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See this image largerOur beautiful little feral is a great mom to her three kittens, and allows me full access to her crate to clean and feed, including petting her! Babies are eight days old today. (1 comments)See this image largerOur next target... Low & Wide, her feeder says, ready to pop any day. (1 comments)See this image largerDH cuddling with the tortie orphan while sister calico plays in their crate. They’re growing fast, but so far adopters wanted one or the other, and I’m not separating them. (1 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful George keeping me company while I rest in bed. (1 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra is four years old! How did that happen?!?(1 comments)See this image largerI had to pull over and grab a photo of the Port, on a beautiful early morning. See this image largeris still recovering from long days and sleepless nights, but it is worth it!(3 comments)See this image largerSuch a terribly hard decision to make! Spend an enormous amount to save mom and babies, or kill them and not have the debt hanging over our rescue. I had to make the choice... Hopefully our fundraising will cover the cost of surgery. (2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerWhile it is Kitten Season, our efforts continue with all cats. This boy is a long term foster who came to me, and remains, extremely non-socialized. With his white fur and skin, he’s a sitting duck for coyotes and at risk for melanomas. Wish me luck!(1 comments)See this image largerTime for evaluating kittens as they near weaning time and prepare for adoption. Noooooo problem with these perfect baby boys! First time foster mom did an AMAZING job!!!(2 comments)See this image largerMy young feral boy had a full flea combing today and then fell asleep on my lap!(2 comments)See this image largerThis big beautiful chocolate Siamese was trapped this week, but I didn’t return him to the colony as planned. He hasn’t hissed once, and lets me pet him, so... meet my newest foster, Hershey!See this image largerThis big beautiful chocolate Siamese was trapped this week, but I didn’t return him to the colony as planned. He hasn’t hissed once, and lets me pet him, so... meet my newest foster, Hershey!(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerOne of my favorite fosters!See this image largersaid goodbye to these beautiful toms and two other feral cats when I transported them to a forever home north of here. They braved the freeways well... wishing them all the best in their new home!(1 comments)See this image largerDriving home down the 5 and 405 freeways through Los Angeles. The bottom photo is The Getty Center. (1 comments)See this image largerMy mom-and-litter fosters are doing GREAT! The babies’ ears are open now, so they can see and hear. They are exploring more as they get better at toddling around. LOVE seeing them grow up!!!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerdoesn’t know why I’m missing DS Scott more and more lately... 11 years and it feels like last month. (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeris trying to keep up with all the cat related tasks to be done. (1 comments)See this image largerBelieve it!(1 comments)See this image largerHere’s our sweet goofy Scrappy by DH’s side, where you will find him whenever DH is sick. (1 comments)See this image largerThe kids listening to raccoons chatter outside late at night. See this image largerScrappy and his adopted baby Chevy, nearly the same size. RIP our dear Chevy! He played with and chewed on jade plant leaves that were brought in on our shoes during a rainstorm, and died from their poisonous effects. See this image largerChevy and Scrappy meet. See this image largerScrappy meeting Chevy for the first time. See this image largerThese two sisters are ten weeks old and ready for adoption! We let them out with our cats in the house after being crated for three weeks. It is SO nice to have little cuddlers to offset the ferals in my care. (2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerJust one of the pregnant mommies our rescue has trapped and litters saved from most likely horrific deaths outside. This quiet, cautious girl is my catch and staying with me!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is the other mom cat I am fostering. Silver tabby, exceptionally sweet, the most pregnant cat I have ever seen in my life! Her nipples are extended, and you can feel the babies, so she really is pregnant... we will see! (1 comments)See this image largerwas sidetracked Friday by taking care of this little boy before surgery for a mangled tail... too late, sepsis, RIP sweet baby!(2 comments)See this image largeris sad I could not be with my DD and grandbabies for Easter. Thank goodness for FaceTime!See this image largerSee this image largerI LOVE THIS MARKETING CAMPAIGN!See this image largerHappy Easter! I think next year, youngest GD Ryan will better appreciate the holiday. See this image largerThis little feral tuxedo figured out how to unlatch the door on his crate and is loose in our house. He is a good boy, uses the litter box, hides during the day; but every night he gets closer to me and is more relaxed. Finally got some photos!See this image largerSilvie finally had her babies, six healthy kittens!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris EXCITED & NERVOUS about our first outing with this new Mobile Adoption Bus!!!(2 comments)See this image largerWoke up from a nap and what did I see? My two old men sleeping with me!(2 comments)See this image largerNewest possible foster babies.... gotta find a place for them first!(2 comments)See this image largerloves waking up to this view! My two old men, DH and George. See this image largerOne way to change your perspective. See this image largerI am proud to be a part of the Awesome A Team on the 5% Challenge! We have bounced back from a few rough seasons, and are working hard as a team! [Patricia, we miss you!!!]See this image largerOur Scrappy boy and little foster Squirrel wait for DH to come home from dialysis by snuggling on the shirt DH slept in. (1 comments)See this image largerIn case you remember my goofy, fun loving, one-eyed, brain damaged foster kitten Bella, she is doing FANTASTIC with her new mom! I just got a current photo and update: she LOVES playing with their dogs, and sitting up high surveying her kingdom!!!See this image largerThe month of May is almost here, and with that comes dozens of advertisements for Mother's Day... an excruciating mix of Joy and Sadness, Blessings and Grief.(2 comments)See this image largerIt's exciting to watch a dear friend and her husband grow from being newlyweds, creating a loving and stable home, to expecting their first child!See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThis is SO me! See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerAnother long, emotional night in cat rescue: answered a shout out for help with a badly injured young cat, got her to emergency vet, had hope as she seemed to bounce back, settled her here with me expecting to long term foster, and then she had a massive seizure. We had to let her go to the Rainbow. See this image largerhad a long emotional night, starting with a badly injured young cat and having to make the decision to put her to sleep. (4 comments)See this image largeris going to miss this little family... they’ll be moving on to adoptive homes in 2-3 weeks. (2 comments)See this image largerI wanted to snap a few photos of my feline foster family before taking Mom Goldie to be spayed. This one is a keeper!(2 comments)See this image largerThese are untamed junior kittens who are loose in our house. One got away from DH during a transfer, the other learned how to unlatch his crate. Tonight they sat quietly looking out the window. See this image largerI couldn’t be prouder of my SIL, an RN in a hospital ER and Trauma Unit, AND of DD, who was the main breadwinner as he went to nursing school full time. Hard to believe he graduated over four years ago!(1 comments)See this image largerThis mama cat was once a wildly feral serial producer of kittens, only one of whom survived. Now she is affectionate and enjoys living indoors, an excellent mom! She nurses ten kittens, her six and four orphans. See this image largeris missing DD in Colorado, and DS in Heaven.(2 comments)See this image largerA typical nighttime visitor to one of my feeding stations, but this big raccoon had no fear and continued eating. (2 comments)See this image largerView from the back patio of a home for sale up on the Peninsula. I trapped the former owner’s outside cats so they could be moved. By pick-up the next day, I was petting both of them! I hope their memories of being a pet help them adjust in their new home. See this image largerSeriously, I was gone for five minutes and the cats took over my side of the bed!(2 comments)See this image largeris gearing up for a busy physical day Thursday: deep cleaning the master bath to move Silvie and her kittens from a crate to a room. (3 comments)See this image largerThis is Cassie, a once feral mom whose kittens have been adopted. It took awhile, but she let go of her fear and now loves to cuddle. Next step: adoption!(2 comments)See this image largerloves my friend’s front yard, especially the honeysuckle. I wish I could share the intoxicating smell!(1 comments)See this image largeris sooooo relieved... DH is feeling so much better!!!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy this beautiful boy won’t be making any more babies. (2 comments)See this image largerMOTIVATION!See this image largerDo you know the answer?! (Cue the score from Rent)See this image largerSee this image largeris still giving semi-feral mama a lot of privacy and space as she nurtures her three babies, now three days old!(2 comments)See this image largeris still giving semi-feral mama a lot of privacy and space as she nurtured her three babies, now three days old!See this image largerTonight I accepted responsibility for these two orphans. It was a nice break to spend time just holding and playing with them! I’m sure they’ll be adopted quickly. (1 comments)See this image largerAfter an extremely long hard day, bedtime was postponed when Mama Kitty started giving birth... I’m not gonna push taking a lot of photos, but here’s a start. (1 comments)See this image largerhas foster cats in literally every single room! These two orphans came tonight, but I’m sure they’ll be adopted soon. See this image largermade one last check on my pregnant cat before bed, and... mew mew mew! (4 comments)See this image largeris on Baby Watch!(2 comments)See this image largerAll a matter of perspective!See this image largeris wearing the green today!(1 comments)See this image largerOn St Patrick’s Day, we’re all a little bit Irish!See this image largerAnother cuddly night with old man George kitty! This is getting to be a habit!!!(1 comments)See this image largerI trapped this trap savvy, too stubborn for her own good, very pregnant cat on Friday night. The expected foster home fell through, so mama kitty is set up in my spare room. We are on Baby Watch!