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Tuesday Morning Mystery

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Taffy was very, very interested in something on the other side of the fence this morning.  She wouldn’t budge from this spot and kept barking and digging.  I went out to see what the fascination was, only to find absolutely nothing of interest.  Time went on and she kept carrying on, so I decided to take a closer look outside the fence.

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I moved some leaves and fluff and found these little guys.  Some dumb bunny decided to nest right by the fence.  I covered them back up and tried to come up with a plan to keep the dogs from tunneling out of the yard.

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This probably isn’t going to work, but it was the best I could come up with on the spur of the moment.  Now Taffy is pacing from one end of the tarp to the other.

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Joyful Find

I took the camera out with me when I went to the garden last night.   I knew there was a nest in one of our tomato plants and I wanted to get a picture of it.

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This angle makes it look like a horrible rats nest so I thought I would try to get a different and better picture.

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Babies!!!  I thought the nest was abandoned.  I quickly snapped a picture, picked the ripe tomatoes on the plant and crept away.

Rejected Baby

My mom had a starving, pregnant cat that had been dumped, show up at her back door about three weeks ago.  Doing the humane thing, my mom fed her.  Then she began to fret about the kitty’s welfare and the future of her unborn babies. To help her out I looked around online for phone numbers to no kill animal shelters in the Kansas City area.  The bad thing was, they were all full due to yet another animal hoarding case.  So, I contacted the rescue organization where Glen and I adopted our dog, Lucy.  The organization is The Animal Rescue Alliance, or T.A.R.A.  They are an awesome group and called me within a couple of days to say that if I could get the cat to them they would help with her vetting and adoptions.  So, on my next day off I went over to mom’s house only to discover that the cat had delivered her babies the night before.  We had no idea where the babies were….so we had to wait.  A few days went by and mom was positive the cat had her babies under her air conditioning unit.  So, exactly one week after she had them, on my next day off, Glen and I went over to see about getting them out from under the air conditioner.  You know things couldn’t go that smoothly right?  She had relocated all but one of her babies during the night.  She had rejected this one baby.

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I contacted T.A.R.A, and while we waited for the call back, we went and got baby formula and bottles for the baby.  We had no idea how long it had been since this little baby girl had eaten. 

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We had a horrible time with this bottle.  It was just too big and the nipple was too hard.  I told my mom we needed to call someone for help.  So she called the local veterinarian who said they had bottles and medicine droppers in stock.  Glen went and got the medicine dropper, which they gave to him for free, (FREE!  can you believe it?).  It worked miracles.  We were able to get the food into the baby.  By the next day she was rested and feeling better because she had calories in her, so she was much more vocal and wiggly.  T.A.R.A got back with me and the baby is now in the capable hand of a foster home.  We still have yet to find where the momma cat took the rest of her brood.  Time will tell.  If there are no more babies, I will probably take the momma cat and get her spayed and just adopt her myself….maybe, still pondering that.

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