This month we pay homage to our feline friends at KEC. Some like Tux, the fluffy tuxedo'd charmer, and Tigger, the cautious and diligent tabby, arrived with modest ceremony in a plastic bin after being rescued and rehabilitated from a life of debauchery which no doubt included the trafficking of drugs (catnip, mostly) and unwary humans across state lines for seedy purposes.
They were recently joined by "Garfield" (not his real name--kitness protection) and the ease of his integration to the gang would indicate prior criminal involvement with these two. We can only hope he does not influence T 'n' T to return to their prior life of crime. It appears, however, that all are content to earn their keep in more legitimate endeavors.
These current occupants were preceded by other cool cats with equally mysterious pasts who found a home and redemption at KEC. Most recently was O'Malley, another sassy yellow tabby, who appeared seemingly out of nowhere, though his propensity for getting trapped in enclosed spaces suggests that he escaped from some unknown situation where it was necessary to maintain a low profile. He disappeared just as suddenly, and after searching every cranny, came to the conclusion that he's off to greener pastures and another life.
Before O'Malley, was little Mama Kitty, who lived out her days patrolling the grounds and enjoying the occasional scratch and rub well into what is assumed to be relatively old age.
These members of the KEC family take their work seriously (well... Tux is a bit of a slacker...) and provide companionship to all the four- and two-legged critters who live and play at the barn.
For more on barn kitties, check out this article by clicking here.