With the deck screened in it's much cooler out here.
It's hot and hazy. "I'm a Cool Cat"
More places to hang flowers :)
I, and all the furry beasts are loving it as it keeps the deck much cooler. Yes, we did get the new barbeque because ours was too old and decrepit to have on this nice new screened-in deck says the newly-retired Gary and that's that. Now he has to build it.
I'm just back from feeding and putting down cold water for the ferals For many weeks I didn't see any and it left me worried. I have a few spots where I leave food but I'll just mention one . This spot was a feeding area for ferals for years. The lady who discovered them was hurt from a fall and I took over the feeding for her. She has many other spots so I told her that I would continue this one and she would have one less to worry about. I can't put a dish, paper or anything that will be there in the morning because truckers load their trucks there and do not want cats around. It's a pretty rough table-setting, let me tell ya. The dry goes on the ground and the soft goes on top. I leave a pile under each truck that is parked for the night. I have a spot where there is a bowl for water hidden in the grass which I keep filled and every day it's been emptied. I hope they are getting it and it's not being dumped.The truckers in this lot don't help the cats but they pretend they don't see anything that I'm doing so maybe they actually do care a little.. I wouldn't put any money on it though. The trucks keep the rain off the food and gives them a bit of shelter. It's better than going hungry but if I had my way they would be fed differently.
There is one that is starting to show some trust. He lets me get quite close and doesn't move when I approach him. I call him Jack. He's probably 5 years old and he already looks old.
The food is always there under that truck if they need it. No bowls, no place-mats but always a good hardy meal. That is guaranteed.