April 10th 2013 5:03 am
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Taking inventory here after the worst of the winter has passed. Notice I say “the worst of the winter” – it’s not over yet. Today we are bracing for the next wave of frozen rain, possibly snow. Definitely it is already raining and has been most of the night, plus thunderstorming. And it’s about 38 degrees and windy. All in all, not particularly pleasant. But we’ve had our breakfast and are relatively content.
And just how many of us are still around?
Hard to say exactly, but we’ll take roll call: Socks (of course – he’s back and forth from the colony and the Big House), Little Mama and her five kittens, Big Mama, Marble, the two Sevens, Shadow (if that’s who he really is), Star, Becca, Ricki (though not as often as she was when it was colder), and occasionally, Mr. Pointy Ears – the blackfur who we think is the male the people across the road said they weren’t able to catch last year for the Papa to take to the spay clinic. The pawrents couldn’t catch him either. And, there’s one more – a gray tabby who showed up from somewhere, but who is very shy – even of us Ferals. He might belong to someone down the road.
So, that just leaves Aunt Bobbie – we haven’t seen her in quite awhile. She may be staying elsewhere, though. That makes 17 present and accounted for. I didn’t mention Littleboy – he really DOES live with the neighbors across the road, and we know he’s still around.
Those weather conditions sound brutal! Sending lots of purrs that the Spring arrives soon with plenty of warm sunshine.
Not so bad - it's been more consistently cold than last year, but whether from the better windblocks, or just fewer heavy winds, the feeding times on the porch have been better. Last year was horrible with the blowing snow and stinging rain. And our shelters are much more cozy!
OMC, you have a winter that just won't quit. It was in the 70's here today and we had a quick thunderstorm that broughtit down in the 60's. Purring for you that spring will finally arrive.
Oh, Man!!! Wish it would be even the 50's here for a week straight! We are really tired of the cold, and especially the wet and cold!
Hope y'all stay warm - I've had to be out in the cold before.