Monday, April 28, 2014

Back Home Again

We have been home from our trip to Eastern Europe for a couple of weeks now.  What have we done? Not a whole lot, I'm afraid.

We are still fostering two ex-feral kittens, waiting to find homes for them.

This is the one we called "Little Spot" when we took him in to be neutered.  I am still calling him "Spot" but my husband is calling him "Squeaky" because every time he sees one us he greets us with a funny little squeak.  I've also considered calling him "Rascal" because that's what he is.  He is very curious and active and loves attention.  He sits on my lap and bats at my necklace, and plays with my husbands shoe laces.

This is the one we originally called "Little Blondie" but now we call him "Buddy".  He is quiet, gentle and laid back.  When we first had him he was very shy and hid from people.  He has come out of his shell now and is starting to be friendly.

We have been separating them from our other three cats so they can be introduced gradually.  Each of our three cats have had a different reaction.  Tinkerbell hisses and growls at them; Munchkin runs and hides; and Tiger actually seems okay with them.  This morning I saw Tiger and Buddy touching noses and no one was growling or hissing.

Other than that, we have been enjoying Spring weather… finally!  When we left for Europe the trees here were still bare.  When we came home they were beginning to bloom and leaf out.  Of course, in our area, Spring also brings Allergy Season.  This area is well known for allergies, and this year has been a bad one.  I've never had allergies before, but this year I've been sniffling and coughing a lot.  Today the doctor diagnosed bronchitis and gave me four different medicines!

We went to dinner Saturday night for my husband's birthday.  I took these photos outside the restaurant on a square they call "Main Strasse".

When I went to my local grocery store today, I saw a couple of things that you might only find in Kentucky…

a bumper sticker,

and horse balloons, along with rose balloons, honoring the Kentucky Derby, the "run for the roses"!

My life has not been as exciting as it was on the river cruise, but I still find reasons to take photos!


rachel said...

Sounds promising that one of your cats has touched noses with the newcomer!

Bearette said...

I want to pat Bunny!!!

judy in ky said...

Rachel, I know, it takes a lot of time and diplomacy with cats… as I know you know well!

Bearette, I wish you could adopt him. He is very sweet and docile.