Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Donation Jar

Hi fellow Cat and Garden Lovers -

I have added a "donation jar" to the right-hand column of this blog with the intention of using any funds collected to go towards my Versace's surgery bills (close to $3,000) and to donate a % to our local no-kill animal shelter where I adopted him and his brother, Santino.

Little Versace had an abdominal obstruction removed in April and I pray it does not happen to any of your kitties. It was an awful and stressful diagnosis process, proceedure, and recovery period. Thank God and the good vets that Versace is totally himself again like it never happened.

Here is a photo of him a few days post-surgery:

And here is his surgery scar:

I'll be taking a few days break from this blog as early August seems to be a slow time on the Internet all around as folks enjoy their summer vacations here in the Northern Hemisphere. I'll come back with many new posts in a few weeks.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Break Me Off a Piece of that Cutie-PIe

This is Kit Kat. She is a rescue cat that lives with the Walshs in Frederick, MD along with several other cats. She enjoys napping in the garden. I saw her on the annual Parade of Ponds Tour and she posed for me quite prettily. I just love her coloring.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Whispering Garden Fantasies


This photo was submitted by Sally Meitz. She says, "Here are Patrick and Lucy at home in Munith, MI, looking out the window at one of my ancient lilacs."

Thursday, August 2, 2012

In Memoriam

Debbie Perry McMurry said: 
"Belle and Sammy checking out in the memory garden. The garden is a tribute to my mom that was killed in her home in the 2011 Joplin, MO tornado. It has been hard, but this garden that my husband and I put together this spring kind of helps. My kiddies are always checking it out every morning for frogs. I got the birdhouse from a Facebook friend that makes them."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Captured in Stone

Some garden cat art is very literal. If you saw this cat statue out of the corner of your eye, you might mistake it for a real cat. It is realistic in scale and form.

Whereas, this statue is not in any way realistic, yet it is immensely popular. I have come across it in garden stores and in home gardens regularly. There is a male "peasant cat" counterpart statue to this female statue should you want a pair for symmetry.

Both of these statues were in the garden of a cat lover in Frederick County, MD.