Saturday, March 28, 2009

So I have REALLY been bad about not blogging...I could give you many excuses, but I won't because that takes up precious blogging time! So, anyways, I apologize and now will move on!!

Here's what's happened in the last 2 months.

  • Connor turned 4 on Jan. 28!
  • Tori began playing indoor soccer.
  • I've been taking the kids swimming almost every week.
  • Phil's work is stressful and Microsoft is doing 5000 layoffs in the next 18 mos.
  • I'm still "Just a mom!"
  • Oh, and we're doing foster care for cats!! Ha, ha! Doesn't that sound funny?

Here Kitty, Kitty...

On Feb 18 we took in a mom cat and her 4 babies. 3 black boys and one Siamese girl. It's through an organization called Purrfect Pals, a no-kill cat shelter. They came to us sick and on medicine which my kids helped me give them once a day.

Then they got upper respiratory infections (colds) with conjunctivitis in their eyes which then was diagnosed as herpes. Fun, fun!! We then started 2 different eye drops plus antibiotics.

4 medications in all for the past 5 weeks. Whew! It's been hard and way more work then I thought! Plus, feeding them, cleaning the laundry room (where they stay), mopping, disinfecting, and cleaning the litter box for 5 cats!! Yuck!

Some are more loveable and tolerable than others. The mom cat is VERY sweet, licks her babies and still lets them nurse, which is so fun to watch.

My kids have thoroughly enjoyed it which is what matters! Now that the cats are healthy and off meds they can be adopted. This morning we took them to PetSmart, where they hold adoption events. But, if they don't get adopted they come back to us and we try again next week. Well, they came back...they'll try to move them to a pet store that has kennel space on Tuesday.