There is a segue here to the cats as my colleague from Miau Lemos was telling me that they are noticing that cats are coming into heat – and having kittens - all year round these days, because it does not get cold enough to send their reproduction instincts into dormancy.
Was it really this year that Husky had his outer ear removed? Yes, it was. He is doing so well. He and his bosom buddy Clem Fandango are thriving and may need a controlled calorie regime in the new year. Here they are in the window of the utility room which is where the inside cats are fed, watched by Clem and Husky who cavort around endearingly in an effort to have what everyone else is having. Which is usually the same as what they are having!!
So, what has happened to Clara Belle? I think they did bully her as on the wildlife camera she appeared increasingly furtive. There are various possibilities and I am hoping she has moved to the Ruined Street, very nearby, where some other cats are fed by our neighbours. Or to the village across the way, where there are also some colonies of cats. I have seen a couple of possible sightings of her on the wildlife camera and I hope one day she comes back. Stranger things have happened, and cats are very resourceful. Here she is in the camera a couple of months ago. Note the clipped ear which identifies her as being spayed.
Seasons Greetings All!!
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