Friday, September 28, 2012


 The next show for the Whidbey Playhouse 2012-13 season is the Musical Gypsy which is based on the true story of the most famous burlesque dancer of all time.  Miss Gypsy Rose Lee.  This is also the story of ROSE her mother, who has been known as the stage mother of all stage Mothers, and her push to make her Babies famous so that she can live vicariously through them.

 Ya gotta have a Gimmick!  

 Baby June,...  My name is June, What's YOURS?

 Have an Eggroll Mr. Goldstone!

 If Momma was married....

 Together wherever we go.
The strippers....Ya gotta have a gimmick!

The show opens tonight and runs through October 21, 2012.  Tickets are on sale at the boxoffice 360-679-2237.  

Friday, September 07, 2012

Mary Lou I Need help!

 So was the voice on the other end of the phone as I answered My SIster's call.  I need to know how to feed a week old kitten.  What?  where?  How?  I asked.  She said that 2 little boys found these kittens with their eyes just barely open in the weeds behind the fence. 

THey Knew Phyllis was a sucker for stray cats, so they took them to her. She called me because she knows that I have fostered kittens before.
 I immeddiately dropped what I was doing and rushed over to her house.  I could her the babies yelling for their mom as soon as I got out of the car.  I knew that if Mom was anywhere around, she would be there licketty split.  But she wasn't.  I thought that since there was only two of them that maybe Mom was moving her litter from here to there, but No Mom showed up. 

 I took the babies home with the help of her neighbors, who had run to walmart and purchsed bottles and formula for them.    They were so SMALL!  they both fit into my hand.  Every 4 hours, they had to be fed, and cleaned!  Yep, Momma cat licks their little bottoms so they will poop and pee.  I did not know that!
I got paper towels and baby wipes and made formula and every four hours they would wake me up to be cared for.  THey were weak, so I took them to the vet, and 144.00 later, I took home two baby kittens, who were de-fleaed, de-wormed, and had eye drops in their eyes!  He weiged them and said that they may not make it, but try.  I did.
 A month later, I have two adorable 5 week old babies, full of life, full of orneryness, and full of shit!  I have them pottie trained, and I just yesterday took them off of formula, and they are now eating Kitten chow, and Fancy Feast Breakfast, twice a day.  They do not like the water dish, but they are getting used to it. 
 Every morning after they have their breakfast, I get them and bring them into my bed with me while I drink a cup of coffee and wait for the sun to leave my window and go over the house. 
 They snuggle, they play, they attack feet and fingers, and they drive theirt big sister and Brothers crazy.
 LIttle Rosie has the strangest fur.  It is about 3 inches long, but it is really curly under neath, looks like she is missing patches of fur, but she isnt! 
 She also goes really limp when I pick her up.  Almost like she has died.  SHe hasnt, just goes reallly limp like a rag doll.  (hrmmm)
 Her brother is the biggest one of them.  He is a siamese marked kitten with tons of energy!  He has helped her a lot!  He shows her where to potty and how to eat.
 Rosie is going to have green eyes, but Fred (flintstone) is going to keep he beautiful blue ones.
 A firend of mine will take him home in a week, and he will meet his brother George (Jetson) and his other brother who I dont know.
 I will keep Rosie, as Kittens are my most favorite thing in the whole world.  And after all the hours I have put into helping her live, I dont want her to go to a stranger. 
 Could you give up this darling little face?

 Please people, Spay and Neuter your cats as soon as they are old enough and for GOD's sake if you have any feelings for them at all , keep them in the house!  Do not let them out where they will catch diseases and be Coyote Lunch, or fight with Raccoons.
Take them to the Vet and have them fixed.  Rosie and Fred will not have babies, they will be fixed in about two months.  Then they will remain indoor cats and be happy until they go on across the Rainbow bridge, hopefully after a long life!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

These two men are the absolute joy of my life.  My son, and His son, at Patrick's first ball game.  I love this photo of the two of them.