(2 comments)See this image largerMelly was a long term foster, angry and aggressive. She made little progress in five months at three different homes, including mine for three months. Then her foster mom adopted one of my former bottle babies, and I realized she was one of Melly’s kittens, taken away when they were on the kill list. From that to a happy ending: Melly is now officially adopted and will stay with her baby! (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThe first litter of our kitten season is now four weeks old. There’s a pregnant cat in a trap in my kitchen who will be placed with a long term foster. She’s the 8th pregnant cat being fostered in our network!(1 comments)See this image largerfinds it hard to sleep without at least two cats sleeping with me!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerThe girls helping me with paperwork this morning... besides chewing on receipts, spilling various sorted piles, and knocking over 32 ounces of water, they wee a great help. (3 comments)See this image largerOne last lightning photo, showing multiple strikes off the coast, during a recent, extremely unusual storm. (Not my photo.) See this image largerOne last lightning photo, showing multiple strikes off the coast, during a recent, extremely unusual storm. (Not my photo.) See this image largerLightning storm off the coast, as seen from the end of the Peninsula. (Not my photo.)See this image largerLightning storm, very very unusual for our area, striking near the Port-to-Port bridge! (Not my photo.)See this image largerNot sure what breed she is, but this young cat has the biggest ears I’ve ever seen, matching her BIG personality perfectly. I am very tempted to foster fail and keep her!See this image largerLove love love this furry guy! I trapped him last year, got him neutered, then returned him to his colony. Recently trapped him again, because a rescuer saw his photo and asked to adopt him for their feral sanctuary! He’s in my bathroom waiting for transport. See this image largerOne of seven pregnant or mom cats with litters being fostered in our rescue network. Trappers still working to save as many as possible, as well as continuing to trap feral cats for spays and neuters. (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI'm wondering what my much missed, dearly loved son Scott would be doing today, his 39th birthday... I'm celebrating with precious memories.(2 comments)See this image largeris wondering, what would Scott be doing today, his 39th birthday? I'm celebrating with my memories. See this image largerKitten season has hit like a tsunami this year! We are fostering as many pregnant cats and nursing moms with litters as possible. See this image largerSee this image largerMatching T-shirts #5See this image largerMatching T-shirts #4See this image largerMatching T-shirts #3(1 comments)See this image largerMatching T-shirts #2(1 comments)See this image largerMatching T-shirts #1(1 comments)See this image largerloves this sweet kitty, my beautiful Dessy! She is laying on my thigh watching TV with me. (2 comments)See this image largerThe newest accessory for winter!(3 comments)See this image largerI needed to add some funnies tonight, because it’s been a very hard, long day. It’s eleven years since life as I knew it was destroyed. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris trying to get through today. (1 comments)See this image largeris laughing... this is SO me!(1 comments)See this image largerLook for that precious, potentially life-changing moment!!!See this image largerThis goes equally well for animal rescue AND living a healthy lifestyle... in fact, for everything in life!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largertries to think of this with every temptation & craving. (1 comments)See this image largerI would owe a LOT of money to both jars! See this image largerInventive Business Names #5See this image largerInventive Business Names #4See this image largerInventive Business Names #3See this image largerInventive Business Names #2(1 comments)See this image largerInventive Business Names #1(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerFun with Pets, part 3See this image largerFun with Pets, part 2See this image largerFun with Pets, part 1See this image largerThis is at a foster/adopter home. Gary, the big ginger orange, was not happy about the new little kitty!See this image largerSee this image largerAnother restless night... until I figured out how to fit in my bed!See this image largerAnother restless night... until I figured out how to fit in my bed!See this image largerSee this image largeris enjoying Valentines Day with DH and the kitties. (1 comments)See this image largerMy rescue partner is responsible for feeding at least 200 outside cats twice a day. Thank goodness for donations, and volunteers to help with the labor of colony care. (My part is more trapping to spay/neuter, fostering, taming, adoptions.)See this image largerI was tracking a cat to trap, tripped and fell hard... got home and laid down, and look who snuggled up to keep me company?! (Old Man George!)See this image largerMy granddaughters!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️See this image largerOur kitties... they fill our lives with love every day! See this image largerHappy Valentines Day! Whatever works...See this image largerHappy Valentines Day!(1 comments)See this image larger... JUST SAYIN'!!!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger@FUTUREFOCUSED I have NO idea!!!See this image largerNow DH is home, I will be trapping again!See this image largerMore funnies!See this image largerSee this image largerLaughter is the best medicine!See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerDH and George... happy the old man is home from the hospital!(1 comments)See this image largerWe are as we see ourselves. (1 comments)See this image largerhad a good daySee this image largerA four week old kitten, saved from euthanasia at a county shelter, was fostered through our rescue network. She is thriving, despite her tiny size - at five months, she’s the size of an eight week old - and stubborn and spoiled and adorable. I had the privilege of finding Faith a family, and delivered her today!See this image largerMy latest foster Lovie, a junior kitten trapped less than a week ago. This is one of my favorite parts of rescue, teaching these scared little kitties us humans can be friends! (1 comments)See this image largerAnother successful rescue! The feeder/trapper wanted to get the only kitten in her colony out of there, hopefully to be tamed and adopted. Of course I said yes!(1 comments)See this image largerTrapping just ahead of the latest storm... got two of the five cats we wanted: a senior too trap savvy for her own good, and a new arrival in the colony who was being badly bullied. (1 comments)See this image largerhas a brand new foster, trapped less than a week ago, who is taming quickly and loves to sleep in my arms!See this image largeris working with other rescuers to trap these semi-feral cats and get them transported up north to a safe sanctuary. (2 comments)See this image largerThis magnificent lion of a tomcat is regaining strength in his badly injured front leg. Even though he’s been an outside cat for years, he uses his limited energy to get to the litter box in his crate. He hisses at us and recoils at first, but lets us humans move and comfort him. His new mom adores him!See this image largerScrappy on DH this morning, telling me to go away and let them sleep!See this image largerMy guys sacked out this morning, while I took trapped cats to be spayed or neutered. With DH recovering from surgery, I’m feeding the menagerie at home. Now Scrappy doesn’t wake DH at 6am to eat... they’re just buds hanging out!See this image largerJust one of the cat colonies in my area where volunteers feed and trap. Many pay out of pocket, and work all hours of the day and night to provide regular meals to hundreds of cats. My focus is trapping to get the cats spayed and neutered; plus foster to tame kittens and cats whenever possible so they can be adopted.See this image largerMy wonderful Scrappy on top of the injured tomcat’s crate, keeping him company and napping together. See this image largerwas happy to be part of rescuing this gorgeous old tomcat badly injured in a fight. It has been a long two days; but he is stable, eating, neutered, accepting human touch, and today I delivered him to a forever home!See this image largerwas happy to be part of rescuing this gorgeous old tomcat badly injured in a fight. It has been a long two days; but he is stable, eating, neutered, accepting human touch, and went to a forever home!(4 comments)See this image largerMIMAWELIZABETH was happy to be part of rescuing this gorgeous old tomcat badly injured in a fight. It has been a long two days; but he is stable, eating, neutered, accepting human touch!See this image largerGorgeous old tomcat in recovery!See this image largerMy long term foster Bruce - bright-eyed, curious, beautiful and sweet, but who doesn’t like to be picked up - is going for a checkup tomorrow for his potential adopters. (1 comments)See this image largerA new foster kitty staying affectionately close to DH as he battles an intense 24 hour flu. See this image largerA new foster kitty staying affectionately close to DH as he battles an intense 24 hour flu. See this image largerGood morning, Georgie old man! Love to feel you snuggling at my back, rubbing your head against me, and laying your head next to mine!See this image largerA donation from a person who was moving, $40 to two handymen with a truck, a LOT of hard work by my rescue partner, and I now have a large cattery on the side of my house. We’re figuring out the best ways to use it in our rescue projects. See this image largerI hope and pray all of you experiencing sub-zero temperatures are safe and sound, and come through unscathed!See this image largersaid goodbye to these fluffy adorable kittens, trapped and tamed, and now adopted!(1 comments)See this image largerView of the bridge and the cruise ship moored next to it, with the lights of the cranes and cargo ships just beyond... the Port has a special beauty!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger‘s DGD Sierra started pre-school this week!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is a fun tee-shirt! (1 comments)See this image largeris feeling tremendous hope and happiness with this rescue kitty, Angel. Trapped less than a week ago, we immediately connected... Angel will be adopted out soon!!!(1 comments)See this image largerMy cat family with me and recent foster kittens. See this image largerTry rescuing 20!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largersays, try having 20!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThe taming is going slower than expected with the four feral kittens!See this image largerI tried to tame her, even just a bit, without success. She is tiny, 5# tops, with kittens as big as she is. Her babies are fostered and doing well. However, after 10 days of mom cat not using the litter, fighting to dig out of the cage, and aggressively guarding her space, I had her spayed and released her back where she was trapped. Telling myself it wasn't a failure... trapped four, saved three, and no more pregnancies. See this image largerMy friend took her tortoise to the beach... he loved it!See this image largerThe classic If I Fits, I Sits. