Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Favorites

 Welcome to another edition of Sunday Favorite's hosted by the lovely Chari @ Happy to Design.  What a beautiful first day of spring we had here at the Stepp home.  Absolutely gorgeous weather yesterday.  Nice enough in fact that I planted some flower cuttings a friend gave me and then (believe it or not) I took a nap outside in my favorite lounge chair.  An absolutely perfect day.  I hope everyone else's day was just as relaxing and warm.

This week I'm sharing a post that was originally posted on March 10th last year.  It's about one of our favorite pets that we have had over the years.  I'm sad to say he is no longer with us but I am so happy I had posted this for the memories.  I hope you enjoy the post.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meet Snowie


After most everyone commenting on the welfare of Snowie yesterday I thought maybe you might like to get to know him a little better. It looks as if he is going to be around for many years to come, thankfully. The vet said he has a horrible ear infection of unknown origin. Might be bacterial and she's running tests. The bad part is she believes it has also ruptured his eardrum and there is nothing we can do about that. He was the best little cat yesterday. We do own a pet carrier but Snowie doesn't mind traveling at all. In fact he has actually gone out on the truck with Trucker a time or two. But to be on the safe side I wrapped him like a taco in a clean towel. When we got there I carried him inside and they immediatly placed he and I into a room. Only because he was not in a carrier. Faster service this way as well. LOL. When the vet came in to examine him I wasn't even aware of what I was doing till she said "Do you always rock and spoil him?" Since I was holding him in my arms and he was wrapped like a baby I was automatically sitting there rocking to him and cooing like he was a baby!! Not even concious of my actions I had even been singing to him she said. Now that's bad on my part. She gave me some special ear drops she prepared herself, and two kinds of antibiotics to give him. I am to bring him back in 7-10 days for a recheck. He's not one problem to medicate.

She set about examining him. She figured she would have to sedate him to clean his ear but amazingly he just lay there on the table (without his taco wrapping) and let her. The vet couldn't get over how good he was for this. I told her he was one of kind. The most gentle little kitty we have ever had.

You see Snowie came to be with us one day in the spring three years ago. Right after Trucker and I were married. He actually belonged to the elderly lady across the street. Her mamma cat had had a litter of 5. We noticed them each evening when we went for a walk around our neighborhood. She had told us we could have all of them but we had plenty of cats running around and didn't need more. One night it rained so hard it washed lots of things away. I remember this well. That next day while out walking we passed her house and we noticed Snowie. He was all alone standing next to a drainage ditch on the side of the street. He might have been all of 6 weeks old at that time. When we got to him he was staring down into the culvert. All of his little family had drowned that night in the rainstorm and had washed into the culvert. I don't know what kept that from happening to him but we decided then and there he needed love. And lots of it. He must have been a strong little kitty. So we gathered him into our arms and carried him home with us. Where he has been ever since.

Snowie loves to party. Here he is getting ready for Mardi Gras.


He is also one of the smartest cats around. He studies hard to earn this title.


You can often find him daydreaming and warming in the sun.


He loves to play hide and seek and scare you by jumping out of boxes too.


He sleeps in strange places. Motel Skillet was one of his favorite's to hang out in.


One of his favorite hobbies is "dumpster/trash diving".



He's also quite the painter as well. Another one of his vast hobbies.


He hosts one of the most popular shows on "Animal Planet" called "What Not To Wear Kitties"



Snowie is a well rounded cat as you can all see.


Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit...Snowy was a beautiful cat, sad about him loosing all his family but good that you took him in. We have one that is so sweet too, he even lets the dog drag him around! Have a nice day :D

RainGardener said...

This is just sweet. I,too, am glad you did the post for the memories. It's so hard to lose a pet - we lost our schatzee doxie last summer and it's been lonesome without her.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Tresia...

Ohhh...your Snowy certainly was a beautiful and exceptional kitty! I'm so sorry that you lost him! What an endearing story of how and why you decided to bring him home with you. Ohhh no...I hate thinking about his family drowning in that drainage ditch! It was just meant to be...Snowy coming home to live with you! Girlfriend, I loved all of the photos...I can't believe the one where he is curled up in the skillet! Hehe! Too cute! So sweet of you to share your special kitty, Snowy...with us today for Sunday Favorites! Snowy made my heart smile!!!

Girlfriend, how nice that you were able to plant flowers on the first day of snowed like crazy here! It has warmed up a bit today though...there is hope that Spring is on it's way! Hehe!

Have a super Sunday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design said...

awww, what a cutie! I'm sorry that he's gone. I'm sure you miss him.
thanks for commenting on my Uncle Roscoe's chair.
btw I like your new picture! :)
ps have a great week.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

I am a kitty lover and animal rescuer from childhood onward; what an endearing and utterly precious rescue story of dear little Snowy!.., What a sweetie and in all those poses and adorable photos in the frying pan no less, and also in those clothes; how amazingly cute!..,

So very sorry to hear about his cat family and also those ear infections, yet thanks to you kind folks; better days ahead for dear Snowy!

We currently only have only one long haired preciuos calicao kitty named,Peaches'; she was also a rescue kitty.., (Because our other kitties and dogs have over the years sadly passed away, also, with the running of a bed and breakfast, we find that whereas many of our guests have cat allergies, (therefore, at least for now), to have more pets at this time is not optimal..,

Do pop over for a vist where you will find that ironically, my 'Sunday Favorites' post for this week also has a picture of my kitty Peaches!..,

You are also most warmly invited to either partake and/or to visit me for my 23rd,'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog party meme!...,

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Tiffanee said...

What an adorable and sweet cat. I love all the pictures that show his personality. Sorry for your loss but such a wonderful memory post. Thanks for sharing and touching my heart.