The gang’s all here:
I believe an energy portal or an opening of an underground system
is near our front porch! 🙂
Tippy is the matriarch of the family. She is a rescue from neighbor’s neglect. She will be 15 years old this year. Chloe is one of a litter of six we found along the road 8 years ago in May. We found homes for four siblings, and kept two sisters. Chloe’s sister was hit by a car shortly after. Utah is rescue from Siberian Husky Rescue. He is 4 years old.
Miss Magnolia is the matriarch of the feline family. She is 13 years. She does not like being in charge of the inside kids, at all! She routinely reminds everyone of her distaste for her duties and tasks. Truffie will also be 13 years old this year; he is the most skittish of the group. Whisper is my heart fur-child. She will be 12 years this year. She is the most patient and loving of all of them. The younger generation is headed by Shady Boudreaux O’Neill. He is a Maine Coon and will be 8 years old in May; we have had him since he was 4 weeks old. When he appeared on our front porch, he was so small, Ray could hold him in the palm of his hand. The kitten photo (above) was the day he arrived. Siblings Goldie, Callie and Midnite are run-aways from the same neighbors we rescued Tippy. They also will be 8 years old in August. Goldie plays fetch with Ray, as if she were a puppy. Callie is the mellow middle-child. Midnite is the guardian of the inside perimeter. Tabasco rounds up the last of the inside kids. Tabasco will be 6 years old this spring. Although he is a healthy chunk, he is a playful baby at heart. He always seeks to drape himself or cuddle near the warmest body he can find. The others do not quite understand his needs. 🙂 Ya-Ya is about 18 months old. She is our front porch guard kitty. She keeps everyone and everything at bay.
No, we did not set out to have such a menagerie of pets. It just happened!! Yes, we are stretched beyond our limits, and at times, the differing personalities provide challenges of tolerances. However, except at feeding time, a guest in our home would not know the number of occupants. They each have their designated spots, their designated duties, and hold their “space and energy” with peace and love. They provide Ray and I hours of joy and blessings. We are honored to be their caretakers and guardians.
We also have a number of fur-nieces and nephews — however, I will save them for another post!!
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