Mar 12, 2014

Jessy, Tigger and Spirit !

I am 2 weeks into another house-sitting for my friend Maggie ! ... with three lovely, gentle cats... Jesse, Tigger and Spirit.
Jesse is the man of the house and is sure to remind me that 'it's morning !' or 'it's meat day !'  (actually anytime is meat day in his eyes) ... he is very vocal. He escorts me to my bedroom every night, and is waiting for me in the morning ! He is the only one that ever ventures outside ... but not far, maybe 6' to the front step... not even off the door mat one day ! He just gets a whiff of the weather and turns back in, shaking the snow and cold off of his feet. It's been too cold for man or beast out there !
Tigger is a shy, beautiful large tabby, a real lady, and she minds her own business, thank you very much !
It took almost a week, but she wraps herself around my legs as I get their breakfast ready ... I think she has accepted me in this portion of her life.
Spirit is the 'kid' in the group and she is curious and talkative. She is missing her left front leg but manages to get around very well in spite of such a handicap... high spots are not a challenge. She puts a paw on my leg when she wants some 'petting' and jumps onto my lap if I'm watching TV.
I'm not sure how old these cats are but their favourite activity is sleeping.

I'm here for a month and the time is flying by. The weather is still cold ... but, we hit 3C a few days ago ... positively balmy ! Everywhere, people were out, the snow banks had melted enough that you could see the dogs that were being walked. The snow has started melting slowly but, today we are expecting 10-15 cm of new snow ! Temp's falling to -10C . 

I have made good use of my time here . . finishing my 'heavy snow, free-motion piece on water-soluble ... couldn't begin to tell you the hoursbut well over 3600 metres of thread ! Another hour of intensive work and I will be able to dissolve the water-soluble ... hurray !
I work on a winter ink drawing for a break.
oNFeb. 25th I put 6 pieces of art in the Harris Artists Collective show with an 'shared opening reception' last Sat. Next door in the Minarovich Gallery (a fabulous painting show)  ... and the refreshments were in our gallery !... so we had lots of people looking at our art !

 I am collecting art work from 27 fibre artists for our next show ~ Connections Fibre Artists ~ 'CELEBRATE THE SEVEN' ~ A Tribute To The Group Of Seven.
This house-sitting job is just 3 min.'s away from the gallery where I will deliver all these works that are conveniently gathering here.
I just looked out the window and there is twice as much snow as when I started writing and the crows, flying up the little valley are struggling with the wind ... O' Winter of 2014 !
I have been busy these last 2 months and haven't had much time to visit my fellow bloggers ... but I will soon be back to catch up with all of you !


  1. Lindos gatos! Eu amo gatos mas nossos cães os odeiam...
    Estou curiosa para ver seus trabalhos.
    Um abraço!
    Beautiful cats! I love our cats but dogs hate them ...
    I'm curious to see their work.

    1. I have finished my piece and looking for a rod to hang it from ... will show very soon ;) At the moment it is wet and drying.

  2. What a wonderful feline trio!
    Your exhibition schedule sounds very interesting and challenging - good luck with it all - and the snow.
    Spring has definitely sprung here in the UK and it has finally stopped raining. Daffodils, crocuses, primroses, and celandines are all out and the sun is shining ... spring light at the end of the tunnel ... such a relief!

    1. Hi CS ... they are lovely, tho' the girls are very disappointed with me this morning ... I didn't know they didn't like beef dinner !!!
      The storm is over and it just left another 10cm of snow, effectively covering up the dirty snow that was being exposed with our slow-melt.
      I envy your spring ... my crocuses are under nearly 62cm of snow !
      It is bright and sunny today, -19C, windchill-25C !

  3. I love cats...they are such great companions. And it sounds as if you have been very busy in spite of the feline demands! Your exhibition work sounds very demanding as well but I'm sure it will all be a success. All the best as you move on through it all. Not sure about the snow, however! .....shouldn't there be snow drops at least??? Wishing you Spring!!!

    1. Hi Marny ... a glimpse of a snow drop would be very welcome ! Thank you for your best wishes !

  4. oops just realized that I'm using my 'other blog' name ... forgot to sign out ;)


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