Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas is over for another year and I wanted to share with you this picture I took yesterday while preparing Christmas Dinner, Moose is a stray we took in recently at home and although he only weighed 9 lb's when we had him neutured he's fattening up nicely. So much so that we decided not to have Turkey for Christmas Dinner.

Cats! Who'd have them? Guess who had to wash all the plates?

Lynn and Bonnie came for dinner and were trying to get me to join them in the upcoming New Years Day Penguin Plunge. Hey, I'm game for a laugh but I ain't mental. These pair have been leaping into the frozen Susquehanna River every New Years Day since it's inception 14 years ago. All the money donated goes to the Harrisburg Humane Society As the temperature has been wayyyy below freezing for nearly 3 weeks that river is going to be colder than a witches whatsit. Any way come on down on New Years Day, the loonies jump in at Midday. You can donate to Bonnies page here -

I'll be the one in the Arctic gear holding the towels!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chipmunk and Eddy



Not sure what their names used to be but they have been renamed Chipmunk and Eddy (Munster)! They are both lovely kitties.

Entrance to Playhouse with kitty staying out of the rain.

Playhouse on a cold, wet, miserable  day.

The playhouse is nice and warm even on the coldest days.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Best Little Cat House Website

The Best Little Cat House in PA website is now up and running again in it's completely new format. Still a few things to iron out but hopefully that won't take too long. The Photo Gallery has been completely revised too as well as some new photographs.

For the technies out there I used Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 to generate the site. It's bit daunting at first but once you get into it it's just really daunting! I'm only scratching the surface of what it can do so watch out for some monumental screwups  alterations along the way.

Check it out -

Monday, September 20, 2010

Unusual Baby Bunny

Wildlife season is finally coming to end  (hopefully). This latest batch of baby bunnies are nice and snuggly on the heating pad, but hang on, thats a strange looking baby bunny. I've never seen a tiger striped bunny before!
Funny Bunny

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year and Penguin Plunge Report.

New Years Day dawned a lot different from the forecast predicted a few days earlier. Instead of rain/snow/sleet/freezing rain it was bright and sunny, cold but not too bad being above freezing. Not that it mattered that much to me because I had no intention of running into the Susquehanna River at Noon along with all the other er .... er ..... lets call them plungers shall we. I was designated "Towel Boy" for Lynn, it was my job to hold her towel for her so she would not immediately die of hyperthermia on exiting the freezing Susquehanna River.

 On the drive along the river to City Island I was instructing Lynn to not look to her right in the direction of the river. What did she do, yeah she looked. What she saw made her shiver in anticipation of what was to come. The river was covered in places with little icebergs, OK maybe thats an exageration, ice flows more like. This is Lynns 13th year in succession of immersing herself in the Susquhanna on New Years Day. She was on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society when the idea arose back in 1997 it must have been. As Lynn was one of the younger board members at the time she volunteered or was "volunteeered" to be a participant. 13 years laters she's still doing it. She was interviewed by local TV channel, so I hope somebody videoed it. Marsha was there looking aprehensive especially when the huge Viking 'Lady' Helga, complete with horned Helmet and long blonde braids arrived to be videoed with her.  Brian was there in his flip flops and bare feet and I apologise to him for splashing icy water on him. I was only trying to get him used to the cold! Becky was there too and we met Bonnie, but due to a recent bout with pneumonia she wisely was a spectator this year. Christine from Paws was plunging as was Dr Bob from The Animal Hospital of Dauphin County who was plunging for the first time. At precisely Noon the loonies  plungers ran down the snow covered ramp into the water, immersed themselves and ran out again. This was where the "Towel Boys" really come into their own in the extremely vital task of guiding the stunned, frozen  popsicles emerging from the river towards their waiting towels. It's a very important difficult job .... well someone has to do it don't they.

Not sure yet how much money was raised for the animal charities, hope it was lots!

Sorry no pictures, left the stupid camera behind!

Christine Arnold has just reminded me that you can still donate!

More pictures from the Plunge. Check out Helga the Viking 'Maiden'.