16 January 2014

The holiday kitties........

Usually wherever we go on holiday there are lots of kitties and I do worry about them on many occasions. That's why I was so pleased when we were in Lanzarote a few weeks ago to see how well and happy the kitties there were.
                                              In the afternoon they were all snoozing happily and had no fear..


                                         So content...

                                    This little one came down to say hello...
                                     We saw lots of evidence that someone feeds them regularly..


 We saw kitties stalking these but having no luck...

                                            Stalking....

                                           But there were families of ducks just a few feet from the sleeping  kitties who seemed to come to no harm..


                                   They must have plenty of food and water and don't need to chase the ducks thankfully..
                               This one was always on the wall when we took our evening walk and always wanted petting and would roll over for his tummy tickling..

                They all looked healthy and happy and content and I was so grateful for that..

I am sorry if I came across as negative in my last post. I miss blogging about Jasper so much and I want to keep on blogging. The last thing I want is for you all to think I am a moaner and not come and visit. I suppose it was a mixture of tiredness and being a bit down. Sorry for that. I am on late shifts just now and although on call for the night shift when I finish at 11:00 am not nearly as tired.   I do appreciate all our blog friends.. Love and hugs Carol xxx

31 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's good to see that colony being taken care of, though I suppose TNR is out of the question? Still, they look good and yes, content, so that's great!

Personally, I think you ought to post whatever you want--if it's happy, sad or in-between. It's YOUR blog, we care about YOU, not "happy" Carol, but Carol--however Carol is in the moment. Does that make sense?

All of us have ups and downs--example, I lean to depression and have been clinically depressed a couple of times in my life...Now am on the pre-menopausal hormonal roller coaster, so am usually either in a wild rage or super-low in my mood. LOL. It's NOT pretty! (Add to that work cr*p, neigbhour cr*p at home, blah blah.)

The (long-winded) point being that we're going to come and visit you no matter what your mood, so post what you need to--it can help, especially since many of us can relate.

Lots of hugs and universal Light, and purrs from Nicki and Derry

san said...

What lovely kitties. It's good to have a break and quiet.

Katie Isabella said...

I LOVE seeing the kitties! SO glad they are faring so well, and Carol, (I have the same name...Katie's momma..just with an e on the end) I understand about shift work VERY well having worked 12 hr shift rotation with frequent OT.

Random Felines said...

we are glad these kitties are being cared for and you got a break to see them :)

we certainly understand the ups and downs....

Laila and Minchie said...

What a beautiful colony and they do look so well taken care of. What a great life they are living!

Not to worry...we all have our ups and downs. That's what is so great about having friends who understand. (((hugs)))

Loretta Thomas said...

They really do look well cared for! Thanks for sharing this with us...It is good to see, for a change, that someone out there really cares!
We can't always feel well nor,can we be upbeat all the time. All of us understand this and if you think you sound negative sometimes, don't worry...we are all built tough...and can take the negative with love too!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Purrs & Hugs,
Loretta & the girls

writing for pleasure said...

There are many kitties in Spain like that and soft hearted me did feed them.
I am so please you are continuing to blog it's as though GJ is still here.
Yvonne.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a LUCKY and LOVELY KITTY KHOLONY.

WE are just glad that you feel comfortable saying what you want to US. WE are FAMILY in Blogville and that is how it should be.

BeadedTail said...

We're glad all the kitties are doing well! They sure are cuties!

We care about you no matter how you're feeling and since it's your blog, feel free to post what you want! No need for fakeness for us because we'll still love you no matter what! :)

Sparkle said...

How nice to see the kitties are well taken care of! Don't worry about sounding down or negative sometimes - my human's in a mood today and it's all I can do to keep a lid on her! Now, SHE'S enough to drive any cat crazy! You, on the other hand, are fine.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

oh, how did you leave without wanting to take them home? Soooooo cute!

Please don't ever feel the need to apologize for anything. You are not a moaner, you're going through a very real grieving process with which most of us also are intimately acquainted.

We completely understand and support you.

Brian said...

