Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Recently, I read a short story entitled "Three Skelton Key" by George G. Toudouze, and it got me thinking about our furry 'friends', that frequent the docks, and river banks in most big cities. Today's post will fall squarely and firmly into what we all call the rumor mill. When the condos, in the background at Chandler's Wharf, were constructed many years ago, I heard lots of stories, none of them ever confirmed by the early condo dwellers ... with those "dramatic ocean views", about an infestation of rats. I haven't heard much talk lately. As a matter of fact, in all my illustrious years of hanging around the Old Port, I've NEVER seen one single rat. However, I've seen endless wild, dock cats running about here and there. Here kitty, kitty!
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Oh, the feline is such a noble creature. So graceful, so helpful by instinct.ReplyDelete
What is it with cats and docks? Aren't cats supposed to be scared of water??? Run kitty run!!!ReplyDelete
Those dock cats are earning their keep I'm sure!ReplyDelete
Let's hope the cats are keeping the rats under control!ReplyDelete
The ups and downs of living near the waters...ReplyDelete
They call them wharf cats around these parts. They are actually taken care of, at least at Chandler Wharf by one Barry Pfout. 'He is the semi-official caregiver of the "wharf cats" of Chandler's Wharf in Portland, providing this feral but quietly important cat community with food, veterinary care, and shelter... all at his own expense.' What a guy.ReplyDelete
Cats can help take of ratsReplyDelete
On the docks on in the condos
'Course then you've got a pack of cats
And what do you do with those?