Bubbalee has been captured.
For all of you who have followed this story, you know how much this means.
As you can see, she is not willingly giving up her promiscuous ways. She was more than a little annoyed.
L and I have been taking care of her, and worrying about her, and trying to catch her for almost a year.
I was beginning to lose hope of ever stopping the vicious cycle of her having litter after litter of kittens.
L kept saying we were going to catch her, but I had my doubts.
Finally, we enlisted the help of the neighbors, remember she had her kittens under their shed. Bunnynose, aka Pete, is theirs. Well, it seems, that after the kittens were gone, she started hanging around with Pete, and wandering into their house with him. They, wisely, ignored her. She ate, she came in, she went out.
At this point, I took my big crate over for them.
They couldn't pick her up, but eventually she let them pet her.
At this time, I stopped putting food out for her, to encourage her to settle in where she was.
Today, she wandered close to the crate, and they quickly pushed her in and slammed the door.
She is at the vet's now.
Hallelujah, and thank you God.
I can't tell you how incredibly happy and relieved I am. It will be the best money I've spent in a while.
They have agreed to keep her, and now she will have a peaceful life without being at the mercy of something she doesn't even understand.
I dyed today.
Measured the dye.....for medium color, 3 tspns per lb of fabric.
Mix it up in a larger container.....2 cups of water for 3 tspns of dye.
I am not very exact on this measurement.
I add water until it looks good.
My husband would say that's the nickey-hokey way to do it, my father would have told me it was the half-assed way.
But it's my way.
Then I put the mixed up dye in this big plastic tub, 2.5 gallons of water for every lb of fabric.
Now to add the salt, 1.5lb for every lb of fabric.
Stir it up good. I have an old wooden spoon for this.
Now mind you, if you want the color darker, you need to increase all these values.
Now add all that lovely white fabric I've been cutting all week.
Check out my WHITE hair in the front.
I USED to dye THAT orange.
But let's just stick to fabric today.
Mix it all up good.
After the fabric has soaked in the dye bath, it gets removed from this container, and put back in the
dye bath, with soda ash (dye activator) added to it, 5 tblspns per lb of fabric.
As you can see, you have to weigh the fabric first so you know what you are dealing with.
After it has soaked in this combination for a while, it needs to be rinsed. And you have 50 lbs of yellow fabric. Voila.
Just like that.
All in all friends, simply a day to DYE for.
I mean it.