Apr 20, 2013
So far all is well and we will add the others in a week or two. On our last net dipping we caught two sailfin mollies and a flag fish. We still have the 10 gallon tank with the pet store fish, but my son is obsessed with the ditch fish we found and wants to keep going to see what else we can discover. Florida has quite an array of critters in our ditches and canals. Not to mention a few not so friendly guys too, but we are steering clear of them!
Mar 30, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
It's been a rough couple of months around our house. Between five weeks of bouncing "the plague" back and forth between us and me hobbling around for two weeks after a cat attack to my ankle, there's been a whole lot healing going on.
With any luck the grey clouds are clearing and it's all sunshine and smiles from now on. Happy Spring to you all!
Mar 4, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Even though I had hoped with all my heart that this Clara was healthy and would be with us for many long years, it was not to be so. Of all things, she developed megaesophagus to due PRAA, a condition that is rare in cats. She did manage to grow to four months old but only weighed 2.5 pounds.
I consulted with a surgeon to possibly repair the problem, but she was too small.
He wanted her to be 4-5 pounds. However this last week, no matter what I tried to feed her, she could not swallow and was loosing weight rapidly. She was no longer a candidate for surgery, so with a heavy heart, I euthanized her.
We miss her little face. Of all the orphans that I have bottle fed over the years, she was by far the sweetest. She just couldn't grow up. Sometimes when a mother cat abandons her kitten, there is a good reason. At least she was loved during her short time here with us.