Just yesterday Vince came in ranting and raving about all the mice in the shop. He said “That darned, lazy, good for nothing Cat!” There may have been a few other words in there but you get his point. Cat is a lazy cat. Maybe she’s old . . it doesn’t matter. Not much I can do about it. She has her little “nest” upstairs in the shop and now that it’s gotten a bit cooler, she heads up the stairs first thing in the morning and sleeps all day. Cat doesn’t seem to want to stay in the shop at night and we don’t want to leave the door open, nor do we want to put in a doggie door so I guess the mice have the run of the shop at night and then they go find some place else to be during the day when Cat’s in there. I know Cat could do a better job of catching mice but snoozing in the sunshine all day seems to suit her lifestyle much better than chasing mice. What can I say? I could do a heck of a lot more than sit and knit all day so I’m not judging Cat.
This morning we had this cat in the trap. She’s a very pretty cat and looks fat and well fed. Maybe she could teach Cat about catching mice! She was not happy to be in the trap. Again, I can’t blame her. She’s definitely a hisser and a growler! I told Vince . . Hey! She can live in the shop! He said “I fell for that line twice (Boots and Cat). Not again!” But I’ll put food and water out for her and stick a trail cam up and make sure I’m not feeding raccoons and skunks. She may have been growling and hissing because she was in the trap. Maybe she wouldn’t be as hard to tame as Cat has been. She doesn’t have a tipped ear but neither did Gypsy or Rose, the two cats I got as part of the barn cat program two years ago and they lasted two days and I never saw them again. I think they had more white on them than this cat has. They were both girls and had been spayed.
In the above picture, she may have more white. If you click on the “Gypsy and Rose” link above, you’ll see the pictures of them. Do you think this could be one of them?
The coyotes were so loud last night and there seemed to be two different packs of them behind the house and one in front of the house, I wonder if that’s why this cat was hanging out close to the house. Who knows?