Every now and then, a wonderful pet comes along. We had a cat named Siberian, aka "Beery Kitty" for well over 10 years now. A faithful companion on our short walks to the barn for milking or to stand guard over us from a fence post watching the general madness that comes from all the kids and animals here. Last week, our elderly man was killed by the neighbors dogs. Two pit bulls. I am still so very sad about it. I can only now blog about it, barely. I'm a serious animal lover. The whole "your dogs destroyed my cat in from of my children, while they were throwing rocks at the dogs and screaming..." story I explained to my neighbor was met with fury. My cat on their property. (one foot from my property line and trying desperately to get away from the dogs) No mercy. While I'd love to rant and rave about how I've been wronged and my kids traumatized, I won't do it on this public forum. Sadly, we have zero neighborly relations with these people at this time. Nor are we allowed to, I guess my phone call in which I explained the obvious to them, warranted a phone call by them to the sheriff. The sheriff came to visit. Really nice guy, we chatted for a long time, but wow, so much for working any issues out. The neighbors called the sheriff to ask that we "do not contact them". OK, not a problem for us. But like I told the sheriff, the dogs are a problem and the dogs need to stay on. their. property. 100% of the time. People who love and own pit bulls have a different mentality than I do. For now, we live here and we have to deal with dumb dogs and their owners. And we miss our beloved Beery Kitty. :( We buried him behind the barn where he loved to hang out waiting for the occasional mouse.
Such personality. So much love in one little furball. Well old man, I knew I would miss you terribly when you had to leave, I wonder if I will ever like a cat as much as I did you. I never did let on that you slept in the basement on the coldest of nights....or that the heat lamp was left on for you in the garage on those cold winter days so your old bones would be comfortable. :)