Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Looks like it's stray cat time again
We changed our sheep diet around of course. Since the warning on the bag was only for Rams or Whethers we finished feeding what we had to the ewes and the feed store is ordering us in some new grain. Our remaining Ram has been getting special handpicked new grass instead of grain for the last few days. He seems happy with that
While I was out feeding this morning I glanced over toward my bee hives and noticed this big black spot in my small Walnut tree.
Yep it's a cat and not one of the feline horde that actually lives here either. A new cat.
At first I thought it was dead or stuck but I suspect it came up looking for a home and the dogs (The neighbor dog is still here in fact I don't think he is going to leave now) ran it up the tree. It just got comfortable and stayed up there.
I poked it with a 9 foot padded pole I have that looks a little like one of those bayonet practice sticks. I use it to measure fence post distances now but never removed the soft end. Anyway I gently poked the cat and figured out it wasn't stuck just resting.
It moved and I was certain it was alright then it jumped down and ran off. One thing that bothers me though is we found a home for a kitten about three years ago that looked just like this cat. A lady from Columbia Missouri came and got it because she wanted a Tuxedo cat and I am wondering if maybe we didn't get a late return. I know that's a long shot what if but you don't see many tuxedo cats running around.
Anyway the cat took off but I doubt it goes far and I am sure I will see it slinking around again soon looking for food.
At least I know I don't have a dead or injured cat to get out of my tree now.
More to come this evening.
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