer for help. Tomorrow, brother and sister get fixed and vaccinated, and I’ll be able to work on socializing them one-on-one for adoption. This is worth the hours of cleaning, laundry, et cetera!See this image largerSometimes I have to remind myself there are little humans in my life who love me too... hopefully DD will be able to bring my perfect precious GDs to California for a visit soon!See this image largerneeds a reminder there are humans in my life that need and love me too!See this image largerDodgers going to the World Series, Rams undefeated this season, LaBron James joined the Lakers... it's a heady times for Los Angeles sports fans!!! (no, Walker Buehler is not related to my son Scott, but it's nice to see his name)See this image largerAn imaginative ad created by their foster mom... these kittens are sure to be adopted soon!See this image largerHALLOWEEN IS COMING!!!See this image largerDare I press "Print"??? Nah, I love'm too much! See this image largerSad sad baby, so many changes for him and his siblings... first they lost their mom and then the giants kept picking them up and saying Awwwwwwwwwww!See this image largerA Lesson in Leadership & Teamwork. See this image largerI have temporary guests... who could dump this young family - mom, dad, two junior kittens - in an industrial area & burn rubber speeding away? No matter now... they're safe here!!!See this image largerhas temporary guests... who could dump this young family in an industrial area & burn rubber speeding away? They're safe now!!!See this image largerIs it possible to tame this beautiful young Russian Blue? So far, it's not going well. He's not aggressive, per se; but he's absolutely miserable being caged, and I can't let him loose inside my house. Another tough decision!!! See this image largerHere are three orphans - the two siblings I'd posted about before, and another the same age found in a dumpster. Brought to me for rescue, they're now with a long term foster; and as you can see, getting into all kinds of mischief!See this image largerSee this image largerenjoying socializing time with a brand new foster kitty!See this image largerI feel like I’ve been going nonstop, and it’s gonna be another too early morning Saturday AND Sunday, but I got a break tonight. Spent a wonderful peaceful two hours with my newest arrival, a four month old kitten pulled off a kill list. He’s responding quickly... some more socializing and he can be adopted.See this image largerThere’s nothing as suspenseful as waiting for a cat to take the bait... but it’s too light now, so heading home. See this image largerSee this image largerThis is what passes for sunrise in the lower section of town. The Port is directly ahead, but barely visible. As you go west and up “the Hill,” the panoramic view towards the Port is 99% industrial but beautiful too. See this image largerToday’s emergency foster babies... the two are safe and doing well, hopefully the rescuer will be able to get the remaining four siblings. See this image largerMy neighbor comes each day to help socialize the older kittens. This is Bootsie being introduced to the others in the “kitten room.” Very successful! Very happy!!!See this image largerIntroduced a recently trapped kitten to the junior kittens in our large bathroom. All were very cautious and moved slowly, but who can resist a brightly colored felt ribbon on a pole?!See this image largerJust sayin’...See this image largeris sad their four siblings were lost, but these two are now safe and healthy!See this image largerHAPPY OCTOBER!!!See this image largerThis BIG tomcat had surgery today... no more babies for him! Once he’s healed, I’ll physically introduce him to the other cats in the room. They’ve gone from mutual hissy fits to laying side by side and touching paws through the bars. A good start!See this image largerhad another hectic week with The Cats, but extremely rewarding. This is our latest save!See this image largerA beautiful, feisty, loving, playful 10-12 week old kitten at the vet’s for a checkup. A young woman saw her being beaten and stopped to intervene - a huge risk, and one countless others did not take, When the person hung the kitten by her neck and walked away, thank God her inadvertent rescuer was there quickly enough to save her life and take her to safety. I’m glad our rescue was the one to help! (I’m responsible for the fosters, vet care, etc.) Kitty is recovering and has an adoptSee this image largerHanging out with the Port kittens the night before they went up for adoption. It was huge fun fostering them these past few weeks! In this photo, for some reason, my feet were very interesting! See this image largerA scene that caught my eye and had me catch my breath! This was the ending tableau of one of the dances on Dancing With The Stars’ New York Night. Amazing artistry and technology!See this image largerNo words... :)See this image largerTHIS IS DH!See this image largerGlue Trap Kittens, part 2. I was called to coordinate getting the kittens from the neighbor who saved them to a long term foster at a rescue further inland. The best way to get it done, I drove them myself, with a stay at my house in between. Lost sleep and 150 miles later, I can’t help but think of how much joy these kitties will give their adopted humans!(1 comments)See this image largerMore adventures in cat rescue... these are “The Glue Trap Kittens.” Feral mom had babies in an elderly woman’s yard. Neighbor checked on mewing, found several glue traps in the bushes. Homeowner planned to catch the kittens in the glue and throw them away... thanks to those who stepped into action (mine was a small part), they’re all safe and doing well!See this image largerAdventures in cat rescue... a five week old orphaned ginger baby came here after being trapped. He cried for hours, we held him as often as we could. After a bath and hours of flea-combing, followed by a very long cuddle, this happened!See this image largerWE ARE WHAT WE EAT!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerJust got an update: this Before & After photo. She's one of five tiny kittens with mange who were on the kill list at a shelter out of our area. My partner claimed them, got pledges for the fees and transport, and found the foster mom. I'm helping with vet care and meds, and when well and old enough, their adoptions. See this image largerI had to make a hard decision regarding this very agitated, most likely very feral young cat and her eight-week-old kittens... This is their last night together, as the kittens will be adopted and Mom is TNRed.See this image largerhad to make a hard decision regarding this very agitated probably feral young mom and her eight-week-old kittens... their last night together as kittens are adopted and Mom is TNRed.See this image largerWhile there’s no dog in our home, I have grandpuppies through DD & SIL in Colorado. Their two rescue dogs predate the arrival of my two GDs, and I love seeing their interactions! This meme isn’t my granddog, but it sure could be!!!See this image largerBeing a part of the rescue community has been a privilege and filled my life with precious, innocent love. See this image largerSee this image largerDessy waiting for me to finish working at my desk... my trash truck kitten, my special sidekick!See this image largerI was going through photos from last year, and was happy to revisit being a part of making this happen: an adopter specializing in special needs cats and dogs adopted an elderly dog with several health issues. Used SplitPic to create this Before & After... same dog, shelter photo and one hour after arriving in new home!