Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Woodpile

I was a little late to work this morning.  Only a few minutes, really.  Let me tell you why.

This morning, when I was taking Daisy on her morning walk around the yard, we walked past the woodpile next to the garage.  I have been thinking about snakes in my yard ever since I almost stepped on one at my parent's house last weekend.  Me and snakes are like Indiana Jones and snakes: we hate 'em.  The give me the heebie jeebies.  So I was paying close attention to the wood pile, just to make sure I didn't see any of them basking in the morning sunshine.  I didn't see any snakes, but a pair of green eyes flashed back at me from under some wooden boards.

Daisy didn't even notice the creature, but I didn't want her to scare it, so I yanked her leash away quickly and took her inside.  It was a small brown cat and only it's head was peeking out from it's hiding place.  I took Jip out for his walk and avoided the wood pile so he wouldn't disturb the little cat.  I wondered if maybe she had gone in there to have kittens.

After I got dressed, (I walk my dogs in my pajamas, usually tucked into my farm boots...scared of snakes, remember?)  I went out to hang some laundry on the line and feed the rabbit.  Right before I left, I checked to see if the cat was still there.  I didn't want to disturb her in case she had kittens so I snuck up quietly and peeked at her.  She stared straight into my eyes and didn't move.  I'm not sure how long she has been there and I was afraid of disturbing her.  It's supposed to be around 90 degrees out today and there is no shade on the pile of wood so, even though I was running late, I ran back inside to make her a little dish of water.  I put it right next to her head and she didn't move.

I really hope she isn't stuck.  Joey and I will have to check on her tonight when we get home from work.  I don't know if she belongs to anyone in the neighborhood since there's so many cats wandering around.  I hope she's ok.  I'll let you know.


  1. Oh NO! Just read this and now want to know how it came out! Was the little cat okay?

  2. Yes! sorry for the suspense, will have to write about it soon, but we got her out unharmed. :) Sorry to scare you!