Love these old black & whites.
My grandmother with three of her daughters. My mom is on far-right. 1960
"Granny, why do you feed the barn cats when they have mice to eat?" I asked between slurps.
"Well, if I do this they will catch more mice." she said never looking up.
"Think of it, wouldn't you go faster and think clearer if you had energy from good food. The barn cats need energy so that they don't make mistakes while hunting. If they are really hungry they don't wait for the opportune time to get the mouse, they do stupid things and don't use their brains. They jump out too soon and the mouse takes off. This way they wait and wait and wait.......and then they get 'em. I have not seen a mouse since I have been feeding the cats every morning. My cats use them for snacks & my barn is mouse-free."
I never forgot that. I can still hear her voice telling me this. She was so clever, I thought. She loved her cats and carried them around as she did her gardening and tending the hens. They were very lucky barn cats & not a fat one in the bunch.
My greeting cat
A fridge photo
Found this one in a magazine. It is in my kitchen.
A painting of my cat, Charity
A photograph taken by well-known photographer Susan Fisher of Carleton Place.This is on my staircase.
Cat-tip-for-the-Day - Feed your barn cats. They will catch more mice...guaranteed.