So... we seem to have a problem. Butterscotch's third orange kitten died today. I checked on them this morning. Beep Beep's kittens were sleeping in a pile, and she had even come to the stairs to greet me when I came down, before dashing back into her nest. Butterscotch was in her nest, sitting like … Continue reading Another one gone. 😦
My daughters and I went into the basement maternity ward to set up a new "nest" for Butterscotch and her babies, and block off the old radio so she wouldn't go in there again. As we took her babies out, however, we found another of her orange babies was struggling. We spend the next while … Continue reading More sad news
It is already turning out to be a very warm day today. We're supposed to hit a high of 15C/59F this afternoon! While doing my rounds this morning, I had a Potato demanding cuddles the whole time. 🙂 It was warm enough that I went to try and move the saw horses by the storage … Continue reading Sad news
I've been told I should make sure to add warnings before I post certain things, so I'll start with that. Towards the end of this post, there are pictures of a dead bird. Aside from that, during my morning rounds, I did get photos of Two Face. Her wound is healing quite nicely. You can … Continue reading The reality of things
The cold snap that has been working its way across the prairies has hit us. It was -31C/-23F, with a wind chill of -39C/-38F this morning. At the time I write this, we have warmed up to -29C/-20F with a wind chill of -31C/-23F. The weather alert on my app is still saying wind chills … Continue reading Bitter cold, and sad news
That cats are efficient hunting machines. It takes a lot to get a squirrel! They tend to be hyper vigilant.
Cats, being cats, will hunt things. The outside cats do a great job of keeping the rodent population down. Every now and then, we'll see signs of their successes. All part of that whole "circle of life" thing. On the way out this afternoon, I took the time to get another pitcher of warm water … Continue reading Little Squeak!
(Circle of Life warning) Of all the outside cats, Beep Beep is notably the smallest, in every way. Yet, now that she's got kittens to feed, she is proving to be a Mighty and Prolific Huntress. Case in point. Earlier today, I was hearing an odd meowing outside my office window. A very unusual sort … Continue reading Beep Beep: Mighty Huntress
Earlier today, while in my office, I heard a loud bang on a window somewhere. Going to check, the girls, who were in the kitchen, were also wondering what the noise was. We've had many birds hitting our windows lately, and that seemed likely, but never this loud! So I went outside to check. Sure … Continue reading Stunning!