Hot and Bothered
Monday 18th of July 2011 08:02 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
If you think you're hot, just think about this poor mama with these four heat-seeking missiles. They are constantly pushing their wiggly, hot bodies against her in search of breakfast, lunch, supper and assorted snacks.
How would it feel to be the vending machine for this never-ending open buffet? Apparently, it's exhausting.
The mom has moved her four babies into a single-family home in our backyard - a.k.a. a window well.
So far, Millie hasn't bothered them, though she is constantly seeking playmates among the other felines lounging in the 100-plus-degree heat in the backyard. As cats are wont to do, they pretty much ignore her.
Randy is on his quest to tame these newest additions to the farmyard.
We'll see if the mama cat leaves them in their current accommodations or packs them up and moves them to an undisclosed forwarding address.
Let's hope she puts them to work on mouse-hunting detail soon. There's no such thing as a free lunch around here.