Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mother and Child

I took this picture last October of the cat next door with her kitten. There is a picture of the kitten in an earlier post below. I have no idea what the mom's name is, or if she has one. The poor thing is treated like a stray, and I do not know how many litters of kittens she has had since she came to live next door... I would say at least 6 or 7, maybe more. I have no idea where the kittens go when they are weaned. They have never bothered to have her spayed. It really is a sickening feeling to see her being worn out, having litter after litter. She has had two litters since this pictures was taken. Right now she has a single kitten with her, no more that a few days old. I feed her to keep her going and make sure she has what she needs to nurse her kitten.

People need to be responsible and have their pets spayed and neutered so that the cycle of unwanted pets is stopped.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Small Butterfly, Casts a Long Shadow!

You just cannot get a butterfly to pose on command! I waited and waited for it to open it's wings, and when it did, I missed it. Usually this was due to me fending off mosquitoes, who love the humid morning air. I stood in the same position for almost a half hour. Finally the butterfly and I were in sync, and I snapped this pic. At least I believe it is a butterfly and not a moth. She or he is not the most colorful thing on the planet, but pretty all the same. The background was gray to begin with, but I changed it to black and white, and left the butterfly in color.