I wish I could say that I’ve been out of town or out of the country or off the planet all together. I have no excuse for not writing. I’ve just been doing other things.

So, to wrap up the events of June 11th. The cat got through surgery just fine. She’s been living in Megan’s room, much to Meg’s dismay. The cat keeps very different hours from the hours that Megan likes to keep. She doesn’t really like to get up at 4:00 each morning. Megan will be very happy tomorrow, when Sugar should get a clean bill of health from the vet and the approval to go outside again. I fully expect the cat to disappear for a day or two once we let her out. She’s always been a mostly outdoor cat; so to be trapped in a 12×12 room for 6 weeks has been hard on her. If she’d known that the other two cats caught and ate a bunny, she’d be pissed! She would have hated to miss out on that delight. We’ve got lots of cottontails around here, and this was a pretty big bunny, so I’m guessing it was just its time. Our cats are not that big.

Before some of you get your knickers in a knot. Yes, we feed our cats, and quite well. (canned food) And, they’re basically wild creatures, so it’s not out of their nature to kill and eat. It doesn’t happen often, but I’m actually glad when it does, because it means that the cats are getting nutrients that are completely suited to their bodies, not just ones that we humans have decided they need.

The dog is fine. She had to be quarantined for 10 days. We paid a fine and the licensing fee. Apparently there is also a $150 penalty fee for not getting the dog licensed, but I’m guessing that the animal control officer waived that fee after seeing the cat and hearing the story that went with the dog bite.

The man who got bit did go to the doctors and got a tetanus shot. I’m glad of that. Yes, that’s why Cinders got turned in, that’s the law, but I’d rather us be inconvenienced a little bit and have him healthy.

The septic system is also all fine now.

Much money was spent.