Hi Folks! The last two weeks have been so busy that I was not able to even think about Peter Pan except that I am doing a book signing on Friday, September 9th ay Kimberly Ann’s Open Door Gallery in Petersburg, VA. (A little plug!) Hurricane Irene downed six trees in my neighbor’s yard most of which fell in ours. With our neighbor, Donna, we hired someone to chop them down and turn them to mulch. Two
days before I caught the last of the cats that hang around our house (six in all) and had him neutered and given rabies shots after which he was let back in the yard. I never thought I’d catch that big Tom cat and was quite happy to see him in my trap. Prior to him, I caught five females including a kitten my neighbor named Lucy (who is white with a strawberry blonde spot on her head). Lucy looked like she wanted to be cuddled when she lived exclusively outside but was too frightened by people. After capturing, spaying, etc., I brought Lucy in our bathroom and in 48 hours she was a loveable and cuddly little girl. I am now trying to find a home for her. I also caught Lucy’s mother, Izzy and White’s mother, and others that I did not realize were female until I was informed by my vet. I must tell you that my partner Dale and my neighbor, Donna, helped with the neutering and spaying costs for which I am most grateful. The SPCA also helped in reducing the cost. Meanwhile, Izzy and Whitey have joined our dog, Homer, and our cat, Spooky, in an all male household (with Lucy as our temporary guest). School started last week and I am most excited about teaching my new classes. I’ll get back to Peter Pan stuff next week. To my British friends, “cheers!”.