Friday, March 18, 2011

The Chairman Of The Board

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How many board meetings do you get to go to with a beautiful orange kitty snoozing on the table?  He is awake in this shot but was snoozing up a storm earlier and taking multiple baths while being scratched and petted by almost everyone in the room.  I call him the Chairman as he always attends each meeting without fail usually sleeping on someone’s paperwork or playing with an ink pen cover. 

I always like to visit the dogs and cats when I am at BHS and today one kitty caught my eye BIG TIME!  I love double toed cats and this litter had enough toes for the whole building. Look at the little orange and white one, she looks like she has snowshoes on! I wanted to put her in my pocket and bring her home but figured Noodles, Munchkin and the Hubs would all revolt so thought best of it.  Sigh……..
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We also have lots of puppies (which aren’t old enough to be adopted yet) that are just adorable.  Oh how I would like to adopt one for Miss T and Mr. D but again I would be outvoted…….. Look at that face though, how sweet is this sleepy guy?  I have a feeling that my friend Amy might take this guy home when he is ready in a few weeks.  :o)
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We are gearing up for our next low cost spay and neuter day on the 27th of March.  The only cure for the overabundance of unwanted cats and dogs is to spay and neuter.  One lone cat has kittens, then they all have kittens and then those kittens have kittens and it goes on and on.  We at Bangor Humane Society are dedicated to breaking this cycle in our area and hope to have more and more low cost clinics in the future.

The raccoons are back from their winter long sleep in my hayloft. They wintered very well in their deluxe accommodations and are now ready to clean up under my birdfeeders each night along with the occasional marshmallow……..ahem…..  I ran into one of my neighbors today at a restaurant and she said they are raiding her birdfeeders too.  They must be really hungry after such a long sleep.  Someone sent me this picture, isn't it a hoot?!

Thanks to my friend Pea over at Pea’s Corner I was able to purchase some more Switchables on Ebay.  I love the flip flops for summer and of course I love all things bumblebees.  Thanks Miss Pea!
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The wind is blowing like crazy here.  I went to lunch with some friends today and when we went in the restaurant it was calm and sunny and when I came out a couple hours later it was just wild!  I’m surprised that the power hasn’t gone out as the trees are really swaying.  The snow has dropped a lot.  It was raining again in the night, I know that because Noodles ran out when poor Hubs left for work at 4 a.m. and then because it was raining he (Noodles not Hubs) woke me up yowling wanting to come back in!  Grrrrrrrrr………..

Doesn’t seem like it should be Friday night already.  Tomorrow my sister and I are going to work on another quilting project after I do her hair.  In my younger years I was a hairdresser and have maintained a few skills, very few, it’s been 18 years since I worked in my salon.  I don’t miss it but I miss the people.  I had such wonderful clients that became close friends over the years. I am still in contact with some of them even after all these years.  Tina, I know you know what I am talking about!


Anita said...

I enjoyed reading your post, as always. Having pictures of beautiful, fury creatures always put a smile on my face.

Good message on controlling the cat and dog population.

I just left Suzicate's blog. If you want to see some exquisite quilts, stop by her blog...although I know you've seen (and made) many over the years. :)

Needled Mom said...

Okay....I want that orange and white kitten. How adorable is he???? Unfortunately, hubs would vote me out too. And that puppy...awwww!

I love all of your new little nightlight covers. That is such a great way to celebrate each holiday. I have lights for Christmas and Halloween, but it would be fun to do each special time.

I know that you and your sister will have fun. What project are you going to work on? It is always fun to have a partner in crime.

We are suppose to be in for some really strong winds too this weekend. Guess it will blow our "radioactive cloud" right across the nation ;) We are forecast for some pretty good rain too which will be nice.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend. xox

palmtreefanatic said...

I LOVE the flip flops too! so cute! they all are totally!!!

OMG! Those kittens ARE so darn adorable! awwwwww I wud so want to steal one and put it in my pocket too.....

Val said...

Oh those little babies looks so sweet. Right now we don't even have a pet that I can call my own. We enjoy our neighbors little 3 legged dog and he is a doll. We call him lucky.

Julie Harward said...

I am that way too..I want to take care of all of them! Cute pictures of the racoon/kitty! Have a great weekend! :D

Dawn said...

What cute animals - sorry you can't take all of them home!

Very cute switch covers. What fun.

The raccoons - I don't think I'd like them for neighbors. But they are cute.

I heard it was melting today out there. But Kev was down in Boston, so don't know what it was like down there.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How adorable are all these babies. I want one so bad. lol If I lived in Maine (which is where I have always wanted to live) I would be there now filling out the paperwork.
Your pictures are really too cute and love your Mr. Chairman too.
I hate to admit it but I have never seen a cat with the extra toe whats wrong with me. lol

Rising Rainbow said...

I have a special fondness for cats with extra toes as well. Don't know why that is, the only one I've ever really been around was a mean little sucker. I saved her starving pregnant b*tt and she thanked me by climbing all the way up my drapes, shredding them in the process and then tried to scratch my eyes out for freeing her from her entanglement in them. Guess something about that experience touched my heart cause, like I said, I seem to have an affinity for extra toes cats. LOL

She was definitely a good example of why folks should spay or neuter their pets. I suspect she was abandoned because she was pregnant, poor kitty.

Looks like ebay did right by you. You must be getting close to having a change for each month. The candy corn ones caught my eye. I'm on this sugar binge. LOL

Mrs Mom said...

Awwww... those kittens and pups are so so cute. I'm with you- I'd adopt the multi toed kitty and the pup for the Grands too ;)

I got part of a garden in this week. Wish me luck on it ;)


Ms Martyr said...

I am going to get some of those Switchables for my sister. She would really enjoy them.
That little kitty is so cute. It must be practically impossible to resist some of those animals. The puppy looks like he might be a cockapoo, the original "designer" breed.
Love the cat disguised as a raccoon.

Buttercup said...

I think any meeting I go to would be enhanced by the Chairman at the table. Maybe he can come and visit our office. Have a great week!

Hollie said...

Aww, those kitties are precious! I hope they get adopted along with the cute puppy!

nancygrayce said...

Love the animals, but I already have two toy poodles and a cat....the husband says NO MORE!!!!

I love the switchables and have a few, but I'm going to look on ebay for more!

Callie said...

Oh dear, That photo of the polydactals makes me miss our Liliput so much......too cute!

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