T is for…

T is for…

Tiger Tail… She is now 11 years old. At times I wonder where all that time has gone. She is part of a family of ferals I took in off the streets when we lived in Palm Springs, CA. Her mom was willing and able to come home with use, however, she had taught her kittens how to survive out there and we couldn’t get near them to get them so we had to trap them. They were about 5-6 weeks old and absolutely adorable. I spend hours and hours each day holding them and sitting in the hall with them so they would get used to me.  It took years. Now she is my biggest snuggler. None of them were lap cats and none of them wanted to be picked up and held. They did all come around to snuggling on the bed. There are only two of them left with us, Cinder and Tiger Tail. In the winter it is difficult to have room to move, they are glued to us. Cinder remains a bit skittish, but Tiger Tail will let people come up and give her a scratch if I am with them. It was a long long road, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. They are all good cats.Tiger Tail is particularly helpful when it comes to packing.

Tiger Tail - she helps with the packing

Tasmania… I was an exchange student in Tasmania, Australia in the early 80’s. I was only on a three month exchange and I went right after I graduated from high school and got back to start college (a few days late). The family I lived with was wonderful. I consider them part of my family. I have been back one time to visit them and hope to go again before too long. With technology I am able to use skype to talk with them through my computer. They don’t have a computer, so I call their home phone. It is a great way to stay in touch at a very reasonable rate. I have two clocks set on my computer so I know what time it is there when I call. It was a great exchange and I treasure all the memories I have from it.

Mr. Toad is doing fine

Toads… When Mr. Toad appeared on the scene it wasn’t long before I realized there was a whole commune of toads out there under our air conditioning slab. They are still out there and they make me smile when ever I see them. Mr. Toad has brought a lot of entertainment to us over the past few months. You can read about his adventures here, here, here and here. Stan tuned, Mr. Toad is still having fun and I will post more on him soon.

Thirteen other terrific T’s:

  • Tropical
  • Twinkle
  • Transylvania
  • Telescope
  • Tansy
  • Thunder and Thunderstorm
  • Topaz
  • Tatting
  • Tomfoolery
  • Trickle
  • Tonic
  • Thermos
  • Tamarack

Sincerely, Emily

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4 Responses to T is for…

  1. Joanna says:

    Ms Tigertail looks very content there, maybe thinking she isn’t going to be left behind. We had toads but I haven’t come across them for a while. I hope they are ok. ….

    I’ve just read all your toad posts – what a character! They are like garden elves or something 🙂

  2. zonnah says:

    I was told that each generation of feral cats will become more wild then the previous. So, props to you for getting them to be lap cats!

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