Thursday, January 26, 2006

The world is not a safe place

We've been advised not to allow our kitty outside in our new town in CA. Apparently housecat is on the local coyotes' list of favorite delicacies. We were discussing this last night at supper--trying to figure out if coyotes are really any more of danger to Kitty than the busy street on which we now live which she has surrvivied for the past six years. This led to a discussion of other possible dangers we might encounter in our new home: scorpions and earthquakes for instance.

At one point my eight year old son threw up his hands and yelled, "I'm just SICK of all these dangers in the world!!!"

I'd have to second that.

6 comments:

Preacher Mom said...

Amen, Son!

Songbird said...

Oh, what a scary thing to think about. Our cats all go outside; they're wild creatures. I hate the thought of keeping them in, yet I hate the thought of something happening to them that I could have prevented.
And scorpions? Too much!!

SpookyRach said...

Poor guy - I know how he feels! We too have to contend with coyotes and our cats come and go as they please through the cat door. We have lost a few to the coyotes, but they were the more adventurous types. Our current selection of wussy-cats seem to be in no danger.

Sue said...

Our cats are dreadfully fearful of the door and stay away from it. They prefer to keep their world small -- within the walls of our home. It also helps me sleep better at night knowing they are safe (stealing space on my bed, mind you, but safe).

Friday Mom said...

There's no way we could convince the cats to become indoor cats at this point. Kind of scary!

see-through faith said...

scorpions! Help ....