Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sad news

Many members of my family have enjoyed the summer. Evan has enjoyed learning how to fish, Tristan has enjoyed working on a local organic farm and the many blacksmithing opportunities he has been presented with. Mark has had plenty of opportunities to perform music this summer. I have enjoyed quiet mornings in the garden and busy days with the canners. Cheddar dog has enjoyed having all the members of his family around. The sheep have enjoyed grazing in the orchard. And Scruffer cat, my most beloved feline friend, has enoyed some limited and chaperoned time outside.

The other morning we woke to find our front door opened. Scruffer had pried it opened and wandered off. He has not returned. A neighbor has reported that they too have lost a cat 5 days ago. They also saw a fisher cat (a very wild animal) in their yard. We can only hope that his death was swift and that he was not in much pain. His loss is hard for our family. He had the softest fur, a personality that was fickle yet loving.

Our computer is still in the shop with luck it should be up soon.

Peace, Karin


Lamb said...

oh, Karin...I do hope Scruffer finds his way home and hasn't met with harm!

LindaM said...

I'm very sprry to hear. I also hope that he is just wandering and will come home to you soon.

craftygurl said...

Karin, sorry to hear about Scruffer, hope he finds his way home to you.

Kelly said...

I hate Fischer Cats, we have them too. Hopefully he will return hungry and missing you. We had a cat return after about 8 weeks one summer. She was gorging on cat food and meowing a complete story about her travels. She is always near home now. Our cats are indoor/outdoor cats out of thier choice.

cargillwitch said...

so sorry to hear of your cats disapperance. We lost several barn cats four years ago to a fisher( a type of weasel that was introduced locally to control the porcupine population)They are fierce and cunning hunters.