Thursday, June 6, 2013

Here kitty, kitty, kitty!

Have I ever mentioned that we collect cats?  Not figurines.  And not the stuffed animals you buy at the toy stores.  We seem to collect the live version.  We have our two inside that - well, I must confess - basically run our lives.  They wake us up when they think it's time to get up and they tell us when it's time to go to bed.  They also think that any time my hubby walks into the kitchen that it's treat time.  But we also have a growing collection of stray cats.  It all started with Mama-kitty.  We fed her one day because she looked so skinny to us - much skinnier than she had a few weeks before.  We knew that where she was staying was not a food option any longer and we felt bad so we put some food out for her and she ate...and an hour or so later...one by one....she brought to the food dish the reason(s) she looked so skinny - there were three of them.  One of them was scooped up by someone in the neighborhood - but we continued to feed Mama and her 2 remaining kittens.  Then last year Mama added to her clan - 3 more.  So we continued to feed her, the two from her first litter and then 3 from last year.  This year we discovered that the kitty we thought was a girl was a boy...and the one we thought was a boy was a girl.  How do we know that the one is a girl - especially when these are feral cats and you can't pick them up?  Because she now has 2 babies of her own.  And then this week we saw Mama kitty laying the yard....and she's looking "thick".  UGH!  Anyone want a kitten?
 
So since we seem to be in cat-land, it's only fitting that when I saw the challenge this week at Come And Get It Challenges is "All About Cats" - well, I just had to participate!  LOL!!   The image and sentiment are from Eureka Stamps and is one that I had in my stash of stamped images.  I colored the kitties with Spectrum Noir markers.  The papers are from a swap so I have no idea the brand.  Add a piece of brown ribbon and voila!  Instant card.
 
 
I'm also entering this card into three other challenges that are all "Anything Goes":
Use It Tuesday - the papers and image/sentiment I've had for quite some time
 
 


9 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable card and wonderful image! You might consider collecting the cats and taking them to be neutered. Many communities will do it for free.

Lynn McAuley said...

Such precious kitties on this sweet card, Zella!

Julie Temple said...

Adorable Image! Thanks for joining our CAT Challenge this week at Come and Get It!

Julie

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Lovely image. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week.

Becky said...

Such an adorable card. No I do not want any kitties :)

Athina said...

Cute design and image! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGOsh this is so adorale!!! Love the warm fuzzies kittens. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Roxann said...

This is so cute! Love how Kitty's fur matches the tiger stripe paper. Glad you shared at TTCERD.

Dawn Barrett said...

How can you not just smile at this one!