Thanks, Gail. It has gotten better since those weirdly, strangely trying couple of weeks. No longer do we hear the tittering of chipmunk feet in the soffit, and we see them so seldom now that I’m beginning to wonder if one of the many friendly neighborhood stray cats picked them off.
Of course, now we have a slight stray cat problem. There’s one likes to bed down in the garden most nights. I took out our dog last night and startled the cat from its bed in the mulch.
Ultimately, I’m with you: as long as the animals remain outside, they’re fine to hang around. They’ll get no trouble from us.
Hope all’s well with you and yours.