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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Not long ago, I spoke of the increase in wildlife we expected here, due to the pond. We were dismayed to find out today that something tried very hard to get to our cats last night. That's the bottom of our shed door in the photo, and the hole is about a foot in height. Though our cats have access to another outbuilding, the shed is typically where they choose to sleep. Thankfully, Sage, Callie and Famata are present and looking fine today. There was obviously some commotion that took place in the dogtrot between the shed and a small shop building as well. There are signs of gray hair along the hole in the door. As all the foxes seen here have been red ones, my best guess is that it was a coyote, which we regularly hear. The pups were worked up the previous two nights... now we likely know why, but strangely, last night they did not wake us up. Now I'm awfully worried about our hens. We've had building a new chicken pen on our to-do list, but at present, if something wanted to go through the wood to get at them, there's nothing that would stop them. I've said a prayer of protection for all of the animals in our care. I hope that will be enough.