Monday, May 25, 2009

A 15 year Companion

I'm so glad I posted those great pictures of Miss Kitty. Those sunny days were the last few days she felt good. Miss Kitty passed away this past Thursday. Last Monday, she developed a blood clot in her aorta (which runs down a cat's back, oddly). When I first saw her I thought she had broken her leg jumping from something because when she got up, she flopped right back down. She always liked to climb up on the back of the couch or chair and then get in some little secluded spot and sleep all day. Then as she started to move closer to me, she would drag the back part of her body. Gregg graciously took her to our vet, Stan Snodgrass, who has been Miss Kitty's vet for 12 years. Stan said this condition is common in older cats and sometimes they get better, but more likely they do not. He gave her a steroid shot and some oral medications and she seemed to get somewhat better on Tuesday. By the end of the week, she could not even move her body at all. It was a very sad day. She was a great cat and had a personality like no other. I swear she could understand what we were saying. She loved my husband, Gregg, the most. She slept on his chest almost every night and would lick his nose before she went to sleep. Fifteen years is a long time to have a pet- they are surely a part of your family at that point. I really thought we would have her for a few more years. We will miss you, Miss Kitty.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I even got Miss Kitty some catnip!! It looks and smells like regular mint (which I also will be planting) but cats absolutely go crazy for it!! It's amazing how quick she found it!! They sniff it, eat it and like to rub on it and then she goes crazy!!

These are my healthy little herbs that are waiting to be planted! Parsley, Oregano, Rosemary, Basil, Sage and Lavendar.

Lilac Bush

This will grow into a nice little tree and smells wonderful~!

Planting Time

This is my planting bed for my herbs...I already have sage coming up from last year. I planted Rosemary that will climb up my topiaries. This is the flagstone patio that my husband made for me last Summer...Harley's head is in the left corner hiding the rest of the stones!!