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOne of six cats trapped from Saturday night to Sunday night: a very young mom with two 8-10 week old kittens (reunited and safe in a crate in my kitchen), two for TNR, and an elderly male heading to a vet for evaluation. A busy weekend!See this image largerStarting a new large trapping project tomorrow in a local industrial area. Several people take turns feeding about 20 cats, and luckily they'll be welcomed back once they're fixed. (Photo is from trapping in the Port.)See this image largerOld man George stretched out next to me and old lady Dinky giving him the stink eye! See this image largerSee this image largerThis is what I usually see each morning... Dinky's way to wake me up and say HELLO!See this image largerHow I feel sometimes... See this image largerNewest little foster is flea free and loves being held and cuddled! I named her Charlotte. See this image largeris glad our new foster "Charlotte" is flea free and loves being cuddled!See this image largerThis little girl was trapped tonight and brought here. She needs a good bath and a thorough defleaing, but I started with a long long cuddle. Hisses easily turned to purrs... after devouring a plate of wet food, she's wrapped in my shirt and sleeping. When I get tired or frustrated, this moment is what I need to remember!!! ♥️See this image largeris up late again... this little girl was trapped tonight and needs a good bath and thorough defleaing... started with lots of cuddles and wet food and earned a huge purr!See this image largerTell me... is it just wishful thinking on my part, or does my GD Ryan look like her Uncle Scott?See this image largerI think old man George is relaxed and happy with us!See this image largerI have to share the latest photo of my wonderful GDs!See this image largeris excited to help find loving homes for this sweetie and his siblings, plus two more litters who were trapped and tamed!See this image largeris excited to find find living homes for this sweetie and his siblings, plus two more litters who were trapped and tamed!See this image largerLittle Bear is doing great!!! His long term foster mom is taking good care of him!See this image largerI've never been bitten this badly by any type of bug (in this case, mosquitos)!See this image largerSee this image largerday 3250 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/12/2018See this image largeris sharing this meme to celebrate the many kittens who have passed through my life this year who were found in like situations, such as our Chevy!(1 comments)See this image largerhad a crazy cat week... 6 adults TNRed, 4 kittens trapped to tame for adoption, and ER foster for one day old baby! (1 comments)See this image largerMy newest GD Ryan at three months old... I'm trying to arrange a getaway with DD and the girls before the holidays make our schedules even more difficult to coordinate!See this image largerGood-bye sweet baby Marmalade... it was a hard, long nine days, and you fought a good fight, but we lost. I think you felt my love - I'm sure you did - but now you're free of sickness and pain, so run and play and be happy!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerLook how my baby Chevy has grown! He and Scrappy remain as close as ever. See this image largerSee this image largerFeeling better after a 3am feeding. Marmalade will drop off to sleep quickly... now if only I could do the same!See this image largerMy tiniest foster Marmalade is struggling to survive... the countless number of fleas on his fragile body literally sucked the life out of him. After several hours of care, he lifted his head, then pulled himself up and walked! He's tucked in bed with DH and me tonight.See this image largerIT'S FLEET WEEK IN LOS ANGELES! We watched tonight's fireworks from our living room. See this image largeris so happy that DD has a wonderful family of her own!See this image largerMy beautiful perfect granddaughters!See this image largerFour new foster kittens, various ages (5-8 weeks old), trapped in a lumberyard, and laden with fleas. All the bathing and flea combing had an extra benefit: they're comfortable with humans now!See this image largerDH helping me by giving warm cuddles to my newest fosters after their flea baths.See this image largerDH helping with newest foster kittens' flea baths. See this image largerHere's my kitty Scrappy staying close to a feral cat in a trap to offer comfort. They stay here for two nights (pre-op and post-op) to get their spay or neuter surgery. See this image largeris struggling to catch up with housework, with paperwork, with the many requests for help with cat rescue...See this image largerSee this image largerTwo "orphans" found in dangerous situations - a car engine block and on the docks in a warehouse district - who were brought to me for fostering. Both were fully tame, and affectionate, so had to have been with caring humans for some time. After a month of stabilization, we put them up for adoption; they were claimed in one and two days! Be happy, sweet kittens!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOur new foster George, the most lovable big old cat I know. I love when the kittens run around and over him, and so does he!See this image largerDH with his new best bud, George, a 10-year-old male we're fostering. His owners recently dumped him and his sister by leaving them outside when they moved away. One neighbor knew and fed them, another tried poison. Sister suffered a horrible death, brother was saved. We named him George, and absolutely love him!See this image largerDH with his new best bud, George, a 10-year-old male we're fostering. His owners recently dumped him and his sister by leaving them outside when they moved away. One neighbor knew and fed them, another tried poison. Sister suffered a horrible death, brother was saved. We named him George, and absolutely love him!See this image largerI'm not sure when I'll see these three beautiful sweet loving smart silly fun girls of mine again... Thank goodness for Facebook & FaceTime!(1 comments)See this image largerisn't sure when I will see these three beautiful girls again... thank goodness for Facebook & FaceTime!See this image largerhas started a trapping project in the local community with other volunteers. Here's my first catch:(2 comments)See this image largerDD and GD #2, the cutest kitties I know!See this image largerOne of two bottle babies I emergency fostered this past week. It feels wonderful to save them, to see them gradually learn to trust that big loud giant in their face, but it's exhausting too!See this image largerSee this image largerMy GD Kaile, beautiful inside and out, on her first day of high school!See this image largerSee this image largerhas said good bye to my four youngest fosters... soon they'll have their forever homes!See this image largerMany years ago, I lost 105 pounds, and maintained for some time; but eventually I regained every pound and more... This is a small vision collage I made when I started on Spark. I kept it in a frame on my desk, and took it with me when I traveled. I still use the mantra: Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD.See this image largerTomorrow is Weigh-in Day!See this image largerI've chosen a name for the Siamese mix kitten with the large gray spot covering his nose: Smudgie! Thank you for the suggestions!See this image largerSee this image largerIT'S TOO HOT!!!See this image largerIT'S TOO HOT!!!See this image largerIT'S TOO HOT!!!See this image largerHow did I end up with 20 foster kitties??? Four are going for adoption this week, four are ferals and will be released after surgery (spay/neuter), three go for adoption next week, and I should classify Chevy as our personal cat (not a foster)... that will help! These beautiful black panthers will be harder to adopt out... even though they're loveys!See this image largerhas made the decision: Scrappy will be keeping little Chevy forever!See this image largerAnother Scrappy and Chevy sleepy cuddle. See this image largerMy foster kitten Chevy!See this image largerWe're going through another brutal heat wave, with unusually high humidity. Hopefully this illustration will help you drink enough healthy fluids to stay hydrated!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMy wonderful Scrappy cat cuddled up and sleeping with Chevy, one of our orphans and a real spitfire! DH says we have to find a home for Chevy, just like all the fosters. *I* said, okay... but YOU get to tell Scrappy he can't keep his best buddy!See this image largerThree orphan foster kittens playing together, all ready to go to furever homes. Whoever adopts one of these loving babies will be very lucky!See this image largerSee this image largerThis is so me... especially the music!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is Star and Bandit's brother, a shy cuddly boy who needs a name. (1 comments)See this image largerpresents Star & Bandit's brother... a shy cuddly boy who needs a name. See this image largerSee this image largeris exhausted after two sleepless nights... tiny foster kittens suddenly became ill, and I did all I could to save them. Star died this morning, Bandit died tonight. (1 comments)See this image largerhas had two sleepless nights... two tiny foster kittens became ill for unknown reasons, and I tried all I could to save them... RIP Star & Bandit. See this image largerThe recent newborns we emergency fostered are thriving with their long term foster family, including very productive dog Millie. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger& DH are trying the best we can to nurse our precious Dinky back to health after a poor prognosis. (1 comments)See this image largeris feeling hopeful... another kitten saved from the engine of a car is here to be fixed and evaluated. He's doing well!See this image largerSee this image largeris tired but happy... these 2-3 day old kittens are safe now and doing well!See this image largerA midnight call from two street (homeless) people led to a middle of the night rescue of two newborn kittens. They'd kept a distant but watchful eye on the new mom with her babies, but then she didn't come back. Thank goodness they stepped up and reached out for help. Feedings around the clock are exhausting, but they're moving on to a long term foster. May they have long, happy lives!See this image larger... and then they both fell asleep. See this image largerTwo of my foster kittens, Chevy and Destiny, fighting over Dessy's tail... I took some great videos too, wish I could post them!See this image largeris feeling overwhelmed... last Thursday I had 21 fosters here; 15 were kittens, so it's not as bad as it sounds, but still a lot of work. Now it's 13 kittens and 3 adults. It's so hard to say no!(1 comments)See this image largercelebrated DH's 70th and MIL's 90th Birthdays Monday and Tuesday. (1 comments)See this image largerI NEED ONE OF THESE FOR MY HOUSE!See this image largerSee this image largerThe five kittens born and raised in our bathroom are venturing out and away from their feral mama. These sweet curious faces greeted me when I returned from my trip!See this image largerThe five kittens born and raised in our bathroom are venturing out and away from their feral mama. These sweet curious faces greeted me when I returned from my trip!See this image largerHome from a productive, active, and restful getaway to Palm Springs... time alone was just what I needed. See this image largeris missing my grandbabies... Thank goodness for FaceTime!(1 comments)See this image largerFostering baby orphan Chevy is great fun for all of us, including our big boy Scrappy!See this image largerOur little Chevy is getting big... another few weeks and he'll be old enough to adopt out. See this image largerI am SO thankful for people who are willing to go above and beyond to save helpless animals! This tiny kitten was found in the trash at a waste facility. How did she survive??? How did the workers hear her mews?!? I'm happy to be her emergency foster. Her name is Destiny. See this image largeris so thankful for people who strive to rescue helpless animals. This kitten was found in the trash.(2 comments)See this image largerI'm so glad and grateful to be starting the Summer 5% Challenge today with the Awesome A Team!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis 15-day-old kitten squirmed his way out of the large carrier where its wildly feral mom has "hidden" her babies. First photo opp since their birth... a very grumpy kitty! Another frustrating and destructive cycle is broken: mom will have to be returned to her colony, but she'll be fixed; and the babies will be tamed, fixed, and adopted!!!See this image largerMy Scrappy checking out our foster kitten... now to teach him that baby Chevy is NOT a play toy!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI've been having a very rough time lately... every night I say, "snap out of it already," but in the morning the weight on my heart feels too heavy to fight. This little baby keeps me focused on a positive, and helps to lift the gloom from around my soul. I'm still trying!See this image largeris having a blast with our youngest foster kitten!See this image largerI'm not sure what they did to my one month old GD to get this reaction, but I want me some!!!See this image largerI'm not sure what they did to my one month old GD to get this reaction, but I want me some!!!See this image largerI saved this meme because... THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID WHEN I SAW MY SIL!!!See this image largerThank goodness for photos to reinforce memories! I'm in the red Sparkpeople shirt, with my two GDs. A wonderful time together, with pictures like this to share it with the girls when they're older!