But on their way to being tranquilized by the visiting vets in Kamini as part of the ongoing spay and neutering program of HydraArk. Seventy-two successful operations in three days will certainly help the local street cats survive the winter without overpopulating and hence competing for the limited resources.
Where else could one picture this?
Not an easy, or safe, task. Jennifer got a really nasty bite from a wild Tom who wasn’t too keen on seeing the vet. Despite tetanus shots and anti biotics, a cat bite is very infectious.
Wearing gloves when grabbing wriggly toms is not practical even though it sounds obvious.
And it DIDN”T rain!!! A downpour to accompany the annual closing had become almost a given. Yet another memorable evening, this time Takis BBQ was cooked topless instead of under an umbrella. Below too, what had become part of the season-end tradtition our local bard Roger Green’s amuzing poem. Another first this time was that Theo himself was seen to be dancing, we didn’t capture the momentus event, so if anyone does have an historcal snap of our host wobbling about the dance floor feel free to pass it along. Thank you Theo for another great season. The photos we posted below are self explanitory (if a little blurry), usual suspects in ‘party-mode’ …
Yes it pissed down that night, (and has rained intermitantly since), but the wise old Beard had covered the interior with heavy duty plastic and so only minimal wetness occured inside, icons saved and all that. Still, furious hammering and noise resonates though the valley, the urgency of the project indicated by the fact that siesta is not even an option.
A typical Kamini Rhubarb is underway. Our local church is having it’s roof replaced. When the old roof was removed a couple of weeks ago, it took some time, debate, haggling, confusion, and politics, according to local lore, to get the timber treated/painted before the new roof could be installed.
The result: a change in the weather, with storms looming, has caused a flurry of dawn-to-dusk hammering and building. A downpour into the interior of the old chapel could cause untold damage to the ancient fixtures.
Wood piles are a dead giveaway that the seasons are changing.