For Caturday this week: cat food, cabin cats, a raccoon, a possum, a GIF, a Paladout, and more.
As mentioned on my personal blog, the feral cat food dispenser was running on batteries during our big power outage, and reacted badly to low battery capacity by continuously dumping all of the food from its hopper:
In that picture you can see the empty hopper and the top of the feeder tube, full of food (the dispenser is on a drawer I can pull out to make it easier to refill). Below, you can see the rest of that tube, and the big pile of food it has dumped:
I scooped the excess back into the hopper after I replaced the batteries. It’s nice that it has a battery backup when not receiving power, but running continuously might not have been the best way to preserve battery capacity.
Here are Porcini and Poppy watching me approach on a rainy morning:
Poppy didn’t bother retreating; she knows I’m not a threat, so long as I keep my distance:
A raccoon briefly visited Porcini in the cat house. She informed the raccoon that it wasn’t welcome there:
The raccoon was just waiting for a possum to get out of the way:
Bella in front of the feeder. I do wonder where she sleeps; she doesn’t avail herself of any of the heated shelters, unlike the rest of her family:
A cat in each doorway:
Poppy arriving, with Porcini and Spud in cabins:
A GIF of Poppy going into a cabin with Porcini, Spud in the other cabin, and Bella walking behind the cabins:
Do you see three cats?
Poppy and Porcini inside the cat house:
Doing my morning rounds, having visited the ducks, I noticed Paladout on the hidden path by the pond:
Three cats inside the house this morning:
Finally, Poppy watching me from under our main deck: