Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Good, The Bad, The Cute!

You know that old western....The Good, The Bad, The Ugly? Dad and I watched that several times together...well, this post is a bit different...
The Bad...We got washed out...last Friday morning at 8 am our area received 2-3 inches in a half hour and our road close to the entrance became treacherous. On one side the ground goes straight down and in one area it was eaten away underneath and cracking on top which meant another chunk would drop off. Driving was a bit nerve wracking. The water almost reached the same level of the highway resulting in the huge pipe getting clogged with a large log and other debris. The power company had done some clearing a couple of months ago and they just leave the cut up trees instead of shredding the wood resulting in some of the logs and brush going down stream. Wonderful, huh? And there is no way to prove it....


The Good...So, as the very upset husband and I were walking down the highway considering another place to cut out a road, I heard a desperate noise...it was a little meow but there was no cat to match that sound! So, I crossed back over to our side and called 'kitty kitty' and out popped a tiny head surrounded by long weeds next to the road. I picked her up, cradled her in my arms and joined the worried husband who hadn't even noticed what I had done.
So, now you know what we have been fighting( the pic above is a view looking straight down)....since it happened on a weekend we could not reach our excavator man and had to wait until Monday but did get a couple of quotes from other sources. One was very high which caused us great concern as we hadn't any other bids in yet. We considered putting in a small bridge but that cost was astronomical as well. During excavation they discovered the old pipe had rusted out and caved in so we are replacing it as well as adding two smaller ones.
The Cute...I named my new baby, Bridget, thinking at the time we were putting in a bridge. She is a darling and just purrs and purrs. Her farts are unbearable just like Sammy's but maybe that is a digestive reaction to her quality kibble that she might not have received previously. None of the other resident cats want her and hiss with an occasional growl when she gets too close but each day brings better behavior.... Bad kitties. I thought I taught them some manners. Tiger slaps her tiny face gently which is funny...he knows not to put any force behind it like he does his siblings. Guess he wants her to know he is a good face slapper and that she should get used to it. She slapped him back yesterday! So cute!
The road is complete mud now and we have to leave a car across the highway at a neighbors house (thank you good neighbor!). The Kubota takes us through quite easily though Tuesday was a disaster. The pipe delivery man got stuck and as I was backing up, the Kubota 'wallered' sideways (though remained upright thank heavens) into some fill dirt. Both were towed to better ground. Gym and doctor appointments have been cancelled but I was able to accomplish some successful work yesterday. Hopefully the excavators will be able to work today since it is not raining. Although it is a major and costly inconvenience, the good thing is we are safe, had this not happened Bridget might have gotten run over, and we are blessed with good health so all is well on the farm!

9 comments:

Les said...

Bridget is precious!! Very unique coloring. But you didn't say what the good husband said when he saw her...

Paint Girl said...

Oh my goodness! What a mess you guys are dealing with!! I sure hope it gets fixed real soon, so everything can go back to normal!
And that kitten! She is adorable!! She is so lucky you were there, to scoop her up and take her in! Now she will be spoiled for life! Such a lucky little girl!
The horses look beautiful out in their pasture!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

I am so sorry for you, as you are getting our rainy winter (often spring,sometimes summer, and often fall) weather!

The baby Bridget is so cute.. she is going to be a really pretty cat, we are partial to calico's!

JC said...

Bridget is Adorable

The road is not

Kathleen Coy said...

Bridget is adorable! You have such a wonderful outlook, finding the good amidst the troubles. I hope everything gets back to normal soon. :-)

Kritter Keeper said...

thank you girls, i love your comments...jc i lol'd at yours...kathleen, after reading one of jc's fave blogger posts(the girl with ms) i have to look at life that way i think. we are so lucky to have our health so far...one never knows! jan, i am thankful we do not have your heat! i don't know how you and paint girl handle it! paint girl, so glad you are back! les, you are a very smart girl and that is all i can say LOL...;>)

Julia said...

That whole scenario is just a wreck!!! Awful. I am feeling for your pain since that is a huge amount of work to do fixing that crossing.

But your farting cat is cute. We had one show up last summer too. That is a farting kitten. He stunk so bad I would have to toss him out of the house.

Rural Rambler said...

Kritter Keeper I am sorry about the wash out and all the "stuff" associated with having to get it right again. BUT I am so happy for that kitty, that little fuzz face had no idea how lucky it was and how good a kitty life was ahead when you scooped up it's fuzzy furry little self!!!!!!!!Just a thanks from me, one more kitty that life will be good for. Wish we could save them all...

Leslie said...

What a mess! Those kind of events are just a drag to deal with. It must be awful to have to spend all that money unexpectedly. I hope all goes well with the project and there aren't anymore unexpected costs or any injuries. Your new little girl is adorable. Everything happens for a reason and you were meant to be walking down the highway at that time so you could find Bridget.