This is a barn cat.
What? you say that doesn’t look like barn?
If you want to have good barn cats, you need to take good care of them. That means feeding them good food every day, giving them fresh water, “fixing” them, and taking them to the vet regularly. If, like us, you live near a lot of predators who think your barns cats are good eats, you need to make sure they’re inside some solid building at night. And when it’s bitterly cold (like it was here a few weeks ago when I snapped this picture), bringing your “barn” cats into the warmth is good. It’s not necessary to share your pillow, but I was about to wash the sheets anyway.
If Old Man Winter is gunning for you tonight like he is for us here in the Ozarks, I wish you safety and warmth. We’re hoping the ice quickly changes to snow. And, yes, the “barn” cats are inside and warm, looking like they were born royalty.
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