23  dexter 2018  no date

laughingkitty Free

I live in a small town in southern Wisconsin (population around 1600). I love animals, especially cats and dogs. I like gardening (both vegetables and flowers) and I like to read. I work in the garden center at a Walmart in Madison, WI. In the off season, I work in back-to-school, Halloween, Christmas, etc. AKA - "Seasonal". But garden season is by far my favorite.

Recent Comments

  1. about 17 hours ago on Ten Cats

    Another breakthrough yesterday. Cindy purred for me! Twice!

  2. about 17 hours ago on Ten Cats

    Today is:

    NATIONAL ICE CREAM PIE DAY

    NATIONAL FAJITA DAY

    NATIONAL PINOT NOIR DAY

    NATIONAL MAIL ORDER CATALOG DAY

    My birthday and my new kitchen windows day! They’ll be here in about 6 hours to put in the new windows, so I better go to bed soon.

  3. about 17 hours ago on Ten Cats

    Good job, Woof!

  4. 1 day ago on Ten Cats

    My contractor called this morning (7:00 – I don’t get up that early!) My windows are here! He can put them in tomorrow! Tomorrow is my birthday! What a great birthday gift! Can you tell that I’m excited? Great timing to have the windows come while I’m on vacation!

  5. 1 day ago on Ten Cats

    Thanks for all your input! Annie’s crate is upstairs right now and the kittens are downstairs. I’m going to start today by moving her crate downstairs where her kittens are (but keeping the crate closed until after her next visit to the vet). That way, she can see her kittens running and playing in the house and she will see me more, too. I will leave her in the open crate when we get back from the vet.

  6. 1 day ago on Pickles

    This happens to me too. Yesterday, it seemed like one minute it was 1:00 and five minutes later, it was 2:30. Where did yesterday go?

  7. 1 day ago on Ten Cats

    I need some opinions here. I still have Annie in the big (extra large) dog crate because when I had her spayed, she was vaccinated too. She’s supposed to get the booster on her feline viruses vaccine on Monday. Then I have to make my decision. Do I turn her loose outside in my garage (I’m sort of leaning that way, yet hating it too because it makes me feel like I’m as bad as the person who dumped her in the first place) or do I turn her loose in the house? Should I return her to the dog crate but leave the door to the crate open so she can leave it? Keeping her shut in the dog crate after her visit to the vet is NOT an option. Is it possible I could tame her at least a little if I kept her in the house, or am I just inviting trouble if I do that? I don’t want to go back to shutting her in one room because I saw how that worked before, with her bouncing off the walls. I love Annie even though she hates me. I want to do what is best for her. What is best for her?

  8. 1 day ago on Ten Cats

    Yesterday, Pebbles and Cindy (tortoise shell kitten and gray kitten) were sitting in the kitchen window. I approached to pet Pebbles. And Cindy stayed put and let me pet her too! Progress! She closed her eyes in a blissful way and made no attempt to flee. And I didn’t try to pick her up (didn’t want to press my luck). Later (I don’t remember how much later), they were still in the window together and once again, Cindy let me pet her. She still usually runs from me, but at least she’s getting better! No progress on Panther though.

  9. 1 day ago on Ten Cats

    Today is:

    NATIONAL NONPROFIT DAY

    BLACK CAT APPRECIATION DAY. I have a black cat to appreciate now, but I’d appreciate her more if she’d just let me touch her!

    NATIONAL I LOVE MY FEET DAY

    NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY

    NATIONAL MASSACHUSETTS DAY

    CONGRESSIONAL STARTUP DAY

    NATIONAL 2 PENCIL DAY

  10. 1 day ago on Ten Cats

    Good job, Lily! I like it!