I rescued Prince and Cedric, two males that I had been feeding for ages on a regular basis on Central Park at a boarded up house, with feeding stations and shelter on both the porch and in the back of the house. I brought them to a barn out in Scottsville after this kind woman posted for cats for her horse barn. Things went well, she kept them caged for two weeks - Cedric was shy and ran and hid when he was released, and Prince was Prince, just the sweetest and friendliest boy. A week later he had an injury to his paw, but his new 'mom' said it was getting better, and he was also seen by a vet tech that comes to look at the horses there. Cedric was still in hiding but coming out to eat. There is lots of hay and straw there for the several horses that are kept there. Its a nice 'barn' building, I could live there! Anyways, all was going well until Monday when Pat informed me "wanted to let you know Prince wasn't at breakfast yesterday or today. I hope he's just out roaming but it's very unusual fro him at the barn. He spent all day friday with us as we were working in the barn. He had lunch with us, sat on out laps around the fire. I remain hopeful but sad at the thought that he may have left or ...... " That was on Sunday night. On Monday I got this: "Some friends told me they saw a cat that looked like prince at the side of the road on sat. I went to try to find it but it was not there today. I am very sad about all this"
I also am very sad about this. It makes me rethink the whole barn situation. There are predators in the country, lots of fox, coyotes - I am so sad to think that something has happened to my little Prince. Then again, it happened in Webster to my mother's cat when a coyote snapped her little neck seconds after she was let out of the house in the early morning hours.
The other bit of news: Winky/Zoey - this is the kitten I rescued when she was about four months old - a sweet little thing that ran across the road to me starving - on Garson Avenue. I was able to swoop her up while gobbling food, thought she might be feral because of how frantic she was, and within minutes after soothing her in my bathroom, she because a cuddle bunny. Sweetest little thing in the world. My neighbor fostered her, fell in love with her, and then she was adopted by Chelsea. But there was something that just wasn't right with her- after Tracy mentioned to me that she wasn't feeling well, I brought her to the doctor for lethargy, and not eating, she was placed on antibiotic and got better. Then after her adoption, Chelsea reported the same thing, and here is what she reported yesterday: "We are waiting to hear from the Doctor today regarding Zoey's test results. We are hoping the test went out on Friday so we can know today. If not today then Wednesday. She is SOO active when we give her the steroids. She acts like a wild kitty, you would never think she was sick, unfortunately she "crashes" shortly after. I thought we had turned a corner on Thursday, but sadly we have not. She is not eating as much as she use to and you can just tell that she is uncomfortable. She would be happy just to lay in your arms forever. My heart is quite heavy, but I am reminded often that she is very loved and happy where she is right now. I have loved every second of being with her and I am grateful that you were able to find her and bring her to us. I will let you know if we hear anything else today. "
Of course, this is doubly sad for me. But I am so grateful she is not suffering in the streets like she would have if it hadn't been for that one second I was able to grab her. Thank God.
There are two sweet kitties I want to rescue so bad out there. One is a little black girl, uneartipped, but not pregnant. The other is Gordie on Garson. He is such a sweet grey boy. Where there's a will, there is a way.
Have a nice day.