When we went to see Joker up in Ga. where we got him, we didn't think we were going to bring him home that night!!! So we didn't have a bed made up for him!!! Poor Joker couldn't find a place to sleep!!! I piled some area rugs up for him to sleep on but that was not what he was use to sleeping on so he would just stand there looking at me with this puzzled look on his face. We were up half the night trying to fine something he would lay down on??? Finally I put some blankets down next to our bed and he reluctantly laid down and went to sleep!!!
The next morning he was up and ready for his new world. He ate the dog food I had left from Bruce OK but not a lot!! That is something else I had to do,,, get food for him!!! I took him out and he didn't want to get off the concrete onto the grass!!!! Just like last night!! He kept picking up his feet
in the grass trying to stand out there with me without his feet touching the grass. It was so funny I couldn't help but laugh!!! My laugh pleased him!!! It took about an hour but finally he realized the grass wasn't going to hurt him and he spent another hour trying to find a place to go pee & poop.
Joker slept on the piled up blankets for about a week before Tom bought a twin size mattress of foam and cut it in half and I made covers for it. I made 4 covers for the cover that covered the foam. So I could keep a pretty clean cover on his bed all the time!! He loved his new bed VERY MUCH!!!! He knew that we were making a bed for him and he was so pleased with it. In the cooler weather I put a electric sheet under the outer cover on his bed so he could have warmth to sleep on. He loved that too!!
Joker was so pleased with his new home he would just go around with a big smile on his face all the time!!!!!
The other half of the foam mattress, I made another dog bed for Tom's sister's dog. We gave it to her for Christmas that year.
Joker came to us in 1984. I don't remember if he was 6 or 7 years old. He had been born in a kennel and lived in a kennel all that time!!! With him and I, it was love at first sight!!! We brought him home and he didn't want to get out of the car??? It turns out he did not want to step in the grass!!!!
It took a while but we finally got him in the house and he did not know what to do in here either !!!! Poor baby!!! He had never been in a house either before!!! It was so many firsts for Joker that night and for the next few days. I am sure it was very hard on him but we were very patient with him and tried to teach as we went along. It turned out he was very smart and eager to learn. He loved me so much and I loved him so much!!!!!
I don't have a lot of pictures of him from that time or any time that he was with me b/c we were just not taking a lot of pictures back then. I am going to tell you all about Joker in the next few posts. I can not think of any thing to post about so Joker it is!!! LOL
Last year when the kittens were just 2 months and 2 weeks, old we didn't have a tree in the house!!! They were wild Indians then!!!! They are still pretty much wild Indians!!!!! I have been told that Bengal cats stay pretty much wild Indians most of their lives!! As long as they feel good that is!!
THEY FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!! This poor house has really suffered!!
That is OK tho!!! They are so so soooooooo loving and sweet to us. Max will sit by the back door when it is time for Tom to come home from work and wait for him and I know that Tom will be home within 5 or 10 minutes!!! He always is!!!! Max knows Tom is coming home, that he is getting close. Max is the only one who does that.
Today I am cooking soup and making critter food!!! Yes I am a crazy old lady!!!! LOL
I brought in a white Camilla today!!
The pink ones are stating to really get going now!!! Then when siting here I came across this photo of the kittens when they were still just months old.
Can you tell the male from the female???
Allie is on the right and Max is on the left!!!!
Have a great weekend!!! Tom is out shopping this day!!!
Love coming your way, Circle, Allie, Max and Fern
PS-- my eye is only better for a minute on the puter!!!!!!! Then everything is blurry again-- like now!!
That was Tom and I probably 15- 18 years ago. I look normal don't I??? I was still sewing everyday then. Very thing I was wearing in that picture I made myself.!!! I am not normal!!! I am dyslexic!!!! I was born blind in one eye-- my right can not see you and it never has been able to!!! The computer has been a wonderful thing in my life!!! BUT BUT it puts a big big strain on my good eye and now that I am getting really old 78 in December my good eye is screaming at me. It says to me Stay off the computer!!!!!
I have to do that for a while to let my poor eye rest!!!!!! Sorry!!!!
I am having trouble with my eye again---- so sorry!!! I WANT to come to your blog and chat with you!!! I really want to but I can't see much and am going to HAVE to not NOT be on so much for a couple of days!!!!!!!! SORRY!!!!