(1 comments)See this image largerSo this happened yesterday... a kitten about four weeks old hiding in the undercarriage of a large truck. They heard mewing, searched but couldn't find the source, until they realized he was IN under the truck. Starving, exhausted, filthy dirty, he came to me... now he's asleep between DH and me!See this image largerLike THE BLOB!!!See this image largerSee this image largerHAPPY FATHER'S DAY! Especially to those men who love and care for children who are not biologically related, and who teach by example how a good husband and father should act. See this image largerNew GD Ryan! Hopefully, deep in her subconscious, something will remind her I was there.See this image largerSee this image largerGuess who finally forgave me for being gone so long? My sweet boy Scrappy!See this image largersays, Guess who finally forgave me for being gone so long? My boy Scrappy!See this image largerWillow by my side. Been in bed two days with high fever, body aches, sick stomach. Was able to sit up, ate soup and crackers. Fever down, feeling better.See this image largerGot home two days ago, completely exhausted, which a long night's sleep did not help. Been in bed since with high fever, body aches, sick stomach. Sat up and ate soup. Feeling better. This is Willow, sticking right by my side through the worst. See this image largeris at Denver airport 3:55am, catching early flight to go home to CA. Thank goodness DD is well enough to travel and is coming with new baby GD too. See this image larger3:55am at Denver Airport, checked in and waiting with the luggage while DD parks in long term parking and shuttles here with baby GD to check in herself. I’m coming home early, many reasons; extremely thankful DD is well enough to travel and coming too. See this image largerI love Schroedinger's cat, don't you?!See this image largerDD & SIL are dog sitting... he is as long as a full length couch, and not even stretched out! Very protective of the new baby; when I held her, he shielded me physically and watched for possible threats. See this image largeris having a Grandma and Sierra evening as Mommy and Daddy go out to dinner. See this image largerGD Sierra (age 3) and me hanging out June 2018See this image largerFishy faces with GD Sierra See this image largerFor comparison, this is me near my heaviest weight. See this image largerMy first time EVER taking a selfie in the mirror... I didn’t know whether to smile or be serious!See this image largeris treasuring every moment with my family! DD, SIL, GD #1, and this our newest twig on the family tree, GD #2!(2 comments)See this image largerI told GD Sierra (age 3) how I wrap up feral kittens like a burrito so I can hold them safely and tame them. She took her Meow-Meow stuffed animal and tried to Purrito it! Her serious face is her telling the kitty she is safe now, everything is gonna be okay! See this image largerMy one-eyed, brain-damaged, crazy sweet goofball foster kitten Bella, with me for eight months.(1 comments)See this image largerRemembering and Honoring those who gave their lives in commitment to our country, the U.S.A. "All gave some, but some gave all."See this image largeris SO incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to be with DD and her family during this especially precious time!(1 comments)See this image largerThankful I can be with DD and her family, including 6-day-old GD Ryan!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerBig sis GD Sierra and little sis GD RyanSee this image largerBaby GD Ryan comes home!See this image largerDD is making sure her DD #1 gets special Mommy-n-Me time!(1 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra and Daddy (SIL)... it's hard work having a new baby!!!(1 comments)See this image largerBaby GD Ryan (born May 18)(1 comments)See this image largerDD Aubrey, GD Sierra (age 3), baby GD Ryan (5 days)(2 comments)See this image largerI’m finally getting on my way... and excited to see all my girls!!! DD Aubrey, GD Sierra (age 3), and new GD Ryan (4 days)See this image largeris on the way... Big Sister & Little Sister meet for the first time!(4 comments)See this image larger& DH have a new twig on the family tree! DD & SIL, and GD Sierra, welcomed GD Ryan on May 18.(5 comments)See this image largerMy DD with our first GD Sierra, age 3, on a quick visit to California. Miss them more every day!(1 comments)See this image largerMy dearest son Scott at 15 months old, with me in West Germany in 1981. See this image largerMother’s Day, for those who have a child is in Heaven, is bittersweet. ♥️See this image largerMy GD Sierra (age 3) talking to her baby sister, so Ryan will know her big sister’s voice. ♥️See this image largerSee this image largeris wondering, what is Willow going to do when I finally get around to folding the laundry?!See this image largeris finalizing the adoption of STORMY, the now six week old kitten saved from a storm drain. (3 comments)See this image largerOur baby Siamese rallied, ate well and crawled around; but it was not meant to be. He faded quickly, unexpectedly, and passed over the Rainbow Bridge. A short life, a terrible start, a struggle to survive; but his end days were spent full of love. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI'm tired... but greatly relieved! Our two tiny at-risk foster kittens are stable and getting stronger! We took them to a long term bottle feeder today. The ginger girl is two to three weeks old, and the tiny Siamese boy is about ten days old. See this image largerHere's our sweet boy Scrappy, who spent the entire night next to a frightened feral cat. She was trapped to be fixed, then returned to her colony. It's not ideal, but at least she won't add to the feral population. Even though the trap was covered, Scrappy stayed right there... he's a special kitty!!!See this image largerAnother new temporary foster who arrived this weekend: "Figaro." Saved after being chased and trapped by large dogs, he was taken to a vet to be scanned for an ID chip. The "owners" were contacted and said they didn't want him... that's why he's outside. He's absolutely wonderful! Let's hope his next adopters act like real people with hearts. See this image largerBottle baby #2, a mini-panther (all black) about four weeks old. People heard mewing near a busy street and literally looked for hours to find the source. They pulled him out from down in a storm drain, under the street, and brought him to me! After a tumultuous night shaking and crying, he slept for hours. He's a different kitty now, running around and playing. Time to tuck him into bed!See this image largerBottle baby #1, who will grow to be a Siamese cat. Eyes barely open, maybe 10 days old... found stuck in a bamboo thicket this morning. Goal: survive the night! See this image largerNew foster kittens, who came with their wild, terrified little mom... my hard job is playing with the babies to get them ready for adoption, and deciding when the mom gets spayed and returned to her colony. See this image largeris with DH at surgery center... but it’s a good thing! He’s getting his fistula repaired (damaged in that bad fall).