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DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER BELLY.

Poem And Picture By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

ANIMALS

Animals.

Funny,

Cute,

Cuddly,

Easy To Talk To,

Relieves Stress and

Best of All,

They don’t talk back

Unless they are

A cat.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

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DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER BELLY. PICTURE CREDIT: CRYSTAL STEWART

DAISY MAE’S KITTYHOOD: PART 2

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WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP?

I would like to write about Daisy Mae’s kittyhood: Part 2. If you you’re thinking that you need a part 1 to have a part 2 then you would be right. If you’re asking yourself, when did you write part 1. It was on January 30, 2017 when I wrote part 1 of Daisy Mae’s kittyhood. The Title of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood: Part 1 is called TIGGER AND DAISY MAE.

Daisy Mae is in the second part of her kittyhood now. Daisy Mae is almost 11 years old now and boy has she grown. She’s an indoor cat and queen of the household. Daisy Mae is a cat who is loved and spoiled rotten. My late grandmother always said there is spoiled good and spoiled bad and your spoiled good. Of course she was talking about children. But it works for cats too. Spoiled good means you do not get everything handed to you or get everything you want and spoiled bad means that you get everything handed to you and/or everything you want. Daisy Mae doesn’t get everything she wants but she thinks should. Then what cat doesn’t.

Daisy Mae’s kittyhood has been filled by playing string or pole, sleeping in the sunbeams, finding her favorite spots and sleeping some more. She really likes conning her dad into giving her treats instead of getting them herself. She also likes exploring. Like I said, she’s a spoiled cat. But that’s OK. I wouldn’t have it any other way.  We even bought a decoration to hang on the wall that says: A Spoiled Rotten Cat Lives Here.

Daisy Mae is really like most cats even though she’s an indoor cat exclusively. She still has the urge to explore, the urge to go outside especially on nice days.

In Daisy Mae’s younger days when she was smaller and skinnier, she was able to go places in our house you would never imagine she would go. For example, one time she went exploring in our basement and went into a hole she found. However there was just one problem, she was able to go into the hole in the wall but couldn’t get turned around to escape. What did she do? She meowed at the top of her lungs and was happy when Daddy helped her escape. Come to think of it, Daisy Mae’s Daddy helped her escape from a lot of situations she got into.

Daisy Mae is Spayed. Spaying and Neutering is a subject I think should be mentioned because if it isn’t and people ignore the subject, we will have unwanted cats that aren’t taken care but left to run or worse they’re abandoned.

Cats that are left to run or if they’re abandoned, will eventually find a male cat, have sex then have kittens. Kittens are  cute but when you need to find a home for kittens that you need to find a home for, it isn’t easy. You would think these places that say they will take kittens in an emergency would take them with no problem. I can tell you from experience this isn’t true. We called several places and they refused us or they would say if you pay this you can drop them off. My neighbor ran into the same problem. My Dad took care of our problem by taking them somewhere else. However, the result of my neighbor’s problem didn’t end happy sad to say. The same mean dogs that bit me killed all of the kittens. If the animal places would’ve just taken the kittens in this might not of happened.

Spaying and Neutering in my opinion is something that pet owners should do. In not only helps the owner but helps keep the pet population down which is what we need to do.

I hope it will be a while before I have to write part 3 of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood. It won’t be easy to write.

The following are some pictures of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood:

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Daisy Mae Showing Off Her Belly For The Camera.

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Daisy Mae playing with her Daddy.

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Daisy Mae Playing Pole With Her Daddy

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Daisy Mae Playing With Her Daddy

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Daisy Mae Sitting On Her “Throne” All Curled Up By The Tigger Kitty Pillow

WHAT DOES FAMILY MEAN TO ME?

What does family mean to me? I think this is a question we all ask ourselves several times in our lives. I ask myself this question everyday and come up with a different answer each day. I am just thankful that I have a family that is loving and supportive. Above are some pictures of family and yes some of those pictures will have pets in them because in our family our pets are part of the family. I hope you enjoy the pictures. You will notice I put in a picture of a ring and that is because my brother-in-law and his two girls went to a Steelers Game against Philadelphia Eagles and the guy who was working at the game felt sorry for my niece so he showed her his Superbowl ring and let her try it on. Cool Huh!?

