More Plantation Stuff



Here’s the plantation gate at the Swamped! Plantation and Country Club.  That good-looking pile of gray dirt at the base of the pine tree is a fire ant mound, ever flourishing even in the wintertime.  This picture was taken in January of this year, not too cold, but cold enough when one lives in an aluminum box.  The mailbox post perches on the side of the ditch, also known at the Kitty Highway.  You can see the edge of the black culvert peeking out from under the driveway.  Sylvia has just gone into the culvert.  I waited with camera in hand for her to come back out so I can prove my statement that the cats travel along the ditches like their own personal highway system. 

Waiting, waiting, waiting....

Waiting, waiting, waiting....

Sylvia:  "You maroons, I'm over here!"

Sylvia: "You maroons, I'm over here!"

Where's Georgia going?

Where's Georgia going?

Georgia always walks like she’s mad.  She stomps noiselessly along on little kitty-cat feet.  She acts like a truant officer.  “We’ll just get to the bottom of this!” 

Sylvia pops out the other side

Sylvia pops out the other side

Sylvia surprised me when she appeared on the far side of the culvert.  Of course, she proved my statement, but I had no idea that she would actually travel thru a twenty-foot-long narrow culvert to the other side.  I thought that she would just pop in and out of the same side.

Sylvia:  "Would someone please  bring Georgia's meds?"

Sylvia: "Would someone please bring Georgia's meds?"

Free-range cats are an interesting study in personalities.  I wonder if I can get a little camera to attach to someone’s collar…  Where do they go?  What do they see?

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2 Responses to “More Plantation Stuff”

  1. Simba Says:

    After observing animals for nearly a lifetime I have come to the conclusion that cats are the strangest of all creatures. If a dog is allowed to roam it will investigate the surroundings as far as it cares to go, all the while sniffing, scenting, and looking. Given the same opportunity a cat will go out into the center of a meadow somewhre and just sit. It has no further purpose than to to just be there. The curiosity that cats have been attributed to does not seem to materialize in actuality. It is not unusual at all to drive up a road and see a cat sitting in some odd place way out in the middle of a field. They don’t hunt. They just sit there until they are sick of sitting there. Then they return to wherever it is they can get a free meal.


  2. ruthrawls Says:

    I have seen some curious cats. But you are correct about the free meal. If there’s free food, they don’t need to hunt.


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