A wee cat story for ya my friend.....
I had a music store in a small town in rural BC.
The town was littered with stray cats.
One in particular(an orange one with frozen off ears)was hanging around my back yard regularly.
Obviously she was a waid stray.
She was totally unapproachable.In the three years i lived there, she never let me or anyone get close enough to pet her.
The story gets complicated when she crawls into my attic to have a litter of kittens.
Yep, you guessed it....i get cats.
cats in the walls , cats in the crawl spaces,cats lost in the bowels of my 107 year old building.
It took me a couple of weeks to round them up.
One was down under my store addition and it was flooded down there up to the top of the wall footing.
That little cuss would not lt me reach down and rescue her.I spent days trying everything to catch her.
her momma cat was pacing back and forth outside the store for the whole time trying to get to it.
Finally i caught her sleeping and reaching down softly as possible i almost grasped her when she awoke and dived into the water to escape.
She swam under the little platform she was sleeping on, and i placed my hand at the other end.
when she came up spluttering and soaked, i grabbed that little girl and snatched her out of her predicament.
The total came to five lonely little kits that had to be rescued from the labrynth of the innards of the old place......
Well i kept these little guys and raised them myself, not wanting them to come to harm.
I must have looked hillarious sitting in my big chair with these five kittens curled up on my shoulder, my head, my lap and under my shirt all
sleeping soundly whilest i read late at nite.
The crawl spaace kiitty turned out to be the big sister of the whole herd after her recovery.and looked just like her mom.
except her ears werent froze off.
I managed to find good homes for every one of these guys.
Knowing full well, i would have to do it all over again the following year probably, and as it turned out i did.For two more years i raised her babes
whne she dropped them upstairs in my attic.
I never had such bizarre entertainment!