IMG_2186The above pictures are as follows from left to right: 1. Picture of my cat,  Daisy Mae sleeping on her “throne”, 2. this picture is of my youngest sister opening one of her birthday gifts, 3. the picture under picture 2 is of my niece, Emily opening her birthday gift and beside her is her boyfriend, Nick. Emily’s birthday is just 1 day after her mother’s birthday. 4. This picture is of my mom bringing in the birthday cake to Emily and her mother.   5.  This picture is Emily and her mother, 6. This picture is of another niece, Alyssa with her grandfather showing off their shirts. Alyssa has the same birthday as her grandfather. 7. This is at the farm show. Shown in the picture is my nephew, Dylan who is holding a rabbit, in the center is my cousin Jeff and my youngest sister who is holding a rabbit. 8. In this picture is my niece, Kaitlin getting ready to graduate high school. 9. In this picture is Kaitlin with her sister, Allison. 10. In this picture is Kaitlin in the front and center and behind her is her dad, mom and older sister, Allison. 11. In this picture Kaitlin is telling us where she’s going to college. She went to the Pitt-Bradford campus. 12. Here Kaitlin is holding her dog, Max. 13.-14-15. In these three pictures, you have a group of graduates that are excited to be starting their next chapter in their lives. 16. Under picture 12 is Kaitlin walking across the stage to get her high school diploma 17. This is of Kaitlin who is a Steelers fan between her older sister and her dad. If you haven’t figured it out yet from the picture Allison and her dad are Philadelphia Eagles fan. 18. Below picture 17 is a picture of my niece Alyssa my nephew Dylan and another niece Emily.  19. In this picture, Emily is getting an award from one of her professors at Slippery Rock University.  20. In this picture is Allison with her boyfriend Zack. 21-22-23. These pictures are of a Superbowl ring. Kaitlin got to try this ring on. 24-25. These pictures are of a bear that came to our campsite.  26. This picture is of a deer and some raccoons. 27. This picture is of raccoons. 28-29. These pictures are of deer and raccoons. 30. This is a picture of a raccoon. 31. Another picture of deer and a raccoon. 32-33-34-35-36. In these pictures, it shows the male turkey showing off for the female turkey.   The above picture is of Kaitlin with Robbin Roberts. This was a picture I just had to add.

I have 4 beautiful nieces and 1 handsome nephew. From oldest to youngest and their names are: Emily, Allison, Kaitlin, Alyssa and Dylan.

My faith gets me through each day and helps me overcome a lot in the situations that may come my way.

As you can see, Family means a lot to me and so do my pets. Also, the animals we outside and around our place mean a lot to my family and I too. You see, we feed these animals just like we feed our pets. Even though these outdoor animals aren’t our pets, they come around for food and water.FullSizeRender (18)

In the above picture is my brother-in-law, holding an owl.

 

 

 

TIGGER AND DAISY MAE: PART 1

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Daisy Mae playing with her Daddy.

Hello everyone, I would like to share a story about my  rescue cats Tigger and Daisy Mae. You see right before we rescued Tigger, we had another rescue kitten that died after a week because the previous owners flea dipped her to early. We eventually rescued another cat and her name was Tigger. Tigger was a rescue cat that we got from a friend of mine at work. I know you’re probably thinking how is your cat a rescue cat if you got her from a friend at work. The following are some reasons that make Tigger a rescue cat and they are: 1. My friend had so many cats that not all the cats got treated equally, 2. Tigger was the runt of the litter so she didn’t get treated as good as the other cats and 3. If you would’ve heard some of the things the previous owner did, you would have rescued her too. In fact, some of the things the previous owner did could have been considered abuse in some instances. When my family brought Tigger home, she was scared to death of all of us and even ran and hid from us. When I came home from work, I found her in my bedroom closet. She eventually warmed up to Mom and I and it took a little bit longer for Dad. However, in Tigger’s old age she couldn’t get around as good as she used to and that’s about the time Daisy Mae came into the picture. The following is the story of  how we found or rescued Daisy Mae.                                                                                                                           One night when I came home from work, I could hear something. As it turned out, it was a cute and adorable little kitty cat with good lungs.We estimated that the little kitty cat we found or rescued was about 4 weeks old. Of course my family and I fed her and put her in a nice warm bed in the garage and eventually brought her into the house. We did get to see the mother cat who kept coming around after she dropped her kitten off at our place. We always thought the mother cat wanted to make sure her kitten was going to be taken care and when she realized her kitten was going to be taken care of, the mother cat stopped coming around.                                                                                                                                                  A few days later  we had my nephew’s 4th birthday party and we let my nieces and nephew name the kitten. The nieces and nephew decided to name the kitten Daisy Mae. My sister and brother-in-law gave us a cage for the kitten but it ended up, Daisy Mae was so small she was able to get through the holes in the cage.                                                       Since we had Tigger at the same time we had Daisy Mae, we had to figure out a way to introduce the cats to each other. We put up a screen door and that worked well for a while but eventually the screen door came down. When the cats were finally introduced to each other, everything for the most part went well. Of course, Tigger was the one that did all the hissing when the screen door came down.                                                                                             Since Daisy Mae was the younger kitty cat, it helped Tigger become more playful and more mellow. In fact, Tigger warmed up to my Dad right before she passed away on September 11, 2015. We miss Tigger everyday.                                                                                                               As for Daisy Mae, we have had her for 10 years and this year will be 11 years. Daisy Mae  has been a joy and a blessing. We love her a lot.                                                                                             My family and I feel that God brought us Tigger and when she passed away, God brought us Daisy Mae. My family and I felt that God knew we would eventually need some joy and that we would be sad when Tigger died. The joy Daisy Mae has brought our family is beyond words. Daisy Mae has been a blessing that is for sure.