Tuesday, May 18, 2010
One of the things about farming that we have come to accept is that the farm attracts critters. This year we have had a plethora of feral cats. Some of these are extremely afraidand kind of scary. Some of them like Otis, are now happy to sit on our lap and have a steady food supply. We trap them, spay & neuter and then release them. Why do we have so many feral cats? Someone in our neighborhood has not spayed their female, she's big beautiful and black. She has made 3 litters this year. To the right is "Bossy Boots" he's a huge part Siamese male. He is the father of all. He's wary and cagey and we haven't been able to trap him. It's kind of sad. We are up to 8 cats that we can count. Big Black just had another litter. Sigh. There's 4 more kittens in the creek. We really can't feed anymore. This one in the old rabbit hutch on the left is the only one hunting gophers so far.
Posted by Foothill Farm at 1:16 PM