Friday, August 21, 2009

How hot was it today?

101 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hot enough that the baby barn swallows sat with their mouths open. And they weren't waiting for food.
Hot enough that the momma cat brought all of her baby kittens (three days old) to the door and begged to be let in.

She's our best mouser and has never been a house cat, which brings up ... litter box issues. I moved her kittens to a cozy little cave made up just for her in a quiet corner of the garage. She brought them back to the door. I moved them to a cozy little cave made up just for her near the shed. She brought them back to the door. I shoved the cozy little cave under the porch. She brought them back to the door. I gave up and stuck her in the laundry room with a (purchased today) litterbox and a cozy little cave made up just for her to keep the kids from bothering them and closed the door. I'll take her outside several times a day for a break and some cuddles. We'll see how it goes.

4 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Dang. You've still go tthe hot stuff, don't you? Our heatwave finally - thankfully - passed..it was truly miserable here for a whle.
Your mama cat is quite persistent. I bet she was very relieved when the human FINALLY understood what she was trying to say. :-) :-)

Tuan's Princess said...

Whoa! Our first day of that surprised me but after that we headed out to the lake! Now it's just humid and misserable. Bah!

Cindy said...

Bah! Wimp! 101 is chilly!

Seriously though, that is one persistent cat!

Country Girl said...

Sounds and looks like our house!