Thursday, April 30, 2009

Itty bitty yoga kitty

Tuesday nights are yoga night for me. A mom has got to find herself a little slice of peace and quiet and yoga at the local gym is mine. Imagine my surpise when walking towards the door this itty bitty kitty jumped out of the bushes at my feet and let out a miniscule meow. I look around at the crammed parking lot and the bustling highway near me and wonder how many other people chose to ignore this little baby. I had no choice but to scoop her up and quickly run her back to my house to be safely sequestered away from my kitty eating beasts in an upstairs bathroom. I then hightailed it back to yoga because I am just that dedicated :)

She is a mere 8 weeks old, 1.8 pounds, and negative for feline leukemia and hiv, but a nasty case of pesky fleas. I am thankful that I found many rescues willing to help me out provided I got her vetted and helped pay for her spay. For $100 I will have stopped one more cat from being a breeding machine and or road kill; I figure that's pretty cheap for some good karma. She will leaving tonight in search of her forever family. I'm pretty sure Becks is going to miss her. He has loved having something so tiny to pet and love on. Too bad his perception of gentle is akin to a scene out of Of Mice and Men, but I digress. Another wonderful lesson offered to him about the importance of stopping to help someone/some animal in need. Sure he might not get it yet, but I've got the photos and stories for his baby book... and let's face it, this itty bitty yoga kitty will not be the last random animal momma brings home.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

O is for Oklahoma

Becks and I made another pilgramage to Oklahoma this past Friday to help save the lives of 3 bullies in need for MARS. It was a nasty rainy day here but mother nature was kind enough to clear our path all the way there and back. In total, we drove about 200 miles and spent about 5 hours and 45 minutes travel time including a dinner break and some play time for Becks. He enjoyed meeting Jack, Phoebe, and Heidi who all rode like champs in the car. They all hunkered down for some snoozing while Becks wached Bolt. How appropriate, right? A big thank you to my college roomate for riding along and keeping me company. It was a nice opportunity to catch up. So transport #2 was another success. I look forward to my next adventure with B!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I love to shoot dogs...

With my camera. I picked up a new hobby, or mainly just finally took the time to really invest in it, and have a new Nikon D90. I am constantly shooting pics of the kid and the dogs. Recently I had the opportunity to shoot a few friend's dogs so I thought I'd share some of my faves. Jesse the lab is dying of terminal cancer. I really hope his mommy likes these. I don't know how you can prepare yourself for the end of a 16+ year relationship with a boy as loving and loyal as Jesse. I can only imagine her heart breaks a little more with every glance they exchange. I hope to play around in photoshop and do something special to one of these for her when it's time. I think he looks so sweet here, don't you?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pitty the Fool- we have a winner!

That's my girl! Ok, so really she is L's but you know what I mean especially if you are a dog foster mom. Woo hoo!