Those kitties are all so cute and they really do look content. Hey, we didn't think you were negative at all. Besides, we are your friends and you can share anything with us.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Carol, beautiful kitties weren't they. Glad you got to have a pat with some of them. I can understand your tiredness as our daughter is a Nurse and she gets very tired with shift work too. Take care. We're here whenever you need us. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Madi and Mom said...

Carol I have never ever known you to be negative even through all of Jasper's sickness. I expect you were tired. I love today's post.
We saw a ton of kitties in Bermuda too. Amazing how well they do too.
Hugs Cecilia and Madi

Madi and Mom said...

Derry and Nicki your world is monotone but you two handsome boys make it colorful
Hugs madi your bfff

ANGEL ABBY said...

Carol I don't think you were down in your last post. But this is your blog and do blog about whatever you like. WE are all friends here.

jen said...

jasper was a special boy. it's ok to talk about missing him.

Georgia and Julie said...

How wonderful to see those kitties and know they are being cared for .
That makes us smile :)
We never felt you were negative
or a moaner.
You have just lost your kitty,your best friend and we expect that you will feel sad,angry and a bit depressed. I know I do!
I am bummed that my Tillie is gone. We had a huge bond.
Now,Tiger is gone. Though she was barely 17, I miss her sandpaper kisses.
Post what you want to post. We all care about you and Barrie as much as we cared about Jasper.
Let it out.We are here to listen and offer virtual hugs :)
This blogging community really is awesome.
Nancy and the kitties.
xoxoxo

Flynn said...

I didn't think you sounded at all negative or a moaner in your last post. Even if you do want to moan, go ahead and do it. We are all here to share your down days with you.
Those kitties are lovely and it is good to know they are being well fed.

The Cat From Hell said...

Carol, we love to come and see your posts! And I loved to see the pictures of the colony!

Gattina said...

I feel the same when I am on holidays ! Fortunately the tourists take care of the cats. In Tenerife there were so many half starved stray cats it was awful. But since years it's better, there are Cat lover groups (mostly Brits) who spay the cats, cut a little piece of the ear off, so you know that this cat is spayed and taken care of. I am sure they do it in Lanzarote and the other islands too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love the pictures of those cats that you saw on your holiday. They looked as though they are well fed - from other boats too. The second picture made Mum think of Lucy as she often curls up and holds her tail too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

katsrus said...

Aww those kitties are so cute. You are not a moaner. It's hard to lose a beloved kitty. Hugs.
Sue B

Kari said...

Didn't you want to take them all home and give them the love they deserve?
Give them names, brush their fur and cuddle them all day long?
I didn't think you sounded at all
negative or like a moaner in your last
post either. And you have every right
to as shift work can be &@$$!
Anytime you want to talk about
Jasper, we'd all love to join in.

Jacqueline said...

We always love seeing kitties and these are all so beautiful and happy!...Carol, our Mommy keeps you and Barrie in her prayers and we hope you guys will allow Angel GJ to bring another kitty into your hearts soon...Happy weekend, dear friends...kisses and love...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Cathy Keisha said...

Those ferals look contented. TW still hasn’t remembered to take pics of the Park Cats she feeds. One of them even came right up to her yesterday. We have a new TNR group around here who have done the cats in our complexes garage.

Katie and Glogirly said...

So nice to see the feral kitties doing so well. This makes us smile : )

Don't ever feel bad about missing your boy. We completely understand and will always be here for you. xoxo

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Those are beautiful kitties! I'm surprised one of them didn't spot you as an easy mark and follow you home, ha ha meow! XOXOXOX

Old Kitty said...

Good morning lovely Carol and Barrie!! Awwww wow - look at all these gorgeous kitties - and adorable baby ducklings! Talk about total cute overload! Awwww - glad you had a most furry and feathery time in Lanzarote! Yay!! Awww we know angel GJ will be saying "mum - take it easy and take care and look after yourself"! He and your beautiful mum are watching out for you and everyone, don't you worry :-)

Take care
x

Bellen said...

Those cats do look quite content, and I'm glad that they don't have to do any serious hunting.

I agree with Fuzzy Tales: blog about whatever you like. Sometimes the topic will be unpleasant, sometimes wonderful. To try to be happy all the time would make the blog just a facade. Write about whatever you want. That's the good of a blog, I think.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Such a cute feline colony.
=)