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Monday, June 17, 2013

Eastern Washington Weather and our View from the deck.

We can see for miles from our deck and we see how fast the weather moves and how different in very little distance here.
This picture was taken looking South,  You can see the rain falling.  The hill is the Royal City Sloap  and the open sky piece is at that time directly over Mardon.  You can see the rain falling.over Royal City whick is at the top of the sloap and 15 miles from our house.

This is looking toward the area where we had a picnic  lunch today with family on the West side of the Columbia River at a State park.  It was the third picture taken
This is 45 miles to the top of the ridge seen.

This is looking West Northwest  and you can see the end of the storm   clouds just about at the edge of our property.

This is looking North  and that row of trees in front of the van  ( far away )  You can see the outlind of mountain gops through them,  That if 50 miles away  the ones on the left you see in the breaks  are 35 miles away.  No storm there at that time.

I finished dishing up the dog food and then took pictures.

Note how far north the storm has moved.   Anika Waiting for her dinner.

This is looking North North west,  the storm has already moved up over our house and to the north.  It took 12 minutes for the rain to come from Royal City to our house.

I love being able to see mountains as far away as Yakima,  Wenatchee    and almost to the Canadian Border.  

Monday, June 3, 2013

Good Bye BT. We love you so much.

BT came home with us from the Shelter in Moses Lake at 6 months of age and we never could understand why he was an owner release because he was so perfect and loving.
BT was called Bob at the shelter because he is a natural short tail cat but We changed it to BT  for Bob Tail so we would not have two Bob's in the same house.  This was in October of 2005.
In December pf 2005,  our first foster liter of pups came and BT decided it was his job to teach pups how to interact with cats.     He seemed to know what dogs were dangerous but pups needed to be taught to be good with cats.
 BT loved to go hunting but it was not for the kill,  he would bring in the mice and birds and turn them loose to be his pets.  He never did understand why I would panic when I say his pets.     Anika,  the pup in this picture stayed with us.   BT and Anika have always had a close bond.

 One of BT's favorite activities was watching TV with Bob  and the other was taking a nap with Bob.  He was very social and all the cats loved him,  even the feral cats that were dumped a few years ago.

 Pookie and Sherman are watching BT who is watching Bob weed eating.

 Two years ago,  a kitten was found under our rear porch.  she was only 9 ounces and very dehydrated but her teeth said 10 weeks.    BT immediately took charge of cleaning her and teaching her how to be a playful kitten.   El Cee is now 2 years old and BT did a wonderful job of raising her.

Recently one of the original feral cats dumped had a litter of kittens and only one survived.    He is only 11 weeks old now.     3 weeks ago we brought the kitten ( I had been feeding it and playing with it in the shop  but could not get near the mother cat )  into the house and BT took charge again.    

Then last Friday the Neighbor's 3 dogs came into our property and caught BT.   They were throwing him in the air.   Wayde went out to stop them  and rushed BT to the Vet as we were in Wenatchee buying Dog and cat food.     BT seemed to rally some on Saturday but then started going down hill again.   He got to come home for a short while.

Sunday morning I could see he was not doing well and took him to the Pioneer Vet. Clinic.    He was put on both IV and Oxygen.   They found that he was so badly bruised inside that his organs were shutting down.  This morning  ( Monday  June 3rd, )  I said my good byes to our super special,  wonderful cat and he went to sleep in my arms.       We will never forget him and have been blessed to have him as part of our lives.    

BT,  your spirit will stay with us and we will still feel your love every day.   You brought so much joy to us and we will treasure every minute we had with you.
Love you sooooooooooooo much.