Monday, November 10, 2014

New Moon on Monday

The Jellicle Moon is shining bright-
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball...
T.S. Eliot, The Song of the Jellicles

It's that time of year when the weather becomes a constant worry as I think of the feral kitties. Nat has already secured for them their insulated homes, placed them where they are camouflaged yet accessible to the colony. Check.

Our crew, who are more like our outdoor cats than random street kitties, will be displaced soon--victims of the constant overbuilding here in Jersey City. Nat has found a place that may take all six of them, where they can live safely as ferals but also have comforts of indoor cats. I'm very hopeful that she will be able to trap everyone so that we can put the relocation plan in motion. I know our work will not be complete. Yet, the thought of these kitties surviving another harsh winter is more than either of us can handle. Two of the cats are not  fixed and this has led to multiple kittens. The goal is to get at least one of them in the next few weeks to put the kitten factory out of business! Caring for them is Job 1. I especially want my Puck to get to a vet, he's not looked well to me for awhile. I'm hoping he just needs the basics and then he'll bounce back to the precocious and adorable tabby who stole my heart when he was a kitten.

The moon that lights up the Jellicle Ball, PAD location

The other night, when out on my appointed rounds, I saw the beautiful moon. I'm not even a good amateur photographer, so it's not a great picture but trust me--it was calming and comforting to see the moon hovering over the Hudson and peering at me between these two buildings as I prepared to feed my feline friends. I see the moon, and the moon sees me...

I do wonder, would I be invited to the fabled Jellicle Ball, if I brought the tuna?

This is Z-Girl. Out.


  1. I think you WOULD score an invitation to the Jellicle Ball. That tuna has some powerful mojo. ;)

    Thank you and Nat for all you do.

  2. So much to attend to in your life... Thank you for all that you and Nat do - the kitty world is grateful for your mojo! Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang!


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