Saturday, January 30, 2016

Slow Progress

Work weeks never go by fast enough but the weekends sure do.  I'm still slowly but surely working on these squares. I hope to make a blanket I can put up on my Etsy. 

Our new addition has been getting more comfortable with us and is adjusting to indoor life.  He does hide under the bed though when I crack the back door.  He remembers the sounds of the cars going by which always made him uneasy outside.  He's been playing with various toys that the other cats can't be bothered with.  He has to still get his FIV/FLV test done on Monday then we can let him out around the house and the other kitties.  They know he's here and his at him still. Time will tell.

Have a great weekend all!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Addition

I finished the Fox Cowl for my nephew.  This one worked up more quickly than the one for my cousin.  Of course being for a smaller person means less yarn.  I am waiting for my cousin to get a picture of him wearing it.  

So for months the hubby and I have been feeding a stray cat around the house, young orange tabby.
Lately he has been sitting outside on the ground enticing him to get closer and a few weeks ago even petted him.  So last Saturday he managed to grab him and bring him indoors.  We kept him in a cage in the garage that night with a heater.  It just so happened that last week was getting bitterly cold for this area.  We were relieved to catch him before the cold snap and didn't have to worry if he was warm somewhere.  We brought him to the Humane Society in as a stray but told them we wanted to adopt him.  They keep them for minimum 3 days to see if anyway claims a missing cat.  He didn't have a microchip in him so that was a good sign.  They said they work with them to see if they'll be adoptable.  A few days later they reported that he wasn't, he didn't want anything to do with them. Of which I found strange because the next morning after we caught him we were petting him and he loved it.  I don't think he was ever petted before.  He is still skiddish and flinches at loud noises etc.  While at the Humane Society he did get neutered, vaccine, flea/dewormed treatment, micro chipped and ear tipped.  I guess since we were keeping him he didn't have to get the ear tipping, they assumed he would go back outdoors.  They do that for stray cats so when people outside see a stray they know it's been neutered. 

We're still keeping him separate from the other cats for a while.  He will probably take longer to get used to being around us and indoors. 

Here's a little video of him.

Happy weekend all!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Colourful Grannies

How's the New Year going for you?  Not bad here.  I've gotten my crochet mojo back a bit.
I started stash busting with these Harmony Granny Squares.  I strayed from the pattern a bit 
on the last round by mistake.  Oh well, as long as I keep making them the same it should 
work out.  I've been joining them as I got on the last round anyway. 

I'm still working on the Fox Cowl for my nephew. Almost done the hood, then it's just the band around hood and the ears.  

Just a short post.  Happy weekend all!!!