I’M JUST CURIOUS: Sharing thoughts

by Debbie Walker

This week I came across something I am curious about. I read a page in a local advertising paper. It was written under something called “Gus’s Animal Gossips” and “Citrus Animal Services”. They were writing about something called “Community Cat”. We have several in this campground and they are well cared for. One of them adopted me upon my moving in.

According to this article a community cat is any cat that lives outdoors and who does not have a “home with an owner”. Some are a little leery of us. Tabby, my adopted cat, was one of those. However, I am happy to say she has become quite the love bug.

The “Community Cat Diversion” use humane methods of trapping, neuter, vaccinate, and return to where they were picked up originally. They are returned to the community cat population. It reduces community related nuisances and cuts way back on the number of litters each year. That’s no where near all the ways it helps.

The cats aren’t so likely to be involved in a cat fight, vocalizing and urinating behaviors. Community cats serve as an organic pest control solution.

All this talk about Community Cat and I just realized there is no mention of the practice in the winter months because here it isn’t quite the issue you would have up there.

Tabby splits up her nights between my neighbor, Glen and myself. Tonight it looks like I have been chosen. Cold winter nights she now knows she will be taken in by one of us.

I do want to mention one thing about your Maine winter. I am sure you are in the process of preparing for your cold winter. Please remember your pets will be experiencing it along with you. Pay special attention to our animals needs as well.

Just for fun I am sharing something I read on my computer:

Golden Rules for Living

1. If you open it, close it.
2. If you turn it on, turn it off.
3. If you unlock it, lock it up.
4. If you break it, admit it.
5. If you can’t fix it, call in someone who can.
6. If you borrow it, return it.
7. If you value it, take care of it.
8. If you make a mess, clean it up.
9. If you move it, put it back.
10. If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
11. If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.
12. If it’s none of your business, don’t ask questions. (Don’t ask questions, that’s like telling me not to breathe!

BONUS point.:

If you lift the toilet seat, put it down!

Holidays are upon us again. We are hoping you will be happy and healthy throughout. As you promise yourself every year, make your holidays as relaxed and stress proof as you can.

I’m just curious what plans you have made this year. Contact me at DebbieWalker@townline.org. Have a wonderful happy and healthy week. Thanks for reading!


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