Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Cat

 This is the new cat that appeared in our neighbourhood.  
He came up through the storm-water drain.
 Take a good look at him.  We think he's very old or sick or both. He's just fur and bones and can hardly walk.
 But he's not stupid. 

 He has come to the right house. 
 The people who live there, go out every morning and evening to feed the feral cats around town.  They sometimes catch sick cats and take them to the vets for treatment and to be desexed then release them. 

They have three big cats in their house and a kitten that they hand reared for their son; but their son can't take it now.  They also have two rescue dogs.

We think this cat must have had a family in the past, because he's very friendly and didn't object when he got a bath and a clip.  Because it could have cat aids, or flu or something, he is not allowed inside.  Instead, he has a large dog kennel near the door with an electric blanket as well as other blankets.

But mostly he likes sleeping in the grass in the sun.  Jenny will take him to the vet's when the head vet returns from holiday because she thinks the younger vets will just say put him to sleep.  As long as he's not in pain, he's welcome to live in their front garden.........right across the street from our house....

He may be old and sick.........

but he's still a cat, and we  bark at him!


  1. We hope the kitteh will be okay... he looks purty, for a kitteh, that is...

    We luvs the new header picture... That Roxy looks like she's up to no good!

    Sam and Pippen

  2. I'm catching up on your blog and see today that a new addition has found its way to you--Maybe your barking attracted it?? However it found its way, I'm glad that it's safe for now and has a place to rest and a good meal that comes with the music of your barking! :-)

  3. One wonders if the cat could somehow sense that this was the right home for him at last?

  4. Your peeps are sure kind to cats. We think you are just telling the cat, "stay strong, be brave." Not everyone speaks our language...

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  5. How wonderful that they take care of these feral cats. I sure hope this guys okay. This one looks like it's had a very rough go of it. I'm sure he doesn't mind your barking.

  6. What a great neighbor - hope the cat will be okay!
    Happy Earth Day!
    Love your header!

  7. Word must be out among the feral community of the good houses to visit. Your neighbors are very kind to care for them so well. As long as the kitties stay away from our yard, we are OK, but we can't promise we won't do some barking either:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. smart kitty...he or she knew where to looks just like a feral cat that came to my FIL's...I love your new header..

  9. I bet the kitty had a family since it is friendly and I bet it chased something into a sewer then got lost in the underground system and had to keep going to it found its way out.
    Sweet William The Scot

    Psssssss ~ We had a dog in the hood this happened to and was gone five days. The kids saw it go into a pipe. When it got home it pads were nothing but blood, the fur on its back was gone rubbed raw, and it looked starved.

  10. Daisy, Darby and Pumpkin wouldn't bark at him too much, but they would gang up on him and herd him around!

  11. If we are homeless, we are coming to your house. Kudos to mom
    Benny & Lily

  12. You have very nice neighbors! I hope the kitty will be okay.

    Love ya lots,

  13. Oh, what wonderful people! I hope this kitty is ok and you can bark at it for a long time!!

  14. His job is being a cat & your job is barking at him. I'm glad someone is caring for him, though.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  15. scotsmad....
    You changed your Header picture!! I like it!! ;)
    Oh, poor kitty!! I love his clear blue eyes!! ^..^
    Yeah.... My Rose barks at cats, too!! ;op

  16. I like cats. My vet has 2 in the office who let me come up and say hello. They instinctively know the ones with good energy and stay away from those with bad.

  17. I hope he'll be okay! I love kitties, but most of them don't like me (I know, weird right?)
    Dachshund Nola

  18. Wow., great work! I believe that cat already found his new home and new loving family...

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  19. Oh poor kitty. He sure looks tired and all bummed out. Probably hungry. He must surely belong to someone. Ferals are usually not too friendly easily. They take time to warm up.

    That's really very nice of your neighbours. May they be blessed always.

    and Bella... you surely must bark... since its a cat after all :)

  20. The old sick homeless cats seem t find our house, too. Maybe because it's the last one on the street. Mom hopes she doesn't have to take any more of them to the vet.
    Morgan and the Porties