My First Cat Rescue!

Had been seeing too-little of kittens running wild around the gated garbage dump that I often walk by with my dogs .

Feral kittie sightings ): 

Feral kittie sightings ): 

These little ones looked hungry and lost but would not let me approach them close enough to see how many there were.

So my plan was the cat rescue method TNR  (trap-neuter-release) . Just to keep more from being born and unloved or fed.

So my plan was the cat rescue method TNR  (trap-neuter-release) . Just to keep more from being born and unloved or fed.

But before my trap came by mail order , I was walking by one morning and literally saw one of the smaller babies jump into the dumpster in his rush to hide from me .   Oh shoot !    

But before my trap came by mail order , I was walking by one morning and literally saw one of the smaller babies jump into the dumpster in his rush to hide from me .  

Oh shoot !  

 

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So now I couldn't leave the little thing in there ! He was just a tiny kitten and although he first tried to jump back out , he quickly decided instead to burrow his way all the way to the bottom of the dumpster . The dumpster which I had no idea when would be emptied ?!? And so I called the Blossom Animal Rescue trapper team who showed up within 10 minutes while I stood guard . Some dumpster diving and several cat bites later , this little guy was in a box and on the way to safety!

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Since that day , one week ago, he has been confirmed as male and named August. (Augustine for short lol) His plan for being fixed and returned has been cancelled as August has become very affectionate in a very short time . Although his huge eyes showed that he is still somewhat bewildered to have been abducted by aliens , after lots of warm laps and cuddles he has begun to purr. He proved himself to be starving and ate non stop for the first few days but now he knows his food is coming and his people are kind and he's up for becoming a real pet- domestic style ! August still has to be fixed but once he is, he will be up for adoption!

And he's a sweet buddy anyone who meets him will have a hard time resisting - so serious inquiries only !   August can't wait for a forever home now that he's discovered how wonderful a home is !   Now just to help those brothers and sisters of his onto the same path. This lucky kitty .   Lots of love and always help when you can !   August 🐾 

And he's a sweet buddy anyone who meets him will have a hard time resisting - so serious inquiries only !  

August can't wait for a forever home now that he's discovered how wonderful a home is !  

Now just to help those brothers and sisters of his onto the same path. This lucky kitty .  

Lots of love and always help when you can !  

August 🐾 

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No Grumpy Mamas Allowed! 😡

No excuse not to treat yourself like a queen , even on a budget. And since everyone is a mother to somebody, in some sense,then everyone gets to find a way to take care of themselves and feel good today ! 💐

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For me, it's a green neem face mask....

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combined with a rescue puppy play date ....

.... and an extra dose of cuddles for proven stress-relief

.... and an extra dose of cuddles for proven stress-relief

and organic berries - 

and organic berries - 

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lots of organic berries !!!!

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ending with my favorite night-cap....

.....and a very long pink-slime bath taken with a good book ! 

.....and a very long pink-slime bath taken with a good book ! 

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Ps. Okay,okay, I don't honestly have any real children but the self-care principle still stands!xox

Sage without Smoke

I have found a clever new way to adapt the ancient sage burning ritual; and its smoke-less! (for those of us with sensitivities to fire fumes)Now you can cleanse spaces and clear energy the way many cultures have before us, but with diluted essential oils. Sage lifts spirits and breathes forward wisdom, clarity and spiritual awareness. It is a valuable step in creating fresh happiness in the dullest of places. Here's what to do :

1.Buy an empty glass spray bottle

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2.Buy an essential oil of pure organic sage plant extract.

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Finally, fill the spray bottle two thirds of the way with fresh spring water or purified water, then add as many drops of the sage oil as you please depending on how strong you'd like the scent to be.

Now you can spritz away: doorways and curtains , showers and bed skirts, kitchens and laundry rooms, the couch ..... wherever you want it . Point the spray upwards and watch the mist lightly fall through the air and settle its peace on your home  . 

Now you can spritz away: doorways and curtains , showers and bed skirts, kitchens and laundry rooms, the couch ..... wherever you want it . Point the spray upwards and watch the mist lightly fall through the air and settle its peace on your home  .