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Day Two of the Indoor Life

December 12th, 2010 at 07:10 am

Didn't even get to the dumpster yesterday. Started to, but it was raining. Today, it's snowing. But I will get the garbage out there. It is still my big outing!

I got a few things done yesterday that I have been wanting to get around to. I sewed snaps on a winter coat with a broken zipper. It would have been quite expensive to replace the zipper, but snaps were economical and will close the coat just as well. It was a bit of a pain, though. Took longer than I thought it would.

I also refitted the outdoor shelter for the feral cats. The "shelter" is a big domed litter box. I put a thick layer of wood shavings in the bottom and put a fleece/canvas cat cube on top of that. Covered it with the dome and then wrapped a mylar "blanket" around that. Unfortunately, the mylar rattles noisily in the wind and I think I'll have to take it off. I think it will scare them away.

Other than that I cooked, did laundry, housework, read, watched movies, did puzzles. Altogether my kind of day.

Hoping to have another just like it...

4 Responses to “Day Two of the Indoor Life”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It is cold here in the midwest and our blizzard warning has expired. We are staying in for day 2, also! It makes for no spend days.

    It's so nice of you to think of those kitties!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I've read this year (on internet) of so many people who've made winter shelters for stray animals. I wonder if there are more of them this year than ever.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    Have you written about the feral cats before? I didn't know you were feeding them. Feeding, trapping and neutering feral cats and then re-releasing them is a really big deal in my area here. have you thought about an electric hot water bottle maybe?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Yeah, I've written about them a little. I have four right now who come to visit my patio. I always put food out for them. I would be willing to trap and neuter them but I am not home very much and I don't want to trap them and leave them outside. Also, since I'm in an apartment I don't want to draw too much attention to what I am doing. My guess is that management could tell me not to feed them, and I don't want that to happen.

    One of them has been neutered -- she has that notched ear -- so I know someone in the area is doing it.

    I didn't think of a hot water bottle; that's a good idea. I did try an electric warmer but decided it wasn't a good option for the outdoors.

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