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Friday, June 24, 2011

Meet Lucy Caboosey!

My heart was captured the first time I laid my eyes on this kitty! I had just signed papers on the Caboose and was sitting in my 'soon to be' garden area when I saw these yellow eyes looking at me from under the Caboose. She was sitting on the rail all safe and secure and looking at me wondering who I was. Not knowing her name or if she was lost I tried to friend  her and as I got closer she walked the rails underneath and got more secure deep in the belly of the underparts of the Caboose..I checked back a while later and my new little friend was still there so off to the store for some canned food and dry kibble.I found out from management here at the Village that she is a ferrel kitty that was born here and that she had been captured by PAWS and spayed along with her siblings and then brought back to the Village.That was over 6 years ago! So when I moved in,  I was actually moving in on her space so I was careful but determined to share with her. Since she is a ferrel  cat and has not ever been held, brushed or loved it has been a long process and over time we have managed to work out ways to show affection for one another. In the winter she has a heated igloo with soft warm blankets and in the summer time she chooses between 3 favorite sleeping towels and of course her comfy bed. She has been named "Lucy Caboosey" and she proudly lives  in the garden area greeting all who walk by and always has her safety area on those rails under the caboose. She has become our kitty  and runs to the walkway to greet us in the mornings and follows us right in the shop for her morning treats. The same goes for in the evening when it has quieted down Lucy  wonders in to find her treats that have been put down for her on the rug. As far as holding her and touching her ..well that is still a work in progress. I have touched her on her back and tail many times and she always give me 'the look' as she scoots away.  She has willingly come close enough to bat at my hand (with her claws in) and then sit just out of arms reach and then sneak in at my hand to smell it and I have even got a lick....melt my heart, that was she has done to me! So if you come by, please stop in to say Hi to Lucy Caboosey... and me of course!

Until then, ~Rose xoxo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Let my blogging begin :)

It's time! Time to stop thinking about this and just get busy and start writing. I've wondered what to put here and what not to and I guess it will be trial and hopefully not to many errors.
So with a little goes!
I have had the pleasure and the hard work to run my little shop (that is actually in a Caboose dating back to 1905) for nearly 5 years now in a wonderful destination location in Bothell, Wa called Country Village. I am so at home here and can't ever imagine leaving.
So I plan on writing of the daily tales of being here in this country setting with  the chickens, roasters, ducks, my feral kitty named Lucy Caboosey and all the fun things going on here.
One of the best parts of being in my shop is the customers that have become friends and my little adopted family of three and a half. They are Chris, Janene and wee Benjamin and a new little one on the way due in September. I  held and rocked Benjamin as a wee infant and can hardly wait to hold his little sister. I love when Benjamin yells from across the parking lot when he's getting in the car..."Good Night Gramma Rose, I love you!"
Benjamins' world  is all about trains! He can tell me more about trains that just about anyone and sometimes I'll be working away and I'll hear the chain and wheel that's attached to the caboose making noise and sure's Benjamin and Chris having a grand time. I am so blessed  to have them in my daily life!
Isn't that the cutest picture of Chris and Benjamin playing right outside my door?
Well, I hope this is ok for my first blog in long long time.. I'll get better :) I promise!
Until then, Rose xo