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.


2 comments:

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

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

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