(3 comments)See this image largerI picked up a new foster yesterday. Others saved him from a colony, terribly ill with mange. After seven weeks of isolation and treatment, he didn’t know whether to hiss or purr... but chose to trust us. He’s extremely affectionate and friendly, even slept with us. We doubt he’d survive back in the colony. Looking for his forever home!(1 comments)See this image largerToday was All Cats Day! I have the easy part: temporary foster and transporter. First, a too-shy-to-be-adopted male pulled from the Shelter. Then, a litter of newborns (bottle babies) found in a building due to be torn down; thank God the mother was trapped late tonight. They're with me overnight, I'll drive 80 miles tomorrow to deliver them to two long term foster homes. A SUCCESSFUL DAY!!!(1 comments)See this image largeris delivering these two cuties for further socialization and adoption!(2 comments)See this image largeris glad to have Scrappy's company as I work on our tax returns!(2 comments)See this image largerWould this be the male version of a Crazy Cat Lady?!? :)See this image largerHousecleaning Adventures See this image largerWhen I started noticeably losing weight, people would ask me: What are you allowed to eat? Feeling controlled is a HUGE trigger for me. My answer: I can EAT anything I WANT... I choose to eat healthily. Truly learning that it IS my choice helps every decision.See this image largerMy wild one-eyed foster kitty has become my shadow, playing with my feet when at my desk and sleeping nearby at night. See this image largerSee this image largerI’m getting better... great appreciation to the hospital staff! Doses of IV antibiotics stopped the spread of the infection, but I’ll know in 10-14 days if I’ve truly got this beat. Lesson learned: take cat bites seriously!See this image largeris getting better... great appreciation to the hospital staff! IV antibiotics finally beat back the infection... I’ll know in 10-14 days if I’ve got this truly beat. See this image largerSee this image largeris shocked and deeply sad... our sweet kitty Madeleine passed away in her sleep at only 11 months old. We knew she was frail, but expected more time...(2 comments)See this image largerIt is with the heaviest of hearts that I share the news of my beautiful tiny cat Madeleine's death. We knew her immune system was compromised and she was frail, but still thought we'd have more time together... the friendliest sweetest cat ever!See this image largeris temporary foster for a first time young mama cat and six babies, rescued by my friend from a cold empty house... it’s Kitten Season!(2 comments)See this image largerLook who came home! DH is still limited physically, but stable and improving. Our cats are really happy he's home! (1 comments)See this image largerWith DH unexpectedly in the hospital, my project with the feral colony is on hold; but these three now-fixed young cats are my guests in the meantime. I love talking to them, looking deep in their eyes, and seeing their recognition of who I am... and that they're safe!See this image largeris working on a new project: about 25 mostly feral cats, none of whom have been fixed. These first two are fixed, taming nicely!See this image largeris in bed, happily surrounded by four of our kitties. Whatever little Maddie had spread to the others. I think we’re past the worst of it, except for Scrappy, hit the hardest. Sleep well my babies!See this image largerJoyful News!!! When I checked on Madeleine during the night, she met me at the bathroom door; on her feet, walking around with her tail up, for the first time in two days! She spent most of today with the other cats in our bed (and with me). Can’t tell you how relieved and grateful I am!!!See this image largerKeeping watch over a critically ill little cat with pneumonia for the second night. She took a turn for the worse this evening, after the vet appointment; but holding her in the steam from hot water running in the shower eased her gasping struggle to breathe. DH was out buying a humidifier, I was SO scared! After eight hours, little Madeleine's breathing seems stable. I'm gonna catch a couple of hours of sleep... Thanks for listening!See this image largerI have to keep remembering this!!!See this image largerThe hardest week of the year is finally over. Last week was the 10th anniversary of my beloved DS's death, and today is his birthday. All day I've remembered the joy of his birth, what a great kid he was, the amazing man he grew to be, and my blessed life with him. Happy Birthday Scott, Forever 27 in Heaven, WE'LL ALWAYS MISS YOU! See this image largerSwimming with DD & DGD in Palm SpringsSee this image largeris heading home tomorrow after an amazing week in Palm Springs with DD & DGD (pictured).See this image largerEnjoying a Greek yogurt mixed berry and kale smoothie!See this image largerToday marks the 10th Anniversary of my beloved son's death. At approximately 12:30pm PST, he fell to his death... a long complicated story. I'm away from home, with my DD & DGD, and amazingly calm right now; but I'm reliving each minute of that day. Our last words to each other, on that Super Bowl Sunday, were "I Love You." CELEBRATING SCOTT ❤️See this image largerOur new granddaughter will be here in about 2-1/2 months, joining DGD, DD & SIL in Colorado. Hopefully I’ll be able to be there for #2 the same as I was for #1!See this image largeris relieved and SO happy to have found a safe place for my Russian Blue mom cat, not tame enough for standard adoption.See this image largerI'm LOVING our life with cats! We had to wait SOOOO long before we could own a pet... adopted our first from a rescue three days after we moved in here. Now we "rescue"!See this image largerI'm trying to convince these two it's past their bedtime, but they'd rather hang out together. See this image largerScrappy checking out Bella in her crate, and visa versa. Scrappy realized the door was open and jumped down. Finally, they meet without the bars between them!See this image largerBella had a setback with the recovery from her eye removal surgery, so will be here awhile longer. Foster kitten Madeleine joined Bella in her crate, and they fell asleep together. See this image largerand foster kitten Madeleine. She’s a joy to have as a part of our family!See this image largerUpdate on Bella, my beautiful one-eyed foster kitten: she’s healing well, has become a kitten again, and gets her stitches out on Friday. Here she is kneading and falling asleep with her Mom’s shirt. See this image largerSee this image largeris having fun with Bella, recovering well from surgery to remove a damaged eye. See this image largerI'm ready to accept my punishment. See this image largerUpdate on my sweet Bella! Now that she’s out of what must have been terrible pain, she’s a different cat: SO playful, loves chin scratches and tummy rubs, and is excited to see the other kitties (and us humans too). I wish I could let her out of the crate, but it’s too soon. Thank you for your encouraging words and prayers!!!