Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Around the House

Okay, it took several weeks but we have finally been able to get all the new kitchen hardware we needed, after we painted our kitchen. We found the handles we liked and bought all the store had. The guy at the store said he would order the 25 more that we needed. When the order came in there were only 20. So he had to order some more. As of last Saturday, we picked up the last of them and they have all 54 been installed. Thank you Mr. Pop! They look so good! What an amazing difference a couple of cans of paint and new hardware can make in a kitchen.

Fred the Cat has told you about the little feral cat, ND-Anna (that’s her in the photo above.) who comes to our screen door each morning, for five years, to be fed and then to chat through the screen with Fred. Sadly, we haven’t seen ND-Anna for over a month. We are hoping she found another house to visit, but fear something else.

Fred the Cat and I continue to go to the screen door every morning at daybreak and look to see if ND-Anna might be there. I don’t know how long it will be before we give up that routine and the hope that we each seem to have.


Blogger Liripoop said...

One of our neighbour's cats has also gone missing - alien abductions perhaps?

July 09, 2008 2:11 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

It is a tough life out there for animals like ND-Anna. Five years is a long time to survive in the wild without vet care and all that goes with having a home with caring people.
There is also an increasing population of coyotes that prey on small animals and cats seem to be a favorite. Let's hope for the best for ND-Anna but at least she had someone to care for her as far as she would admit.
We will offer a request to Bubastis to watch over ND-Anna.

July 09, 2008 3:07 AM  
Blogger Colonel Colonel said...

On the other hand, some other family, perhaps wherever she went for dinner, may have taken her in. A friendly cat like that might well have been adopted by someone in another neighborhood.

July 09, 2008 3:41 AM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...


I would feel bad if you lost another cat. I hope someone gave her a good home or maybe animal control picked her up or someone turned her in to them.

Why not check and see if she was picked up by animal control?

It might ease your mind some.

God Bless.

July 09, 2008 3:53 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

Glad about the kitchen!

Sad about ND-Anna.

Wherever she is PoP, know that you all gave her a lot of love and care. A new home or the next life - either way she came to know generosity, compassion and love through you.

That is a gift that works for all ofy you.

July 09, 2008 4:29 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

how sad. she looks so sweet.

i'm trying to find my fav blogs and re-enter them into my favorites folder. my aol one won't let me in!

well, it'll keep me busy today.

July 09, 2008 5:28 AM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

Had a cat once that only came home to get his laundry done, despite the fact the he was fixed, he continued to fight and roam.

July 09, 2008 6:12 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

ND Anna sounds so feral, I know you and Fred gave her as much as she could accept.

it is sad that she's not visiting you these days. hope she stops by again.

July 09, 2008 6:32 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I hope ND-Anna found someplace to call home and moved right in. She looks just like our kitty cat Bonsai. Very sweet face.

Glad to hear your kitchen is done. We've changed all the handles and hardware in our kitchen, too. It's definitely a labor of love, and it makes a surprisingly big difference.

July 09, 2008 6:44 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

we had cats and small dogs go missing in my neck of the woods too- but it wasn't because they found a home or were picked up by animal control. people are not inherently good and they are cruel to smaller beings. i say keep your hope and your routine for as long as you want pop- and fred- it is something that you share together in the mornings. peace.

July 09, 2008 7:11 AM  
Blogger LeftLeaningLady said...

So sorry to hear about missing ND-Anna. You, she and Fred will be in my thoughts.

But Congrats on the kitchen.

July 09, 2008 7:38 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Good for your new kitchen look.

We're very sorry about ND-Anna. Five years is very typical for an outside cat. Bless her heart.

Luf, Us

July 09, 2008 7:51 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

The stray we feed hasn't come around much recently either. Hopefully he found someone to take him in.

July 09, 2008 8:00 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

That's such a bummer.

Cute cat. Hope she's okay.

Maybe she just got a new boyfriend. Not good for Fred, but still...

July 09, 2008 8:29 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Kudos on the kitchen makeover. As for ND-Anna, perhaps she found a home. Cats are funny that way. Feral cats in the old neighborhood used to seek me out for medical assistance and kept spitting out kittens in my cars, under the deck, etc. I guess they felt safe in the area, yet none really wanted to take up permanent residence -- they were wild at heart. Ever see a fat, 1" screw-worm burrowed into the forehead of a young cat? Yeck! BTW, the operation was successful and yet the patient never sought my company again. They remind me so much of the feral women in my life. ;-)

July 09, 2008 8:39 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Oh, I hope she comes back.

July 09, 2008 10:28 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Congratulations on completing your kitchen. Sorry you haven't seen ND-Anna. Hopefully she is nursing kittens like we suspect of one we feed! i hope she shows up again. We have at least one beauty we feed every day but Kitty will not accept so she is our outdoor cat!

July 09, 2008 2:45 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

We had two little feral kittens around our house over the weekend. They were only here for a couple of days and then they wandered off into the fields and we haven't seen them since.

July 09, 2008 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... pics of the new kitchen?

I'm with Average Patriot on ND-Anna. Maybe she's taking care of some little ones and will soon be back at your door. I hope so. She needs to see the new kitchen, too.

July 09, 2008 9:15 PM  

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