Posts Tagged With: kitten

The Harder to get, the Better to Have

The fuzzy tail flicks as the kitty shows off her small, white teeth. Her whiskers lift as her tongue sweeps across her lips.

She peeks out, her head ducking beneath a wooden beam. She kneads her paws, moving one step, then another. She ducks her body beneath the wooden support and twists her head to rub her ears vigorously across the rough surface.

If I move too quickly, she’s gone; if I move too close, she’s gone. I talk to her as I move forward, telling her not to worry, that I’m her buddy. I promise cuddles and kisses and better ear-scratches than an inanimate object.

I can get within ten feet of her before she runs. She’s learned that when I move to the corner, something delicious will appear in a bowl–kitty food, both dry and wet, along with treats. Her nose quivers in anticipation.

Someday I’ll lure her from the hay bales and into my lap. She’ll purr with satisfaction and I’ll croon compliments about her soft fur and sweet nature.

Until then, I’ll be patient to watch for a fuzzy kitty’s tail to flick.

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Spread a Little Sunshine

Yes, that line’s from the musical Pippin, and it’s sung by a villain–but it’s a nice phrase.

No matter what evidence I present to the contrary, Diva firmly believes I am a tree.

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Poor Twist. He had his first bath yesterday since arriving at Firefly Farm, and he had to wear Honey’s blanket to stay warm. I could almost feel the scathing heat from his eyes as he shouted “Oh, the humanity! To be wearing a blanket embroidered in pink?! You bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!” (I don’t know how Twist is able to quote Shakespeare in my head, but that’s his quirky side coming out.)

Girls have cooties, Mom! Why do I have to wear a girl's blanket?

The cold weather would’ve made him freeze if not for this “girly blankie.”

He’s very white now. It’s amazing to see the difference.

Sidney sported a delightfully masculine maroon blanket last night.

Braveheart braved the cold with a lush “au natural” coat of palomino and dazzling white.

The kitties also got in on the Fall Fashion Show.

The girls also decided to stay nude in the pasture. Melody, of course, being the exception.

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Strike a Pose

FINALLY!

After weeks of inability to post photos, I now can share some fun from around the farm.

Enjoy.

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“We’re Friends of Every Creature” -The Jungle Book

Yoda has a girlfriend.

She’s shy. She’s orange. Her hair is short.

Her name is Rue.

She’s the sweetest kitty. Her arrival marks kitty #6 at the barn.

Today, we had kitty #7 dropped off. His name is Ike, and he’s a grey and brown striped long-haired kitty.

They ALL are spayed or neutered. ALL. No exceptions.

Monday, we’ll be getting Sid, a 9 year-old palomino Quarter Horse gelding. May 5 will bring Braveheart, a young palomino-pinto gelding.

This weekend we have not one, but TWO birthday parties at the barn. Photos will follow as soon as possible.

Firefly Farm now has an online store. Feel free to shop online for horse-themed gifts featuring Dusty, Honey, and Melody (so far.) Do you need a Honey-themed mouse pad? It’s only a click away. If you prefer to do your shopping in person, for $35 you can buy a sweatshirt and tee-shirt combination with your name on the front, and a logo with our phone number on the back.

 

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