From the This and That basket:
Momo was attacked by someone a month ago (we suspect Tough Boy who is the neighborhood bully) and was taken in by his humans for treatment. Upon returning home, heavily medicated, sporting a drainage tube, and a Cone of Shame, he got loose, wandered the neighborhood for a short while, always just out of reach of his mom and dad until our mom cornered and scooped him up. A couple of weeks later, Momo is back visiting as if nothing happened though his shaved tail and backside and nicely healing punctures show otherwise. No photos of that because he’s a dignified Mancat.
Churchill is sleeping overnight in Geoffrey’s house three-to-four nights a week now. Our mom still can’t get close to him but she’s confident that will happen someday.
Orange neighbor kitty Whittles is becoming something of an expert on mole and vole catching. Our mom doesn’t like to see anything killed outright by wandering cats, but she can’t help but feel a bit of relief knowing those destructive burrowers won’t wreck her garden this coming spring.
In the Why department, a new visiting squirrel has a broken right wrist and paw and an atrophied left leg making him easy to spot wobbling his way along the fence top. Mom’s calling him Limpy. He’s pretty clever in that he hides from the other, bigger squirrels who tend to chase one another while leaving the unguarded squirrel nut box all for himself. Mom used to wonder why all the injured and/or dying birds and animals seem to find their way to our backyard; that was very depressing, she said. In the Answer-to-Why department, she now understands that with all the food and shelter spots that’s provided out there, the creatures see this as a paradise sanctuary of sorts. And who wouldn’t want to spend time, perhaps their last bit of time, in paradise?
As for us cats, we’re all doing very well at the moment. So well in fact, instead of pointing the camera in our faces, mom and dad went out and took photos elsewhere not too far from home. All we can say is those are some of the biggest, oddest-looking cats we’ve ever seen!