Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Looking for a bridge.

Just so you don't think I am really heartless. I took the crate out on the porch, so Momma could see her babies.
From september

And I thought, for a moment, that Momma was going to be on her way to the vet's today. She went into the trap, ate ALL the sardines I put in there (they are supposed to be irresistible) and walked away. I couldn't believe my eyes. The trap slams shut if I breath near it, and she devoured a plate of fish, and it didn't move.
Then I looked out on the porch, and she had a friend over. A white and gray cat that I've never seen before.
After lunch, she decided to take a little snooze. Looks comfy, doesn't she? This table is a mere 6 ft from my back door, but if I open the door, she will be off the porch in an instant.
From september

Here they are, I'd like to call them Lucy and Ricky, but of course I don't know if they are girls, boys, or one of each. I hate to keep them confined, but it is the only way to socialize them, in a crate. Otherwise, they just hide under the bed 24/7.
This isn't my first rodeo.
From september

Anyway, I did get some stuff done today. I uncovered this lovely tapestry loom, and put it on Craig's List. I will never get to it, and I don't need it. Cheap enough at $100, I am in the mood to make room.
From september

I had a mini breakdown today, feeling overwhelmed with work to be done, the mess in the studio, cats not being cooperative, not enough time to spend on the kittens, phone ringing.
So I went outside for a while, and took my camera.
The trees are changing, and the Jerusalem artichokes along the property line are about 12ft tall.
From september

Actually it has nothing to do with Jerusalem, and it is not an artichoke, but a member of the daisy family.
It is also called a sunchoke, or a sunroot.
And it is quite lovely.
From september

I really need a new perspective. I need a day off.
I need a foster family for these kittens. If I can get them socialized a bit, I can maybe find homes for them.
Tomorrow's gonna be a better day.
From september


Anonymous said...

Be patient with Momma, she will come eventually. When a cat sleeps like that with her belly showing where she is most vulnerable, it is a sign of trust.

She knows a good thing when she sees it. Good luck with this adventure, wish I lived closer to help you out.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I work for a non profit spay and neuter clinic.
One day a month, we hold a Feral Cat day, it's actually scheduled for this coming Friday. We have 165 cats scheduled to spay/neuter, they all have to be in live traps, and are released back into the wild after a few days of recovery. I admire your efforts, it's not easy catching those feline furries and if they've evr been caught in the trap previously, it's virtually impossible to get them to return to it.
Good Luck I admire your effort.

claudia said...

I just came across your blog for the first time today. and of course, it was at work, and I had to sneak and read your blog. I enjoyed every word!
I have decided that I want to learn to weave and have put in a bid on a small table top loom. I think the dimenisions are around 18" X 20" or something like that. Just something to tinker with and learn. I am searching for all the information I can get. It's my new obsession.
Just wanted to say hi and I am enjoying your adventures. Good luck with that Momma cat and her babes. If I were closer to you, I would offer to help.

Sharon said...

I had no idea that Jerusalem artichokes grew to be tall with sunflower faces! I pictured them as a ground cover. Hmmm. I was wondering how many cats you've rescued since I started reading your blog.

Nancy said...

Don't we all have days we wish we could put our toothbrush in our purse and drive off into the sunset for a while? I had one of those today. Just keep at it. You are doing fine! Big clean out there. I'm still trying to whittle down as I unpack. So hard!

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