one is not enough

Star is my first cat. Growing up we always had cats but when i moved into my own home and became settled that’s the time when Star came into my life. She is from a breeder and to do my share and give a home to a rescued cat, i adopted one from the shelter. Over the years, from an ORIGINAL cat of one my indoor cat family ballooned to six… as previously mentioned one i adopted from a shelter, two are fosters including an all white deaf kitty and the rest are all rescues.

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Surely, one is really never enough.

dainty as a cotton candy

I have a new favorite flower… COTTON CANDY. That’s right. It is really called cotton candy, a popular air plant. Actually it’s name is Tillandsia and cotton candy is just one of its hybrids. I searched online and I’ve known that air plants are so easy to maintain. It doesn’t need soil to grow and would just need some misting depending upon how hot the climate is. If it is unbearably hot, the plant needs to be dunked in water for quite a while and drip dry before displaying it again.

The reason why it is called cotton candy is because of its dainty soft blush to bright pink flowers that look so deliciously soft and pretty to eat like a fairy floss.

I found this plant during one of my shopping trips. Since i am unsure of where to place it as it needs to be in a semi-shade to bright light places and most importantly where the cats couldn’t reach it, i just took some photos of its flower. I promise myself that i would visit the plant nursery shops near my village and look for cotton candy hoping that i would get it at a much lower price. The ones i saw at the mall cost P200.00 or about US 4.30 per plant.

In the meantime, i am sharing these photos for your eyes to feast on.

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For more good vibes, here’s a photo (grabbed from my son’s file) of my 2 rescued kitties Ashton and Kuting. Although both are puspins or domestic short hair native cats, they are exactly OPPOSITES in terms of manners. While Ashton, the gray tabby loves cuddle, Kuting the gingercat is still a bit hesitant for cuddles. Ashton is not at all impressed by the laser dot but Kuting loves to play with it non-stop. Kuting has a soft meow but he is the talkative one while Ashton rarely meows. But there’s this one SIMILARITY with the two of them that always make me smile… it’s the way they sit. So cute isn’t it?

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(Note: no worries about Kuting’s tail. It was shaved by the vet for his tail docking. I found Kuting’s lower tail already dried sort of mummified due to an injury probably because of a fight with other feral cats. The vet docked his tail as well as neutered him and he is fine ever since and became an indoor cat from then on. Read more about him here.)

It’s a rainy Sunday out here but i love it.  🙂

meet the new addition to my furmily

My About page contained just a snippet about myself but a lot about my furfamily. I guess that’s how crazy pet parents are. I have two new doggies. When my beloved Johnny (a german shepherd) passed last May 2014 i was not in a hurry to find another dog. It took nine months before i began searching for another dog who will not only be a loyal friend but also a loyal guardian of the house. So, in February 2015 i got Marwind. He is now a big and handsome dog at only a little over a year old.

When we visited our relatives in the province, we got Marwind a playmate, a typical Aspin or local dog and i named him Raf-raf. He is such a goofy and playful dog. Today, he is about a year old now. Marwind and Raf-raf are the best buds and are partners in crime as they both love to wreck my potted plants and chew on almost anything they could find. Today, almost all my plants are eradicated by these two mischievous dogs hence no more plants to chew on. But still i love these guys.

 

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And here’s a photo of Marwind on the day he went home with us from the breeder. A cute and tiny pup who is now more than 30 kilos and still growing.

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There are also two new kitties that i rescued. Meet Ashton. I found him at the memorial park when i visited my brother’s place of rest. He is so tiny and thin that he fits on my palm. He is so wet as it has been raining during that day. I just couldn’t stand leaving him there all alone because i knew he would not survive on that place. Even if i already have a lot of cats in my home i just need to rescue him. So i scooped him up and put him in a paper bag. After a lot of TLC’s and medications for diarrhea, colds and swollen eye he is finally healthy. He has grown and gained a lot of weight and is now happily neutered.

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Here’s one of his earliest photos.

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And then came Kuting-kuting (kuting is kitten in English), a Puspin or a local domestic short haired cat. This kitty is also a rescue. Early last year, i’ve been noticing him outside at the vacant lot in from of my house for about a day and the next day he just came inside and joined the group of cats that i regularly feed. He must be really hungry. I noticed that he is a sweet kitty, actually the sweetest among the strays that i took in. He is very calm and doesn’t hiss. The group of cats that i feed (8 cats) all started as wild and they hiss. Today, i could touch and pet them and they know their names. But Kuting-kuting is different. He is sweet since the first day i took him in.

One day, i noticed a wound on his tail. I am so sure that he was bullied by another cat. I treated the wound and several days passed i noticed it has healed or so i thought. Although it is healed, the end part of his tail has died. So off to the vet we went. The vet prescribed antibiotics and after three days he was scheduled for tail docking to remove the dead part of his tail. Yes, he was also neutered. Here’s Kuting-kuting now, about a year old, a happy and healthy cat and now an indoor cat. Sigh! i now have 5 indoor cats. Oh well, for the love of cats.

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Finally my About page is already updated.