Here it is almost election time and everyone and everything needs a platform, right? 🙂
We’ve been keeping Cat’s food in a shallow pan of water to try to keep the ants out and Vince decided to build him (yes, I know he’s probably a she!) a platform from a plastic pallet.
The legs under the pallet are PVC pipe and those are in coffee cans full of water . . our effort to keep the ants out.
All that poor cat needs is a little peace and quiet . . no cameras while eating. He has to keep an eye on me so I don’t get too close.
And I got too close and off he went . . into the woods where he’s safe from the crazy lady with the camera . . but where there are hungry coyotes. Makes sense to me!
This morning when I went out to feed him, he was curled up on the mat. I think he had been waiting for me and he fell asleep but he heard me coming and ran under the pallet . . I guess he thought I couldn’t see him under there.
Even though he won’t let us get close, I’m glad he’s getting fresh water and regular good food.
I love how you and Vince take such good care of animals.
Makes me feel good when I read your blog.
Heather Watts says
Putting the food at a height, is a good move. Cats prefer to be up high so that they can see better. Have you got a place for it to sleep during the cold Winter?
I have to admit that the reason I follow your blog is to read about your chickens and your cats !! ….. and yes, I am a quilter too. Heather in Australia
Diana G says
That is so wonderful of you !!!!
Have you tried putting Cinnamon down around the coffee cans ? I had a whale of a batch of ants trying to come in the house; the local nursery told me to try cinnamon. Not the expensive kind but cheap, yep you will have to reapply it but it does work. If Cat eats it, then no biggie but the ants don’t like it and will avoid it.
I guess that I wonder why “she” hasn’t had some babies if she’s a she???? Unless she was part of a catch spay and release program or was once someone’s pet and got spayed that way… just kind of makes me wonder!
I think it’s great the way y’all take care of the animals, even the wild ones, and if Cat could, I’m sure he/she would do so!
Last line was supposed to say if he/she could thank you I’m sure he/she would do so! My brain goes faster than my fingers!!
Judy, we had a wild cat saying in our garage with a little kitten. I fed her the way you feed Cat but we wanted to take them for shots to protect our grandchildren from rabies etc. One day I took the food out and sat down beside it and she wanted the food so badly that she came near me to get it. The next day I put it a little nearer, etc. until she finally let me scratch her chin. We were friends from that day on.
Are you safe with all the rain Texas is getting?
kim webb says
I saw on the weather that your section of Texas was having some rough weather today. I hope you and Vince are safe with all the creatures you care for.
Mary Jo says
You and Vince are such good animal parents!
Jean S. says
I feed three feral cats and three maybe feral (in the neighborhood and looking for free food probably). Of the three for sure kitties, two are males that love to be held and petted. The third is a female that a neighbor up the street had spayed when he caught her. She waits for me each morning near her food station but I have to walk a certain slow pace and not make any advances or she’s gone. She will finally look me in the eye for a second or two, but that’s been the biggest advance so far in two years. I doubt she’ll ever let me touch her, but when she’s hungry, I can get within 3 feet. Our winter is coming on and I’ve built Rubbermaid insulated boxes with straw for them to get out of the cold. We have coyotes too, but this little one is so wary and that’s probably why she has survived. So it’s not necessarily a bad thing for your kitty too. You have a kind heart, bless you for helping her.