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI’m a helper on a rescue project (providing supplies and vet care) for an old tomcat who was terribly hurt trying to defend kittens in his colony. Trapped after weeks of hiding, rushed into surgery, his prognosis is good! We hope after months of being fostered for his recovery, Louie will want to be adopted!!! See this image largerOur now big Lil Scrappy and his foster baby Chevy - not so much a baby either - still Best Buddies!See this image largeris helping on a rescue project saving this terribly injured older tomcat who fought a raccoon to save some kittens. It took quite a bit, but his prognosis is good!(4 comments)See this image largerwith her 6am alarm clock!(4 comments)See this image largerwishes everyone a happy 2019!See this image largerChristmas morning 2018, GD Sierra (3-1/2 yrs) & GD Ryan (7 mos). Looks like they're hatching a plot!See this image largerChristmas morning 2018, GD Sierra (3-1/2 yrs) & GD Ryan (7 mos) with their mom, my amazing DD. Missing my grandbabies, but hopefully I'll fly out to see them soon!See this image largerChristmas morning, GD Sierra (3-1/2 yrs) & GD Ryan (7 mos). Missing my grandbabies, but hopefully I'll fly out to see them soon!See this image largerSee this image largerA big shout out to my exes... THANKS!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerFour feral junior kittens were supposed to be a very temporary foster, but their potential for taming looks promising... I think I'll keep them awhile and give it a try!See this image largerMy sweet foster baby in her favorite bed with her favorite mouseys, and very, very happy in her new forever home!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerRarely seen photo of a cat's inner demon(2 comments)See this image largerScruffy and Slick, my former foster kitties, exploring the play room during one of my visits. Are you in Southern California?! My big beautiful kittens deserve loving, good energy homes!!!See this image largerScruffy and Slick, my former foster kitties, exploring the play room during one of my visits. Are you in Southern California?! My big beautiful kittens deserve loving, good energy homes!!!See this image largerI and my rescue friends been searching for home(s) for these beautiful brothers for months. They were pulled out of a feral cat colony and tamed. Only nine months old, they’re already larger than most of my adult cats. Both solid black, Slick has medium length hair and Scruffy is long haired. They need more exposure, so I brought them to our excellent local shelter. Here’s one of my play dates with them. See this image largeris saying good bye to this special baby today... sad for us, happy for her!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHappy Birthday Baby Jesus!(1 comments)See this image largerThe kitties and I wish everyone a Happy Christmas Eve... May all your dreams come true!(1 comments)See this image larger& kitties wish everyone a Happy Christmas Eve... May your dreams come true! (1 comments)See this image largerOur junior kitten Dessy checking out our latest foster baby... her new mom & dad named her "Snickerdoodle," and pick her up on Wednesday!See this image largerA friend went in for a colonoscopy last week... it's nice to see that medical department has a sense of humor!💩See this image largerFor all the children who will never come home again. See this image largerJUST A BABY KITTEN & HER CHRISTMAS MOUSE!See this image largerGOOD MORNING... Slow start today! 😉See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerisn’t going to visit DD and family this year, so I’ll be working cat rescue straight through... more time to think about the past.(1 comments)See this image largerI’m experimenting with SplitPic and Font Candy. See this image largerI can't resist snapping photos of the windmills outside of Palm Springs... they're huge and go for miles!See this image largerI can't resist snapping photos of the windmills outside of Palm Springs... they're huge and go for miles!See this image largerI’M A RACCOON See this image largerFour tiny kittens, a few days old, found in a warehouse in cold and rain (the mom didn’t come back). Two didn’t survive the night, but the other two gained strength and are now thriving with a long term foster!See this image largerMy niece inherited her father’s favorite working classic car 4, and has spent a year restoring it to pristine condition. I know my brother is watching over her and couldn’t be prouder! ♥️See this image largerDH taking care of his foster baby! She’s just what he needs: to have a reason outside of himself to get up and do for someone else. See this image largercan't resist snapping photos of the windmills outside of Palm Springs... they're huge and go for miles!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGot a LOT done before leaving on a short getaway... like adopting out five kittens and one cat! Also scrubbed our big bathroom-for-the-fosters top to bottom, and introduced a newly trapped friendly feral junior kitten to his new home!See this image largerDH’s foster baby!See this image largerRight before I was to leave for a few days, DH agreed to foster a sick baby kitten; so I spent six hours that night taking care of her after he went to bed. (Totally worth it!) But DH stepped up and is taking great care of this much better fur baby! See this image largerThe view from my room in Palm Springs... SO glad to be able to get away for a few days!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris away from home for a few days to work and relax uninterrupted... not a bad view!(2 comments)See this image largerwas as fascinated by Scrappy's reaction as Scrappy was when he saw the chandelier light up when he was on the cat tree!See this image largerwas as fascinated by Scrappy's reaction as Scrappy was when he saw the chandelier lit up when he was on the cat tree! See this image largerthinks it's beginning to FEEL a lot like CHRISTMAS!See this image largerwill miss this lil sweetie... her adopted family comes tomorrow. A special treat, playing Candy Crush. See this image largeris happy to see these kitties together! The kittens were trapped for their safety and to be adopted, but their mom is still out there. The tabby was ill, had to be separated from her babies. See this image largerHugely productive day! Two surviving bottle babies to a foster, two kittens adopted, three ready for neuter surgery tomorrow, and trapped a feral for TNR!(4 comments)See this image largerNewest foster baby... milk face! One of four has passed away, and it'll be a wakeful night caring for the rest. Hopefully a long term bottle feeder will be found soon. See this image largerTurkey Coma or the usual Milk Coma? Either way, GD Ryan had a good time!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSharing Thanksgiving via FaceTime with GDs baby Ryan and 3-year-old Sierra!See this image largerSharing Thanksgiving via FaceTime with GDs baby Ryan and 3-year-old Sierra!See this image largerhad a wonderful FaceTime conversation with DD & family, then received several photos. This is GD Ryan... she had a good time!See this image largerI woke up from a nap to find a newly trapped kitten sleeping next to me between two of my baby foster kittens. I had let him loose in the bedroom to test how his taming was coming along... I think he’s ready!(1 comments)See this image largerwoke up from a nap to find a newly trapped kitten sleeping next to me between two of my baby foster kittens... a surprising and joyful discovery!!!(2 comments)See this image largerI woke up to these baby kittens wrestling next to me. I’d like to thank the mental case who kept threatening to throw them out, and the rescuers who dealt with her craziness and saved them. SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!See this image largerPET SAFETY FOR THANKSGIVING See this image largerThank God we are away from the burn areas. One positive of living in this concrete jungle, at the Port, and in the shadow of a high peninsula is, our specific location is isolated from many of California's typical crises (fire, floods, mudslides). Riots yes, an occasional earthquake, but other than air quality it's highly unlikely we'll be in danger.See this image largerwoke up to these two baby kittens wrestling next to meSee this image largerSee this image largerMore shots of the colony feeding. See this image largerHelping to colony feed, one of 25 spots. Here gotta keep them on the west side of the open lot, because on the east side is where coyotes come out to hunt for food. See this image largerTabitha helping me with my absentee ballot decisions... the cat offers good advice!See this image largerI'm getting more donations for my foster and family kitties! Most all took a turn in this cave bed, but it's meant to be for the littlest babies. See this image largerNewest arrivals... three tuxedo kittens, same litter, trapped at the same time, here to be tamed for adoption. From left going clockwise, these are their personalities: Protector, Curious, Timid. See this image largerhas a fun project: three tuxedo siblings trapped at the same time, here for taming!See this image largerSee this image largerA very special memory popped up on Facebook, and I decided to share it again on Spark. DS Scott found this heart shaped rock on the beach when he was eight and gave it to me... it’s been 30 years, and it’s still on my desk. See this image largerThe kids having fun on the new cat tree!See this image largerKitties loving the new cat tree!See this image largerA neighbor donated a huge cat tree for my feline zoo! DH & I got it just inside the door and said, that’s good enough for now... the kitties LOVE it, so we’ll find a place for it eventually!See this image largerA neighbor donated a huge cat tree for my feline zoo! DH & I got it just inside the door and said, that’s good for now... the kitties LOVE it, so we’ll find a place for it eventually!See this image largerA lap full of Fun!!!See this image largeropened the kitchen door and found a huge cat tree donated by a neighbor! Don’t have a perfect place for it, but the kitties love it so we’ll find a way!!!See this image larger‘s Scrappy and his adopted baby Chevy still close as ever, even though they’re both growing up fast!See this image largerSunset (over the Port of LA, facing East) See this image largerDessy's badge of honor: a shaved belly and a blue line tattoo to show she's been spayed... no babies for her!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris enjoying fostering this latest litter. (1 comments)See this image largerSix kittens in a box thrown over a fence behind a business... three survived, and came to me to emergency foster. See this image largerMy GDs! At 5 months old, it’s baby Ryan’s first Halloween; but 3-1/2 year old Sierra is surely making memories. She’s a fire MAN (her emphasis) and is wearing her Uncle Scott’s fire helmet. See this image largerday 3300 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/2/2018See this image largermissed another Halloween with the GDs... hopefully I’ll be able to visit one year soon to go Trick or Treating with them!See this image largermissed Halloween with the GDs... hopefully one year I’ll be able to visit them next yearSee this image largeris disappointed the Dodgers lost the World Series, but very happy the Rams are still winning!