I can tell how much milder the temperatures have gotten these past few days, but how many of the outside cats I see when I do my rounds in the morning! I saw 9 of them this morning, including Rolando Moon, who has been away for a week or two, but showed up yesterday. I … Continue reading Cat perch
We had a very surreal moment this afternoon. Someone knocked at the door. That just doesn't happen. Especially with a locked gate and snowed in driveway! It was the renter's farm hand. He had been driving by with their tractor and noticed we'd cleared a few paths in the snow, so he stopped, climbed the … Continue reading An amazing Christmas gift just happened!
My daughter was a sweetheart and willing to get out with our little snow blower to clear a few paths. I went out with her to control the extension cords, to make it easier. I grabbed a quick photo of what I'd cleared around the cat shelters, earlier. The plan is to use the cleared … Continue reading Pathways
Our first blizzard of the season has passed us by. The weather system is still going, though. On the weather radar, I can see that a swath of the US, Ontario and Quebec are being hit as the storm makes its way to the East coast. As I write this, we are at -22C/-7.6F, with … Continue reading Just a bit of snow…
If all had gone to plan for today, I would be just arriving at my mother's right now, to help her with her grocery shopping. This morning, things were looking just fine out. Some of the cats still didn't want to go out in the relatively warm temperatures! 😀 Switching out the memory card on … Continue reading Stormy day
My goodness, it's wicked out there this morning! That -12C (10F) isn't too bad. It's the -21C (-5F) wind chill! Actually, I'm pretty sure that in our yard, the wind chill is more severe than that! The amazing thing is that we are supposed to reach 0C (32F) by this evening. The winds are driving … Continue reading Wicked!
I was checking out how the cats tuck under the kibble house, where they hide and watch while I do the outside errands. It's completely clear of snow, but the ground is quite frozen, of course. After seeing how the cats were doing the cold toes dance yesterday, I decided to go see if I … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: toe warmer
It's a bit warmer today, so the outside cats were out and about while I did my rounds. Still chilly, though. Chilly enough for the cold toes dance. Potato Beetle demonstrates the first step; holding up one front paw, while expressing one's discomfort. Nostrildamus follows along... Note the delicate curling of the tail over the … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: the cold toes dance
... the heated water bowl is starting to freeze over. A few of the outside cats were out, but I didn't get that morning rush that I usually do, that's for sure! They were far more interested in the fresh, relatively warm, water than the kibble. No kitties followed me while I switched out the … Continue reading You know it’s cold when…
Let's play "spot the kitty!" Creamsicle Jr. might not let me pet him or come near him much, but he does like to follow me when I do my morning rounds.