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30 May 2011 @ 09:12 am
I do not need to be a savior  
But apparently the universe wants me to be one. Yesterday was my first day off in a few weeks, and instead of resting inside and being a hermit as I'd planned, I spent most of the day trying to figure out how to lure and capture the stray kitten that has taken up residence in the woods behind my house.

I haven't caught him yet, but I have seen him; my only exposure to him before that had been listening to him call all Friday and Saturday night. I have a squirrel trap baited with tuna sitting in the clearing where I saw him. He looked to be a tuxedo, black with some white on each side of his nose. Maybe 6-8 weeks, maybe older if he's been living as a stray. He looked pretty healthy, he was just sitting in this little clearing giving himself a bath and occasionally yelling about something.

On the way home from getting the trap (after stopping by the SPCA to see if I could get one from them; they apparently borrow theirs too), I stopped and saved a turtle the size of a dinner plate. He was trying to cross the road, so I helped him. It was also pretty gratifying to see the drivers passing by seeing the turtle, swerving to miss him, then seeing me walking towards him, then smiling and waving.

Now, I'm at work. Deadlines, you see.
notfrank on May 30th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
You must be the reason all those strays ended up at the house in our youth. ;)