Mesmerising compost bin
The cat has become obsessed with the composter. This is not an exaggeration; for a week she has been spending all day and all night, close-up staring at it.
It has become so crazy that we have to go capture her if we want her indoors at night.
This morning I woke up at 5.30am and took a cup of coffee with me to the bottom of the garden, and there she was; staring at the compost bin.
I sat down quietly with her a while and had confirmed our suspicions; there is something living down there.
I’ve been thinking maybe there is a nest of hedgehogs, mice or (I hope not) rats. Can’t think of what else it can be. When I watched this morning, it was clear that there is a tunnel of some sort underground in front of the bin and something large rustled throught it while I was there.
Now I’m not so sure what to do about it.
Do I keep the cat away from it; keep her in for a few days so she doesn’t disturb it if there is a nest?
Do I leave her to be a cat, and let her make life more difficult for possible rats by leaving her to do her thing?
I don’t like the thought of a rat’s nest under my compost. Oh what to do…
- 18 Apr, 2011
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