(1 comments)See this image largerThis would definitely be me if I dressed up for Halloween!See this image largerHALLOWEEN IS COMING!!! This is a real decorated house! I took a photo of a news report, sure wish the colors came through like it looked on TV. See this image largerTwo late nights... first, a long and stinky evening to trap this little terrified kitten before she was killed; and tonight, a loving and snuggly hour to rock her to sleep! Meet Mackie, named after the bait used (mackerel). See this image largerREAD IT AS USUAL, TOP TO BOTTOM, AND THEN READ IT FROM THE BOTTOM UP. (2 comments)See this image largerThese two are the last of our original outside cats, Fuzzy and Mama. They and the rest of their family were living here before we moved in, long before I got involved in rescue. They were also my first two rescue projects! Now fixed, they reign over our growing outside colony. See this image largerJunior kittens literally dumped and abandoned in the middle of the night... but night shift workers heard, and called a fellow rescuer for help. Tomorrow, brother and sister get fixed and vaccinated, and I’ll be able to work on socializing them one-on-one for adoption. This is worth the hours of cleaning, laundry, et cetera!See this image largerSometimes I have to remind myself there are little humans in my life who love me too... hopefully DD will be able to bring my perfect precious GDs to California for a visit soon!See this image largerneeds a reminder there are humans in my life that need and love me too!See this image largerDodgers going to the World Series, Rams undefeated this season, LaBron James joined the Lakers... it's a heady times for Los Angeles sports fans!!! (no, Walker Buehler is not related to my son Scott, but it's nice to see his name)See this image largerAn imaginative ad created by their foster mom... these kittens are sure to be adopted soon!See this image largerHALLOWEEN IS COMING!!!See this image largerDare I press "Print"??? Nah, I love'm too much! See this image largerSad sad baby, so many changes for him and his siblings... first they lost their mom and then the giants kept picking them up and saying Awwwwwwwwwww!See this image largerA Lesson in Leadership & Teamwork. See this image largerI have temporary guests... who could dump this young family - mom, dad, two junior kittens - in an industrial area & burn rubber speeding away? No matter now... they're safe here!!!See this image largerhas temporary guests... who could dump this young family in an industrial area & burn rubber speeding away? They're safe now!!!See this image largerIs it possible to tame this beautiful young Russian Blue? So far, it's not going well. He's not aggressive, per se; but he's absolutely miserable being caged, and I can't let him loose inside my house. Another tough decision!!! See this image largerHere are three orphans - the two siblings I'd posted about before, and another the same age found in a dumpster. Brought to me for rescue, they're now with a long term foster; and as you can see, getting into all kinds of mischief!See this image largerSee this image largerenjoying socializing time with a brand new foster kitty!See this image largerI feel like I’ve been going nonstop, and it’s gonna be another too early morning Saturday AND Sunday, but I got a break tonight. Spent a wonderful peaceful two hours with my newest arrival, a four month old kitten pulled off a kill list. He’s responding quickly... some more socializing and he can be adopted.See this image largerThere’s nothing as suspenseful as waiting for a cat to take the bait... but it’s too light now, so heading home. See this image largerSee this image largerThis is what passes for sunrise in the lower section of town. The Port is directly ahead, but barely visible. As you go west and up “the Hill,” the panoramic view towards the Port is 99% industrial but beautiful too. See this image largerToday’s emergency foster babies... the two are safe and doing well, hopefully the rescuer will be able to get the remaining four siblings. See this image largerMy neighbor comes each day to help socialize the older kittens. This is Bootsie being introduced to the others in the “kitten room.” Very successful! Very happy!!!See this image largerIntroduced a recently trapped kitten to the junior kittens in our large bathroom. All were very cautious and moved slowly, but who can resist a brightly colored felt ribbon on a pole?!See this image largerJust sayin’...See this image largeris sad their four siblings were lost, but these two are now safe and healthy!See this image largerHAPPY OCTOBER!!!See this image largerThis BIG tomcat had surgery today... no more babies for him! Once he’s healed, I’ll physically introduce him to the other cats in the room. They’ve gone from mutual hissy fits to laying side by side and touching paws through the bars. A good start!See this image largerhad another hectic week with The Cats, but extremely rewarding. This is our latest save!See this image largerA beautiful, feisty, loving, playful 10-12 week old kitten at the vet’s for a checkup. A young woman saw her being beaten and stopped to intervene - a huge risk, and one countless others did not take, When the person hung the kitten by her neck and walked away, thank God her inadvertent rescuer was there quickly enough to save her life and take her to safety. I’m glad our rescue was the one to help! (I’m responsible for the fosters, vet care, etc.) Kitty is recovering and has an adoptSee this image largerHanging out with the Port kittens the night before they went up for adoption. It was huge fun fostering them these past few weeks! In this photo, for some reason, my feet were very interesting! See this image largerA scene that caught my eye and had me catch my breath! This was the ending tableau of one of the dances on Dancing With The Stars’ New York Night. Amazing artistry and technology!See this image largerNo words... :)See this image largerTHIS IS DH!See this image largerGlue Trap Kittens, part 2. I was called to coordinate getting the kittens from the neighbor who saved them to a long term foster at a rescue further inland. The best way to get it done, I drove them myself, with a stay at my house in between. Lost sleep and 150 miles later, I can’t help but think of how much joy these kitties will give their adopted humans!(1 comments)See this image largerMore adventures in cat rescue... these are “The Glue Trap Kittens.” Feral mom had babies in an elderly woman’s yard. Neighbor checked on mewing, found several glue traps in the bushes. Homeowner planned to catch the kittens in the glue and throw them away... thanks to those who stepped into action (mine was a small part), they’re all safe and doing well!See this image largerAdventures in cat rescue... a five week old orphaned ginger baby came here after being trapped. He cried for hours, we held him as often as we could. After a bath and hours of flea-combing, followed by a very long cuddle, this happened!See this image largerWE ARE WHAT WE EAT!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerJust got an update: this Before & After photo. She's one of five tiny kittens with mange who were on the kill list at a shelter out of our area. My partner claimed them, got pledges for the fees and transport, and found the foster mom. I'm helping with vet care and meds, and when well and old enough, their adoptions. See this image largerI had to make a hard decision regarding this very agitated, most likely very feral young cat and her eight-week-old kittens... This is their last night together, as the kittens will be adopted and Mom is TNRed.See this image largerhad to make a hard decision regarding this very agitated probably feral young mom and her eight-week-old kittens... their last night together as kittens are adopted and Mom is TNRed.See this image largerWhile there’s no dog in our home, I have grandpuppies through DD & SIL in Colorado. Their two rescue dogs predate the arrival of my two GDs, and I love seeing their interactions! This meme isn’t my granddog, but it sure could be!!!See this image largerBeing a part of the rescue community has been a privilege and filled my life with precious, innocent love. See this image largerSee this image largerDessy waiting for me to finish working at my desk... my trash truck kitten, my special sidekick!See this image largerI was going through photos from last year, and was happy to revisit being a part of making this happen: an adopter specializing in special needs cats and dogs adopted an elderly dog with several health issues. Used SplitPic to create this Before & After... same dog, shelter photo and one hour after arriving in new home!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOne of six cats trapped from Saturday night to Sunday night: a very young mom with two 8-10 week old kittens (reunited and safe in a crate in my kitchen), two for TNR, and an elderly male heading to a vet for evaluation. A busy weekend!See this image largerStarting a new large trapping project tomorrow in a local industrial area. Several people take turns feeding about 20 cats, and luckily they'll be welcomed back once they're fixed. (Photo is from trapping in the Port.)See this image largerOld man George stretched out next to me and old lady Dinky giving him the stink eye! See this image largerSee this image largerThis is what I usually see each morning... Dinky's way to wake me up and say HELLO!See this image largerHow I feel sometimes... See this image largerNewest little foster is flea free and loves being held and cuddled! I named her Charlotte. See this image largeris glad our new foster "Charlotte" is flea free and loves being cuddled!See this image largerThis little girl was trapped tonight and brought here. She needs a good bath and a thorough defleaing, but I started with a long long cuddle. Hisses easily turned to purrs... after devouring a plate of wet food, she's wrapped in my shirt and sleeping. When I get tired or frustrated, this moment is what I need to remember!!! ♥️See this image largeris up late again... this little girl was trapped tonight and needs a good bath and thorough defleaing... started with lots of cuddles and wet food and earned a huge purr!See this image largerTell me... is it just wishful thinking on my part, or does my GD Ryan look like her Uncle Scott?See this image largerI think old man George is relaxed and happy with us!See this image largerI have to share the latest photo of my wonderful GDs!See this image largeris excited to help find loving homes for this sweetie and his siblings, plus two more litters who were trapped and tamed!See this image largeris excited to find find living homes for this sweetie and his siblings, plus two more litters who were trapped and tamed!See this image largerLittle Bear is doing great!!! His long term foster mom is taking good care of him!See this image largerI've never been bitten this badly by any type of bug (in this case, mosquitos)!See this image largerSee this image largerday 3250 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/12/2018See this image largeris sharing this meme to celebrate the many kittens who have passed through my life this year who were found in like situations, such as our Chevy!(1 comments)See this image largerhad a crazy cat week... 6 adults TNRed, 4 kittens trapped to tame for adoption, and ER foster for one day old baby! (1 comments)See this image largerMy newest GD Ryan at three months old... I'm trying to arrange a getaway with DD and the girls before the holidays make our schedules even more difficult to coordinate!See this image largerGood-bye sweet baby Marmalade... it was a hard, long nine days, and you fought a good fight, but we lost. I think you felt my love - I'm sure you did - but now you're free of sickness and pain, so run and play and be happy!