Monday, May 21, 2012

Cows, Socks, and Flower

You may remember my fascination with cows.  In fact, when I first moved to the country and ended up with a field full of cows living next door, I had a lot of questions.  I've been here over a year now, and finally - FINALLY - I found someone to answer my questions about cows.  Thanks to Debbie, a blogger and a cattle rancher in Kansas, who explained to me the reason that Ziggy and my next door neighbors will most likely never be best friends.  Debbie recently won the "America's Farmers Farm Mom of the Year" award for 2012.  Congratulations Debbie!  Be sure to stop by and visit her blog for a look at life on a cattle ranch, and to have all of your cow questions answered.

In addition to learning about cows, I've also been learning more about cats.  And to help with my cat education, I brought home two new foster cats a few weeks ago.  I met Socks while stopping by my neighbor's house to discuss which animals they were wanting me to rehome.  As we stood there talking, a small brown tabby cat came walking straight up to me and began weaving around my legs.  I picked her up, and she immediately began purring.   I hadn't planned to take home any cats that day, but when I met Socks I just fell in love. 

In addition to Socks, the neighbors pointed out a very small black and white cat who they also wanted to rehome.  They had named her Skunk, because she had a white stripe down her back and did somewhat resemble a skunk.  However I was concerned about trying to find a home for a cat with the name Skunk - people may think she smelled bad!  So I renamed her Flower ("You can call me Flower if you want to!" - name that movie) and brought her home too.  She is every bit as sweet as Socks, and she doesn't smell bad at all.   

Update:  Since Socks and Flower came to my house a few weeks ago, they've been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and all that good stuff, and then they started going to adoption events.  Within a week, Flower was adopted and Socks has now moved up to PetSmart where I hope she will quickly be adopted as well. 


Tucker The Crestie said...

They are absolutely beautiful - and I hope they find wonderful homes very soon!

Cupcake said...

I love Socks and Flower. They are adorable. I'm glad you changed Skunk's name to Flower. She looks like a beautiful flower.

The quote "You can call me Flower if you want to" is from Bambi. A movie a saw when I was a little girl and cried for days afterward and will never watch it again. Same thing happened to me when I saw the remake of King Kong in 1976. Now I have to be careful what animal movies I watch.

Barb's Cats and Quilts said...

You're just going to leave us hanging??? So why won't Ziggy and the cows ever be friends?

Socks and Flower are adorable.

Cr8z4Cats! said...

Yes - why can't dogs and cows be friends? Didn't they say the same thing about cats and dogs, yet look around... so many feline and canine buddies that live together. :)

I love Socks and Flower - so adorable! There is just something about those tabbies and black/white kitties. Congrats on Flower's adoption - let's hope Socks is not far behind!

PS: I saw Debbie's story on our Monsanto website - how cool that she checks your blog and vice versa!

Flynn said...

Very cute! I love your blog :)

Stop on by for a visit.
Flynn & Roxy

Dog Foster Mom said...

Barb - Debbie said it's because the cows see Ziggy as a predator. I don't know where they would've gotten that idea. Oh wait... maybe they've read this: