I had the opportunity to spend some time at a cottage on a rocky island on Georgian Bay this weekend. Given the choice, I would take the city over the country. This is considered blasphemous amongst many of my friends, but I can't help it. I rarely feel the urge to escape the city (when I do, my preference tends to run towards the slightly tropical or Mediterranean: old walls covered in bougainvillea, salt air, little stands on dirt roads serving fish sandwiches and prawns). Still, it was nice to spend a bit of time communing with the rock and moss and wind-whipped pine trees and to see the sun set over the water, and I was grateful for the chance.
I spent my two days feeling guilty that I wasn't doing anything in particular, reading Just Kids by Patti Smith while daydreaming about a visit to New York, searching in vain for wildflowers (colour!), collecting bits of quartz, and wandering around taking a lot of photographs. These were taken with my Superheadz ultra wide slim camera. I used the same crummy film from the photofinishing place that I always use, ISO 200.
carly: Ha, glad you like it! Did you ever hear back about the Curve one going on sale?
nice-etc.com / caitlin: Thanks, lady. The kittens are healthy and happy, so today I'm not too worried about them.
danielle and dinosaur toes: Older ladies have very good taste! Aw, crazy bird lady. That's cute. I'm still looking into options for what I can do with the kittens. Basically, no one answers the phone or responds to emails, so I'm at a bit of a loss. They have their mother with them, though, so that's a good thing. I watched them frolic for about an hour this morning, so I know they're happy & healthy!
Madeline, Elizabeth Johnson, Grace, myclevername: I've researched a few of the cat rescue groups but they are overwhelmed. They don't respond to messages (phone or email) for a while since they're all volunteer-based. A lot of them say to try to do what you can first. Luckily these kittens have their mother around and they seem to be happy & healthy, so it's not an emergency situation.
etre-soi: Yes! I don't want to ever have more than one or two cats but it's hard to think of all the kitties who need homes.
Oh....you.: I don't think so. Only for spaying/neutering services. I'd have to surrender the kittens first to get them veterinary care, I think.
Cassandra: Aw, thanks, that's sweet.
Poppy Coburn: Oh, they have their mom with them. She does look after them! It's rare that she's not nearby.
Lexie, Little Boat: Thanks!
kater: Ha! Yes, I am building up quite a collection of cat-wear, and I love it.
Nedda Ebo: Thanks so much!
caroline duke: Yes, definitely a good experience with ASOS! The shirt arrived within two weeks, the shipping charge wasn't outrageous, and everything was as expected. I did have to pay duty but that's not their fault. I'm pretty sure they have a good customer service team as well, in case of any problems.
becka: Such sweet little babes! I want to scoop them all too! Poor Oreo. Haha.
Jenny: Hm, I think you're right that they'll be okay since their mom is around (although man oh man, they are always so hungry!). But we do hear lots of cat fights and raccoon fights. It's hard to look at these tiny guys and think about the short life expectancy of feral cats (less than 2 years!). It's true that the issue is pretty bad -- the city just started a program to spay/neuter feral cats, and we may be able to borrow a trap from them (for the mother cat, so she doesn't have kittens for us next year).
ilovesasek: Aw, your poor little kitten! I'm glad you rescued him.
heleen: It's really a wonderful papercut, I'm so glad you like it too!