Thursday, October 2, 2008

A stray cat and her gifts...


This is Daisy, our stray cat. She had kittens in our garage in June, and about two weeks after that we moved her and her brood of four into our back office. Andrew installed a cat door so she could still come and go. (We weren't really sure how things would work out with her and the dog but we knew she and the kittens couldn't stay in the garage.) The kittens were taken to a no kill shelter in August and Daisy has taken up permanent residence in our home. She still comes and goes but sleeps indoors in her favorite chair every night and enjoys lying in the sunbeams in the back play room. In appreciation for the home, love and food, Daisy will upon occasion bring us gifts. On Monday, that gift was a very much alive chipmunk that she proudly dropped on the living room floor! Upon which the chipmunk made a mad dash under the couch. Fiona and I both screamed (thank goodness Alexa was upstairs taking a nap) and Hailey decided she was going to start trying to retrieve it. Unfortunately for the little chipmunk, Hailey's hunter instincts kicked in and she got to the chipmunk before I could. Daisy couldn't understand what all of the excitement was about and was a little offended that we didn't enjoy her gift more. I have been frantically getting things done for our Halloween camp out this weekend at my parent's camper. The campground has a big Halloween event the first weekend in October with trick or treating, hay rides, haunted camp sites and decoration contests. I will take lots of pictures and post everything by Monday! I have also just completed a small Halloween embroidery for my mother to display at the camper. I will have pictures of that too! Please excuse the lateness of this post and I hope you all have a great weekend.

4 comments:

Bascom Hogue said...

I am glad that you will keep us up on the story.

Suzanne said...

Yikes! A chipmunk? That was very thoughtful of Daisy!
The Halloween event sounds like fun...can't wait to see photos.

Gunnels blog said...

The cat is beautiful! I love cats!
Thank you for the comment on my blog - You live in Ohio, so fun!!! I will tell you when my stuff have arrived to Kathy at the gallery, if you would have a look. I think it would very nice if you told me how it turns out!

Lisa Renéa said...

Your sweet Daisy reminds me of my lil BC (also a rescue) Poor chipmunk, never a chance, ah such is the circle of life, I suppose. Love your Halloween embroidery!