A brief daily (hopefully) glympse into the life of a semi-retired ex-Veterinary field grandmother who is originally from New Orleans, La. but has made her home in Texas for the past 38 years (guess that makes me an 'honorary' Texan). And we do love Texas next best to Louisiana... but no place beats N.O. for delicious coffee and great food! We go home every once in a while to visit family, have coffee and beignets, and get our fill of cajun cooking.
|Bootsie and Baby Bootsie|
Guess what? Bootsie has a baby! She's such a small cat that we didn't even know she was pregnant. And Bootsie's baby is an identical copy of herself. In case you aren't up to snuff on all our outside (feral and semi-feral) cats, Bootsie is a very small (maybe 6 or 7 lb) intact female that lives in (and out) of our backyard. She is only about a year and a half old and has had 3 pregnancies. I've been able to adopt out all of her kittens when I've found them. This pregnancy and kitten she kept a well hid secret. If we could catch her, she would be spayed, but so far... no luck. However, it is very unusual for a cat to have only one kitten, so we are keeping our eyes open for more surprises to come.
This little fella on the top was one of Bootsie's litter from last Spring. And the ones on the far right are more of hers. We bring them in when they are 3 - 4 weeks old, get them friendly and fat, vaccinate them, and take them to the Adoption Center. They are adopted pretty quickly.