From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Wild Tomcat

All In The Family... More About Birds and Animals... The Rural Life





This wild tomcat lives at our house part of the time. He's not as wild as he used to be, but he won't allow anyone to touch him. I am not fond of him, but I can't stand for him to be hungry so I feed him. I hate to think of him being cold in the winter, so I built a little house for him.

Since he's become a concern (I won't call him a pet), I suppose I should have him neutered. Catching him would be a challenge. I would have to try to lure him into the cat carrier with food and then slam the door.

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