Well, we are on track to warm up quite a bit, by this afternoon. Depending on which weather app I use, we're either supposed to reach -7C/19F, or -5C/23F. The problem is the wind. There is a "Blowing Snow Advisory" out right now. As I write this, we are at -14C/7F with a wind chill … Continue reading Warming… up?
Yesterday, I made sure to give the outside cats an extra feeding in the evening. With the cold temperatures, they need more calories. There was even a bit of kibble left in the trays when I came out this morning. Very few cats came out when I gave them more food. Smart kitties! This one … Continue reading It’s a bit nippy out there…
What a beautiful day today! The weather app tells me it's -25C/-13F, with a wind chill of -36C/-33F right now, but it's bright and sunny, and actually felt a lot warmer while we were out this morning. While doing my rounds this morning, it was time to assess just how much the storm affected us. … Continue reading Digging our way out (and a Cabbages update)
So the snow that was originally supposed to start this evening and continue on through tomorrow, arrived last night. The snow was pretty much stopped when I went out to feed the critters. I had to dig out the non-heated water bowls. Then I had to shovel the path to the feeding station so I … Continue reading Lovely snow
Though today has gotten a bit colder than yesterday, at -15C/5F, it's a lot calmer out there, and bright and sunny. We are actually reading a wind chill of -21C/-6F, but the wind is from the north, and we are well sheltered in that direction. Which means I got more done outside! Of course, feeding … Continue reading Getting stuff done outside
First up, I'm happy to say that Cabbages is seeming better this morning. She got more hydration last night, and we even got some solid food into her - also through the syringe. She didn't like it, but she ate it! We are still keeping Turmeric closed up with me. I've been letting other cats … Continue reading Morning critters
Before I had a chance to head out to feed the outside critters, I got a series of texts from the woman who will be fixing our cats. She was able to book the surgery for January 31st - for both Butterscotch and Nosencrantz! We will have to isolate them in the sun room the … Continue reading More good news… and some not so good news
It took almost 5 hours, but I'm done. I've sent photos and info to get cats fixed and adopted out. I had to pause part way through and get a daughter to help me take pictures of Nico and Susan. It took some doing to send these. She wanted it all texted to her phone. … Continue reading Phew! Done!
Okay, so after yesterday's rant, I am very, very happy to share some good news that came out of that call with the shelter. Depending on how things go, many of these cats will have forever homes! How many... we'll see. I counted a total of 18 this morning. I did have an unpleasant surprise … Continue reading Amazing cat rant follow up!
For those new to visiting this blog (Welcome! Thanks for visiting!), I'll give a bit of a background. When we moved here, there were a number of yard cats. My late father loved the yard cats and took care of them, and we are continuing to do so. Outdoor cats do play an important part … Continue reading My cat adoption rant