Okay Dragon, I know what you're thinking, go right ahead!
Spring is in the air! Forsythia and daffodils are in bloom! What are you most looking forward to now that nice weather is here? More outside time with your pets? Spring cleaning? I am happy to have nice weather, but I've already noticed that our back yard will need mowing soon. Not the grass, the weeds, as that is what the back yard is made of. I'm already having problems finding doggie diamonds in the rough, so it will soon be time to bug The Boss to drag out the mower! Of course, the new season also means ticks and other insects, but all in all I'll take the weather!
When I first got Catfish and he was so afraid of everything, I actually got a little push mower to cut the front fenced yard so he wouldn't be traumatized by the power mower! The Boss thought I was nuts, but it was good exercise. Now that Catfish is secure, The Boss uses the LOUD mower and Catfish simply runs back in the house for cover. Tarzan likes to watch and make sure The Boss is doing the job right!
Above is a picture of Tarzan (left) and Jane when I first met them. You can tell how afraid and wild he was. They wouldn't let us pet them for three months. I saw these two always together, but when I saw them have "relations" I was dismayed that wild kittens could be born. I trapped Tarzan and had him neutered. I trapped Jane, next, but the vet said she was possibly nursing babies in the woods, so I brought her back to see if she ever brought babies around. She never did, so I had to trap her again. This time she was wise to the trap, so I had to lay a cloth over the bottom so she'd walk over it. Sadly, one day, she disappeared and Tarzan was alone. I put a dog house in our carport for him and that's where he stayed almost 24/7. He and Catfish met from either side of the fence, and after Tarzan started to trust us, I brought him in with Catfish, and they've been buddies ever since.
posted by Sandy at 3/15/2007 09:38:00 AM