2019

Happy Two Weeks Anniversary, Ozzy!

Wow! This week was big for lil’ Ozzy. Joshua and him became closer friends. And Ozzy finally got neutered on Wednesday.Β  After we brought him back home in the afternoon, Josh’ was the one waiting for him at the door. But it didn’t take long, until both cats were their old selves, again. Ozzy: “Let’s play catch! TAP! You’re it!” Joshua: “Dangit, leave me alone little @#$%!” 😹

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Ozzy enjoys his life in the Chester Household.
2019

Happy One Week Anniversary, Ozzy!

Our kitty, Ozzy, has been with us for one week now. He plays with Sara, and the other pets; he nose-kissed Joshua on July 4th (Joshua is still not 100 percent sure, what to think of Ozzy. But he seems to tolerate Ozzy a bit more); after all this excitement, he had a little tummy bug on Friday; he eats and drinks a lot; and he grew a little bit bigger, since we’ve adopted him last Monday. I spoiled him with toys. Sara spoils him with a lot of attention, very day. Right now, he takes a break and snoozes on the ottoman. Mr. Ozzy has to be fit for tonight’s foot attacks. If he doesn’t claw my feet, he claws Kevin’s body parts I don’t really want to mention here. I know, Ozzy can be a little sh*t. That’s why we love him so much. And he fits perfectly into our family.

2019

Ozzy, The Kitten

Say Hello to our new kitten, Ozzy, We’ve adopted him today. This morning I woke up, and decided, it’s time for a new cat to complete our house again, After Finley crossed the rainbow bridge, I had a hard time to even think about adopting a new cat for the last two years. But today was the day. I know Finley looks down from cat heaven, and is very proud that another animal found a furever home in our family.

Ozzy came home with us, and we introduced him to the gang. Luis sniffed out the box, while Ozzy tried to get out of it. Ozzy gave Luis a nose kiss, and they were buds from that moment onward. Chewbacca was next, he sniffed Ozzy’s butt. It’s funny, because this is usually the dogs’ job. But Chewbacca is a “dog” in his own way. Then our diva, Joshua, saw Ozzy. OMG, speaking of diva and drama. Joshua hissed and was mad, because he is so jealous. Chewbacca gave him a piece of his mind. And Joshua is mad at everyone, now. We have to give josh’ about 48 hours, and he will be alright. Even Lexi came out from her nap to welcome Ozzy into the family.

Sara played with Ozzy all afternoon. Now, they are both tired and take a nap on the couch. They literally pooped each other out.

Ozzy, the Cat

2019

Joshua’s Lazy Sunday

Sara stripped her bed, so we could wash her sheets and a few plush animals. She loves a fresh smelling bed on Sunday night, after a busy weekend; and so does Joshua. As soon as I fixed Sara’s bed, Joshua jumped up and took a nice Sunday snooze on the sweet smelling bed. It must be nice being a cat in our household. πŸ˜‰

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Joshua is so out of it on Sara’s fresh washed blankets.
2019, In The Garden

Greenhouse Garden Project (Phase 1/Part I)

Finally, Kevin and I started my new project. Last week, I purchased the materials. And this afternoon, we’ve put the wooden frame together. But first I had to unlock and separate the greenhouse from its metal frame, before we could place the wood in the same spot. Kevin had some leftover wood blocks, we could use for securing the corners of the base. After the wooden base was done, we could screw the metal frame on the wood and reinstall the greenhouse. The greenhouse is so light, we just picked it up as a whole and moved it around as needed. Kevin and I decided not to put shelves in the greenhouse. We will have raised beds, like we had the first year.

Katelynn helped leveling the ground for the wooden frame. And she cleaning the soil out of the bottom of metal frame. She really enjoyed helping us with the project. Joshua came from the garage into the backyard, He played garden inspector and made sure, we are all doing our jobs well. Best way to keep an eye on all of us, is the view from the tree … or he just got bored and decided to chase the Brown-headed Cowbirds out of the Bradford Pear tree, before they would have pooped on us eventually.

2019

Spring Constellations In The Northern Hemisphere

Both our girls have friends for a sleep over, tonight. Unfortunately, their friends are not aware, how sneaky our cats can be. Joshua and Chewbacca saw an opportunity, when one of the girls opened the patio door. As soon as Kevin and I got both cats back in, Joshua sneaked/snuck out the front door. Since he was out again, I let him check out the backyard for a bit. While I waited for Joshua doing his rounds, I observed the night sky, sitting on the patio for a while. The Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major can clearly be seen north from our backyard. Constellation “sits” above our house, while the Waxing Gibbous Moon shines bright in the night sky.

For a better resolution of the star constellations: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132943299@N07/32449287327/in/album-72157678416071305/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/132943299@N07/40425526113/in/album-72157678416071305/

2019, In The Garden

Gardening & Bird Watching

While I worked in the garden, Chewbacca hung out with me in the backyard. First, he ate some grass blades. And then he looked at the birds. There were so many too watch in the trees, in the bushes and on the fence. Chewbacca prowled on a couple of birds. But they were much faster. Sometimes, the birds startled him when the whole flock flew off into another tree. In the meantime, I planted my onion slips, rhubarb and strawberries. When I was done, with my garden work, Chewbacca was ready to come into the house. It was enough adventure for him in one day.

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Kevin & Joshua

Joshua loves spending time with Kevin. While we were waiting for the grill to heat up, Joshua sat in the catio. When the meat was grilling, Joshua smelled the chicken. And he wanted to get out of the cat cage. Kevin picked him up and snuggled with him for a bit. Joshua enjoyed the attention from his Daddy, and rested in Kevin’s arms for a while. Life is good, with grilled chicken and enjoying the warm rays of the Sun in Kevin’s arms. I have to agree with Joshua. πŸ˜‰

2019

North Texas Backyard Wildlife In January (5)

After I refilled the bird feeder, one of the Blue Jays announced that the food is ready. We had quite a few Blue Jays in the trees. They swooped down, picked a peanut, flew back up and opened their “treasures” in the Bradford Pear trees. In the meantime, two dozen of Black-eyed Juncos and House Sparrows came to fill their little bellies. When the White-winged Doves arrived, it was time to share. I was surprised seeing a Gold Finch this early. Usually, they don’t come around until the beginning of February. In our yard that is. Out in the field, I usually see them all year around.

While the birds were having lunch, Sara and I noticed an unexpected visitor in the yard. A beautiful cat sat by the fence and watched the birds. It obviously looked for an easy meal. But when I stepped out on the deck for a moment, the show was over. The birds flew in the trees and nearby bushes, and the cat jumped over our fence and disappeared in the alley.