(1 comments)See this image largerOur beautiful new long-term foster, five-year-old Willow. Freed from her previous negative situation, it took some time for her to feel comfortable here; but now she plays like a kitten with our other cats, and has made herself at home. She tolerates me, but absolutely adores my DH!See this image largerhas been loving on these two feral kittens to prepare them for adoption hopefully. It's going well!See this image larger... and the cat said:See this image largerSee this image largerFeral kitten Tiger took his turn with human contact for the first time. No more hissing and snapping when I reach in the kennel, and I can gently pet them without them running away. Making good progress!!!See this image largerLittle Tiger decided he didn’t want his turn as a Purrito! Hopefully Siam talks him into it!!!See this image largerThe socializing process begins... first human contact. It took the two of us to get him wrapped, and awhile for him to realize he’s safe, but those eyes bore into mine for the longest... Day 1: SUCCESS!See this image largerI love having a peek into our kitties’ minds!See this image largerhas sent these babies to their new homes(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerWhat a week! We got SO much done: eight cats placed for adoption, with five adopted in four days; also trapped four ferals over four days, who were then fixed. Two were returned to where they were trapped, and two are staying with us to be socialized. Lots of calls and messages, early mornings and wakeful nights, but worth every effort! (1 comments)See this image larger& DH celebrating GD Kaile’s 14th Birthday!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy beautiful Pasha with Sardines and Tuna, the once-tiny wildly feral kittens we trapped, and whom I’m socializing for adoption. The Fish Sisters will be staying awhile longer, good little bitty company for Mom Blue as I continue to connect with her wild soul. See this image largerThis is the last night Pasha will be with his Russian Blue Mom. He is being adopted by the family who adopted his brother Sasha in December... two is better than one, especially with kittens!See this image largeris looking on the bright side...(1 comments)See this image largerFinally, I'll be able to walk around the block!See this image largerDD & GD Sierra playing with Snapchat filters!See this image largerSee this image largerhas the best "job" in the world... raising kittens and/or preparing kitties for adoption. This is Sardines, one of six fosters. (1 comments)See this image largerWhat a wonderful way to end 2017... a great example of teamwork! This junior kitten was rescued after a fight, and ended up here after veterinary care. As temporary foster, I took care of his recovery and checked his socialization. I had the easy job... couldn't have done it without my friend's initiative. There was no response to the Found ads, so this big cuddly softie is on his way to his new furever home! (1 comments)See this image largerI’m missing my precious GD Sierra and my wonderful DD... my trip to see them was cancelled due to DH’s hospitalization. Looking at dates in the new year to give it another go!See this image largerSee this image largerSpeaking of socks...See this image largerThis is my tenth Christmas without my DS Scott... I’ve been crying for days, songs elicit memories, seeing his fave movies and foods, so many reminders; but the laughter and fun of being with DH and family helped dry the tears for today. See this image largerNo boots in the house this Christmas... DGS and fellow Marines staying together for those with nowhere to go this holiday. See this image largeris praying DH will soon begin to heal and come home from hospital to be with me and our kitties again!(4 comments)See this image largerA satellite photo showing smoke from the California fires blowing towards Hawaii. We live in a safe pocket on the small bump out of land (peninsula) between the smoke trails. Seeing this clarified how lucky and blessed we are to live in this concrete jungle. (1 comments)See this image largerOne fire in Southern California continues to advance... this was taken on Main Street in Ventura. We were surrounded by fires on three sides (ocean on the fourth), but are in a safe pocket far enough away to not be affected (other than air quality). Prayers for safety for first responders and residents!See this image larger& DH have the hard job of holding, cuddling, and loving on these two newly trapped, tiny but fierce, wildly feral kittens... Sardines is adjusting, Tuna needs more time! (2 comments)See this image largerWishing you all a Wonderful December!See this image largerOur latest foster, named Sardines for how we trapped her. Hopefully she'll be joined soon by her sibling, who was too small to trip the first trap. First human contact!See this image largeris counting the days until my trip to Colorado!See this image largeris sad to see these babies go, but happy to place them in good homes, and proud to have raised them!(2 comments)See this image largerDon’t know when or if our Marine GS will be coming home for either the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays... waiting to hear on that and expected deployment. See this image largerI'm looking at old photos, feeling the happy memories, as a way to stave off the waves of emotions that are coming more often and more intensely as the holidays approach. Next February will be ten years since DS died in an accidental fall, and I can't seem to get this horrific experience out of my mind. Here is my beautiful inside-and-out son Scott.See this image larger... and her protector Belle with the same!See this image largerWONDERFUL MEMORIES! This is my amazing GD Sierra at a few months old, loving her new pink teddy bear...See this image largerWeigh in day tomorrow!See this image largerWind power turbines on the way home from Palm Springs. See this image largerDH cuddling a then two-week-old orphan kitty someone had found late one night by a Main Street, wet and starving, eyes barely opened. After 9 stabilizing days with us, he went to his long term foster home. How can it be that we miss this little kitt so much?!?(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy spunky GD Sierra (age 2-1/2) out trick-or-treating at a mall event. She had a blast!!!(1 comments)See this image largerMore kitty pictures! This is Mom Blue with four of her five kittens, plus a tiny new foster baby (the black spot by the greys).(2 comments)See this image largerHeres our Mom Blue and one of her five kittens, now six weeks old. They’re Russian Blues: is anyone familiar with the breed? Do you know how I can learn from other Russian Blue owners?(5 comments)See this image largerplaying with the five kittens we're fostering to give their mama a break!