Oh, shoot. I'm so disappointed. I can not feed the feral kitties any more. I just found two humongous raccoons eating the food I put out for the kitties. I've been a little suspicious, but today confirmed it all.
First of all I bought a new bag of cat food today at the store. At home, I opened the bag and got ready to pour it into the big Tupperware container I keep it in. Buuuuut .... I couldn't find the container. I looked all over the deck for it, supposing the dogs had tried again to get into it. I finally found it. No way did the dogs do this!
I keep a large plastic trash can on the deck for wild bird seed. I found it with the top off. The bag of sunflower seeds inside was torn open, but strangest of all, the Tupperware was in the trash can! Obviously the dogs didn't carry it 40 feet, put it inside a trash can that is waist high, and remove the top from the Tupperware, as well as the trashcan!! I figured it was a raccoon, especially when I found little teeth marks in the Tupperware where it was pried open.
Shoot. I hope the feral cats find a way to survive, 'cause I just can't have the food out there that will attract the raccoons to the house. Shoot.
Tonight was a potluck, and as usual, the food was fabulous. Allan made a delicious meatloaf, Ricky made a green chili-chicken enchilada casserole that was outstanding. We had fresh broccoli steamed to a perfect al dente, a cabbage-sour cream dish that was excellent, I took Greek potatoes that were yum, and we ended with better-than-everything chocolate cake and a lemon-lime meringue pie, both soooo good! What an incredible dinner! But I don't know why I even say that, because they always are!
Now I have to get back to the task(s) at hand .... getting ready for my trip to Tucson! Woo hooo!!