Somehow it seems that I always forget to write here when summer comes. This one does not seem to be any different.
Last weekend we had the middle of the summer celebrations here. It’s a big thing here, celebrating the nightless night. It’s really still a funny feeling to be outside in the middle of the night when it’s still bright as (a rainy) day. Really. But this time it was so cold out there that I did not stay up too late. Meaning it was only half past two in the morning when I went to bed.
This was also a different kind of Midsummer for completely another reason. Did you know that you can have kittens even if you do not have a cat? I surely did not. But that is the case with us now. We have three kittens on our yard, one we have seen but it’s still missing. We found the kittens (and their mom) in our ditch last Thursday. We managed to catch one of them the same day, but the mother managed to hide the rest so that was it for the day.
We hoped that this one would lure the others to join him/her, but that did not happen. On Saturday I saw the mom going into (yet another) ditch, so I called DH and we started going through it from opposite ends. Sure enough, another one found!
So we thought that maybe there will be even more of them there. So back to the ditch we go. Then DH shouts at me that he saw one, it’s coming towards me. I’m turning the grass away as I walk in the ditch towards him. Nothing. Damn, has this one escaped? I turn back, now looking extra careful for anything resembling a kitten. A-ha, it had buried it’s head under the dry grass at the bottom of this ditch. I manage to grab it, and it gets to join the other two.
So now we have three. The last one is nowhere to be found, we have seen glimpses of it but no luck in catching him. We have no idea how old these are, we have no idea who the mom-cat belongs to, we are not planning on having a cat of our own… Interesting times, I might say.