Thursday, March 01, 2007
I'm Really Not In the Mood!
It's been a very upsetting morning. My landlords informed me yesterday their little kitten, Ollie, that they only got about three weeks ago, was missing. It was the second kitten of theirs that had gone missing over the past few weeks. The first one, Polly, they had only picked up from the RSPCA centre back in October. She was a lively, lovely little thing, full of adventure. She disappeared. They then got Ollie, a beautiful little fluffy grey neutered male kitten. He was a real little pet. I looked after him for a couple of days early in the week when my landlords went away to the coast. Ollie was a darling little sweetie and very affectionate. He didn't wander far at all, preferring to stay inside.
My landlord just emailed me to say he found an eight-foot carpet snake/python amongst plants near and under his verandah. It had the tell-tale bulge in its belly. I ran up to 'The Manor' immediately upon receiving his email, tears flowing down my face. He had immediately killed the snake, more in anger he said. I'm glad he had done so, because I wouldn't have been held responsible if I'd seen it still alive! I know there are some of you out there that are against such actions, and I know it's illegal to kill the damn things, but I'm not afraid to admit when it comes to my pets or a bloody carpet snake, or any snake for that matter, my pets come first! If they venture into my territory, they do it at their own peril!
I'm very upset about poor little Ollie. I know...I'm a big "sook"...always have been...that's who I am. I think I'll jump into the car and go for a drive...after locking my two cats inside...they're already here with me. I need to clear my head and lift this sadness from my heart.
I'll return later as I have a couple of recipes I want to share with you for the weekend. I was sorting them out when I received the sad news about Ollie.
The drawing is by me...