Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Garden Cat

Hi! It has been forever since my last post, and the mood has changed dramatically around here.

Spring is here, and Mom LOVES spring. She also has a very loving man in her life. We still miss Jake very much, but Mom no longer bursts into tears at the mere mention of him.

Our garden was one of three featured for a local wildflower garden tour on April 19. Our Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) were in full glory that day.

Mom asked me if I wanted to participate in the tour by being outside,

but I told her that I would rather nap. We had 117 guests visit our garden that Sunday afternoon. Refreshments were served on our deck and the guests had a good time. The non-floral stars of the tour were a pair of flickers who were busy carving out a nesting cavity high in our dead ash tree.

It has been very warm (HOT) lately. Mom had to work late last night, but she came home tonight and took me outside with her. Can you find me in this photo amidst the wild geraniums?

She stalked me with the camera.

I showed my displeasure by slipping under the shed. A groundhog and an oppossum lived here at different times.
Mom continues to be busy with work and her activities. She is co-chair of a native plant sale that will take place the morning of May 9. I continue to conserve energy and nap.

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At Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:02:00 PM, Blogger Gemini and Ichiro said...

I am glad to hear your Momma is doing so much better. And what a lovely garden! I would have napped to with all those visitors!

At Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:23:00 PM, Blogger NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Furry pretty stuff!

It was hot hot hot here too BUT the wind just start blowing and has made it khool khool khool!

Take good khare of your mom please!


At Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spring is good for so many things... the color returns to the earth, and the beauty soothes the soul.

At Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:56:00 PM, Blogger meemsnyc said...

What a beautiful garden!! One that Jake would approve of. Bathsheba looks happy in the flowers.

At Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:23:00 AM, Blogger Parker said...

Hi Bathsheba! I am glad that things are happier there! You have a beautiful garden!

At Wednesday, April 29, 2009 8:18:00 AM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Oh, this post made us happy. We like to hear that yoo are doing yer part to keep yer lady happy. It's ok not to entertain yer squillion guests on the porch, napping is VaRy important. And yer lady has a luuuuuuuv!! Yay!!

We hope yoo continue yer grate work making yer lady happy.

At Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:50:00 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

That's lots of good stuff! What an honor to have your garden featured in the tour. It sure looks pretty! I'm glad your mom found a wonderful man.

At Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:55:00 PM, Blogger LZ said...

Wow she sure is busy!!! It is so wonderful she has a love in her life and is doing stuff that makes her smile. It is also a good thing that your mom never ever ever visit our "garden". The Woman has a black thumb.


At Friday, May 01, 2009 2:39:00 PM, Blogger The Fluffy Tribe said...

your garden is very beauotiful Bathsheba ~the Fluffy Tribe

At Sunday, May 03, 2009 12:23:00 PM, Anonymous Cliff and Olivia said...

You got the most beautiful garden. We hope it will continue to deal with the loss of Jake.

At Tuesday, May 05, 2009 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Boy n Beethoven said...

Wow! Spwing is weawwy on its way!


At Monday, May 18, 2009 1:44:00 PM, Blogger Thoughts said...

Hi there,

We are new visitors to the blog and just had to comment to tell you how much we love it! We love all the pictures especially of the very beautiful kittehs:)

We hope we can be new friends with you! Please do stop by and visit us sometime. We will be back to visit you again soon :)

theodore and sasha

At Monday, May 18, 2009 3:54:00 PM, Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

We haven't visited for awhile. Sorry we have gotten very slow lately. Enoyed your blog post and what wonderful pictures!

Hope all of you are doing well.

At Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:43:00 AM, Blogger Ailurophile said...

Beautiful pictures of the garden and you. So glad to learn about your Mom. Hope you guys are doing great. All the best :)

At Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:43:00 PM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

We are happy to hear things are o.k.! Out here we are around 100 F all the time, hahahahahahahahaha!
And the latest CCSI caper is on the air - you got to check it out!!! It is done totally different than the others and just way cool!!!

At Sunday, May 31, 2009 10:13:00 PM, Blogger Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Hey, Sheba! Your momma an' mine are furriends on Facebook! Yay!

Love your garden. Concatulations on the feature!



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