Happy Friday!

I want to say “thank you” to all of you who have been following along with me this past week as each of my girls took their turn to show you their new Christmas ensembles.  This won’t be the end of them.  Hopefully, I will be able to get at least a few more completed during this soon to be hectic season.  I’m not complaining; I love the holidays, but it does get busy, doesn’t it!

Two weeks ago we had some very cold nights and I noticed that one of the feral cats that we feed had nowhere to spend the night.  He is the newest visitor—only being around a year or so.  I noticed he was crouched down in the mulch against the house, at night and into the morning, where the frost could get to him.  I never noticed him outside at night last winter.  After all, Miss Feral has a place; I thought he did too.

His having to be outside all winter without shelter worried me so much.  I looked on Amazon for cat houses and looked at YouTube videos for ideas.  I found nothing that seemed perfect for him, and easy enough for us to do.  I mentioned to my husband about how bad I felt for Morris.  My husband spent what seemed like 15 minutes looking at YouTube videos and found the perfect tutorial!  We went to Lowe’s last Friday night and bought the exact same plastic tub, insulation (ours is a tad thicker), a utility knife, and weather proof duct tape.  That’s all it took!

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I put the house out for him last Saturday afternoon.  We thought it would take awhile for him to trust it enough to go in there.  Nope, he spent the first night in there.  It’s like he was waiting for a house to call his own.  Every time I take the dog out I say “Hello Morris”.  He looks very content, and spends almost all his time in there.

I added his name to the house (with little pieces of duct tape), so the other cats know this is Morris’s house, not theirs.  Ha ha!  After all, the other cats have places to go at night.  Anyway, we were both so happy to make this little guy comfortable, and safe for the winter ahead!

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Our magnolia trees have finally given up and turned.  They still need to drop their leaves though.

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Most trees have dropped their leaves by now.  Winter will be here shortly.  I heard “rain turning to snow” in the forecast.

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The apple tree is almost bare, but this particular burning bush in the backyard is slow to turn, and drop its leaves too.

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The robins are still around.  I’m sure they’ll get out of here before it snows.  That reminds me, I need to get some bird seed for the bird feeder…

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Everyone, enjoy your Friday!

Bye for now! ❤

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2 thoughts on “Happy Friday!

  1. Joy

    Loved seeing the new home of Morris. Believe it or not, lots of people and scout troops here have been making similar insullated cooler/tub homes for all of the cats that have been displaced by the horrible fires. They put them out where they have established feeding stations. They also trap and then take them to be scanned for chips so they can be reunited with their anxious owners. I may have mentioned this earlier, but a friend’s cat was just found a few days ago after over a month so there are many more cats out there. Very happy to see how happy Morris appears with his new home. Wouldn’t that be funny to come out and find one of the other cats inside? You never know.

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Joy. Maybe they saw the same video from Asheville Humane. Their process was very easy to follow. Such a heartwarming story about your friend’s cat that was found. I hope many more can find their families. In the meantime, it sounds like they are being housed and fed like royalty.
      If one of the other cats takes over Morris’s house, we will make another for him. Yes, it could happen; it looks pretty cozy. I saw Miss Feral check it out, but when she saw Morris in there, she jumped back; she doesn’t get along with anyone.
      Enjoy your weekend.

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