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The Sweets

April 19th, 2018

If you remember from many years ago, a feral mama moved her kittens into our garage. A series of unfortunate events, led to most of the kittens not making it, but one did, with an amazing story.

When we moved from Ohio to Maine, we trapped her and brought her with us. We’ve been able to slightly tame her throughout the years, but she’s still pretty wild, and mostly nocturnal. There are times when she’s gone for a month, out and about in the woods I suppose, hunting and doing things cats love to do.

She’s still a great garden companion, often coming out in the late afternoons when I’m working in the main vegetable garden behind the garage. She meows at me and hangs out nearby. Every now and then I get lucky and she lets me pet her. Since she’s and outdoor cat, her coat is super thick and lush to keep her warm in the winters. This past week, she’s been out following me around as I clean up the main vegetable plot. It’s nice having her around, she’s a great hunter and a valuable member of the team here.

Do you have any great garden companions?

2 Comments to “The Sweets”
  1. Misti on April 19, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Phew, I thought you were going to say she had passed on! I’m glad she’s still around and out exploring!

    I still have about four feral cats that we care for and a couple will follow us around the garden. Leo, who will be 14 in May, would love to be an outside companion but he’s an indoor kitty still.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on April 20, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Susy, I wouldn’t say that I have garden pets but I have animals that frequent the garden area. I have mentioned many times in comments the multitude of animal life which inspired all my fencing projects to keep them out. There are two feral cats that live in the neighborhood but I haven’t seen them yet this Spriing. I am wondering if they made it through the Winter as this one was terribly cold through out the entire Winter. I haven’t seen the wild turkeys yet this year either. So hopefully they all made it and are some where in the woods just waiting for a good day to display themselves.

    Have a great Sweets day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave

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