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Swimming in the Toilet

Dac has a fascination with the toilet and she loves watching when I flush the toilet.  Normally I wait til she jumps off and close the lid, other times I leave the lid open.

I went into the bathroom to wash my hands and Dac jumped onto the toilet and I heard a kerplunk and a splash.  Yup the lid was open.  I chased after her with a towel and tried to dry her off the best I could and contain my laughter.  Luckily it was only her back legs and tail that were wet.  And no she hasn’t learned to avoid the toilet, she still loves it.

The other day I went to use the toilet and she had dropped my toothpaste into the toilet.  I fished it out with the toilet brush and promptly threw it out.

Yup, Dac is an entertaining cat.

Hiding from the big bad monster: THE TOILET.
Belch, swimming in the toilet is NOT fun.
Hmmm, I wonder what I might find in this interesting contraption.

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{52 Snapshots of Life} Week 5: Earth

Mom’s head was a spinning with ideas to do with Earth (har har: spinning and earth.  I hope it isn’t spinning too fast).  When mom thinks of earth she thinks of DIRT.  It was earth day on Wednesday, April 22, hence the theme of Earth.  I’m still going with the idea of DIRT, lol.  My cats are only allowed outside on a halter and Eddie and Java hate it.  Dac loves it, but she is a bit of a monkey and being on a second floor balcony is a bit dangerous.

The baby garden at 0.33 acres. I plant veggies that need to be picked three times a week (beans and cucumbers) and early crops in this garden (beets, cabbage, and carrots). The other garden is a 3 acre pumpkin patch and 0.7 acre veggie garden.
Inside the greenhouse.
I had to include a picture of the farm dog, Stuey, enjoying the green grass.
The temp inside of the greenhouse. One time the fan broke and it went up to 50 celsius. I didn’t work in the greenhouse that day. We have two temps because we have a greenhouse inside of a greenhouse. Sounds confusing, but it is our way of saving heat. In the beginning of the season we only use 1/3 of the greenhouse.
Jenny doesn’t enjoy when earth (dirt) and water mix. Jenny is a mini horse that my parents use to give pony rides. This is a very “earthy” picture :).



{52 Snapshots of Life} Week 11: Travel

Travel and Cats!!!  Nope they don’t mix.  Java and Eddie actually have gone on a vacation with me, once, to the lake.  They were kittens and I couldn’t bear to spend a couple of nights without them so they came to the lake.  Dac hasn’t been so lucky as the longest trip she’s been on is six miles: farm to her furever home.

On Instagram there is a group called Daily Category.   Every once in a while the cats take pretend trips on the weekends.  So far my cats have been to the Swiss Alps, Paris, Africa, and now they are in Fiji.  It’s a lot of fun and some of the editing is amazing.  If you’re on instagran check out username: Daily_Category.

The human on the other hand loves to travel.  I’ve been to Panama, Ecuador, Germany, South Africa, and all over the US and Canada.  My next trip I want to take is to Las Vegas and then spend two nights at the Grand Canyon.    I want to eventually visit all the States and Provinces.  I haven’t done any traveling since I got my cats (life sometimes throws you some wicked curve balls) so I’m not sure how that is going to work.  My cats will stay at home, but who to look after them, that’s the question, lol.

All the States I have visited. I really need to get out to the East Coast one of these days, lol.
The Daily Category cats are in Fiji this weekend.


Vet or No Vet

I’m a bit of a hypochondriac and I’m a paranoid mother.  When ever my cats being to act a little abnormal I panic.  I have come up with a list to know whether I need to go to the vet or not.

Is my cat sick:

  • Has my cat not eaten within the last 24 hours?
  • Has my cat stopped drinking?
  • Is my cat hiding? (this is normal behavior for my cats, but I know what abnormal hiding is).
  • How’s elimination? (This can be hard with multiple cats.  I’m use to studying poop because of my job so I know what each cat has done in the litter box, lol).
  • Are my cats sleeping all the time? (Again you really have to know your cat to figure this one out.  My two oldest aren’t that active, but Dac is.  If Dac stopped playing, I would be very concerned).

I take all these things into consideration before I make the decision to head to the vet.  Luckily (knock on wood, I’m not superstitious, but sort of, lol) I haven’t had to take my cats to the vet for anything serious.

If you cat is having seizures, having trouble breathing, unconscious, or ingested something poisonous head to the vet ASAP.

Is this normal or abnormal??


Growing cats in the greenhouse.

Allen is one of my parents farm cats and is spoiled.  He is the only one allowed into the greenhouse and he loves it in there.  He rarely lies on plants or destroys stuff.  I occasionally find him rolling in the catnip or sleeping on the onion plants.  He than gets a shot of water and I pick a few catnip leaves for him and carry him to a more appropriate place to lie and roll in catnip.

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Sleeping in water. Can’t be too comfy, but he didn’t seem to mind. He was dripping wet when he finally decided to find a much better place to lie down.
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This tray is usually full of water and we use it to water the plants that we just seeded or coming up. Allen decided it was warm and plunked himself in.
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The onion plants that Allen loves lying on. My parents have a mini greenhouse inside the larger greenhouse to save on heating costs.  The greenhouse is 20 feet wide by 80 feet long.  We grow tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse.  We also have a 5 acre market garden.