Meet Casper. He is the oldest of my 2 cats. At 14, he is still surprisingly active and seems to have all of his abilities. He is very small for a male but has always been a little guy. I found him as a tiny kitten “living in the streets” of Stouffville. He was pretty lucky to find me and I have to say his gentle nature has brought me a lot of happiness. When we moved to the farm 10 years ago, Casper adjusted quite well to country living. He has always loved the outdoors, however, this past winter was just way too cold and snowy for him to venture out very often. The photos above and below are of Casper last fall.
Winter came early this year limiting the time spent outdoors for both humans and pets. One snowy winter evening, while Joe and I were watching a P.B.S. show on the intelligence of ravens, we noticed that Casper was responding to the sound of the birds. He was also watching intently and began to approach the television for a closer look. I will attach the photos I took of his increasing interest and curiosity. This old cat obviously doesn’t have any sight or hearing problems. He may, however, believe that the people and wildlife which he sees on the screen live somewhere behind or inside it!