For three days now, I have not seen Mama Kitty. I'm pretty sure she's dead. She wasn't one to wander across roads, or even to neighboring properties, very much. Since we had her neutered, she had no reason to go elsewhere. Cliff thinks perhaps a coyote or fox got her.
I've been accustomed to finding two cats outside my door when I awake in the morning: Jake, yowling and complaining, and Mama Kitty, a cat of few words: waiting silently, ready to lead me to the barn where they are fed... just in case I forgot where their food is kept.
I know we can find another cat or two. A local farmer has already offered me some, and if I take a couple and they stick around, I'm sure they will catch mice and rats, because they are already barn cats.
But where do you find a cat that will take walks with you?
I'm gonna miss that cat.