It started with my husband getting the flu. Men are never fun when they are needy and ill ;-/ Then came the TV footage of the UK under water. And now our own deluge of rain here in Cape Town; on my mother's birthday I travelled at 40 km p/hr down a highway that I normally speed along at 120 k's at. Visibility about 5m and spray and waves coming off all car tyres.
Now I'm feeling rather housebound (and cabin fevery) having a cold that threatens to turn to flu and the weather's pretty grim, so I sit stuck in front of the computer, where I'd far rather be out there snapping new photos!
We had an issue last week with two unneutered male cats suddenly arriving in our garden, famished and eating pizza crusts I'd thrown out for the guinea fowl. Long story short - for about a week we looked after especially one of them, who became very friendly and spent all day and all night on our property.
On Friday his people
came knocking - they are in the process of renovating their house, went away while it's uninhabitable, leaving the cats in the care of the builders. The builders didn't bother coming in to work due to the bad weather... don't you find it unconscionable leaving three small cats to fend for themselves in appalling winter weather? We had deluges as well as scary thunder storms during this time period, with night temperatures dropping down towards the low single figures.
Apparently they adopted all THREE (we never met the third) cats as kittens from a rescue shelter in November. So just roughly speaking, they must be in the region of 9 months old now; and still not neutered! Male cats will start becoming territorial and fight with other perceived threats - which is a danger to all cats living in the area. Also, they are prone to roaming, which endangers them as regards traffic etc. Obviously I am unable to force them to do anything, but it really has made me rather upset.
Thank you all my new Watchers and friends for your lovely comments and support.