THE GARDEN SHED FLOOR & PREPPING FOR WINTERYesterday was "pet prep for winter" day.
I washed all of the winter bedding for the outside cats.
There is a kitty door in my garage where it's safe on rainy days. Also, I feel it's a little warmer than outside on really cold days. There are several fluffy warm beds in there.
See the kitty door?
That's a portrait of Mr. Smith, a sweet ole cat that came to me one day with little sores all over his face and body from some kind of buckshot or pellet gun.
He lived with me for a long time.
I'm a painter and nearly always have wet furniture and paint cans stacked high in my studio.
I realized a long time ago, that cats jumping up on things and paint just DO NOT mix. The cats that have lived here have always come to me as strays or unwanted. The first thing I do is have them spayed or neutered and I take very good care of them.
But, they do have to live outside.
There's a kitty door in the garden shed, too. I moved things out and cleaned the floor really well. As I moved things, I found all of these drawings in concrete that Kevy and Elizabeth drew when the foundation was first laid.
They're past and present sweet pet family members.
Punkin cat likes to sleep in here. When she was a tiny baby, her mommy hid her in here and it's always been a safe place for her. She has clean and fluffy bedding in a warm corner. She sleeps in the garage with the other cats, too. Punkin and Elijah are my two cats and two of the neighbor cats spend most of their time over here. I have a picket fence around my front yard and I think it makes them feel safe from cars and neighbor dogs that might be running around.
Link to: MY GARDEN SHED
And, guess who got a bath today!
His eyes look a little scary, but it is almost Halloween :)
(My camera flash, of course)
It was fun and a little bit sad seeing all of this artwork.
There were some foot prints and hand prints, too.
~ TIME MOVES ON ~