Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shelter











We were driving around a large barn not long ago, and out came these cats! They had been hiding in the barn and various other places, and they all came rushing out to see what was up. And the number was endless...I dare you to count all the cats in some of these pictures.  I did not snap even half of them because my camera lens was not wide enough.They are not pets, they are barn cats. I had never seen so many in one place.

No one can escape the weather—it’s there. And no one can escape from God. Wild animals take shelter, crawling into their dens, when blizzards roar out of the north and freezing rain crusts the land…”

Job 37

22 comments:

Ann said...

There shouldn't be a mouse problem on that farm :) I enlarged that first picture and saw at least 10 of them.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My goodness....lots and lots of kitties....but that is typical on a farm. Keeps the nasty critters away.

LOVE the one that is marked like a Bengal breed. [6th photo from top]

crafty cat corner said...

Being the soppy kind, I just wondered if they were all well fed, they look okay in the photo's.
Briony
x

Sandra said...

great shots of them, and those mice have no chance at all... probably feral cats but they look friendly...

Roan said...

No mice in that barn! Wonderful series of kitties!

Blackberry Lane said...

That is a lot of cats! You snapped some great photos. Wishing you a good weekend.

Cranberry Morning said...

Great Scripture to go with those photos! I'm also reminded of how glad I am as a believer that my presence and what is going on in my life never escapes God.

From the Kitchen said...

Great photos but I can't figure out why you'd be driving around a barn!!

Have a great weekend whatever you drive around.

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth Kelly said...

These are amazing cat shots. They usually don't hold still long enough to get a photo but there were so many of them. I wonder if they thought you might feed them.

Joanne said...

Wow! Thats a whole-lotta-cats!!!!
As always you took awesome pictures!
Blessings, Joanne

Linda said...

Love these cat photos, Ginny! And your header, wow! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It may be a colony. Some cat organizations use barn cat colonies for unsocialized cats. They still get their shots and food if they need it, and are sterilized. They have some really pretty ones there!

Betsy Adams said...

Must be Barn Cats... Many farmers/others keep cats in their barns to keep the rats and other critters out of there... They are 'feral' cats --and don't ever go near humans much... They can be dangerous since they keep having babies --and just take over the area... People try to capture them and make them sterile --and then send them back to their 'homes'... Great set of pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

DeniseinVA said...

Aren't they adorable? Great photos Ginny and that old barn and silo shot is lovely too. Our family in North Dakota, the ones that live on the homestead, have many cats just like this one.

Tamago said...

They are all beautiful kitties. I hope they are getting good veterinary care and proper nutrition as barn cat there. Some of them look very curious looking at you :-)
Sorry I've missed your posts...trying to come back on blogging!

A Quiet Corner said...

Are they feral cats or does someone own the barn since they came out to greet you?...:)JP

Rose said...

Oh, Ginny! I so love all of these! It has just been a joy to look through them, and I bet I will look through them again in the days to come. They are all such great photos, too. You really hit a homerun with these!

EG CameraGirl said...

Someone must be feeding these barn cats very well!

Chatty Crone said...

They looked like well taken care of cats - I wonder if there are any people around or what. They were beautiful pictures.

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are some fine looking working cats. Being a barn cat means hard work catching all those mice. They all look well taken care of and I'm hoping they are all spayed/neutered.

LC said...

I have read fiction and non-fiction which mentioned barn cats, but i have never seen any, even in photos, until now. And what I read never indicated more than a few. Your encounter is amazing and intriguing.

Jeanne said...

Some if them have such beautiful and unusual markings! Enjoyed the story and verse.
Jeanne