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerLook how my baby Chevy has grown! He and Scrappy remain as close as ever. See this image largerSee this image largerFeeling better after a 3am feeding. Marmalade will drop off to sleep quickly... now if only I could do the same!See this image largerMy tiniest foster Marmalade is struggling to survive... the countless number of fleas on his fragile body literally sucked the life out of him. After several hours of care, he lifted his head, then pulled himself up and walked! He's tucked in bed with DH and me tonight.See this image largerIT'S FLEET WEEK IN LOS ANGELES! We watched tonight's fireworks from our living room. See this image largeris so happy that DD has a wonderful family of her own!See this image largerMy beautiful perfect granddaughters!See this image largerFour new foster kittens, various ages (5-8 weeks old), trapped in a lumberyard, and laden with fleas. All the bathing and flea combing had an extra benefit: they're comfortable with humans now!See this image largerDH helping me by giving warm cuddles to my newest fosters after their flea baths.See this image largerDH helping with newest foster kittens' flea baths. See this image largerHere's my kitty Scrappy staying close to a feral cat in a trap to offer comfort. They stay here for two nights (pre-op and post-op) to get their spay or neuter surgery. See this image largeris struggling to catch up with housework, with paperwork, with the many requests for help with cat rescue...See this image largerSee this image largerTwo "orphans" found in dangerous situations - a car engine block and on the docks in a warehouse district - who were brought to me for fostering. Both were fully tame, and affectionate, so had to have been with caring humans for some time. After a month of stabilization, we put them up for adoption; they were claimed in one and two days! Be happy, sweet kittens!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOur new foster George, the most lovable big old cat I know. I love when the kittens run around and over him, and so does he!See this image largerDH with his new best bud, George, a 10-year-old male we're fostering. His owners recently dumped him and his sister by leaving them outside when they moved away. One neighbor knew and fed them, another tried poison. Sister suffered a horrible death, brother was saved. We named him George, and absolutely love him!See this image largerDH with his new best bud, George, a 10-year-old male we're fostering. His owners recently dumped him and his sister by leaving them outside when they moved away. One neighbor knew and fed them, another tried poison. Sister suffered a horrible death, brother was saved. We named him George, and absolutely love him!See this image largerI'm not sure when I'll see these three beautiful sweet loving smart silly fun girls of mine again... Thank goodness for Facebook & FaceTime!(1 comments)See this image largerisn't sure when I will see these three beautiful girls again... thank goodness for Facebook & FaceTime!See this image largerhas started a trapping project in the local community with other volunteers. Here's my first catch:(2 comments)See this image largerDD and GD #2, the cutest kitties I know!See this image largerOne of two bottle babies I emergency fostered this past week. It feels wonderful to save them, to see them gradually learn to trust that big loud giant in their face, but it's exhausting too!See this image largerSee this image largerMy GD Kaile, beautiful inside and out, on her first day of high school!See this image largerSee this image largerhas said good bye to my four youngest fosters... soon they'll have their forever homes!See this image largerMany years ago, I lost 105 pounds, and maintained for some time; but eventually I regained every pound and more... This is a small vision collage I made when I started on Spark. I kept it in a frame on my desk, and took it with me when I traveled. I still use the mantra: Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD.See this image largerTomorrow is Weigh-in Day!See this image largerI've chosen a name for the Siamese mix kitten with the large gray spot covering his nose: Smudgie! Thank you for the suggestions!See this image largerSee this image largerIT'S TOO HOT!!!See this image largerIT'S TOO HOT!!!See this image largerIT'S TOO HOT!!!See this image largerHow did I end up with 20 foster kitties??? Four are going for adoption this week, four are ferals and will be released after surgery (spay/neuter), three go for adoption next week, and I should classify Chevy as our personal cat (not a foster)... that will help! These beautiful black panthers will be harder to adopt out... even though they're loveys!See this image largerhas made the decision: Scrappy will be keeping little Chevy forever!See this image largerAnother Scrappy and Chevy sleepy cuddle. See this image largerMy foster kitten Chevy!See this image largerWe're going through another brutal heat wave, with unusually high humidity. Hopefully this illustration will help you drink enough healthy fluids to stay hydrated!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMy wonderful Scrappy cat cuddled up and sleeping with Chevy, one of our orphans and a real spitfire! DH says we have to find a home for Chevy, just like all the fosters. *I* said, okay... but YOU get to tell Scrappy he can't keep his best buddy!See this image largerThree orphan foster kittens playing together, all ready to go to furever homes. Whoever adopts one of these loving babies will be very lucky!See this image largerSee this image largerThis is so me... especially the music!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is Star and Bandit's brother, a shy cuddly boy who needs a name. (1 comments)See this image largerpresents Star & Bandit's brother... a shy cuddly boy who needs a name. See this image largerSee this image largeris exhausted after two sleepless nights... tiny foster kittens suddenly became ill, and I did all I could to save them. Star died this morning, Bandit died tonight. (1 comments)See this image largerhas had two sleepless nights... two tiny foster kittens became ill for unknown reasons, and I tried all I could to save them... RIP Star & Bandit. See this image largerThe recent newborns we emergency fostered are thriving with their long term foster family, including very productive dog Millie. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger& DH are trying the best we can to nurse our precious Dinky back to health after a poor prognosis. (1 comments)See this image largeris feeling hopeful... another kitten saved from the engine of a car is here to be fixed and evaluated. He's doing well!See this image largerSee this image largeris tired but happy... these 2-3 day old kittens are safe now and doing well!See this image largerA midnight call from two street (homeless) people led to a middle of the night rescue of two newborn kittens. They'd kept a distant but watchful eye on the new mom with her babies, but then she didn't come back. Thank goodness they stepped up and reached out for help. Feedings around the clock are exhausting, but they're moving on to a long term foster. May they have long, happy lives!See this image larger... and then they both fell asleep. See this image largerTwo of my foster kittens, Chevy and Destiny, fighting over Dessy's tail... I took some great videos too, wish I could post them!See this image largeris feeling overwhelmed... last Thursday I had 21 fosters here; 15 were kittens, so it's not as bad as it sounds, but still a lot of work. Now it's 13 kittens and 3 adults. It's so hard to say no!(1 comments)See this image largercelebrated DH's 70th and MIL's 90th Birthdays Monday and Tuesday. (1 comments)See this image largerI NEED ONE OF THESE FOR MY HOUSE!See this image largerSee this image largerThe five kittens born and raised in our bathroom are venturing out and away from their feral mama. These sweet curious faces greeted me when I returned from my trip!See this image largerThe five kittens born and raised in our bathroom are venturing out and away from their feral mama. These sweet curious faces greeted me when I returned from my trip!See this image largerHome from a productive, active, and restful getaway to Palm Springs... time alone was just what I needed. See this image largeris missing my grandbabies... Thank goodness for FaceTime!(1 comments)See this image largerFostering baby orphan Chevy is great fun for all of us, including our big boy Scrappy!See this image largerOur little Chevy is getting big... another few weeks and he'll be old enough to adopt out. See this image largerI am SO thankful for people who are willing to go above and beyond to save helpless animals! This tiny kitten was found in the trash at a waste facility. How did she survive??? How did the workers hear her mews?!? I'm happy to be her emergency foster. Her name is Destiny. See this image largeris so thankful for people who strive to rescue helpless animals. This kitten was found in the trash.(2 comments)See this image largerI'm so glad and grateful to be starting the Summer 5% Challenge today with the Awesome A Team!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis 15-day-old kitten squirmed his way out of the large carrier where its wildly feral mom has "hidden" her babies. First photo opp since their birth... a very grumpy kitty! Another frustrating and destructive cycle is broken: mom will have to be returned to her colony, but she'll be fixed; and the babies will be tamed, fixed, and adopted!!!See this image largerMy Scrappy checking out our foster kitten... now to teach him that baby Chevy is NOT a play toy!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI've been having a very rough time lately... every night I say, "snap out of it already," but in the morning the weight on my heart feels too heavy to fight. This little baby keeps me focused on a positive, and helps to lift the gloom from around my soul. I'm still trying!See this image largeris having a blast with our youngest foster kitten!See this image largerI'm not sure what they did to my one month old GD to get this reaction, but I want me some!!!See this image largerI'm not sure what they did to my one month old GD to get this reaction, but I want me some!!!See this image largerI saved this meme because... THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID WHEN I SAW MY SIL!!!See this image largerThank goodness for photos to reinforce memories! I'm in the red Sparkpeople shirt, with my two GDs. A wonderful time together, with pictures like this to share it with the girls when they're older!