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI had an amazing ten hours of sleep last night! Good prep for tonight... I’m fostering a 3-day-old kitten. Hopefully Mom Blue will continue to nurse the newborn, and the older kittens will accept him too!(1 comments)See this image largerParenting sure has changed since I was a kid!(3 comments)See this image largerI'm happily cuddling with my two guys... G'night!See this image largerThe timing couldn't have been more perfect: we took two foster kittens we were hosting temporarily in to be adopted, and then I learned a long-elusive pregnant-again feral needed placement IMMEDIATELY... an hour after we got her home, THIS happened!(1 comments)See this image largerand DH took his Mom to GD's soccer game... MIL had a great time!(4 comments)See this image largerSoccer tournament, rooting for our DGD Kaile (13 years old). Great way to start a Saturday!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerIt's never to late to start changing your future!See this image larger... so THAT's what's happening!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy lil' Scrappy is a Pepper too!!!(2 comments)See this image largerLil' Scrappy sleeping with his new Mommy (that's me!)(2 comments)See this image largeris happy our kitties are (finally) accepting their new little brother... I think we'll keep him!(2 comments)See this image largerHow funny... our old lady Dinky is far more tolerant of new baby boy Scrappy than our first kitty Tabitha is... but they're making progress! ❤️See this image largerThis is why cats usually land on their feet: a very flexible spine!See this image largerKitten Scrappy and DH share a nap... we're hoping he'll be a "foster fail," and we can keep him furever. However, Tabitha and Dinky remain iffy on the prospect!See this image largerI wish we'd been able to socialize our foster kittens' mother enough for her to be adopted too; but I'm glad she's staying close by, as she was before her pregnancy. Still wary and wild, but so very healthy!See this image largerOur sweet silly Scrappy boy(1 comments)See this image largerWhen we get home, we're going to physically introduce lil' Scrappy to our two cats, Tabitha and Dinky, and see how it goes. High probability - and my desire - is Scrappy will be a Foster Failure!See this image largerDigesting unexpected bad news regarding DH... had hoped his worsening dementia was treatable, but his brain is permanently damaged. Gotta put on my big girl pants and figure out another New Normal!(3 comments)See this image largeris adjusting to DH being home... this was the drive down from where he stayed in Arizona. (2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra playing peek-a-boo with my foster kittens 😸See this image largeris missing my girls, DD & DGD. (1 comments)See this image largerTabitha checking out my flowers from DD 🌺See this image largerDH used a step stool to change a light bulb... went back a few minutes later to put it away, and found all four kittens had claimed it as their new spot. (1 comments)See this image largerScrappy in mid-sneeze!(2 comments)See this image largeris going to miss these little cuties when they're adopted! Three will be going soon, two need more growing time. (3 comments)See this image largerwalked in on the four kittens posed like this, with the two little ones asleep between the two larger kittens... grabbed my phone and snapped photos as they woke up. Success!!!(3 comments)See this image largerOne of our temporary fosters(4 comments)See this image largerSometimes I feel like this...See this image largerLosing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. (3 comments)See this image largerFun in New Orleans!(4 comments)See this image largerI scared the feral mom cat, not sure how, but these two gave me dirty looks and ran to protect her!(4 comments)See this image largeris hanging out with the foster kittens and Sparking... I was in here earlier and we played until they literally fell asleep in the middle of it!(4 comments)See this image larger... and I dance in the rain. See this image largerBeing honest can be difficult and scary; but no matter the upset and fallout, it's better in the end to face the truth and deal with it. See this image largerThe issue of cyber bullying is a hot topic in the news, from young school children up to the President of the U.S. This meme sums it up:See this image largerBE THE FENCE!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris looking forward to Friday!(2 comments)See this image largerADVANCED PARENTING: See this image largerWhether you vacation or stay-cation, or have to work through the summer, enjoy every day to the fullest!See this image larger~ our foster kittens at three weeks old. (5 comments)See this image largeris celebrating Cinco de Mayo with DH... a BIG shoutout to his entire family, who accepted my kids and me as their own!(2 comments)See this image largeris hanging out with our baby Tabitha. (3 comments)See this image largeris so happy to be a small part of keeping this sweet mommy and babies safe and healthy!(4 comments)See this image largersays, guess who just turned two years old?!(4 comments)See this image largeris enjoying a lull in Life's Roller Coaster of crisis vs joy. Here's just one source of my happiness, GD Sierra!(3 comments)See this image largerhas a budding gaming genius for a GD... she put on headphones, set up the PlayStation and began to play!(3 comments)See this image largerhas been stuck in grieving emotions that hit unexpectedly hard this year. Getting back on task at last... and doing okay. (4 comments)See this image largeris remembering the day I became a mother for the first time... Happy Birthday in Heaven, my wonderful Scott!(5 comments)See this image largerwoke up to this... Good Morning, Tabitha!(2 comments)See this image largerScott at the Fire Academy (2 comments)See this image largerScott at seven months(5 comments)See this image largeris anticipating the tenth anniversary of the death of my beloved son Scott. (10 comments)See this image largerMIMAWELIZABETH needs to plan a trip to Colorado to visit DD & our precious GD Sierra ASAP!!!(3 comments)See this image largerIn 18 hours, DD & DGD Sierra arrive for a short visit... Don't know how much time we'll have together, but excited for every minute!!!(2 comments)See this image largeris Grandma taking funny face selfies with grandbaby Sierra!(4 comments)See this image largerThis is me, every time I drive to the gym... or anywhere!See this image largeris concerned about these side effects of exercising!(2 comments)See this image largeris working on catching up on housework, Sparking, finances, Life. (2 comments)See this image largertried to make a New Year's Resolution, but...(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largersays, "Enough of watching the cat watch ice melt; back to my healthy plan, NO excuses!"(3 comments)See this image largerCelebrating GD Sierra's christening!(3 comments)See this image largerCuddling with GD Sierra!(4 comments)See this image largerCounting down the days to my next trip to visit DD, SIL & GD Sierra!