|Too bad it wasn't open!|
While we were there, we took a side trip to Tyler Texas to go visit the Big Cat Animal Rescue. Wow! We walked around for a couple of hours, gaping in awe at the tigers and lions and cougars and assorted cat critters. These are all animals who have been rescued from private homes, circuses, etc. One of the workers was telling us about their idiosyncracies. There was one cat who hated ATVs and would start howling whenever one appeared so they had to park away from his enclosure and walk in. Lol!
So, back at home, we were watching TV and a little cat came to the door. We learned that there were numerous feral cats in the area. This poor little thing was starving. Naturally, I threw her some food. Also, naturally, she came back the next day. I gave her more food but, instead of eating all of it, she jumped up and just wanted to cuddle! On the third night, I got her back to my RV and put the food dish inside. She just came right in and made herself at home. Mostly, though, she just wanted to cuddle. So, we called her Myrtle and tried to entice her into using a make-shift litter box. That freaked her out and she managed to hold it in for 2 days. Then, with what can only be described as an indescribable sense of relief, she peed all over me. Ahhhhhhh!
I really thought hard about keeping her but it was just too impractical. Luckily I found the Kaufman Cat Rescue organization and Lynn came out and picked up Myrtle. I’m happy to report that she was adopted within a week. Thank heavens!
On our last day in the Dallas area, we picked up our sister-in-law, Lulu Lugnuts, who just retired and decided to come out and play the RV way. The next day, we took off for Louisiana.