Monday, February 2, 2009

Casting Shadows

Today is officially Ground Hog Day and Had I gotten up early enough, I would have asphyxiated that ground hog still in his hole to make sure he didn't show himself! lol Don't get me wrong, I do love the snow and the shadows that it casts with the trees, but it's the condition when it lingers or changes drastically, I grow very tired of, especially when one loses power.

A week ago we had to hibernate. We went 5 days without power and after the 3rd day, we drained the waterlines and abandoned our house since we didn't have a heat source or generator. If I would have had foresight, I would have booked a Caribbean Cruise! Instead we stayed at our daughter's house and left our cats behind. About 96 % of our county was without power. We would go back each day to check on our 6 fur babies and find them all huddled together enjoying the warmth of each other. We have two Muscovy's that are hoping that the pond will thaw out soon. Insidently, we named Elmer's bride, Ivy.
We finally got back home yesterday and I am looking forward to creating something now that we have our own surroundings and heat back.

Also Speaking of shadows, my daughter has a cat named Murray and our cat is much like his shadowed image. If you didn't look close at the face, you would have thought it the same cat! Of course if you saw his size, you would know that Aslan was much smaller. They didn't come out of the same litter, but both were strays. Actually Aslan was feral, and it took a good year to get him to be tame enough to want to join our family which was a couple of months ago. He must have known that the woods were going to get pretty cold this year.

This is Murray

This is Aslan


peggy and The Cats said...

Oh I do love me some orange kitties :) We live in Florida and I've often wondered what strays do when you have such cold weather. Can they survive outside? Just breaks my heart.

Barb's Blurbs said...

Brrrr....what a bitterly cold nasty spell you have had. Glad you are home and am sure your fur babies are glad to have you back also. The two kitties are beautiful...but then I'm a sucker for most cats!

Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

What pretty kitties!
Glad that you were able to get back to your home sooner rather than later.
I too would have very happily choked Wiarton Willy (our Ontario Canada spring advisor ground hog)yesterday too! Sneaky little furball.....I am positive he waited for that one beam of sunshine to emerge from the hole.
Thanks for sharing and if you don't mind I will be back to visit.

Patty Skypants said...

OMG! I can tell the difference, but both are sensational beauties!! So much floof!! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Linda Fleming said...

How awful that must have been to be without power for so long. I'm glad your power is back on and you're getting back to normal. Hopefully you will have a beautiful early spring!

KaiteM. said...

thanks for the random atc Wanda, i just love the glitters. Hope you got some good ones in the swap too. I've posted a photo of mine on kaiteyarngarden.blogspot. Read your story about the muscovies, they are lovely aren't they. I have heard that they are actually in the goose family. cheers, K.

peggy and The Cats said...

We got a Valentine for you. You can pick it up here:

Maggie R said...

Those fur babies are so sweet.
Wish I had kitties but DH sayn no!! sigh!