Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Catching up...

My family came home yesterday afternoon from Comic Con in San Diego. They all seemed to have a great time with their 130,000 closest friends. Lots of people, but they said there wasn't really any pushing or shoving. The only complaint Reid had was the lack of places to sit. He said people would try sitting along the walls, but they'd come along and chase them. He does tire more easily than he did before the transplant and it would have been nice to have been able to rest more often. They all said the convention center could use more places to sit, but other than that they had a lot of fun. They bought lots and lots of souvenirs!

I had planned on getting so much done while they were gone, but it never seemed to happen. I wanted to work some more on getting all the genealogy information I accumulated during the 1980's into the Family Tree Maker 2011 program I recently purchased. I haven't touched the genealogy stuff in over 20 years and most of the information is in manila folders. So, I've slowly been scanning documentation and adding information to the program. I get six months of Ancestry.com with the program, but I'm waiting to activate it until I get all the information I currently have entered. It is taking a lot longer than I had anticipated and the five days they were gone seemed to fly by. It seemed I always had other things to get done.

The mother feral cat and her kitten were up on the garage roof the other morning. I went out with the food and the mother jumped onto a branch and came down the tree. The kitten must not have been paying attention because she had no idea how to get down. It was still kind of dark when I took these pictures and I tried to lighten them up a little, but it didn't help much. In this picture you can see the kitten's eyes glowing. She's at the corner of the garage roof trying to figure out what to do.

Meanwhile, she/he knew the mother was eating the food

Finally, (as I held my breath) she/he took a leap and jumped from the roof to the the ground. She picked herself/himself up and trotted down the path to the food.

I'm not sure this story will have a happy ending. I'd like to trap both of them and have them fixed, but my other cats chase them off when they see them and that will make it difficult to catch them.

Since I gave up blogger in draft I have had trouble inserting pictures in a post. Instead of going where I put the cursor they always appear at the top of the post. Then I have to go into the html and copy and paste the picture information where I want it to go and then delete it from the top of the post. It works, but it takes a lot longer and seems to mess up the spacing between paragraphs. Anyone else having this problem?


  1. Oh heavens, can you believe that kitten jumping down from the roof. That's quite a picture of it down on the ground. Poor babies.

  2. Reid needs to take one of those cane/stool things! Sure, they look dorky, but hey, I'd carry one if I had one! I'm glad they had fun, though.

    Don't you wonder how cats can jump so far without breaking all their bones?

    I always feel bad for homeless animals. I wish pet owners would be more responsible and spay and neuter.

  3. Betty -

    you do so many things - busy gal - those cats are so funny - we are at my son's house - they have a feral cat - that is trying to kill our dog!


  4. So good to hear the men had fun at their adventure.

    You get a lot done.... never feel bad about not getting something else accomplished.

    In heaven.... all our animals will have a loving home... plenty of water and food. YEA! I'm so thankful there are people like you... who love our furry friends.


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