Today was a very balmy 28 degrees in comparison to a bitter cold weekend. I placed a shelter at the Niagara location, next to a couch near the trash, and its remained there for two days now. I also discovered that the cats that are dwelling in the crevice between two buildings actually SCALE the wall there. I looked up to see the sick black and white kitty walking straight down from a hole up above one of the walls. He was desperate for the food and water he was about to receive from me. I have been pilling the food dishes with a half of a Clavamox in hopes that the sick black and white kitty will eat one each day. There are SEVEN cats there. God help them all. I did notice Sunday morning that they had used the shelter because of the footprints in the snow in front of the opening.
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I also had been feeding, Friday and Saturday morning, a rail thin tabby on my first Parsells stop. He would come right up to me both mornings. No ear tip. Skin and bone. I had every intention on rescuing him Sunday morning and getting him to the vets today to be tested, as he looks very sick, but he was not there yesterday, nor this morning. Poor baby. I pray he is ok.
On a GREAT note, Murphy has been adopted. Murphy goes to a home where he will have three female sisters, all of which I rescued and adopted out. I am waiting for an update from his new mom. I am forever grateful to his foster family, who opened their hearts to him. UPDATE from new Mom:
"Murphy is an absolute sweetheart. Both Mike and I agree we have never had a cat as lovey-dovey as he is. His appetite is good and there are no problems with his plumbing. J
He spent most of the first 24-hours under the bed though it didn’t take much coaxing to get him out when we went in. This morning he was much more comfortable and very anxious to see what is on the other side of that door! Abby, Greta and Alice know there is someone in there…and Murphy has gotten a glimpse of at least a few of the girls. We’re going to take it slow.
Thank you for rescuing him and trusting us to care for him. I know that is not something you take lightly."
Cuddles went to for visit to Hermie's house. Hermie is the very shy kitty that a friend is trying to bring around. We are hoping that by putting Cuddles in with Hermie, he will come out of his shell a bit. I didn't get the greatest update by my friend yesterday - Cuddles didn't seem very happy with this whole thing. But hopefully today there will have been a breakthrough, fingers crossed!
Speaking of Niagara, the apartment complex there - I was thinking this complex would have made such a great model of how the city and cat community could work together. There would be shelters for the cats - of course proper and nice looking shelters, totally unnoticeable to the naked eye, and the cats would all be spayed and neutered, and they would eventually all die out, as colonies eventually do, but it would be a good role model situation for other apartment complexes to use as a start. Wouldn't this be grand, if we had one of these. Unfortunately, the Susan B. Anthony apartments, which borders on Central, First and Second Streets, near Bay, is a privately owned company. I believe this structure was once a school - turned apartment building. What a wonderful example it could be of how a community can work with the cats. Too bad. :(
Have a great day!
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring
what you have not; remember that what
you now have was once among
the things you only hoped for."