Update on Hope, a.k.a. Baby Mamma & Clothesline Happiness

Howdy GAL followers,

As some of you may recall, I blogged about a starving, skin & bones female cat that showed up at my doorstep in this post.  I  had named her Hope, well sort of.  Since that day, Hope, who lately I seem to be calling Baby Mamma has faithfully been showing up for her twice a daily feedings.  I have been unable to confirm if she has a litter,  but I will say, after she eats, she always leaves heading in the same direction.  And,  her nipples are still enlarged.   The good news is, since I started feeding her, she feels less bone-y and the vertebrae in her back is less pronounced.  I am fattening her up which makes me feel good.   🙂

This morning, while Baby Mamma ate, I decided to snap a few pictures. If I may, I would like to reiterate: do not allow all of that fur to fool you, she is still incredibly thin.

Baby Mamma/Hope:

babymamma 04_27_v1 BabyMamma_04_27_v2photo Babby Mamma 04-27_v3

Moving on…

Today in Massachusetts, it is a brisk 50-something degrees and let me tell you I have been dying, that’s right dying, to use my clothesline.  As I sat outside on the top step talking to Baby Mamma, while my washing machine was running, I realized to myself, “Self, it feels like it’s warm enough to hang your sheets and blanket outside.”  Sweet!  As soon as my blanket was finished washing, I hung that out, while Baby Mamma gave me drive-by rubbings on my legs.  I continued to sit with her while I waited for my sheets to finish washing.  Not sure if I ever mentioned this before in previous posts but one of the things I loved about this house when I first looked at it, was the fact that it has a clothes line.  Last year, we had such an awesome spring: 70 + degree weather, that I was able to use my clothesline at the beginning of March all the way through to October which sooooooooooooo totally rocks because it saved on my electric bill, not mention, it is soooooooooo much better for the environment.  Go ahead and call me green, I don’t care.  Know this: My electric bill all last summer was $35. How much was YOURS??? Hmmmmmmmmm?  I work really hard to be environmental conscience and using my clothes line is one way that I can help the planet.  I realize not everyone has this option but if you are allowed to have a clothesline, well the honey, I seriously recommend you invest in one because there is nothing, and I do mean nothing better than the smell of sheets that have been hanging outdoors.  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

It’s the little things in life, right?

Speaking of clotheslines. Have any of you heard about The Clothesline Project? No? CLP is a really awesome non-profit organization that allows women affected by violence to express themselves.  Actually, rather than trying to tell you, how about I give you an excerpt:

The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide. See this list of videos on YouTube. 

For more information, drop a line to our National Contact Person:

The Clothesline Project
13 Plymouth Road
Yarmouthport MA 02675

ClotheslineProject@comcast.net

 

And before I close out this post, everyone, I give you my clothesline. Tadaaaaaaa!

My Clothesline: 04_27_2013

My Clothesline: 04_27_2013

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

-GAL

 

6 thoughts on “Update on Hope, a.k.a. Baby Mamma & Clothesline Happiness

  1. I was wondering if she’d been coming back for more food. Maybe the reason she’s gaining weight so slowly is that the kittens are alive and well and nursing. Let’s Hope, right?

    • I definitely think she is nursing. Today she came back 4 times for food. While she was eating, I felt her nipples and they felt full. The first time I met her, her nipples were dry and flat, now they are pink and full… So she’s clearly producing milk. I just wish I could follower her. I tried yesterday and she freaked out and ran off.

  2. Your backyard is almost as beautiful as Hope is. But then I’m partial to cats, as you well know. Hopefully Ann is right and a lot of that food is going to a secret batch of kittens. Still, wish she’d put on weight faster…it’s so sad to see a cat that skinny. They all deserve to be fat and happy and perpetually scratched behind their ears.

    Interesting about the Clothesline Project too. I like to see that kind of creativity in rallying people behind a cause…I think the artistic aspect tends to punch through peoples’ preconceptions, and it might make even those awful fundie The-Wife-Must-Submit-To-The-Husband types feel something.

    Anything, really, would be an improvement.

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