My Next Cat Project……


This gorgeous cat showed up about 1 week after I had to put down GG. She or he is hiding in the back woods behind my store but comes out when I shake a container of dry food. Got her attention….


Time laps about 15 minutes after I put down the food. She cautiously approaches the food.  Sorry but the photos are shot through the back window of my store. Her/his eye on the food….


Closer, closer….


Ooh she looked up….snapped another shot…I will hopefully slowly gain his or her trust so I can provide food and a bit of shelter as we go into the winter season. I’m pretty sure she/he is a true feral cat but is willing to take food from people. img_3132-860x573

She’s at the food bowl and I am laying across the work bench to snap this photo! She’s eating…yeah! Success! Then I turn around right into the face of jealousy….


Not kidding! Snowy, you know I love you and I’ve told you before that Mommy’s heart is big enough to love another kitty! It will be ok!



Busy Holiday Weekend…Snow is here to help!


Hey Mom! I see you have a lot on your plate or I mean desk. Let me help! I can lay here next to the product you are listing for sale, purr, lean in for a few kisses on top of my head….



I can do some spell checking and grammar checks for you too! Ooh I see a misspelled word….right there Mom in that last email you just sent!


I’ll fix it….give me that mouse and I’ll fix it! lol

Moral of the Story Regarding an Office Chair


So I was cleaning my office today and turned my stool up side down and placed on my counter top so I could clean under the area. I swept and went to throw my gatherings outside and came back to this…..


Yes, that is Snowball using my upside chair as a new place to lay.


Ah…4 sides that keep him nestled nicely! Moral of the story is Ya never know where you cat is going to think is a good place to take a nap! Luv ya Snow! Sweet dreams.


I’ve Been Meaning to Write…I Luv You GG


It’s been over 2 weeks since I had to put Grandpa the cat to sleep. I have been wanting to write to share some of his adventures with you but it’s hard to type through the tears. I don’t want to bring anybody down, I really just want to share his amazing story with you and how he impacted my life!


For starters, Snowball and him did not hit it off when I first took in GG about 3 years ago. Skinny as a rail, ears a mess, tongue hanging out and matted fur, Snowball wanted nothing to do with him. As a matter of fact I had to break up a few cat fights between them. Then, magic happened. Time, patience, love, more patience, more love, the 2 of them started to get along. They kept each other warm in the winter months sleeping in whatever available box they could find in my store. They did have nice fluffy beds but they did prefer a good box.


Here they are curled up on my office. One of the funniest things GG did was give me grief when he was hungry. If I was working and told him to wait just a minute, he would walk away and sort of go grrrrr….like he had this deep out at the bar drinking all night gruff voice! I would laugh so hard jump up and serve him immediately.  He was always grateful. Then there was the soft touch of his paw on my leg when he had more patience with me. So gentle, no claws out, just a little tap, then another.  Same pose, me at my computer working but in the summer I use a coconut oil on my legs to keep them soft, well he really liked the taste of that. He wold lick it all off as soon as he discovered it was there….he would tickle me and make me laugh again!


Off to the vets office for his minor surgery 1 year ago. He had developed squamous skin cancer on his back, of all things. Never knew a kitty could develop that. Probably because he lived outside his entire life. He looked so dapper on this striped zebra blanket while he waited for his surgery. Dr. Lisa and the entire staff at Ocean View Vet took the very best care of him for me!


I had taken out the drawers of a nightstand to paint, turned around and there he was….another cozy spot! Everyone that got to meet him in the store thought he was just awesome! So many kind sweet people that would hold him, bring him treats and even toys! He absorbed all of the love he was finally getting and deserved.  He was creative, kind, loving, gentle, relentless, a fighter, a survivor and he taught me many life lessons that I will never forget.


He’s resting in peace behind my store where I have a nice little grave for him. I wanted to be close to him always. He was an AMAZING cat, one that no-one else wanted, one that no-one took the time to care for or love but he gave so much love to me, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I love you GG.

Is This Really More Comfortable Than Your Bed?


So I was busy unpacking from my latest auction visit and I had set down this box filled with antique drawer pulls, door pulls, door knobs etc…..and guess who thought it was a good idea to lay in this box? Snowball.


Really Snowy!? Those screws look like they are hurting you and you are free to leave the box at any time and find a more suitable place to lay…..


Or not! came in the next day and he was in the same spot! I guess there are some things about our cats we are never meant to understand. Love ya Snowy!

Grandpa the Cat

Otherwise known as GG, short for Gpa, short for Grandpa. My neighbors were giving me weird looks when I could call for Grandpa to come inside for dinner! So, this little guy has been my store cat for 3 years in August. He showed up skinnier then a 2×4 but after his vet check he was only diagnosed with being “cosmetically challenged”. All in all, pretty healthy for an old guy! Here is one shot from his recent photo shoot. gg-upclose-prof-shot

Seriously, he’s too cute! Love ya GG!