Every morning Harland takes a some food out to the barn for the barn cats.

Every morning he gives Kitty and Muffin a few tidbits of the barn cat’s food.

Every morning Kitty uses the litter box right afterwards.

And every morning Muffin lays in wait outside the litter box:

Poor Kitty. She can’t even use the bathroom in peace anymore.


I took Muffin to the vet this morning to have his boy surgery. I’ll pick him up after work. They told me this that he would sleep the rest of today and probably most of tonight. Poor little guy. We were told not to feed him after midnight last night, and this morning he was quite upset when he didn’t get his breakfast. Then I added insult to injury by putting him into the pet carrier. Kitty left the room and headed to the far reaches of the house. She knows pet carriers don’t equal happy times of a cat’s life. When I left him off at the vet’s, he was crying pitifully.

Oh dear. It’s going to be a long day.



Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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9 Responses

  1. Lorraine says:

    Quick recovery for Muffin. Kitty will get a break today. Love the video. Very cute. He’s going to make a good mouser!

  2. Glenda says:

    Ah, life lessons can be hard, eh Kitty? Hope little guy does well with his surgery.

  3. Evelyn says:

    Bless your heart! Been there and done that; it’s tough on the humans too. He’ll be right as rain tomorrow.

  4. Lisa says:

    awww – poor muffin! I laughed out loud watching the litter box ambush!!

  5. Carol says:

    Poor Muffin, hope he is up and running soon. He may also run from the carrier next time he sees it. Did Kitty get some rest today?

  6. Dianna says:

    Oh, I know EXACTLY how you feel….you’ll think about him a thousand times today. But, it’s absolutely necessary if you’re going to have a boy kitty in the house. (Words of experience there.)
    I’m sure Kitty is smart enough to know that she’ll be ambushed when she exits the litter box. And you have to wonder if Muffin’s surgery will change any of his little habits, such as that one…?
    Thanks for sharing your kitties with us!

  7. Linda says:

    Taking Dixie to the vet is such a trauma — for everyone, even the vet. She changes from my sweetie to something from a grade B movie. She truly hates it. Hope your little guy is all recovered by now. They do recover pretty quickly.

  8. Jeanne says:

    Oh poor Muffin! But we all know they usually snap right back from that, and it’s actually easier for the guys than for the gals! Hope he’s doing well now! I wonder how Kitty felt, having her day without him….

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