and the winner is. . .

KUSH!  I recently found out that Kush was awarded Cat of the Month on Cats and Co blog. We both felt quite honored. This inspired me to treat Kush to a manicure and pedicure at the local vet’s. (I’ve never trimmed a cat’s nails before and this pampering was a treat for both of us.) Kush behaved like a perfect lady for the technician so it was a painless experience on her part. I am already enjoying the benefit of a cat without killer claws. I didn’t realize that they were getting out of hand until I started to feel like a human pin cushion. Now I won’t look like I’ve played in a forest of rose  bushes – in a sleeveless shirt no less.

Today I am sitting outside, enjoying my coffee with Kush resting beside my chair. She is wearing a harness attached to a leash attached to a huge long nylon loop which is secured to a chair. Kush is an indoor cat, and I certainly don’t want to be responsible for loosing her in the great outdoors. I wanted her to be able to explore, but she seems quite content to rest in the shade and watch the world. Occasionally she stretches up to chew some grass in a flower-pot. Life is good. And just so you don’t worry about her getting tangled up in her restraint system, be assured I would not leave her out on her own. (I had to create the extension for the leash. I felt like an idiot following her around the yard, while she stopped to sniff and snoop every plant.) Of course now that she has a long lead, she hasn’t strayed more than 3 feet away from me. Silly cat.

cat in the sun

cat resting by my chair

curious cat

cat exploring the jungle

cat resting after her big adventure

After a couple of hours outside, we had to come back into the house. Kush decided to get comfy and have a rest in one of her favorite boxes.

15 thoughts on “and the winner is. . .

  1. Wow, look at those eyes! I can see why she’s a winner 🙂

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    1. She is very pretty indeed. I also don’t know how many cats entered the contest, but I’m okay not knowing!

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  2. Well congrats! And here’s another one…I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, so I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award! You can get all the info here: http://terriskitchenuk.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/spreading-a-little-sunshine/

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    1. Wow! Thank you. This is my first award and I’m a little taken aback. But thank you!

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  3. Cute Kitty! Fourth shot is refreshing.

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    1. Thanks for that. It’s a jungle out there – especially when you are only 1 foot tall!

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  4. You are one wonderful foster parent Terri – Kush is indeed a very lucky Kitty. To think she was treated to a pedi and manicure – I was just thinking of doing the same thing for myself….

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    1. Thanks. I think you should treat yourself. Bet you won’t be able to get your treatments for less than $20. The princess is cat napping on my lap right now.

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  5. I have a huge smile on my face after reading this post. Not only do I feel refreshed having lived vicariously through your sunny garden explorations, Kush is so sweet and beautiful that smiles just naturally come. Thank you! 🙂

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    1. You are very welcome. I’m almost embarassed by how much fun it is having her around!

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  6. great photos, and I think Kush is a deserving winner. Love the third and last photos !!

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    1. Thanks! I just have to be careful that I don’t turn into one of those crazy cat ladies. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a crazy cat lady…

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  7. That’s my girl! She looks so happy outside. Miss you both and keep up the good work kitty!

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  8. Kush is adorable!

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