Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oh, For The Life of A Cat!

Garden In Fall

The leaves have finally all dropped from our trees. We try to pick up the leaves only once every fall, and today was the day. We dressed appropriately for our all-day chore, and before we headed outside, we asked the cats if they wanted to help.

Of course, they said no! They were going to take a "well-deserved" nap together.

The Cats 2

We headed outside to begin our day's work. I like to use our mulching mower with the bag attached to pick up as many leaves as possible. The mower mulches them, along with the remaining grass.

Mowing Up Leaves

Meanwhile, back in the house...

Phoebe3

We need to make many trips to the compost heaps to dump the leaves.

Compost Heaps

I swear I heard snoring in unison...

The Cats 1

We took turns mowing, dumping, raking and picking up sticks. Our brush pile is as tall as me, and is used by the birds as a shelter all winter!

Brush Pile

Still cat napping!

Penny1

We live on a corner lot, so we have more grass to mow. We completed the front and side property by lunch time, and came inside for a nice hot bowl of lentil soup.

Picking Up Leaves

Oh, you smell our soup, huh?

Penny2

Phoebe2

After lunch, we headed out to do the back yard. We raked leaves away from the flower areas, then mowed them up. We will be covering some of the beds with a layer of leaves once we settle into a deep freeze. We finished up just as nightfall approached.

Rake

No, they never lifted a finger, or paw, all day (unless you call this lifting a paw). Sometimes I wish we could both trade places with the cats. I would enjoy an all-day catnap once in awhile!

Phoebe4

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10 Comments:

Blogger Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Oh yes, indeed for the life of a cat....they make the rules I know.
It looked like you had a pretty chilly day to do your chores by the way your husband is dressed.

What a GREAT idea to make a brush pile for the birds in the winter...I bet they appreciate it.

Most of the time down here in Southeast Texas.. we do not have to cover our flowers in the winter...but we have that special cloth that we put over them if it ever does go down to freezing.
We have been having the MOST FANTASTIC weather for the past 2 months....but we need RAIN..we sure do.

Lentel soup...sounds REALLLY good.

Rose

November 20, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Rose-

It was cold but we warmed up a bit as we worked. The soup helped!

You are lucky to live in such a nice climate! I sure hope you get some rain, though. It's been a bit dry up this way, too.

-Pam

November 20, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh what a world the furpersons live in when they have good housekeepers to do their bidding and entertaining. What a life! Wonderful photos Pam!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Marcie

November 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Marcie-

Yes, they are spoiled little princesses! :-)

Thank you, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

-Pam

November 22, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Pam,
Enjoyed very much seeing your pampered cats. That's the way it should be...noblesse oblige.
Anyes
XX

November 27, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Anyes-

I agree. I often think they own us instead of the other way around. :-)

-Pam

November 27, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Mountain Blessings said...

I visited your blog tonite, its wonderful! I enjoyed everybit of it and will follow you. Thanks for sharing, Marla

November 27, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Marla-

Welcome! I'm glad you liked enough to become a follower! My fellow bloggers are such wonderful people, and it's a privilege to share in their amazing lives. I'm going to follow your new blog as well!

-Pam

November 28, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

What precious kitty closeups! You are so lucky they get along and even snuggle together. Our girls are enemies.

November 28, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Teresa-

We always say how lucky we are that they get along so well. I never had two cats who loved each other so much.

-Pam

November 28, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

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