Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Today I've been celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day by remembering all the black kitties I've met through my volunteering. All have found their forever homes except for our sweet Fred. If I could adopt him myself, I would in a heartbeat! Fred is so sweet!

How are you celebrating today? If you're thinking about getting a kitty, please check out the black beauties in your local shelter!

**Happy News** Just received great news - Fred got adopted today! I'm going to miss this sweet boy, but I'm so thrilled that he's been adopted!


Monday, August 13, 2012

How time flies ..

I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling like time flies by too fast..

Yesterday was my 24th birthday. 

As well as Preston's 3rd Gotcha day.

Preston was a 21st birthday gift; My parents surprised me with him after a birthday dinner. At that time, I was told Preston was a "she", so I originally named him Pixie. Within hours of having "her", I said there was no way I had a girl kitten on my hands. - Preston had such playful, naughty boyish eyes! Sure enough, I was right! I can't believe that has been 3yrs ago already..

Then there was Twixy - a surprise gift for my 16th birthday. 
She came into my life as I was going through a very difficult time. Twix got me through it. Then I lost her in 2008 .. I miss her so much.

How times flies..

It got me feeling a little down when I was thinking about it, but for the most part, I had a nice birthday. 

This year has been full of new exciting things for me. I can't wait to see where it leads me.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Why I love cats ..

Because cats accept you for YOU!

A friend gave me a Michaels gift card for my birthday the other day, so I went there looking for a few little things. I saw this and just had to get to get it.

I also found some really cute kitty stickers in their scrapbook section - I decided to put them on my laptop lid to hide some of the scratches from Preston laying on it.

I bet you can't tell I'm a cat lover, can you?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Morning Visitor

Every morning this dragonfly comes around and hangs out near our truck; usually hanging on the antenna.

I thought dragonflies usually hang out where there's water? 

Wonder why he comes over here every morning?


Monday, August 6, 2012

When your cat claims your things ..

When you have a cat, everything you own becomes your cat's things, too - Like my shoe, laundry basket and a pair of jeans. All are favorite resting places of Preston's! 

What does your cat "claim" as his/her own?


What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas! - Part 2

Well, I've been back home for a few weeks now, but things have kept me from coming here and doing another blog post about my Vegas trip ...until now.

I had a great time in Vegas. I saw things that I had never seen before in my life - one of those things being the endless amount of lights that went on for miles and miles. It was an adventure for me and an eye opener inside a reality that was beyond my own. I have never been outside of Arizona until my Vegas trip.

Before leaving my hometown state, I got to see parts of our beautiful Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. The sights were breath taking!

This was the first casino I went into while in Nevada! 

4 Queens - The Casino/Hotel I stayed in while there.

The entrance was so beautiful - felt like a palace! 

On the old Las Vegas main strip - You can't tell from this photo, but this place was packed with tourist from all over the world.

I ate at the Paradise Buffet - they had great food there.

And got a chance to meet Captain Jack Sparrow! Okay, his wanna-be look-alike twin...

Then I got to watch an amazing light show!

Afterwards, I got to head down to where all the big major casinos where. - it was so overwhelming!

Also saw the road that was named after Frank Sinatra!

Inside the Encore Casino - I will never forget how beautiful the inside of this casino was. 

I got myself a few souvenirs while in Vegas, things like postcards and a few tops. One was also this neat keychain with "Twixybaby" written on a tiny piece of rice. The man who did it was so sweet. He talked about his hometown, which was in Korea, and how he loved cats but didn't own one. I had a nice time chatting with him and told him about my volunteering work at the Yavapai Humane Society. Before I left, I made sure to tell him to get himself a kitty!  He said he would! He was a great guy! 

Before heading back home, I visited California for a day to see my Aunt there. I didn't get to see much, except for these lovely flowers. - I'll be back for sure!

I had a good laugh when crossing the Arizona border. There wasn't a cactus in-sight while driving in California, but once I crossed that border into Arizona, there was cactuses every where!

It's great to be home!