Well, I think I have made a lot of progress this vacation. The holidays went well and I got a lot done around the outside of the house. Tomorrow I will focus on the inside for the most part and getting something together for the outside kittens for the cold weather to come. I hate that the coldest weather will come on the day I absolutely have to be at work.
The plan for the ok’s is pretty much agreed upon, though I may still come up with something better. I’ll try to run the dryer as much as I can when the temps get down into the 20’s. I wish there were a way for me to just leave it running all night. At this point, I’m pretty sure that all of them get up in the walls around my bedroom. They are pretty smart little kittens. Like the wild animals that fled the tsunami in Southeast Asia, perhaps my little ok’s already know that it is going to get very cold and have taken the right measures or will take advantage of what I offer them.
I’ve read on websites about ferals that they will make peace to stay warm. I think I saw that. This evening, just before dark, I saw SG&W kitty (AKA BigGuy) sitting like a chicken on the back deck just inches from the black and white Tom he has been beating up on for the past few weeks. The more the warmer, I guess.
The pit that I called the city about on Friday is still around. I’ve moved the kittens food in back, though it is exposed to precipitation — I’ll figure it out — because she came by and ate all of it this afternoon. Since she’s still out there, I’ll probably put some dog food out there for her tomorrow– away from the house the the outside kittens — until the city picks her up. Maybe I’ll call the city again. I don’t see how she could survive the cold.
I’m going to wrap the outside faucets and pipes, too. When I bought this house, I crawled under it to wrap all of the pipes. The only exposed ones now are the front and backyard faucets. I found some insulated wrap in the garage to take care of it.
This takes me back to the time my family was out of town and there was a freeze coming and my mom and dad called me and asked me to stay at their house. I opened all of the cabinets and let all of the faucets drip and worried about pipes exploding while they were gone and getting blamed for it.
How I wish I could transport all of the outside kittens to my mom’s house now. Then there would be no worries.