Both my barn cats have finally been to the vet for checkups and vaccinations. The vet thinks Mickey is about seven months old, which would explain his crazy kitten behavior. Emmie finds him soooo annoying. He has gotten bolder with her and sometimes I worry that she’ll run away just to avoid his irritating antics. At first, a hiss and glistening cat fangs were enough to keep him at bay but now he is relentless.


I think I have solved the problem, though. I leaned a long plank of scrap lumber up into the hay loft from the workbench and stapled burlap on top to make it easy to grip. Emmie caught on immediately and gingerly balanced her way up into the new territory. Micky has gone up there as well, but I saw Emmie slash at him and scare him back down the ramp so he’d leave her alone.

I couldn’t find Emmie when I went out to feed the gang this morning. I called out to her, “Meow!” and she popped her head up from her new perch on top of a bale of hay. Quite happy, here, thank you very much.

About bluestempond

Hobby farmer living at Bluestem Pond in Michigan.
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