Oci is way too fat. My only fat cat, in fact. And she's feral. She limps now, from her weight paining her joints. I have been going to build a nice large cage for some time, to contain her so I can control what she eats. So I started it, almost finished it, yesterday. But it's not done yet, so she has a couple more days.
I'm relieved I'll be able to do this for her and finally got it going.
|Yesterday I got a few boards and then painted them, with half bucket of super old paint I had leftover from something. I had all my measurements stored in my head, which can be a hazardous place to store anything.|
|Finally last night as darkness fell I got the two ends put together and had enough old horse fencing to cover them.|
|I hauled the two completed ends plus the top inside and put them together, adding other pieces I'd cut and painted.|
|To stand it up without twisting it, I enlisted the propping aid of a cat tree.|
The lake is down like ten feet from a week ago Friday when I was last up there. The boat ramp where I put in is useless to most regular gas boats because the ramp itself ends at the waters edge. A boat trailer would have to bump over big rocks and maybe get stuck in mud to back into the water.
One woman on a jet ski said it was in the news they were going to start draining it. Darn.
|You can see the end of the concrete boat ramp there.|
|Lots of stumps and mud exposed.|
|I had a great time even though I wasn't on the water til about 2:30 p.m. I paddled all over the lake as usual and also swam. It was again very hard to leave.|
|Beach is a little bit high and dry.|
|Docks at the day use area on the north shore are definitely high and dry.|
|Shallow water on the north side has created a new lagoon, taken over by ducks and Canada Geese and revealing these old concrete formations. Docks maybe from way back, or an old house foundation? I don't know.|
|The water even where I'm paddling is only a couple feet deep.|
|Day use area pretty much empty.|
|Parts of the lake have a lot of weed.|
|Water Weed gussied up!|
I had a fantastic day. I didn't fool around at the lake the entire day. I first got the cage up, even though its not done.
I came home to find another box from my cat loving friend up in British Columbia and Miss Daisy had to nose in to see what was in there for her. (It was all for her, well sure, for the other cats too, but I'm not telling her that).
|Yahoo! Gifts from Canada! (my flash didn't fire for this photo nor the one of Miss D below)|
|You get the picture, despite the flash not working, of who immediately claimed that box of treats!|
Thank you Elaine, say Miss D and Miss Vision and Miss Me!!!