Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Have you met the (feline) family?

Many of you have heard me talk about my "barn cats" here at home. This morning when going through our feeding routine, I remembered to grab the camera first! I thought you'd get a kick outta' seeing the "breakfast" table... These are twelve of the thirteen "outside" cats. Lucky number 13 was ousted from the herd very early on and stays on the back deck and only around the back of the house and property. I have no idea why she was singled out...it makes me sad to think about it. But there is one little sweet one (Miss. B) who will go out back and spend time with "Snip"; hang out with her, eat crunchies with her...and that makes me happy :) These guys only get "wet food" in the morning and they know it!! Their crunchy bowls are full throughout the day, which helps supplement their field rat diet! Let's see...in case you're wondering...there's Beannie, Sweetie, Yodie, Ralphie May, Fluff, Dopey Girl, Big G, "B", Beau C Cat, Snippy Snip, Mr. Pat, Biscuit and Patty Cat - and yes, they've all been spayed and/or neutered (what we could've done with THAT money!!!!). This is the herd we're left with. We had many more but some we gave away, some met with an early demise (unknown) and some simply ran off and didn't return. But this group, they know what's good and I don't think have any plans on relocating. I hope not 'cause they sure do make me happy...

"People who know how to employ themselves always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry". Jeanne-Marie Roland

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Thanks for the photo of the "herd" o'cats! They are wonderful and look very well taken care of by the head cat shepherd...Joyce! Just another of the wonderful perks of living out in the wilderness.....how's everything?
Take care, cathy