Tuesday, December 04, 2012
We named her Réalta which means "star" in Gaelic, to go along with her sister Ghealach which means "moon." Her middle name comes from the fact that she has thirteen toes total on her front paws. But the family ignores that and calls her Owl, MeowMeow, Mrs Slocombe, and Cat.
In September, Dad had a hemorrhagic stroke, which rendered him unable to speak, read, or write. He spent a few weeks in hospital, then was moved to the Rexburg Nursing Center. I went to visit in November, and I brought Réalta in to visit him. She knew her job was to snuggle right in and purr. He sat and stroked her, which they both loved. I was able to bring her to visit a few times before I went home, and it sure seemed to help. I know they both enjoyed their time together.
Friday, April 13, 2012
How could you not love this adorable face? This lovely young lady showed up in our forest a week ago, dirty and emaciated. We fed her, brushed her, made her comfortable, and took her to the doctor. She weighed just 4 lbs and her bones were sticking out all over. She spends most of her time asleep on her warm and soft sheepskin, recuperating. She has to have antibiotics twice a day, but she gets yummy treats afterwards. We are still finding ticks and tick bites, but we deal with those as they come. I love this little thing, she's given me something to take care of.