(1 comments)See this image largerSo this happened yesterday... a kitten about four weeks old hiding in the undercarriage of a large truck. They heard mewing, searched but couldn't find the source, until they realized he was IN under the truck. Starving, exhausted, filthy dirty, he came to me... now he's asleep between DH and me!See this image largerLike THE BLOB!!!See this image largerSee this image largerHAPPY FATHER'S DAY! Especially to those men who love and care for children who are not biologically related, and who teach by example how a good husband and father should act. See this image largerNew GD Ryan! Hopefully, deep in her subconscious, something will remind her I was there.See this image largerSee this image largerGuess who finally forgave me for being gone so long? My sweet boy Scrappy!See this image largersays, Guess who finally forgave me for being gone so long? My boy Scrappy!See this image largerWillow by my side. Been in bed two days with high fever, body aches, sick stomach. Was able to sit up, ate soup and crackers. Fever down, feeling better.See this image largerGot home two days ago, completely exhausted, which a long night's sleep did not help. Been in bed since with high fever, body aches, sick stomach. Sat up and ate soup. Feeling better. This is Willow, sticking right by my side through the worst. See this image largeris at Denver airport 3:55am, catching early flight to go home to CA. Thank goodness DD is well enough to travel and is coming with new baby GD too. See this image larger3:55am at Denver Airport, checked in and waiting with the luggage while DD parks in long term parking and shuttles here with baby GD to check in herself. I’m coming home early, many reasons; extremely thankful DD is well enough to travel and coming too. See this image largerI love Schroedinger's cat, don't you?!See this image largerDD & SIL are dog sitting... he is as long as a full length couch, and not even stretched out! Very protective of the new baby; when I held her, he shielded me physically and watched for possible threats. See this image largeris having a Grandma and Sierra evening as Mommy and Daddy go out to dinner. See this image largerGD Sierra (age 3) and me hanging out June 2018See this image largerFishy faces with GD Sierra See this image largerFor comparison, this is me near my heaviest weight. See this image largerMy first time EVER taking a selfie in the mirror... I didn’t know whether to smile or be serious!See this image largeris treasuring every moment with my family! DD, SIL, GD #1, and this our newest twig on the family tree, GD #2!(2 comments)See this image largerI told GD Sierra (age 3) how I wrap up feral kittens like a burrito so I can hold them safely and tame them. She took her Meow-Meow stuffed animal and tried to Purrito it! Her serious face is her telling the kitty she is safe now, everything is gonna be okay! See this image largerMy one-eyed, brain-damaged, crazy sweet goofball foster kitten Bella, with me for eight months.(1 comments)See this image largerRemembering and Honoring those who gave their lives in commitment to our country, the U.S.A. "All gave some, but some gave all."See this image largeris SO incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to be with DD and her family during this especially precious time!(1 comments)See this image largerThankful I can be with DD and her family, including 6-day-old GD Ryan!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerBig sis GD Sierra and little sis GD RyanSee this image largerBaby GD Ryan comes home!See this image largerDD is making sure her DD #1 gets special Mommy-n-Me time!(1 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra and Daddy (SIL)... it's hard work having a new baby!!!(1 comments)See this image largerBaby GD Ryan (born May 18)(1 comments)See this image largerDD Aubrey, GD Sierra (age 3), baby GD Ryan (5 days)(2 comments)See this image largerI’m finally getting on my way... and excited to see all my girls!!! DD Aubrey, GD Sierra (age 3), and new GD Ryan (4 days)See this image largeris on the way... Big Sister & Little Sister meet for the first time!(4 comments)See this image larger& DH have a new twig on the family tree! DD & SIL, and GD Sierra, welcomed GD Ryan on May 18.(5 comments)See this image largerMy DD with our first GD Sierra, age 3, on a quick visit to California. Miss them more every day!(1 comments)See this image largerMy dearest son Scott at 15 months old, with me in West Germany in 1981. See this image largerMother’s Day, for those who have a child is in Heaven, is bittersweet. ♥️See this image largerMy GD Sierra (age 3) talking to her baby sister, so Ryan will know her big sister’s voice. ♥️See this image largerSee this image largeris wondering, what is Willow going to do when I finally get around to folding the laundry?!See this image largeris finalizing the adoption of STORMY, the now six week old kitten saved from a storm drain. (3 comments)See this image largerOur baby Siamese rallied, ate well and crawled around; but it was not meant to be. He faded quickly, unexpectedly, and passed over the Rainbow Bridge. A short life, a terrible start, a struggle to survive; but his end days were spent full of love. See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI'm tired... but greatly relieved! Our two tiny at-risk foster kittens are stable and getting stronger! We took them to a long term bottle feeder today. The ginger girl is two to three weeks old, and the tiny Siamese boy is about ten days old. See this image largerHere's our sweet boy Scrappy, who spent the entire night next to a frightened feral cat. She was trapped to be fixed, then returned to her colony. It's not ideal, but at least she won't add to the feral population. Even though the trap was covered, Scrappy stayed right there... he's a special kitty!!!See this image largerAnother new temporary foster who arrived this weekend: "Figaro." Saved after being chased and trapped by large dogs, he was taken to a vet to be scanned for an ID chip. The "owners" were contacted and said they didn't want him... that's why he's outside. He's absolutely wonderful! Let's hope his next adopters act like real people with hearts. See this image largerBottle baby #2, a mini-panther (all black) about four weeks old. People heard mewing near a busy street and literally looked for hours to find the source. They pulled him out from down in a storm drain, under the street, and brought him to me! After a tumultuous night shaking and crying, he slept for hours. He's a different kitty now, running around and playing. Time to tuck him into bed!See this image largerBottle baby #1, who will grow to be a Siamese cat. Eyes barely open, maybe 10 days old... found stuck in a bamboo thicket this morning. Goal: survive the night! See this image largerNew foster kittens, who came with their wild, terrified little mom... my hard job is playing with the babies to get them ready for adoption, and deciding when the mom gets spayed and returned to her colony. See this image largeris with DH at surgery center... but it’s a good thing! He’s getting his fistula repaired (damaged in that bad fall).(3 comments)See this image largerI picked up a new foster yesterday. Others saved him from a colony, terribly ill with mange. After seven weeks of isolation and treatment, he didn’t know whether to hiss or purr... but chose to trust us. He’s extremely affectionate and friendly, even slept with us. We doubt he’d survive back in the colony. Looking for his forever home!(1 comments)See this image largerToday was All Cats Day! I have the easy part: temporary foster and transporter. First, a too-shy-to-be-adopted male pulled from the Shelter. Then, a litter of newborns (bottle babies) found in a building due to be torn down; thank God the mother was trapped late tonight. They're with me overnight, I'll drive 80 miles tomorrow to deliver them to two long term foster homes. A SUCCESSFUL DAY!!!(1 comments)See this image largeris delivering these two cuties for further socialization and adoption!(2 comments)See this image largeris glad to have Scrappy's company as I work on our tax returns!(2 comments)See this image largerWould this be the male version of a Crazy Cat Lady?!? :)See this image largerHousecleaning Adventures See this image largerWhen I started noticeably losing weight, people would ask me: What are you allowed to eat? Feeling controlled is a HUGE trigger for me. My answer: I can EAT anything I WANT... I choose to eat healthily. Truly learning that it IS my choice helps every decision.See this image largerMy wild one-eyed foster kitty has become my shadow, playing with my feet when at my desk and sleeping nearby at night. See this image largerSee this image largerI’m getting better... great appreciation to the hospital staff! Doses of IV antibiotics stopped the spread of the infection, but I’ll know in 10-14 days if I’ve truly got this beat. Lesson learned: take cat bites seriously!See this image largeris getting better... great appreciation to the hospital staff! IV antibiotics finally beat back the infection... I’ll know in 10-14 days if I’ve got this truly beat. See this image largerSee this image largeris shocked and deeply sad... our sweet kitty Madeleine passed away in her sleep at only 11 months old. We knew she was frail, but expected more time...(2 comments)See this image largerIt is with the heaviest of hearts that I share the news of my beautiful tiny cat Madeleine's death. We knew her immune system was compromised and she was frail, but still thought we'd have more time together... the friendliest sweetest cat ever!See this image largeris temporary foster for a first time young mama cat and six babies, rescued by my friend from a cold empty house... it’s Kitten Season!(2 comments)See this image largerLook who came home! DH is still limited physically, but stable and improving. Our cats are really happy he's home! (1 comments)See this image largerWith DH unexpectedly in the hospital, my project with the feral colony is on hold; but these three now-fixed young cats are my guests in the meantime. I love talking to them, looking deep in their eyes, and seeing their recognition of who I am... and that they're safe!See this image largeris working on a new project: about 25 mostly feral cats, none of whom have been fixed. These first two are fixed, taming nicely!See this image largeris in bed, happily surrounded by four of our kitties. Whatever little Maddie had spread to the others. I think we’re past the worst of it, except for Scrappy, hit the hardest. Sleep well my babies!See this image largerJoyful News!!! When I checked on Madeleine during the night, she met me at the bathroom door; on her feet, walking around with her tail up, for the first time in two days! She spent most of today with the other cats in our bed (and with me). Can’t tell you how relieved and grateful I am!!!See this image largerKeeping watch over a critically ill little cat with pneumonia for the second night. She took a turn for the worse this evening, after the vet appointment; but holding her in the steam from hot water running in the shower eased her gasping struggle to breathe. DH was out buying a humidifier, I was SO scared! After eight hours, little Madeleine's breathing seems stable. I'm gonna catch a couple of hours of sleep... Thanks for listening!See this image largerI have to keep remembering this!!!See this image largerThe hardest week of the year is finally over. Last week was the 10th anniversary of my beloved DS's death, and today is his birthday. All day I've remembered the joy of his birth, what a great kid he was, the amazing man he grew to be, and my blessed life with him. Happy Birthday Scott, Forever 27 in Heaven, WE'LL ALWAYS MISS YOU! See this image largerSwimming with DD & DGD in Palm SpringsSee this image largeris heading home tomorrow after an amazing week in Palm Springs with DD & DGD (pictured).See this image largerEnjoying a Greek yogurt mixed berry and kale smoothie!See this image largerToday marks the 10th Anniversary of my beloved son's death. At approximately 12:30pm PST, he fell to his death... a long complicated story. I'm away from home, with my DD & DGD, and amazingly calm right now; but I'm reliving each minute of that day. Our last words to each