Weekend Discoveries

We have five window wells, owing to the fact that our five base windows are technically below the ground. This, in fact, was not the Weekend Discovery.

The discovery was that these window wells are the preferred place for stray cats to raise litters of adorable kittens.

This discovery was made by the Missus during our "get the house ready in time for Jack's birthday" event, which including power washing the house, stripping and re-treating the deck, and clearing out the trees and bushes and dead leaves, many of which found their way to said window wells.

It also turns out that shelters and animal rescues will only come and take the cats away if they have the room to do so. No one had the room. And places like the North Shore Animal League and others actually charge you a "surrendering fee" to take animals that don't belong to you away, which I'm still trying to understand. And since both of us are really allergic to cats, I packed them up in a box and threw them in the....

What? You really though I was going to go there? C'mon...I'm not that hard a man - just ask my wife (ba-dum bum!) Despite our allergies, we're now raising 4 kittens and, by default, their mother until such time as they can be picked up the one of the ASPCA-sponsored cat rescue organizations to be neutered, adopted, etc...