Sunday, March 20, 2011
I am a huge animal lover. We have a stray cat who we named Oreo (yes, he's black and white) that I have trapped, neutered, vaccinated and released. He is completely ferral and will not relate to people. I've been caring for him for a few years now.
A few days ago as I pulled into my driveway, my son looked over to the side and said, "There's Oreo".
We both looked again and realized it wasn't Oreo. It was another blank and white cat, this one with long beautiful hair and a big bushy tail.
GRRRRRRR, I was upset at another stray living the hard life outside but I figured if I could gain it's trust I would trap it and find a home. I also thought that this cat looked to healthy to be a stray. hmmmm
In any event, I fed it and I just couldn't get near the cat. I kept meaning to call the local shelter to see if anyone was missing their cat but never found the time.
A couple of days later, I was dialing the number to the animal control officer as my son texted me. I hung up before she answered and looked at the text. My son sent me a picture of a cat on a poster that was lost. It was HER! He sent me the phone number and I called immediately. I told the people on their answering machine that I had found their cat.
The called later in the day and came right over. Naturally, we couldn't find the cat. I described it and they said it really sounded like their cat. The cat had been missing for over a MONTH!!! She is also only 6 months old!! I promised to call if I saw her again. The left looking very sad. (thank goodness they had already neutered her)
That evening when I went out to feed Oreo, there she was! I put food down and ran upstairs and called these people. They weren't home!! I left a message that she was here and realized there was nothing else I could do. I thought I would have to trap her now.
About an hour or so later I got a call from them. They were out to dinner and thought they would stop by my place on their way home just to see if they could see her. There she was!! She came to them, they grabbed her and now she is back at home with them and her sister!!
I was so happy!! Can you imagine being lost for a month, surviving horrible rain storms and bitter cold? Not only that, she had traveled several miles and crossed very busy streets!!
What a great feeling. I was so happy I cried. The man works at a cider mill and brought me some fresh cider the next day. He was really trilled.
A great happy ending. It doesn't get any better than this.
Oh yeah, the name of their kitty??? Oreo!!!!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
It seems like this go around is harder. The last time I was here I could pretty much count on at least a pound a week. Now, I'm happy with 1/2 pound. At least it's coming off and not going on, but at this rate I must rethink my goals.
Life will calm down a bit now. Wrestling season is almost over and that means no more every Saturday tournaments. My life can get a bit easier until track and field season which is soon. I don't really mind this because I love to watch my son compete. He is just amazing and gives me so much pleasure.
I will continue to watch what I eat and exercise. I am so glad I got the treadmill. It has been a life saver because of the huge amount of snow we have had and the ridiculous freezing cold. Walking outside would be impossible.
Now that I have written this I am heading for a good walk and to watch an Animal Planet show. It keeps my mind occupied while my feet are moving!!!
Happy Sunday to everyone.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
It's been a long week. I had so much going on that I wasn't quite a diligent about getting on the treadmill as I would have liked. I missed a couple of days but it just couldn't have been helped. Even so, I did manage to lose a pound this week. No matter what, the scale is going in the right direction!
I have been so busy with my son and his wrestling. I am schlepping to tournaments, making him sandwiches and shopping for things he needs and the days just blend together. I also work, have household chores (mountains of laundry!) and need to keep up with my daughter's needs while she is away in college. She still needs her mom!
I'm glad I'm still on track. It gives me hope that I will do this all once again. In April I am going to San Francisco to see my cousin for Passover. I really want to be down 20 lbs by then, not only because I want to look nice but also because I know it will be challenging foodwise and by then I should be able to make better choices. In addition, I am leaving the food there instead of in my house where I can nibble on it for a week and really blow my healthy eating.
All in all, I'm doing well. As soon as I finish this blog I will be jumping on the treadmill. It will give me some energy, although last night I was so exhausted after spending the day at yet another tournament I slept for 11 hours! I haven't done that in many years!!
Hope everyone had a good week. Let's all do this together!
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