(3 comments)See this image largerA very tired, serious GD Sierra & Grandma (that's me!)(3 comments)See this image largerTabitha says, "it's okay Mommy, I gotcha!"(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI had a GREAT 60th Birthday today with family and friends! Best present ever: DD, SIL & my sweet DGD Sierra flew in for my special day!!!(5 comments)See this image largerDD Aubrey & GD Sierra Ready for their first bike ride together!(2 comments)See this image largerRoyal Palms Park, near my home, on the Pacific Ocean side.(3 comments)See this image largerAn amazing Rest Day at a park by the LA Harbor. (5 comments)See this image largerMy Mantra(4 comments)See this image largerView down my street toward the Port of Los Angeles(1 comments)See this image largerZoom view of Port of Los Angeles (where I live)(2 comments)See this image largerMy room overlooking the pool in Palm Springs.(2 comments)See this image largerSO grateful to have the resources to go away for a few days... in Palm Springs again. (5 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile 2016 Soccer Tourney Champions (with her Mom)(2 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile's soccer tourney 2016(1 comments)See this image largerOpposite view of GD Kaile's soccer tourney (1 comments)See this image largerOur sweet Tabitha with DH(1 comments)See this image largerDinky keeping DH company.(3 comments)See this image largerDH preparing for one of his many surgeries and procedures.(1 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra at restaurant - getting big!(4 comments)See this image largerI recognize THAT pouty face... just like DD and MINE too!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra Easter 2016(4 comments)See this image largerI think GD Sierra wants to come home with me!(2 comments)See this image largerMommy's yummy homemade butternut squash!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra loving that psghetti!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra learning to navigate the stairs(2 comments)See this image largerDD & SIL & GD Super Bowl 2016 Denver won!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra (eight months old) and me, December 2015 (3 comments)See this image largerDD & GD Sierra, enjoying her first trip up into the Colorado mountains. (2 comments)See this image largerDD & GD Sierra Sep 2015(3 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra with DD & SIL visiting his family in Puerto Rico, Sep 2015(4 comments)See this image largerSierra at two weeks old, on Grandma's bed, with her furry protectors(3 comments)See this image largerGrandma and Sierra (four days old)(4 comments)See this image largerSierra's Homecoming Cuddle with Grandma (two days old)(2 comments)See this image largerMy baby had a baby! Sierra - 03/31/2015(8 comments)See this image largerSierra Elizabeth, born March 31st, at four hours old!(6 comments)See this image largerSoon-to-be Mom Aubrey with her MIL (on right) & me, her Mom (on left) at CA Baby Shower(2 comments)See this image largerScott at St Baldricks (2004 Publicity Photo)(1 comments)See this image largerDD & me ~ Shaved for St Baldrick's fundraiser!(4 comments)See this image largerTabitha settled in immediately... Waiting for Grandpa (DH) to come home.(2 comments)See this image largerAdoption Day for Tabitha... we "rescued" her, but she saved us right back! (9 comments)See this image largerTabitha waiting for me to finish Sparking(1 comments)See this image largerTabitha watching DH's dialysis machine work (2 comments)See this image largerTabitha chilling with DH(2 comments)See this image largerOur new family member (Scott's "kitten in the tree")(4 comments)See this image largerOur spoiled baby Tabitha deciding what to do about new kitty Blackie(2 comments)See this image largerOur two fur babies (1 comments)See this image largerMy SD Nic with her DD, our GD Kaile (12 mos)(5 comments)See this image largerKaile getting to know her Aunt Aubrey, newly returned from college in Wisconsin (2005)(2 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile as Baby & at her 1st Communion(2 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile with my MIL(2 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful Kaile (about 7 years old)(1 comments)See this image largerKaile and Andre Jr my two grandkids June 2015(1 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile & GS Andre June 2016(1 comments)See this image largerDH with his Mom, celebrating their birthdays (1 comments)See this image largerMIL's Birthday(1 comments)See this image largerMy sweet Scottie with me in West Germany (1981 - 15 mos)(2 comments)See this image largerrecently found my best friend from college on Facebook. As it often is with true friends, we picked up right where we left off 32 years ago! She sent me this treasure: DS Scott with Godmother (1980).(2 comments)See this image largerScott & his "new" brothers in California 1983(1 comments)See this image largerBig brother Scott with baby Aubrey and me (1985)(1 comments)See this image largerNow I'M the shortest one in the room! Scott & Aubs & me (2000)(2 comments)See this image largerDS Scott & DD Aubrey 2005(1 comments)See this image largerMy kids & me at my 50th birthday(3 comments)See this image largerIn 2006, with our "new" used car. Look at me acting like I can walk! (DD pulled my walker away)(4 comments)See this image largerMy wonderful DD and I on bachlorette cruise (2007)(1 comments)See this image largerAubrey & Bridesmaids ready for the Big Day!(1 comments)See this image largerA Very Proud Big Brother Scott was Lil' Sis Aubrey's "Father"(2 comments)See this image largerWith Lambie, Kaile's ready to be Flower Girl!(3 comments)See this image largerBig Brother DS Scott ready to walk Little Sister DD Aubrey down the aisle(3 comments)See this image largerDaughter Aubrey's Wedding on the cliffs above the Pacific(3 comments)See this image largerDD Aubs & my new SIL My beloved DH and me (Yikes... I'm a MIL!)(2 comments)See this image largerPresenting Mr & Mrs...! Point Vincente CA(2 comments)See this image largerThe Wedding Cake with my Nana's topper from her 1914 wedding(4 comments)See this image largerFather-Daughter Dance "I Loved Her First"(1 comments)See this image largerThe wonderful day coming to an end... Kaile & Lambie(4 comments)See this image largerDH and me with Kaile on Mother's Day 2008(3 comments)See this image largerScott while at Fire Academy(1 comments)See this image largerDS Scott with friends Summer 2007(3 comments)See this image largerDS Scott's Urn(2 comments)See this image largerScott loved hiking, camping, climbing... cliff sleeping!(1 comments)See this image largerWhere Scott's ashes are scattered - the mountains above Santa Barbara(5 comments)See this image largerMemorial at the base of the tree where Scott died February 2008(7 comments)See this image largerMe on Weigh-in Days(4 comments)See this image largerWish I could send you our sunshine...(1 comments)See this image largerDon't cry, ugly bald baby!(1 comments)

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