I went out in the front yard to take photos of the sunrise last week. The kids at the bus stop nearby seemed to be wondering what I was doing. I felt like saying "just look at the beautiful cloud formations!" but I didn't.
(P.S. to fellow cat lovers: the blind kitten seems quite healthy and happy, as do the mama and the other kitten)
Three abandoned cats nearly ready for adoption
SEYMOUR — The three abandoned cats that ended up at Dr. Tara Nanavati’s veterinary office last month are doing much better and will soon be ready to be adopted.
Nanavati said he performed surgery last week on one of the cats that had lost both of its eyes and was left only with eye sockets. The kitten is healing well, he said. The cat may be blind, but it doesn’t know anything different, Nanavati said. “When they are blind I think they have a sixth sense,” he said. He tested the blind feline and found that it easily jumped into a cage with a raised edge to reach a food bowl. Nanavati said the three cats, a mother cat, the blind kitten, and a kitten from another litter, will be ready for adoption by the middle of next week. “I hope that they will be adopted by someone from the younger generation,” he said. “If an older person takes them, the cats could outlive them.” He recommends that whoever does adopt them should keep them indoors to guarantee a long life. “The blind one would have to stay inside or else it would become somebody’s meal,” Nanavati said. Publicity about the felines’ plight last month generated widespread interest among people wanting to help, Nanavati said. The cats had been thrown from a car along Route 8. They were found in a box, and a good Samaritan took them to Ansonia Animal Control Officer Jean Roslonowski. The surviving cats are in Roslonowski’s custody. They are being boarded at Nanavati’s veterinary office at 876 S. Main St. “People are enthusiastic when they first hear about (animals with problems) but I need someone who is serious and ready to give long-term care,” Nanavati said. He said anyone interested in adopting a cat needs references. For information about the cats or adoption, call 203-735-9915.
(This story appeared in the Oct. 24 New Haven Register.)
Yesterday I wrote my third story in as many years about a well-shaped evergreen tree from Shelton, Ct. being cut down for use as a Christmas tree. (You can read it under the link above)
Coincidence? I suppose. Unless there is something in the soil in this southern Connecticut town that makes evergreens flourish and grow to more than 60 feet high. I wonder if someone would want to investigate that possibility?
It's interesting to watch the work crews ready the trees for transport. It's quite a process.
Have a great fall weekend. We have rain in the forecast here. Not fun.
One day a few weeks back I started recalling the names of all the dogs in my neighborhood when I was growing up. I don't know why, but I did. This was back when dogs used to run around the neighborhood with us.
My best friend Suzy's family had Gus, followed by Harry, followed by Max. Then they moved out of state and Max went with them. haha
Next door to them was a family with three girls. They had another "girl," Peggy, who was a Dalmatian.
Down the street from them was a HUGE black dog, Tuffy. We were all scared of him.
Next door to us was Charpo, followed by Leo, both black dogs. Maybe they were part-Labs.
A girl who lived around the corner and down the hill a bit used to come play with us. She was kinda obnoxious, but we tolerated her. Maybe it was because she was never without her German shepherd, Hans, by her side!
I think her mother, who had some "problems" figured she could let Debbie roam the neighborhood because Hans would protect her.
And the piece de resistance: our friends across the street had Jacques as part of the family. He, of course, was a standard French poodle. The father accidentally ran over the poor guy's foot in the driveway one day. But Jacques recuperated from that horrible incident.
And moi? No dogs, but I had a parakeet named Happy when I was 5. She (he) died of some icky skin condition. My father buried Happy in a shoebox in the backyard.
A few years later I had some little green turtles. Don't remember if I named them. Then when I was older I got some tropical fish. I know I didn't name them. The aquarium leaked on my mother's dining room floor. Eeek.
Notice how I didn't have any furry creatures as pets. :-(
But I'm making up for it now, with our felines, Linus and Rigby, who were preceded by our first furry guy, Humphrey. He passed away in June 2007.
I hope you enjoyed accompanying me down memory lane today.
Last Saturday was a beautiful autumn day, picture perfect for our city's annual harvest festival along Main Street. It was rather breezy, but I'll take that any day over the wet snow coming down here today. Snow in October is just not fair!
I've been experimenting with iPhoto applications such as matte, vignette, and edge blur lately, and as you can see today is no exception. The sepia application is yellowish, so instead I used antique and was able to retain some of the color in the Stars and Stripes.
To join in or just see many more sepia-fied photos, visit Mary T, The Teach, at Sepia Scenes.
I snapped this Saturday when we were at our city's sixth annual harvest festival on Main Street. I like how the sky looked on a crisp fall day and decided to share, even if it's not for a photo meme. (!)
The old brick building with the "modern facade" next to City Hall once housed the daily newspaper for which I toiled for many moons.
Below you see City Hall's autumnal decorations.
Hope you enjoyed your visit to our Main Street landmark.
I have a conglomeration of reds spotted at a downtown pizza and pasta restaurant during Saturday's harvest festival along Main Street. My mother and I needed some lunch so we stopped in to eat our slices of pizza in comfort.
This friendly (and blue-ribbon winning) chap welcomed us into the eatery. Sometimes his head moved and his eyes rolled around. Creeeeeepy.
He's under a red umbrella advertising Bud and the sign next to him has red letters in it. The banner behind him has bright orange-red on the Jack o' lantern's face, and some guy standing there is wearing a red shirt. All in all, a perfect ruby find, as my husband would say.
Today I snapped this sky shot of swirled clouds at a shopping center in our downtown. I was going to crop out the name of the store, but the building gave some perspective to the photo so I left it as is. Free advertising, eh?
But I did add a 'vignette' application to add some interest to the picture.
Visit Tisha, that CrAzY Working Mom, to see more photos of the sky. Thanks as ever go to Tisha for hosting this fun meme.