Saturday, May 4, 2019
Cats and dogs
Early Japanese Cars
1973 Datsun 510
We had a great visit with our former Florida pastor Wayne Carter and his wife Joyce. They are such a delight to be around. When we started attending his church in Florida I told him I was attending because if was hard to find a preacher older than me. Being there I could respect my elders. Wayne is in his 80s now and started off his young life as a race car driver. This is the second marriage for both. They have wonderful close families. I only mention this because I think seniors, when they have the desire for close companionship, in the Fall of their years, should have it.
I haven’t said much about my pet (?), the feral cat lately. I have stopped feeding her on the front porch. The concrete was showing grease stains from food. I scrubbed the concrete and switched her ‘cat food’ to our basement garage door. She is adjusting well. I have put the camera down there and so far she is the only animal coming in to eat. I leave the grange door 4” high and she comes in to eat.
She has some bad scars and missing fur on the back of her neck where the Tom’s have pinned her down to mate, I am sure. I am reading more and more about having her ‘fixed’ but I hate to be the one to trap her. I would have to get a trap anyway, I do not have one.
I was replacing the screening on the motor home screen door and the little rascal had slipped in the motor home without me seeing her. As I reinstalled the screen door she bolted out. Startled me a bit. I chewed her out and she just ignored me. She sat about 6 feet from me and washed her legs and paws. LOL.
Cats are exasperating, when called, they come if they want to, which is about 1% of the time. In a way I admire the independence, she is the one who choses if I pet her or not. If I walk toward her she jumps and runs. Long before now I would have earned a dogs confidence! LOL
I sure wouldn’t mind a black Cocker Spaniel wandering in to stay. LOL Maybe he could teach Stormy some manners! ;-O It is easy to see why the cat is NOT listed as man’s best friend. LOL