First an update. The kitten that I trapped yesterday with a bad upper respiratory infection is safe and sound in the care of a friend of mine who took it upon herself to come get the kitty and care for it. I found this out later in the morning, and all is well. She was ridiculed for decisions she made which were neither right nor wrong in my eyes but nevertheless it was unkind. She will do what it takes to get the kitten more tame and social and we will see where it goes from there. Thank you so much for your compassion SA.
I wanted to give you the scoop on my spots.
I start out on Melville, which is a new spot since the springtime. I used to feed under a lampole here until I met a kind woman who said the house next door to hers, the open space under the house, could be used for feeding the cats, as the owner of the house had to evict his tenants because the house was not certified to live in at the moment. So, I have placed a few shelters there and feed several cats, including kittens, one of which was Melissa who I refer to above. I had the mother spayed, and not sure how many other kittens are there. I place four food bowls and a dish of water there every morning. This is where Smudgy and Mellie were rescued also. I will need to build up this spot before the snow flies with tarp and more shelters.
I then turn the corner onto Parsells where I feed on the porch. This is where Prince STILL hangs, I catch him coming out of the box I placed on the porch with straw in it. He has an upper respiratory that I've been trying to treat but he is a tricky one, going from bowl to bowl, I think knowing I am trying to hide a pill in his wet food! There are at least five cats that I can see that sit and wait for me to leave before they gobble up their food. This is where Skinny Minnie was recently rescued. And Patches!
|Prince - Still waiting to be rescued|
Then up a ways, is where Parsley and at leave five others wait for me. This is where I dropped off Skippy yesterday morning, he did not want to go back out to the streets after being neutered, and I felt awful. Every morning I come back here on my way home to chase off the family of raccoons that descend upon the food when I leave. I replace the water and food and chase them off nearly every day. When will the raccoons go into hibernation???
Then just a few houses down across the street I go feed Paulie, Petey, the cat with the bell collar that doesn't have a home, its starving and hungry and out there every single morning darting back and forth across the street. I know it will be hit one of these days. Other cats here are the young pretty girl I had spayed AFTER she had birth. She has a black kitten and a red kitten that I know of here. This is the spot I have to go behind a house to get to, in the back of the yard. I have not met the new people in this half of the house but I can tell they aren't the 'best' of people. They are quite trashy to say the least, but have not done anything to my shelter, so I continue to creep back there quietly each morning in the dark hoping they don't hear me.
I then go down and around to Garson where I go to the back of a lot, on the side of a garage, and feed at least 8 cats, mostly grey tabs, all waiting for me each morning. There is a black cat that hangs by the road waiting for me. I place a few bowls before I begin my trek back to the lot for the black cat, and sometimes Casey, a calico, who I rescued several years ago, brought to a garden store on Norton, and after several days in a cage to get acclimated, got out, and trekked all the way back to Garson, if you can believe it.
The Back Nine:
I need to end this and get to work.
Have a great day and please consider foster and adoption!
"To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens."