Three cats!

Margaret recently decided it had been long enough with no cat in our home, and arranged to visit two “rescue” cats nearby (through Candy Cats); there was a pair who had to be adopted together … we then learned that the pair had been outdoor strays and had had a litter of kittens, with just one now left un-adopted … of course it ended up that we adopted all three! Here they are being collected:

Top left is the boy “Jack Jack”; top right is the easily scared and very fluffy girl “Jenny” (called “Jill” when we picked them up, but Margaret renamed her) … bottom left is the kitten “Flora”.

Here are the three a week later, when they were settled enough to be out and about – very much favoring Margaret (maybe because she feeds them?!):

And here’s an assortment of all three of them, over the last month …

By now, some five weeks since we picked them up, Jenny is still scared of many things (including standing up, and shoes!) while Jack Jack and Flora are bothered by very little … no doubt they will be keeping us busy for a long time.

Then and now … the back garden

Or … how fast plants grow in Florida!

The first picture here is 1-1/2 years ago showing our back garden pool area; behind the rear screen you can see a row of builder-planted identical shrubs, and beyond is basically just a grass area with a few tiny shrubs against the side pool screen:

These two pictures from a different angle; the first just 9 months ago when all the new plants are in, and then now, showing how much they’ve grown! The fence is 6′ high so the Pagoda plants and the Copper Leaf are both at least that high!