Friday, 18 March 2016

Friday progress report

Well now that's just weird; it's Friday again.
Wally has turned the corner on that awful cold that has been going around and is feeling like himself again.
Muji has definitely taken well to his new regimen of probiotics, psyllium fibre, magnesium citrate and slippery elm powder added to his cooked ground beef.  I tried to switch him over to raw ground beef, but he wasn't having any of it. I had to refreeze it and give it to Babu for supper that night.
You may notice that the black business on Muji's muzzle for the last several months has mostly cleared and moved to the top of his nose which is also not as large a spot, waning even more over the last week. I am pretty sure it is a fungal thing misnamed ringworm, which gave me a start when I first read that name. I thought the healing might have been the antiseptic effect of the coconut oil he's been getting, but this morning I read about the positive effects of the probiotic on such things. All very exciting all things considered.
It's nice to see him doing better with more energy, a pink nose, bright eyes and an even coat.

I don't know why closing off the bedroom yesterday until their towel for the bed was washed
but both Muji, who generally sleeps on Wally's office chair under the soothing heat from the heat pump, and Babu who can sleep anywhere were suddenly very active, and in Muji's case, needy.
Did he think the cat in the hat was beckoning him?
Babu who had been napping on the chair beside me, regardless of the washing machine running,
got very playful and began to twist and turn, playing with his feet.
You can see Muji has a completely different style of entertaining himself. Sheesh!

As Babu scrambled around on his chair with that wild eyed look playing cats get,

Muji got fed up and left

It snowed all day but very little stuck.
Eventually the laundry was done and Muji joined me as I folded when suddenly

he began to look very intensely out the window. 

He pulls this every now and then, usually looking over my shoulder at-
This behaviour used to creep me out, and I began to say hello to Marion, the original owner of this house, (though it could be Percy or John, one or the other of her two husbands, all now deceased).
But it was a real something this time. My camera is so slow that while I took the picture of the crow cawing in the tree, it saw me and flew away, wily bird. So this is a lucky shot.
I do so hope I'll have something creative to share with you next time, and that it will come earlier than next Friday.  I do feel satisfied with the creative progress I've made with Muji. Creativity comes in so many forms.
wishing you a peaceful slip into Spring,
the Spring Equinox arriving in this hemisphere this Sunday
keeping a full and loving heart

Friday, 11 March 2016

Muji is doing better

It's Friday again.
It snowed.

the trees across the field
Babu spent a good chunk of time ducking me;
then, for some unknown reason, he became friendly again.

and began following me all over the house.
Here he is considering his weight, which he thinks is altogether too low and I should feed him hourly.

Muji has been my problem child this last month 

but seems to be substantially better
directly in proportion to how well I've educated myself on Constipation in Cats
Muji gets needy and goes to Babu for attention who is happy to give him love baths

though he is easily distracted

If Muji should move, Babu takes him is a love/death grip
But Muji can give as good as he gets
As I uploaded these pictures I had to get out my camera again to show the incessant
"kitty mind control"  Muji was practising on me
If he only stared at me like this I might have been able to handle it 

but his staring became more intense as he kept climbing up on my arm
 and rubbing his face against mine
I mean, really Muji...
In the end, I figured it was because Babu had taken his favourite chair, so Muji got lots of face cuddles as I tried to keep uploading.
Let's try to be a little flexible... and use our imagination.
(Muji has finally made it to the carpet by the front door)
have a lovely, healthy weekend

Friday, 4 March 2016

spring is a-comin' in

We slipped off to the Gaspereau farm to get some free range eggs...

Apparently we weren't the only ones with this idea, which must have given the donkey more courage

as he (she?) came out from hiding- unlike the last time
The brown hen in this photo also felt quite sociable

coming over for a closer look
Then the Shetland Pony joined the donkey
As the Sheland Pony approached the donkey became less shy 

while the Shetland Pony came right up for a pat (and a non-existent treat)
the pregnant curly horned ewe seemed to be the only sheep that hadn't given birth yet
There were many babies born, including these twins

the sun was going down
so we headed home
I hope life is kind to you and that you are kind to you as well.