All the cats out there that need homes. Click on pics to see up close. Please consider foster or adoption:
|Red on Bay Street|
|Seven on 7th Street|
|Sam on Short Street|
Another quiet morning out there. I've been medicating a red kitty on Bay Street, kind of near 7th Street, because he had a terrible URI when I first came upon him. I had seen a calico by the side of the road, and then spotted this red kitty crouched in a corner of an empty garden in front of this house, then pulled over, put dish of water and dish of food near the red kitty, and heard him breathing and it didn't sound good. This was two weeks ago. I've been stopping each morning, placing a pill in the food, and slowly but surely, this cat has gotten closer, and closer, until yesterday, where it allowed me to pet it. Its coat and appearance indicate its a stray, and its been out doors too long. I have medicated it for about two weeks now and it sounds better, but not quite. I am running out of medicine. I could really use some donated Clavamox or Doxycycline. By the way, this house, it has a self water feeder and a bowl, looks like could be a food bowl, on its porch. Plus a cat scratcher. So it looks like this person cares about cats! I’ll bet the calico, who is eartipped, sort of belongs to these people, even though they keep it outdoors. It is friendly too. But poor Red, he is obviously homeless. And after reaching ‘back there’ yesterday, he is also altered, but un-eartipped.
I was walking back to my car after feeding at the last stop on Seventh Street, and remembered the kitty I buried in the ground there. It was the one I found under my shelter ripped apart. One of the five kittens born there last spring. There is a lot of garbage in this vacant lot. I thought to myself, I should clean this up, but then realized, he is not really there. I often think about my father who passed when I was about 9 years old, and feel guilty that I don’t go visit his grave. But then I remember someone mentioning recently that the dead are not really there, their spiritual presence are with God, not at a grave, or a hole in the ground. So I feel less guilty.
I struggle with writing this blog every day, sometimes I have nothing to say but post anyway, usually something crazy comes out. I am going to take a break tomorrow and I would really love it if someone could share a story with me, about anything, about your pet, or a favorite story. With a picture would be even better! I swear I am not whining, but sometimes I feel like I am writing a post just to make the few people I know that read this happy. I don’t get much feedback about things, only by a few regulars, but would love to hear more about how you feel or see things. I have two reasons for this blog, one is that it’s a personal diary of some sorts, to record the kitties I save, and trap, but also to make people aware of what is happening in our very own city, and perhaps get some much needed help for these homeless animals that I care for. I can’t do this forever. I know there will be a stopping point, either I just can’t walk anymore, or I die. I am hoping that the city will recognize this tragedy and will help, and I won’t have to go out and feed all these animals, get them spayed and neutered so that they are not multiplying, and shelter them from the harsh weather. And of course, get them off the street into well deserving homes.
So help me to spread the word. Your help could make all the difference. You just never know.
Thanks and have a great day!
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."