Ok, it's really a tale of three kitties,
but as of Friday morning, it was almost a tale of just two kitties.
I entered the barn on Friday morning, early, to find that our AWOL kitty
had indeed escaped yet again...
he/she was hiding out in the feed room (a small stall adjacent to the large kitten stall).
Seeing me, she bolted from the feed room, down the stall aisle and out into the snow,
with three dogs in tow.
I quickly called the dogs back to me, and said kitty just kept running.
I feared that she was gone for good... to fearful to ever return.
All day Friday I checked around the farm for her,
but to no avail.
Then, Saturday morning, I received a text from the barn.
Our neighbor who helps us out on Saturday mornings,
had seen the kitten hunkered down on top of the duck house,
freezing cold, in the snow.
Anna reached up, and picked up the cold kitty,
with no fight,
and stuck him/her back in the large kennel under the heat lamp.
Later in the day we closed up all three kitties, back in the kennel,
to await their spay/neuter procedures that will take place today.
They are big enough to undergo these procedures,
and it is definitely time.
Finally, we will know the gender of these three!
The kittens are ready to have their freedom.
They have a good foundation on which to rely...
they know where food, water, shelter and heat can be found
(in the barn)...
so I am sure they will come and go as they please.
We will keep them in their stall for a period of time -
until they heal.
Then, it is time for a much deserved freedom.
As for the rest of us...
we awoke to another three inches of snow on Friday morning.
On Saturday morning, there was more fresh snow...
and it is snowing now as I write this blog post (Sunday evening).
This snow may leave us with another 2-6 inches.
I am sure that most of you will agree with me...
it's time for Spring to start to show her face!