Saturday, June 25, 2016

First Day



(Imaginary background music:  "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder)






First peek








Welcome to the world, little ones!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Here we go!


STILL waiting ...



You guys, the suspense is KEEEEELING me.






Did you know they make Pitocin for cats?  They do.  I googled it.  Desperate times, people.  Desperate times. Ha.

I'll bet she's tired of me taking belly pics.  "Knock it off, lady!":


Overhead view:


"What?!  I'm comfy!":


Take your time, Rosa.  We'll wait.  *sigh*


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It's like Wild Kingdom, I'm tellin' ya



The other morning I heard some odd noises coming from the park next door.  Still in my PJs with my hair all a-kimbo, I grabbed my camera and headed over.

(I have no shame, evidently.  I'm all the time wandering around outside in my PJs and bedhead.  I bet my neighbors LOVE me.) (aw heck, they're all crazy, too, so who cares?)

Look!  A turkey!







He strutted around for quite a while before finally heading into the brush.

And in other neighborhood wildlife news, evidently there is more than one fox hanging around:





Hey!  Foxes!  Get offa my lawn!  ha.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Weekend



On Saturday, I took a load of local feral cats up to Cortland so that they could be spayed/neutered at a low-cost clinic there.  I was able to turn another volunteer onto the Hamilton CD during the road trip.  Good day!

Sunday was paddle day.  Lovely skies:


Mama duck was keeping watch over her flock:


Daisies by the shore: 


Little island:



What's a loon doing in this neck of the woods?  I have no idea, but it was pretty thrilling to see:





And in OTHER news:






Nope.  Still waiting.  *sigh*

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My cat is a Cornell grad!



On Tuesday, I had to take Ponyboy up to Cornell for an appointment with a veterinary ophthalmic specialist.

Yep, my cat has an eye doctor.

Due to the feline herpes he had as a kitten before he came into rescue care, Pony has a chronically runny right eye.  He's been to several local veterinarians and been on all kinds of different meds, with no improvement.  (Before anyone asks:  YES, we've tried lysine! for YEARS.  Didn't work.) So his latest veterinarian wanted him to be seen at the Cornell Companion Animal Hospital, to see if the specialists there had a fresh take on his condition.

Road trip!

Ponyboy was a trouper, through the ride up and back, the three hour (!) vet visit, the tests, the poking, the prodding, he was fine through it all.  What a good boy!

He was given a couple of new medications to try (*sigh*), and he'll be rechecked in a few weeks to see if the latest greatest meds are making any difference.

Hang in there, Pony!  We'll find the right meds someday!

Good boy.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Salt Springs, con'td


Spooky vines:


Natural spring on the bunny trail:


Haying was underway:


 This deer was like, "Not much, just chillin'.  And you?":


Field of buttercups:


Pretty phlox:

Monday, June 13, 2016

Salt Springs Stones



Yesterday I took a little trip to Salt Springs, to discover that the stoneworkers had been continuing their efforts.

























I'll have more on Salt Springs tomorrow ...



... and in case you're wondering, yes, we're still waiting for the little bundles of joy.


(photo taken using the "how RUDE!" setting on my camera.)