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It's brutal

December 10th, 2009 at 05:38 am

This is the coldest weather I remember in a long time. I was okay in my apartment, but this morning when I ventured out, I needed to get gas and go to the bank before work.

At the gas pump, I had to cancel because I couldn't get the door to the tank open.

At the bank, I couldn't roll my window down to go through the drive-through.

These are minor frustrations compared to what is really bothering me....

I feed about four feral cats who visit my patio daily. I am so fearful for them today. I don't see how they could have survived the night without someplace to get shelter. People say, oh, don't worry, they find places. But last night at about 9:30 one of them was trying to settle down in a cardboard box I had left on the patio. (Of course this morning it was empty and full of snow). If she didn't have a place by then, I'm afraid she might not have found one at all.

I left food out as usual but it was untouched by the time I left.

Tonight I plan to stop at the pet store and get a small doghouse. At least it would be something. My fear is that the apartment managers will complain, but I will chance it.

5 Responses to “It's brutal”

  1. momcents Says:


    I'm in the 'burbs and we're freezing here! DH's car door wouldn't close after he opened it! Stay warm!
    I'd worry about those cats too! Good idea for a dog house!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Poor little cats!! You are so kind to buy them a shelter.

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    You are kind to buy them shelter. You might also see if local humane society will nueter or spay them for you. You can return them to the wild but this way they wont reproduce.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Most of them have the lopped ear, which shows they have been neutered, so someone is taking care of them in that way. It's the shelter issue that has me worried now. I just hope that getting a doghouse tonight will be in time. Like BA says, the time to buy an umbrella is before it rains. The time to buy a shelter is before it snows. I blew it.

  5. miz pat Says:

    You are doing your best, which is more than many would think about. I'm glad you are trying to provide for them and I hope they take advantage of the house when you put it up.

    Remember, they may have banded together in a huddle against the cold too.

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