My day trips have been cut a bit short because one of my kitties may be sick. I say “may be” because there are a bunch of subtle signs which may or may not mean anything. Like me, they are getting older and a bit more “creaky”. Complicating the puzzle is that I don’t know which kitty is having the issues. They are both acting pretty normal so this has prompted a visit to the vet and blood panels. Not cheap.
Rocky, our Editor- in- chief, went first. I should have preliminary results in a day or two.
Then it will be Smokey’s turn. Smokey is actually the older of the 2 cats so statistically , he should be having age related issues before Rocky but who knows. We all age differently.
So between worrying about the “boys” and finding myself cash poor from the vet bills, I haven’t been able to explore too far from home.
But even with those restrictions I still managed to run across a bit of urban wildlife. Last year I watched a Ground hog all summer as it nibbled the grass right next to busy route 44.
I saw it a couple of time this summer but not as often as before…until today. I think I know why it hasn’t been quite so prominent. It has a family. Today there were 3 of them. One larger one and 2 smaller ones.
I’d tried to photograph them before but they seemed more skittish this year than last so I tried something different today. I parked across the road in the Wendy’s parking lot and tried to time the pictures between the passing cars.
The bigger one has a much darker face and head. It’s a big one!
I didn’t see the third one again.