Zelda has been with us 15 years. The remaining survivor,
out of the 4 in the litter, that we brought the first year
we were here at the farm.
She loved roaming the grounds.........but spent the last few years in the bedroom,
making it her domain.
She started getting very skinny, but still enjoyed playing and eating.
I had planned to take her to our vet last week........but just before the day came,
she passed away in her sleep.
This whimsical creature is Ellie. I have been babysitting her
for our daughter, who had gone to Afghanistan last March.
Now our daughter is home and is about to leave us to go on
to her busy work. She is taking Ellie home with her.
It has been such a joy to watch over this sweet cat.
Although it is early February and the grounds are stark
and grey........the cheerful Italian Jasmine is blooming.
It starts blooming in January and brings such
cheer to the quiet dull grounds.
There is a big bush in the front
and another at the side of my vintage shop.
I do have smaller bushes trying to survive in my archway garden
but the deer seem to love to nibble on them
I love to see these cheerful little flowers as Sophie and
I come back from our walk.
So tell me............if you have had a cat......
how long did you have it with you?
What is starting to bloom in your backyard?
I would love to hear!