We had lamented all summer that we lived on a farm with five dogs and four horses, but no cats. But while I was away at my sister’s wedding in Ontario, a cat appeared.
And she’s got four kittens!
We thought that they were strays but apparently our landlord adopted them. We don’t know their real names, so the fluffy white and orange one is Ferrugie (as in ferruginous hawk), the orange one is Babybel (as in the cheese, an awesome field snack–the cheese, not the cat), the mottled dark one is Dark Morph (as in dark morph hawk), and the black one is Starling (yeah, yeah, it should be the one called Dark Morph, but we had named the other one before we saw it.) Starling is very shy, but the others will sometimes come to us. We bribed them with canned salmon juice here.
Don’t worry, I am looking forward to seeing Chai again, just in time for his 1st birthday!