Morning Harry: Good luck on the cat search. Hope you find it unharmed. We have two strays that have become indoor only cats and more than once one of us has done a flying tackle on one that has gotten out the door. Last one was when we had 18 inches of snow and the cat, who has kinda short legs, bogged down in her flight across the yard. Wife was able to catch up and nab her before she got to the tree line. They can be quick and sneaky little devils.
Bob, Tardigray came back of her own volition about three a.m. last night. I honestly thought we would never see her again, and it was a relief, both because I like the cat and because my wife was really upset. The cat suffered some kind of neck damage being dragged around as a little kitten by the mom, and she abandoned it. Miriam raised it on a bottle and the cat goes where she goes, and watches tv with her, etc. With the kids grown up and gone, the cats are even more important to the wife.I'm glad you caught the escapee before it reached the woods. Once they get in there, it's easy for them to get lost. With snow on the ground, house cats with no outside skills are at risk.All's well that ends well. I had a ferret get out once, and searched for hours and hours. Just as it got pitch black dark and I was beginning to despair of ever finding him, I caught his eyes shining in the flashlight, from under a log. He was busy digging a burrow. Never got out again though, I watched him like a hawk after that.
You're back! What a nice surprise. Very interesting take on Off Grid magazine. I don't look at magazines much, but am always interested in relevant content. I am so sorry about Tardigray. I hope she's okay and comes home soon.
Leigh, nice to talk to you. I need to swing by your place, I'm just getting back into the blogosphere and I'm not quite caught up yet.I read Off Grid, American Survival Guide, Archaeology, Firearms News, Guns and Ammo, Self-Reliance, and Backwoods Home Magazine regularly. Sometimes, I will pick up something in the way of specials off the internet. Magazines today cost as much as a book, but I do like the photographs.Tardigray came home of her own free will last night at 3:00 AM. I'm going to keep a sharp eye on her from now on when the door is open.
That's excellent news about Tardigray! What a relief. Our Riley sometimes gets a wild hair and goes walkabout for days. He's an indoor/outdoor cat but we still worry about him.
If the cat is anything like my neighbors cat it's probably 100 feet away from the house hunkered down waiting to be found. Theirs has done this a number of times and is always close to home.
I am so happy to hear that Tardigray came home safely. What would we do without our pets? I enjoyed your video. I feel as though I have been rather complacent about prepping lately. But, after watching the State of the Union and seeing all the crazies that are in elected offices, I am starting to look at my supplies and make lists of what needs to be bought or replaced. Jana
Hi Harry :)I like your videos. We feel the same way, we're not interested in bugging out, we want to find a spot where we are staying put for good.I find a lot of magazines/web sites/ tv shows etc...seem to be catering to people with money who are enamoured by the self-sufficient/homesteading way of life. For us, seeing this type of marketing just isn't realistic. We're not dirt poor, but we can't afford a $500 backpack full of bugging out supplies either. We want to build up our life so that it's naturally self-suffient, that takes time and effort.Life is pretty good here too, even though the cold is getting to us, we're doing okay. Planning, looking at real estate...I'm baking and cooking lots too! Comfort food for winter is a must! :)I already saw your latest blog post so I'm glad your cat came back!!