Lavinia Ross of Salmon Brook Farms in Oregon shares her monthly blog post with her cats. Willow (above) is one of the correspondents.
However, for this post, Lavinia writes for Willow, who has other business at the moment:
Here’s a couple of photos of Willow cat, who is somewhere in the vicinity of 20 years old, +/- a year or two. She doesn’t hear real well, but loves to eat and sleep, and look out the window. She has breakfast served to her in bed. She’s living the dream all old cats would hope for, and I am glad to be able to take care of her.
Willow isn’t the only cat at Salmon Brook farms, as you will find by clicking on the link, but you surely will agree with me she is lucky to be an elderly kitty who gets treated like a queen!
Lavinia and Rick Ross post the Salmon Brook Farms blog posts monthly. They are a combination of reports on the Ross’s efforts to develop their vineyard and other agricultural plans, the Ross’s music careers, the kitty report on the farm, and updates on their venerable Subaru, Seabisquit.
I wonder how they manage to get their blog updated monthly, their lives are so full, yet they do, and it is one of my top favorite blogs. It appeals on so many levels. Click on the link and see what you think!
I think Willow is evidence of good farm living! Mew Mew!
That and lots of good love and scritches on demand! I suspect the Ross critters live a better life than most.
She’s a beautiful kitty. I’m so glad she has a lovely home and people to care for her.
I agree with you 100%! The Rosses are special people on many levels and fronts. I highly recommend you take a look at their blog to see what I mean! It comes out monthly, but it is one I look forward to very much.
I will, thank you!
What a fantastic life has this old cat.
Willow is very fortunate!
Thank you, Natuurfreak! I try to make the best life I can for her.
Willow is one happy cat for sure. Even her food is within reach. What a life!
Yeah, as a retiree, I can relate!
She loves having room service all day long. 🙂
I bet! Can you adopt me??
It’s a bit crowded in here with 9 cats… 🙂
I find two a bit overwhelming, so nine cats…ur! ur!
LOL, I don’t mind and I can meow.. 😀
Meowing is great, litter box trained even better! 🙂
Well then,you both have something in common!
Ha! Ha! Yeah, and I like to do pretty much what willow does!
Willow looks like a real sweetie! She has a perfect cats life at the farm.I wonder if she is a mouser seeing as how it’s a farm?
Great post Doug!
I think she’s retired.
For some reason, WordPress is messing with me this morning.
Tofino Photography commented: “Then you have something in common [with Willow the calico kitty].”
I responded back “Ha! Ha! Yes, I like to do pretty much the same thing as Willow!” (Implying eat and sleep)
Thank you, Tofino! Willow is a real sweetie, and is definitely retired. She asks for room service during the day, likes breakfast in bed, and a good scritch every time we walk by. 🙂
doodz…thanx for sharin thiz linx…for sur we will chex it out…wavez two ewe willow; ewe R one gorgeouz gal !!! 🙂 ♥♥
That she is! Hope you enjoy the blog and all the interesting content!
Willow is a very beautiful calico. We tell her so every day!
That she is!
Good morning, Doug, and thank you for sharing Willow and her fellow felines with your readers! The AC is off at the moment, with cool morning air coming in the window. Old Willow is busy cooling her toes in the fresh air after a big breakfast. We are lucky to have her; she has taught us so much! 🙂
Cats keep giving at any age! I’m sure Willow is more fortunate than most for showing up at you door instead of somewhere else.
She was skinny and close to death when we found her. We had to help her.
Shwe recovered well, obviously, and I have no doubt she’s rewarded you over and over over the years!
And it is the right person!
Thank you, Dan! 🙂
Lavinia Ross? Blog posts? Is it her? (Then, I went to look at my followers list). And she’s there. I’m going to look at her blog.
Do that, Dan. It is full of interesting commentary and will give you a good sense of what life is like in the Pacific Northwest for those who chose to return to the land.
I so agree! Lavinia and Rick and the entire gang at Salmon Brook have been a big part of my life. On their farm, a tree was planted in honor of my son Michael. Lavinia posts pictures and I’ve been keeping a pictorial record of it. I enjoy their pictures and stories of the farm while I listen to their music!!
Kudos, Doug for this post!!!
Exactly! The Rosses are people I;d enjoy being neighbors with. Lavinia planted flowers in her memorial garden for my friend Elbert, among others.
Such a thoughtful person she is!!
Thank you, GP!
Thank God for these people and people like them.
I agree! Fine people indeed!
Thank you, onbutterflywingssite!