Tuesday 19 August 2014

August weather / views..

Leshamstown, Drumree, Co. Meath..


August foodies..

I don't really have the time to blog much, at the moment, so here are some pics =P

Sunday 17 August 2014

Cara's estimated first birthday

Although there's no way of telling Cara's exact birthday, the vets estimated her to be about ten months old when I found her, on 17th June.. So, I decided on a 17th August 2013 birthday, and today we've celebrated her first birthday at home.

Friday 1 August 2014

Done with July

My ShutterCal - July 2014
July, in my ShutterCal

July briefly;
Got Cara vaccinated.. Free donuts at work on 4th July.. Watching FIFA World Cup matches, and betting!.. Eating Oishii sushi, mmmm.. Blissful evening in Bray.. Supermoon.. Booster vaccinations for Cara, in Dunshaughlin (with Brayvet just being too far from home).. Lovely misty mornings, going to work.. Hot days and nights, uuhhhh.. Hedgehog in Bray garden.. Cooking at the new home.. Sunday guest in Meath.. Two days off, spending Thatsit's last day with her.. RIP Thatsit.. Blood tests at St. Vincent's.. Some more cooking at the new home..

Monday 28 July 2014

RIP Thatsit ( 29/4/1998 - 28/7/2014 )

Thatsit joined Oimo and Ginga, earlier on today..

Her slow downhill started from the spinal injury, last year.. She went through so much, with those leg sores and everything, and it was ironic that the leg sores had completely healed since, so well that you couldn't even tell that there were ever any sores..

But her walking got worse, and it had come to a point where she couldn't really find a comfortable position, most of the time, and she was only having good moments in the garden, on sunny (or at least dry) days.

I am so grateful, that her final day was mainly sunny, and she got to spend it in the garden where she was the happiest.

She also got as much roast chicken as she wanted, and loads of spray whipped cream, which was usually a very rare treat..

For most of her life, Thatsit did not tolerate being picked up for cuddles - she wanted cuddles when SHE picked the moment, and after a little while, she'd had enough, and she could make it very clear..

Just before the vet arrived, Thatsit allowed me to pick her up and hold her for a long time.. That was beautiful..

Thatsit is buried next to her brother, Oimouttahere, and close to Ginga, the garden cat..

I wrote her a letter, I gave her some of my hair and I took some of hers (my cat funeral ritual..), and I buried her with my "mini me" - the doll I made of myself, some years ago.. That way, she'll always be hugging Mama.. She was wrapped in two pillow cases, one of which spelled LOVE..

I find it beautiful, that Thatsit and Oimo can rest together, forever - they were from the same litter, after all..

Sunday 20 July 2014

Some pictures from my route to work

I love the early mornings and country roads.. These pictures are from last Thursday, on my way to work, from Leshamstown (Co. Meath) to Ballycoolin.

These sunrise ones are just a walking distance from home.. I had to stop and take a few snaps..

The second stop was at a spot where I've stopped before, to take an early morning picture of that same horse =) This time, there was a cow for company..

As I was taking these pictures, I suddenly felt like someone was staring at me.. I turned around, and there was a curious horse across the road, wondering what I was doing =D I took a picture of him/her as well;

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Done with June

My ShutterCal - June 2014
June, in my ShutterCal

June briefly;
Spending more time in Co. Meath, eating lots of Rubik's Cube Pizza while in Bray, found an injured cat on the road in Kilbride (Co. Meath) and took her to Brayvet, no owner was found and I found myself with a new cat (=cats in two counties now..), lots of extra driving between cat and cats, playing with several cameras in Bray, new cat (Cara) in weekend Herald, new Firestone tyres for Esmeralda..