other, on that Super Bowl Sunday, were "I Love You." CELEBRATING SCOTT ❤️See this image largerOur new granddaughter will be here in about 2-1/2 months, joining DGD, DD & SIL in Colorado. Hopefully I’ll be able to be there for #2 the same as I was for #1!See this image largeris relieved and SO happy to have found a safe place for my Russian Blue mom cat, not tame enough for standard adoption.See this image largerI'm LOVING our life with cats! We had to wait SOOOO long before we could own a pet... adopted our first from a rescue three days after we moved in here. Now we "rescue"!See this image largerI'm trying to convince these two it's past their bedtime, but they'd rather hang out together. See this image largerScrappy checking out Bella in her crate, and visa versa. Scrappy realized the door was open and jumped down. Finally, they meet without the bars between them!See this image largerBella had a setback with the recovery from her eye removal surgery, so will be here awhile longer. Foster kitten Madeleine joined Bella in her crate, and they fell asleep together. See this image largerand foster kitten Madeleine. She’s a joy to have as a part of our family!See this image largerUpdate on Bella, my beautiful one-eyed foster kitten: she’s healing well, has become a kitten again, and gets her stitches out on Friday. Here she is kneading and falling asleep with her Mom’s shirt. See this image largerSee this image largeris having fun with Bella, recovering well from surgery to remove a damaged eye. See this image largerI'm ready to accept my punishment. See this image largerUpdate on my sweet Bella! Now that she’s out of what must have been terrible pain, she’s a different cat: SO playful, loves chin scratches and tummy rubs, and is excited to see the other kitties (and us humans too). I wish I could let her out of the crate, but it’s too soon. Thank you for your encouraging words and prayers!!!(1 comments)See this image largerOur beautiful new long-term foster, five-year-old Willow. Freed from her previous negative situation, it took some time for her to feel comfortable here; but now she plays like a kitten with our other cats, and has made herself at home. She tolerates me, but absolutely adores my DH!See this image largerhas been loving on these two feral kittens to prepare them for adoption hopefully. It's going well!See this image larger... and the cat said:See this image largerSee this image largerFeral kitten Tiger took his turn with human contact for the first time. No more hissing and snapping when I reach in the kennel, and I can gently pet them without them running away. Making good progress!!!See this image largerLittle Tiger decided he didn’t want his turn as a Purrito! Hopefully Siam talks him into it!!!See this image largerThe socializing process begins... first human contact. It took the two of us to get him wrapped, and awhile for him to realize he’s safe, but those eyes bore into mine for the longest... Day 1: SUCCESS!See this image largerI love having a peek into our kitties’ minds!See this image largerhas sent these babies to their new homes(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerWhat a week! We got SO much done: eight cats placed for adoption, with five adopted in four days; also trapped four ferals over four days, who were then fixed. Two were returned to where they were trapped, and two are staying with us to be socialized. Lots of calls and messages, early mornings and wakeful nights, but worth every effort! (1 comments)See this image larger& DH celebrating GD Kaile’s 14th Birthday!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy beautiful Pasha with Sardines and Tuna, the once-tiny wildly feral kittens we trapped, and whom I’m socializing for adoption. The Fish Sisters will be staying awhile longer, good little bitty company for Mom Blue as I continue to connect with her wild soul. See this image largerThis is the last night Pasha will be with his Russian Blue Mom. He is being adopted by the family who adopted his brother Sasha in December... two is better than one, especially with kittens!See this image largeris looking on the bright side...(1 comments)See this image largerFinally, I'll be able to walk around the block!See this image largerDD & GD Sierra playing with Snapchat filters!See this image largerSee this image largerhas the best "job" in the world... raising kittens and/or preparing kitties for adoption. This is Sardines, one of six fosters. (1 comments)See this image largerWhat a wonderful way to end 2017... a great example of teamwork! This junior kitten was rescued after a fight, and ended up here after veterinary care. As temporary foster, I took care of his recovery and checked his socialization. I had the easy job... couldn't have done it without my friend's initiative. There was no response to the Found ads, so this big cuddly softie is on his way to his new furever home! (1 comments)See this image largerI’m missing my precious GD Sierra and my wonderful DD... my trip to see them was cancelled due to DH’s hospitalization. Looking at dates in the new year to give it another go!See this image largerSee this image largerSpeaking of socks...See this image largerThis is my tenth Christmas without my DS Scott... I’ve been crying for days, songs elicit memories, seeing his fave movies and foods, so many reminders; but the laughter and fun of being with DH and family helped dry the tears for today. See this image largerNo boots in the house this Christmas... DGS and fellow Marines staying together for those with nowhere to go this holiday. See this image largeris praying DH will soon begin to heal and come home from hospital to be with me and our kitties again!(4 comments)See this image largerA satellite photo showing smoke from the California fires blowing towards Hawaii. We live in a safe pocket on the small bump out of land (peninsula) between the smoke trails. Seeing this clarified how lucky and blessed we are to live in this concrete jungle. (1 comments)See this image largerOne fire in Southern California continues to advance... this was taken on Main Street in Ventura. We were surrounded by fires on three sides (ocean on the fourth), but are in a safe pocket far enough away to not be affected (other than air quality). Prayers for safety for first responders and residents!See this image larger& DH have the hard job of holding, cuddling, and loving on these two newly trapped, tiny but fierce, wildly feral kittens... Sardines is adjusting, Tuna needs more time! (2 comments)See this image largerWishing you all a Wonderful December!See this image largerOur latest foster, named Sardines for how we trapped her. Hopefully she'll be joined soon by her sibling, who was too small to trip the first trap. First human contact!See this image largeris counting the days until my trip to Colorado!See this image largeris sad to see these babies go, but happy to place them in good homes, and proud to have raised them!(2 comments)See this image largerDon’t know when or if our Marine GS will be coming home for either the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays... waiting to hear on that and expected deployment. See this image largerI'm looking at old photos, feeling the happy memories, as a way to stave off the waves of emotions that are coming more often and more intensely as the holidays approach. Next February will be ten years since DS died in an accidental fall, and I can't seem to get this horrific experience out of my mind. Here is my beautiful inside-and-out son Scott.See this image larger... and her protector Belle with the same!See this image largerWONDERFUL MEMORIES! This is my amazing GD Sierra at a few months old, loving her new pink teddy bear...See this image largerWeigh in day tomorrow!See this image largerWind power turbines on the way home from Palm Springs. See this image largerDH cuddling a then two-week-old orphan kitty someone had found late one night by a Main Street, wet and starving, eyes barely opened. After 9 stabilizing days with us, he went to his long term foster home. How can it be that we miss this little kitt so much?!?(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy spunky GD Sierra (age 2-1/2) out trick-or-treating at a mall event. She had a blast!!!(1 comments)See this image largerMore kitty pictures! This is Mom Blue with four of her five kittens, plus a tiny new foster baby (the black spot by the greys).(2 comments)See this image largerHeres our Mom Blue and one of her five kittens, now six weeks old. They’re Russian Blues: is anyone familiar with the breed? Do you know how I can learn from other Russian Blue owners?(5 comments)See this image largerplaying with the five kittens we're fostering to give their mama a break!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI had an amazing ten hours of sleep last night! Good prep for tonight... I’m fostering a 3-day-old kitten. Hopefully Mom Blue will continue to nurse the newborn, and the older kittens will accept him too!(1 comments)See this image largerParenting sure has changed since I was a kid!(3 comments)See this image largerI'm happily cuddling with my two guys... G'night!See this image largerThe timing couldn't have been more perfect: we took two foster kittens we were hosting temporarily in to be adopted, and then I learned a long-elusive pregnant-again feral needed placement IMMEDIATELY... an hour after we got her home, THIS happened!(1 comments)See this image largerand DH took his Mom to GD's soccer game... MIL had a great time!(4 comments)See this image largerSoccer tournament, rooting for our DGD Kaile (13 years old). Great way to start a Saturday!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerIt's never to late to start changing your future!See this image larger... so THAT's what's happening!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy lil' Scrappy is a Pepper too!!!(2 comments)See this image largerLil' Scrappy sleeping with his new Mommy (that's me!)(2 comments)See this image largeris happy our kitties are (finally) accepting their new little brother... I think we'll keep him!(2 comments)See this image largerHow funny... our old lady Dinky is far more tolerant of new baby boy Scrappy than our first kitty Tabitha is... but they're making progress! ❤️See this image largerThis is why cats usually land on their feet: a very flexible spine!See this image largerKitten Scrappy and DH share a nap... we're hoping he'll be a "foster fail," and we can keep him furever. However, Tabitha and Dinky remain iffy on the prospect!See this image largerI wish we'd been able to socialize our foster kittens' mother enough for her to be adopted too; but I'm glad she's staying close by, as she was before her pregnancy. Still wary and wild, but so very healthy!See this image largerOur sweet silly Scrappy boy(1 comments)See this image largerWhen we get home, we're going to physically introduce lil' Scrappy to our two cats, Tabitha and Dinky, and see how it goes. High probability - and my desire - is Scrappy will be a Foster Failure!See this image largerDigesting unexpected bad news regarding DH... had hoped his worsening dementia was treatable, but his brain is permanently damaged. Gotta put on my big girl pants and figure out another New Normal!