Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Cats in the Cradle...er...Cage
This was the scene in my backyard yesterday. Beyond My Picket Fence yesterday morning I had five energetic children playing in the sunshine (yay!!!). They were having so much fun that this black cat decided to come and join them. We tried to run it off, to no avail. I tried to have the kids ignore it...to no avail. Somewhere along the line the kids found this cage about a week ago, which I suspect is for catching possums. I had thought "great, when we have a possum problem we'll be set to go". In the end I had Mr Busy pick up the cat, who insisted on playing near him, and put it in the cage. Once it was caught I phoned our Shire and they had a Park Ranger come and collect it a couple of hours later.
That silly cat was all too happy to come and play at someone else's house uninvited, but for some reason really objected to being disciplined for its rudeness! What I am really hoping is that if it does belong to someone they will get a wrap over the knuckles from the Shire for having a cat roaming about outside. They're supposed to be in a cat run outside, or inside the house. Not roaming free.
Yes, you're right. I am not a great cat lover. I also have a daughter who is allergic to them. Poor cat hit the double whammy by coming to our place.