Oh boy, this is definitely me all the way. I love cats, which is a big surprise to everyone I bet. J I’ve had cats all of my adult life and of course we had them on the farm growing up too.
When we were all children, we had forty-two farm cats at one time. Can you imagine that? It was a sea of furry bodies with waving tails and loud meows when we stepped outside in the summers. We would throw them bread scraps sometimes, but usually they lived off mice they caught in the barns and out in the fields.
The population of the cats would vary as the years went by because inevitably they’d be run over on the highway or drowned in a rainstorm. I guess my parents figured there was no need to have them neutered because nature would take of it, which it did. Besides, we couldn’t afford to take animals to the vet. Anything that happened to people or animals was treated on the farm.
I guess cats suit me because I know I’d never walk a dog. To me a dog is a needier sort of animal where cats are independent and can take care of themselves as long as you have food and water out and a litter box handy.
Have you adopted any animals? If so, do you prefer cats or dogs?