Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wild Cat?

This is what my studio looked like last night. After looking at the hole in the ceiling, the poop and then pawprints we found this morning, we think it is a feral cat. So Olof said I could feed it and let it live there, at least for now. I know my neighbor had two ferals she brought home to live in her barn ( beloved hunting spot of our guys too) and one disappeared. So it might be that.

Also, a while ago I was woken at midnight by Olof saying "what is that sound?" I woke right up from a deep sleep and heard a cat giving that low, don't mess me with me ( I am scared) sound. I flew downstairs and found Fergus and Silas at our glass door looking at a grey and white guy outside. He ran off and when I asked my neighbor she said her feral was a grey and white tiger.
This one didn't look quite tigery, a white face and grey body, was all I could see.

What you can't see in the photo is the mess all over the floor. The ceiling is dropped, that light weight white stuff, and it was in little pieces everywhere. A wood molding was torn off and my bamboo wainscoting was torn. Yes, my studio is often a mess, but not that messy!

So I left some food and water in the garage for the poor cat and we'll see what happens.

Last night I saw Fergus. I'll write about it later. But he made me feel better.


Patches & Mittens said...

Oh my, do you think a kitty could do all that damage?

Zuleme said...

It sure looked like kitty poop and kitty paw prints outside in the fresh snow. And I think a scared kitty could do a lot of damage! It fell through the ceiling and then couldn't find a way out until it finally climbed back up my shelves and got out back through where it fell in. Our theory anyway.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's quite a mess. He must've gotten really panicked.

I'm interested to hear about your Fergus sighting. :-)

~ tammara

The Meezers said...

Wow, scared kitties can sure make a big mess. I'm interested in your Fergus sighting too. - Meezers Mom

Eponine's Cowboy said...

After I lost my Eponine, I discovered that having specific tasks that provided an obvious, visible result helped me tremendously. Maybe Fergus sent over the visitor in order to keep you busy. You never know!

William said...

Must've been very scary for him.