Friday, June 6, 2008

Gloom, despair, and agony on me.....

Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me

Do you remember this song from Hee Haw? It is the soundtrack for my day.

I have some bad news to share today.

Because it has been so cold and rainy, 5 of my chicks have died. The breeds that I lost especially makes me sad: three of my five cochins, one of my two light brahmas, and one that I didn't recognize because its feathers were too wet and clumped. I have put a brooding light out again for them. I thought they were past that stage, but all of the wet has made things so chilly, especially for babies.

And another thing: two of my outside cats have disappeared in the last month. And maybe a third, as I can't find Tiger today. Socks, my tom that we've had for 3 1/2 years, disappeared about a month ago. About a week ago, our 6 year old Jewel, the last survivor of our Kentucky cats, disappeared, leaving her three kittens. And hopefully Tiger, our cat that we've had for two years, is just roaming, but she has been staying close by the kittens since Jewel disappeared and didn't come when I called as I put out food this morning. My favorite cat, Bagherah disappeared about six months ago. It all makes me very sad.

I think the stormy skies have gotten to me. I need some sunny days to burn off the mists.

The sun is peeping from behind the clouds today. Maybe things will get better.

P.S. I just went ouside again to get Michael, and Tiger was on the porch eating some cat food. HURRAY! The day just got better!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about the chicks and the cats. We had a stray that adopted us that we loved, he disappeared about a year and a half ago. We've missed him a lot.