Posted on April 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Our two feral cats, Chibi and Kurokin, were neutered at the Tehachapi Veterinarian Hospital this month. Chibi's left ear has been clipped for identification purposes. Kurokin, Chibi's mother, didn't get her ear clipped due to an oversight by the vet's office but her surgery was a little more complicated than Chibi's because she had a hysterectomy. Despite their respective surgeries, the two cats are pretty much back to their old selves. They are back to catching gofers and mice, which is what we want them to be doing. I don't like it when the cats bring their catch into the studio, but I like seeing them playing out in the fields.
This afternoon, we had five deer visit the ranch. It was the first visit of 2012. It almost felt like alien landing. We all came out to greet the deer, including the cats. I have never seen so many deer on our ranch. The deer were as curious as we were but maintained a safe distance. They were nibbling on grass and looking around to see what's new this season. Soon, it was time for them to move on, and they did.