I’ve had Jackie for a year!

One year ago last Wednesday, this happened:

I can’t believe it’s been a year! My baby has grown up. โค

She was so little! And for the first six months, I thought she was a boy. Oops.

It has been quite an adventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

I took this one this morning! ๐Ÿ˜€ Though technically her birthday would have been in September, I think this day is worth celebrating too. โค

An Update On Jackie

Six months ago, this photo happened! Amazing to think my Jackie started off so tiny. o_O Now, getting so big!

And now to the update about Jackie…

I made a mistake. And it’s not the first time I’ve made this mistake, haha.

When responding to comments to last week’s post (when I made the post I still didn’t know, but by the time I got around to responding to comments, I did), I responded calling Jack, Jackie. I also called her Jackie above. I don’t know if anyone noticed the hints in the comments or above on this post, but maybe you see where I’m heading with this. ๐Ÿ˜…

Last Tuesday, Jackie started… calling for a mate. And males don’t do that. So… I think Jackie is a girl, not a boy, haha. Therefore, her name will be Jacqueline, and Jackie for short. (We’ll probably bring her to a vet sometime in the near future to find out for sure and get her fixed.)

This also explains why Jackie and Angel don’t like each other at all. Jackie is aggressive toward Angel. Jackie sees Angel as another female who is a threat. And Angel is likewise.

 

Yeah that’s what I saw through the screen when Jackie saw Angel. ๐Ÿ˜… We put up a screen door in hopes they will get used to each other. So far it hasn’t worked sadly.

We weren’t sure at first but we thought it was settled and we had a boy. We were going to bring her to a vet and have them tell us, but we never did. We spent six months calling her a him. It’s going to take some time to get used to calling her a she instead of a he. ๐Ÿ˜‚

But whatever the case, of course, I love her. โค

My January 2019 In Photos

Welcome to another Month In Photos! I know, I’m really late with this – I hope to catch up over the next few weeks with this series. ๐Ÿ™‚

When raking leaves at my grandma’s, I spotted this really cool mushroom.

And another fungus…

Some sort of cocoon! No idea who was in there though.

And another cocoon!

Mushroom growing not just through the fence but —

….around the fence. o_O How strange!

Did this fool you? It fooled me. I thought I let Jack out of the house. Turns out, there is another cat who looks almost exactly like my Jack. But the mustache is too far to the left. (Compare below.) I haven’t seen this little guy since that day, but he gave me a shock!

This is my Jack. โค He’s growing up!

This cat was hanging around when I first found Jack, but she wasn’t old enough to be the mom. I think she belongs to our neighbors. Interestingly, she also has a mustache… but to the left.

Mamaw gave me some little flower bulbs to plant. I don’t think they will bloom this year, but they came up strong and the leaves beautiful, so I think it stored enough energy for next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a dog someone abandoned at my Mamaw’s. We hoped she would go home, but after a while, it became apparent she had no home to go to. Mamaw decided to keep her. We tried to name her Lily, but she wouldn’t come to it. Mamaw called her Blackie, and she responds to that. She is still not tame, but she did nose my hand a few weeks ago, so I hope she is warming up to us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Saturday Caturday (02)

Jack during the month of December. ๐Ÿ˜Š These photos make him look waaaaaaaaay more innocent than he is. ๐Ÿคฃ

He’s so cute when he’s sleeping! ๐Ÿ˜ป

Sometimes I find him sleeping in the oddest positions. ๐Ÿ˜‚

We played with my stuffed animals. Easy to miss he’s in this photo at first. ๐Ÿ˜†

This was the sweetest pose ever – until he moved. ๐Ÿคฃ And of course, he does that right when I click the take photo button… That tongue though. So long. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Jack camouflaged on my zebra print electric throw. And the turtle is Speedy, a TY toy that is probably a collector’s item by now. And Jack likes playing with it. I’m still not sure if I like him playing with it… seems he finally has grown tired of it and plays with his own toy mice. ๐Ÿ˜…

This day, I wore my “Jack camouflage” shirt. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Saturday Caturday (01)

I realized that you all haven’t seen Jack in a while, so I’m introducing another series in his honor. My baby is growing up!

Of course, this is him pretending to be sweet and blameless.

I discovered the day after the blood moon, while I was outside taking photos, Jack was in my room chewing my earbuds. My dad ordered me a new pair. He chewed clean through the wires. There was no hope of repairing them. I’ve never seen a cat so… chewy. Like a dog.

He’s temperamental and crazy but… I love him. โค

My October in Photos – iPod Edition.

*Tuesday was busier than I expected and I didn’t get to post, so that post has been moved to next Tuesday. (Because it is the start of a series for Tuesday.) However, here is the one scheduled for Wednesday!

Surprise #1 for this post, my uncle gave me an iPod for my birthday! Here are the photos I took with it during October – and a few from November because I can and it relates to surprise #2. ๐Ÿคฃ And I’m sure you will be flooded with more of surprise #2 in November in photos so I think it’s okay to share some of them now. Because I can’t really contain my excitement…

Cucumbers! They are now pickled.

Autumn leaf!

The same wildflower as Monday’s post – I wanted to see the comparison in how well the iPod captured the flower in comparison to my camera. This thing doesn’t do too bad with macros…

Really freaky looking cucumber.

Mushrooms!

…okay, I can’t take it any longer. The next surprise… I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS SURPRISE OR I WILL BURST.

Meet Thaddeus “Jumping Jack” Braveheart – he is surprise #2! ๐Ÿ˜ A feral cat showed up under my dad’s shop porch and the kittens were so hungry. I felt bad and tried to feed them, but they were too scared. Except for this one.

The next day, the mother had moved them, and I haven’t seen the mother or the other kittens since. But this little fellow was hiding in some leftover drainage pipe that we’re storing at our storage barn. Abandoned! I thought about leaving him to see if the mom would come back, but I heard the coyotes and I was afraid the neighbor’s dogs might get out again…

Plus, he did this when outside. He wrapped around my leg, not wanting me to leave him. And he followed me everywhere. My heart melted…

The plan was to get him weaned and litter box trained so we could give him away, but…

I think I can speak for all everyone when I say that we fell in love with him. Besides being cute (LOOK AT THAT BLACK MUSTACHE ON HIS NOSE AAAHHHH), he is a handful, curious, gets into everything, and is very entertaining with his playful antics.

Unfortunately, he thinks that my hands and feet are also toys to be played with. We’re breaking him of this habit. We hope. ๐Ÿ˜…

He discovered chairs last week. This is him in the chair.

He is so lovely. Most of the time. ๐Ÿ˜† Sometimes he has more energy than he knows what to do with. I’ve seen him try to climb the walls. And try to eat his own tail.

Here he is in my sandals. ๐Ÿ˜

Sorry for the blur, but he was very active. ๐Ÿคฃ He has my turtle, Speedy. And my iPod cord…

A quick break from the kitten because I’m trying to post these in chronological order. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My mom and I grabbed a burger at McDonald’s, and she spotted this. The sign says, “DO NOT BLOCK FIRE EXIT.” Someone decided not to heed that warning, it seems… O_o

Praying girl on Sunbeam bread! I heard from a friend that this was a thing this time of year. Never noticed it before. But there she is – praying. It also had the caption, “Not by bread alone” I love Sunbeam even more now… ๐Ÿ’œ

Now, returning to Jack…

Jack trying to eat my stuffed dog. It’s a cat-eat-dog world out there, folks… ๐Ÿ˜‚

I don’t usually post photos of me, but here we are. We’re on my bed. I was playing with the filters and Jack came along and fell asleep there beside me. ๐Ÿคฃ

Jack trying to attack the people in the TV screen. ๐Ÿคฃ

In my lap again. Refreshing Spirit called him, “An early birthday present from Jesus.” Refreshing Spirit and T. R. helped name him. Thaddeus came from Refreshing Spirit and Braveheart came from T. R. ๐Ÿ™‚ His nickname is Jumping Jack because he has this weird thing where he jumps out of stuff like a Jack in the Box. And he jumps in general. It’s very amusing. ๐Ÿ˜†

Sprawled out on my electric throw. He really likes my throw. And my mom’s electric throw. And my dad’s electric throw…

HE IS SO CUTE. He almost blends in on my zebra print though.

And here is why I am 4K words behind in writing my NaNoWriMo novel… ๐Ÿคฃ

My October in Photos will be concluded next Tuesday! See you guys later! ๐Ÿ˜Š