|Purred: Sat Mar 17, '12 11:54am PST |
|It's Stella. Geez, we have a little nice weather and you all disappear for a month!
Despite the nice weather, we haven't been able to go out because our person is even more crippled up and she is afraid to take us out even on harness and leash. She isn't always able to sit at the computer either.
We are doing great though--we have caught three mice now, or at least I have. I am always the one who is seen with the actual corpus delecti, and I have been putting it out for our person to cheer her up. [Waking up to find a dead mouse placed in front of the toilet so you have to move it before you can go is very invigorating. ]
One of the reasons that we think there are so many mice inside, even though the weather has been wonderful, is that we have been colonized by a pack of coyotes. The neighbors next door like to cook outside on their gas grill at night, so it smells very yummy outside at night. They also have two little dogs and they like to leave them outside to take a walk on their own. Around 3 AM Friday morning, we heard their screen door open and the dogs ran outside barking. There immediately was a chorus of 8-9 eerie howls sounding from very close to us, including one right under the bedroom window. The dogs and coyotes kept it up for about ten minutes, and then the dogs went inside and the howling subsided. We have heard the coyotes outside yelping but never that close before. We've had coyotes for years--our person wonders if that is what happened to her old outside cat in 2000 and to my brother and sister in 2006. They are now so bad around here that they have been seen in daylight on the streets in town, and of course we live on the edge of a wildlife preserve. We've seen signs that there are beaver about a half a mile from here.
Once again, when you all get a chance, could you all purr really really hard for Jan and her male person, who had a horrible post-surgery setback and is very very bad. Jan is very frightened and depressed by all of this, and even though she probably doesn't have time to check in, she would hear our cosmic purrs from all over the world.
We hope Val and the kitties are all right after the recent Tokyo earthquake.
The big tornadoes of 2/29 went within miles of us--we all slept through it! On Monday our people went out for a drive into the national forest south of here and found areas where huge trees were uprooted and roads were closed where an EF2 went through around the same time the EF5 that crushed Harrisburg was going on. We are also purring for everyone and all the animals who lost their homes and some their lives. The weather is so unsettled that there is a chance of storms everyday these days. Monday is the anniversary of the Tri-state Tornado of 1925, so this is traditionally a bad time here. But those tornadoes have been everywhere lately.
Giant purrs to everyone from all of us!
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