There is a very friendly (darn it all) calico cat that has been hanging around for about 2 weeks now. She is extremely friendly (darn it all) with everyone. We don't WANT a cat so we are ignoring her and not giving her any encouragement...but our guests do.
We were hoping guests that had stayed in one of the cabins last week had decided to take her home with them. We had suggested they could do that since they seemed to really like having her around when they were outside at the picnic table or campfire at the cabin. They told us how kid friendly she was and told us what a good hunter she was too.
And now, we see the evidence of that. There are bird feathers and chipmunk hides and squirrel tales all around. We have found enough hides that we thought possibly the cat was thinking of tanning them for a fashionable fur coat. I guess we can be happy she is taking care of the nuisance pests, but I'm not happy about the bird feathers (she isn't hunting in OUR yard...yet!).
But I am an animal lover. I woke up the other night and started worrying about where she was getting anything to drink while it had been so hot and dry. Now, why should I let that thought interrupt my sleep?? I don't know!
She comes running out of the bushes from the house next door but that fellow has a dog so I don't think he claims her either. I just hope she finds a different place to hunt and try to make friends SOON! We don't want to find a litter of kittens under the deck!
We think the vacation rush is over! It is like someone put the brakes on RIGHT NOW! I've talked with motel owners in town and they said they have seen a big slow down the past couple of days too. It is kind of scary. We know the Labor Day weekends of years past aren't going to happen again anytime soon, but it would be nice to have HALF of what it use to be....other than the part of staying up most of the night checking people in or telling people (who can't find a motel room) they can sleep in their car in the overflow area. We think back on those days and wonder if the U.P. will ever see those kind of Labor Day weekends again. Hopefully fall colors will be excellent and people will still venture up this way for that.
Our New Normal
4 weeks ago