|Myk, protecting my greenhouse|
Ever since our barn cat, Myk, disappeared a year and a half ago, I have become more and more aware of all the work he did for us on our farm. When Myk lived with us, I never went into the greenhouse to pull a red beet to find only the beet greens with a half eaten beet on the end. I seldom found carrots uprooted and eaten or lettuce plants wilting because their roots had been chewed on. I hardly ever went to the compost bin to dump more compost in only to find that the compost I had put in the day before had been half eaten. I also never heard the scurry of little feet in my ceiling. I have decided that every farm must own a barn cat and our farm has been without for too long. I want to actually EAT my beets and carrots this growing season and not just watch as someone else feasts on them!
Warning! Before you read any further, you must swear to secrecy! My husband must NOT hear one word of what you are about to read!!
My friend has two barn cats who just happened to have kittens! Both of her female cats had kittens within days of each other and are “co-parenting”. They take turns tending to the kittens and nurse each others babies when they are on duty. These cats claim to come from a long line of barn cats and my friend says they catch moles and mice every day. It sounds like a perfect match to me. So my daughter and I went over to take a peek at them even though it will be a few more weeks before they can leave their moms. We had our hearts set on an orange one…so what do you think?
Will this little kitty make a nice barn cat for Grand View Farm?? Of course my daughter thinks that barn cats should only come in pairs and so she also wants this gray tiger stripped one….
Thank you to all those concerned about the over population of cats. All of our cats are spayed and neutered. My friend is going to have the moms fixed as soon as she can. These were not intentional liters of kittens but a case of the cats beating her to the punch, so to speak.