Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kitty Transport!

You would think that after our 3 day journey from Kentucky to Arizona last year with five cats in the car, we would never want to travel with cats again!

But this time it is different!  A Facebook friend who belongs to an Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network group, and who enjoyed the cat transport she did, noticed there was an upcoming transport from Mesa, Arizona, to Montana.  She passed along the info, and the next thing I know, I'm signing up for a leg of the trip!

Meet Luke!

A handsome mancat whose previous owner had to enter a nursing home.  No one in the family could take Luke, so he has found a new forever home in Montana.  He is being fostered by a lady in Mesa, and we will pick him up on Saturday to take him to Wickenburg, Arizona.  From there he will travel to Las Vegas and eventually end up in Montana!

Since we'll only have him for about 1 1/2 hours, it might take him that long to settle down in the car.  That is about the length of time it took for our cats to realize they were going to have to learn to love the car for awhile!

We're looking forward to meeting Luke and helping him in his journey!  I've packed a few goodies from The Cat in the Clover for Luke to enjoy in his new home.

Wish us luck!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

San Diego

I spent the last few days on a college exploration trip to San Diego! My friend's daughter will be attending the University of San Diego next month, and they wanted to visit the campus again to check out the dorm and classrooms.

USD has a beautiful campus with about 5,000 undergraduate students.

Here is the freshman in front of her dorm!

And checking out a classroom!

Gotta love St. Francis - patron saint of animals.

You can't go to San Diego without checking out their zoo - it is one of the best in the country.  We were there in the evening which was a great time to go because different animals were moving around.  This baby giraffe was so adorable!  The leopard was my favorite - look at his gorgeous markings!

The most interesting thing I learned was about the cheetah - seen below.  They are very high strung, and the zoo has discovered that by pairing them with a DOG, the cheetah is much calmer.  Each cheetah grows up with a dog, and they spend their entire time together.  You can see the photos in front of the wall that shows the different cheetahs with their dog pal.  Most of the dogs appear to be labs or shepherds.
We had a nice relaxing day on the beach - lots of people getting in a vacation before school starts back up!

I had a great time in San Diego with my friends - a beautiful place to visit with awesome weather!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Birds Do It, Bees Do It . . . . . .

Remember Colonel Mustard?  I was concerned about him because I haven't seen him around for awhile.  The roadrunners actually kill and eat the lizards, so I thought maybe he was a roadrunner's lunch.  But he showed up this week . . . . . .

And he brought his girlfriend, Miss Scarlett!  I'm naming all the lizards after characters in the Clue game.  I needed a Miss Scarlett, and here she is looking for her man on top of the rock!

Who knew that lizards weren't the shy type?