I don't normally post about the cats, because they each have their own page on Catster (see their links to the right). But this week I took a few great photos of Spider and the gang. When weather permits, I always leave the windows open in the house (we have screens) so the cats can hear the birds and feel the breeze in their whiskers. Since it's warmed up, I've been letting them out on the back deck. The deck is two stories up, and there are no stairs that lead to the yard, so they are safely confined. I used to have a fear of them jumping off, but I realized they are smarter than I give them credit for. They do get up on the railing, and I rush outside to promptly grab the mischievous offender and take him or her inside for "time out". I never leave them out there if I'm not right there in the house to keep an eye on them. I must glance out the window every fifteen minutes to make certain everything is okay. Most of the cats just want to go out for a few minutes then come back in- they are used to the spoiled life of naps on comfortable couches and beds. But Spider has lately wanted to stay out there for a good part of the day, and as long as she is behaving (napping), I let her. My cats are strictly INDOORS only, although Spider is trained to walk on a leash and we toodle along in the yard and up the street on occasion. I know eventually it will be too hot for her to spend so many hours out there, but for right now I've been letting her enjoy the great outdoors. Mostly she just sleeps up in the shade under the cover of the BBQ grill. And when I don't let her out onto the deck when she wants to go out, she drives me insane by following me around the house and crying. It's a battle she always wins. I don't call her Mama's Kitty for nothin'! (photos of Spider enjoying a taste of life outside)
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.