Sunday, October 16, 2016

Feral kitty day!

Today is National Feral Cat Day.
You can click on the link above for more information on this important issue and what you can do to help.
Having taken a chance on more than one formerly feral kitty, I can attest that it can be a wonderful experience.
Othercat is our most recent kitty to have joined our family.

He was feral, but a few years ago we were able to trap him, get him the medical assistance he needed, have him neutered and vaccinated.

Now he is a true sweetie, although he does not like other cats!
So he is our outside cat who sleeps in my unfinished basement at night in a comfy bed filled with straw.
He is very, very happy, and loves to be petted, weave in and out between your feet when you walk, and demands back scratches.
He's a great mouser, even bringing us "gifts" from time to time.
He certainly is no longer feral, but loves his daytime independence!

But now he gets regular checkups and vaccines, internal and external parasite protection -- and lots of love.

One of our local rescues, Stray Cat Blues, can help provide information and assistance if you are interested in aiding feral cats.
Take a chance, do your part. Help our furry friends.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcome autumn!

Today is the official start of autumn! I am so happy!
This is my favorite season and after this long, hot, dry summer, I am hoping it brings cooler weather.
I want to wear sweaters, enjoy our fire pit and drink in the spicy aromas of autumn.
So welcome, autumn. Please stay around for a full run!

 Some flowers are still holding forth.

Others are at the end of this year's glory...

And for mums, this IS their time...

But I can't wait for the leaves to change their colors...

And Othercat is looking forward to a glorious autumn!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thank you, Ron Howard!

I can't fully describe how awesome it was to see "Eight Days A Week" at the Ambler Theater on Sunday.
Having been a diehard Beatlemaniac since 1963 -- gulp, yes, that long -- I had long ago acquired their music on vinyl, tape and CDs. I still have my posters, magazines, buttons and other memorabilia. 

Yes, my walls still boast framed movie posters, my ticket from when I saw them in 1966 in Philadelphia and a great photo shot by Sam Psoras and given to me by his son,  former Reporter photographer Mark Psoras.

But my great thanks go out to Ron Howard, who quite obviously worked tirelessly to produce this documentary. I have to admit that it was sad to see how the incessant touring for those few years when they became the Fab Four took such a toll on them in so many ways. 
Of course their decision to stop touring opened them up to producing such an awesome array of music.
"Eight Days A Week" brought back those glorious Beatlemaniac days, when my bedroom was covered with posters and I couldn't wait for the next album to hit the stores. Their music affected my life in so many ways, and even in my senior citizen days, I'm still a fan.
My daughter and I even did our mom/daughter dance to "Your Mother Should Know" at her wedding!
I know I'll watch this flick again on Hulu and I'm sure it will one day be available on BlueRay, but it was monumental to see it on the big screen. And a bonus 30 minutes of remastered concert coverage of the Shea Stadium show was fantastic.
Yes, I'm true to The Beatles forever. 
Here for your enjoyment are a few of my "memories."

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

End of August...

It's almost Labor Day weekend. Hard to believe, but I'm not sad.
I am SO looking forward to autumn.
I know more hot weather is on the way, but I can dream.
And so, a final salute to August...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Celebrate black cats!!

It's Black Cat Appreciation Day

And to draw attention to these very special creatures, I'm featuring a few photos of our crazy black cat, Wednesday.
Because of silly superstitions, black cats have the hardest time finding homes when they end up at a shelter. And that is such a shame! Wednesday may be silly, but we could not love her more. 

She came into our lives at 6 weeks of age and will turn 2 years old on Aug. 20. She has brought so much fun!

So please consider adopting a black cat. One great local rescue to check out is Stray Cat Blues. They'll be happy to help you find a black cat.

And remember, you'll have your own private panther, full of love!