(3 comments)See this image largeris adjusting to DH being home... this was the drive down from where he stayed in Arizona. (2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra playing peek-a-boo with my foster kittens 😸See this image largeris missing my girls, DD & DGD. (1 comments)See this image largerTabitha checking out my flowers from DD 🌺See this image largerDH used a step stool to change a light bulb... went back a few minutes later to put it away, and found all four kittens had claimed it as their new spot. (1 comments)See this image largerScrappy in mid-sneeze!(2 comments)See this image largeris going to miss these little cuties when they're adopted! Three will be going soon, two need more growing time. (3 comments)See this image largerwalked in on the four kittens posed like this, with the two little ones asleep between the two larger kittens... grabbed my phone and snapped photos as they woke up. Success!!!(3 comments)See this image largerOne of our temporary fosters(4 comments)See this image largerSometimes I feel like this...See this image largerLosing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. (3 comments)See this image largerFun in New Orleans!(4 comments)See this image largerI scared the feral mom cat, not sure how, but these two gave me dirty looks and ran to protect her!(4 comments)See this image largeris hanging out with the foster kittens and Sparking... I was in here earlier and we played until they literally fell asleep in the middle of it!(4 comments)See this image larger... and I dance in the rain. See this image largerBeing honest can be difficult and scary; but no matter the upset and fallout, it's better in the end to face the truth and deal with it. See this image largerThe issue of cyber bullying is a hot topic in the news, from young school children up to the President of the U.S. This meme sums it up:See this image largerBE THE FENCE!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris looking forward to Friday!(2 comments)See this image largerADVANCED PARENTING: See this image largerWhether you vacation or stay-cation, or have to work through the summer, enjoy every day to the fullest!See this image larger~ our foster kittens at three weeks old. (5 comments)See this image largeris celebrating Cinco de Mayo with DH... a BIG shoutout to his entire family, who accepted my kids and me as their own!(2 comments)See this image largeris hanging out with our baby Tabitha. (3 comments)See this image largeris so happy to be a small part of keeping this sweet mommy and babies safe and healthy!(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Mother's Day See this image largersays, guess who just turned two years old?!(4 comments)See this image largeris enjoying a lull in Life's Roller Coaster of crisis vs joy. Here's just one source of my happiness, GD Sierra!(3 comments)See this image largerhas a budding gaming genius for a GD... she put on headphones, set up the PlayStation and began to play!(3 comments)See this image largerhas been stuck in grieving emotions that hit unexpectedly hard this year. Getting back on task at last... and doing okay. (4 comments)See this image largeris remembering the day I became a mother for the first time... Happy Birthday in Heaven, my wonderful Scott!(5 comments)See this image largerwoke up to this... Good Morning, Tabitha!(2 comments)See this image largerScott at the Fire Academy (2 comments)See this image largerScott at seven months(5 comments)See this image largeris anticipating the tenth anniversary of the death of my beloved son Scott. (10 comments)See this image largerMIMAWELIZABETH needs to plan a trip to Colorado to visit DD & our precious GD Sierra ASAP!!!(3 comments)See this image largerIn 18 hours, DD & DGD Sierra arrive for a short visit... Don't know how much time we'll have together, but excited for every minute!!!(2 comments)See this image largeris Grandma taking funny face selfies with grandbaby Sierra!(4 comments)See this image largerThis is me, every time I drive to the gym... or anywhere!See this image largeris concerned about these side effects of exercising!(2 comments)See this image largeris working on catching up on housework, Sparking, finances, Life. (2 comments)See this image largertried to make a New Year's Resolution, but...(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largersays, "Enough of watching the cat watch ice melt; back to my healthy plan, NO excuses!"(3 comments)See this image largerCelebrating GD Sierra's christening!(3 comments)See this image largerCuddling with GD Sierra!(4 comments)See this image largerCounting down the days to my next trip to visit DD, SIL & GD Sierra!(3 comments)See this image largerA very tired, serious GD Sierra & Grandma (that's me!)(3 comments)See this image largerTabitha says, "it's okay Mommy, I gotcha!"(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI had a GREAT 60th Birthday today with family and friends! Best present ever: DD, SIL & my sweet DGD Sierra flew in for my special day!!!(5 comments)See this image largerDD Aubrey & GD Sierra Ready for their first bike ride together!(3 comments)See this image largerRoyal Palms Park, near my home, on the Pacific Ocean side.(3 comments)See this image largerAn amazing Rest Day at a park by the LA Harbor. (5 comments)See this image largerMy Mantra(5 comments)See this image largerView down my street toward the Port of Los Angeles(1 comments)See this image largerZoom view of Port of Los Angeles (where I live)(2 comments)See this image largerMy room overlooking the pool in Palm Springs.(2 comments)See this image largerSO grateful to have the resources to go away for a few days... in Palm Springs again. (5 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile 2016 Soccer Tourney Champions (with her Mom)(2 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile's soccer tourney 2016(1 comments)See this image largerOpposite view of GD Kaile's soccer tourney (1 comments)See this image largerOur sweet Tabitha with DH(1 comments)See this image largerDinky keeping DH company.(3 comments)See this image largerDH preparing for one of his many surgeries and procedures.(1 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra at restaurant - getting big!(4 comments)See this image largerI recognize THAT pouty face... just like DD and MINE too!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra Easter 2016(4 comments)See this image largerI think GD Sierra wants to come home with me!(2 comments)See this image largerMommy's yummy homemade butternut squash!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra loving that psghetti!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra learning to navigate the stairs(2 comments)See this image largerDD & SIL & GD Super Bowl 2016 Denver won!(2 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra (eight months old) and me, December 2015 (3 comments)See this image largerDD & GD Sierra, enjoying her first trip up into the Colorado mountains. (2 comments)See this image largerDD & GD Sierra Sep 2015(3 comments)See this image largerGD Sierra with DD & SIL visiting his family in Puerto Rico, Sep 2015(4 comments)See this image largerSierra at two weeks old, on Grandma's bed, with her furry protectors(3 comments)See this image largerGrandma and Sierra (four days old)(4 comments)See this image largerSierra's Homecoming Cuddle with Grandma (two days old)(2 comments)See this image largerMy baby had a baby! Sierra - 03/31/2015(8 comments)See this image largerSierra Elizabeth, born March 31st, at four hours old!(6 comments)See this image largerSoon-to-be Mom Aubrey with her MIL (on right) & me, her Mom (on left) at CA Baby Shower(3 comments)See this image largerScott at St Baldricks (2004 Publicity Photo)(1 comments)See this image largerDD & me ~ Shaved for St Baldrick's fundraiser!(5 comments)See this image largerTabitha settled in immediately... Waiting for Grandpa (DH) to come home.(2 comments)See this image largerAdoption Day for Tabitha... we "rescued" her, but she saved us right back! (11 comments)See this image largerTabitha waiting for me to finish Sparking(1 comments)See this image largerTabitha watching DH's dialysis machine work (3 comments)See this image largerTabitha chilling with DH(2 comments)See this image largerOur new family member (Scott's "kitten in the tree")(4 comments)See this image largerOur spoiled baby Tabitha deciding what to do about new kitty Blackie(2 comments)See this image largerOur two fur babies (1 comments)See this image largerMy SD Nic with her DD, our GD Kaile (12 mos)(5 comments)See this image largerKaile getting to know her Aunt Aubrey, newly returned from college in Wisconsin (2005)(2 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile as Baby & at her 1st Communion(2 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile with my MIL(2 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful Kaile (about 7 years old)(1 comments)See this image largerKaile and Andre Jr my two grandkids June 2015(1 comments)See this image largerGD Kaile & GS Andre June 2016(1 comments)See this image largerDH with his Mom, celebrating their birthdays (1 comments)See this image largerMIL's Birthday(1 comments)See this image largerMy sweet Scottie with me in West Germany (1981 - 15 mos)(3 comments)See this image largerrecently found my best friend from college on Facebook. As it often is with true friends, we picked up right where we left off 32 years ago! She sent me this treasure: DS Scott with Godmother (1980).(2 comments)See this image largerScott & his "new" brothers in California 1983(1 comments)See this image largerBig brother Scott with baby Aubrey and me (1985)(1 comments)See this image largerNow I'M the shortest one in the room! Scott & Aubs & me (2000)(2 comments)See this image largerDS Scott & DD Aubrey 2005(1 comments)See this image largerMy kids & me at my 50th birthday(3 comments)See this image largerIn 2006, with our "new" used car. Look at me acting like I can walk! (DD pulled my walker away)(4 comments)See this image largerMy wonderful DD and I on bachlorette cruise (2007)(1 comments)See this image largerAubrey & Bridesmaids ready for the Big Day!(1 comments)See this image largerA Very Proud Big Brother Scott was Lil' Sis Aubrey's "Father"(3 comments)See this image largerWith Lambie, Kaile's ready to be Flower Girl!(3 comments)See this image largerBig Brother DS Scott ready to walk Little Sister DD Aubrey down the aisle(4 comments)See this image largerDaughter Aubrey's Wedding on the cliffs above the Pacific(3 comments)See this image largerDD Aubs & my new SIL My beloved DH and me (Yikes... I'm a MIL!)(3 comments)See this image largerPresenting Mr & Mrs...! Point Vincente CA(3 comments)See this image largerThe Wedding Cake with my Nana's topper from her 1914 wedding(4 comments)See this image largerFather-Daughter Dance "I Loved Her First"(1 comments)See this image largerThe wonderful day coming to an end... Kaile & Lambie(4 comments)See this image largerDH and me with Kaile on Mother's Day 2008(3 comments)See this image largerScott while at Fire Academy(1 comments)See this image largerDS Scott with friends Summer 2007(3 comments)See this image largerDS Scott's Urn(2 comments)See this image largerScott loved hiking, camping, climbing... cliff sleeping!(1 comments)See this image largerWhere Scott's ashes are scattered - the mountains above Santa Barbara(6 comments)See this image largerMemorial at the base of the tree where Scott died February 2008(8 comments)See this image largerMe on Weigh-in Days(4 comments)See this image largerWish I could send you our sunshine...(1 comments)See this image largerDon't cry, ugly bald baby!(1 comments)

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