If I were to decide that my niche is OLD CATS… that would make me the OLD CAT LADY.
And perhaps, then finally, I might FULFILL MY DESTINY.
Conveniently, I already have the perfect outfit:
SHIRT WITH CATS
It’s like I was born ready.
I’ve taken (in succession, not simultaneously) four adult cats; two of whom were waiting at the shelter OVER SEVEN MONTHS.
Can you imagine sitting in a box, in a room with no windows, FOR SEVEN MONTHS?
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The three below GOT ADOPTED!!
(the fourth is hiding at my feet, under the desk as I type!)
It’s easy to overlook the adults at the shelter, in favor of ERMAGAWD SQEEE DA FWUFFY FWUFF PANTS… but the shelter is not overrun with munchkins (yet) AND my life is going through one of those all-you-can-eat-stress-buffets where you are just COUNTING THE WEEKS UNTIL IT CAN BE OVER.
So I gave my task-list a break and took some adults. And I have to say that fostering adult shelter cats is ZERO work, in comparison to the kittenmonsterbabiesofdeliciousness who somehow REQUIRE ALL OF YOUR BRAIN ATTENTION BECAUSE KITTENS.
We also had a new scruffy stray grey guy show up at our house; he is SO good-natured!
Considering his age and obvious/long/adult life as a tomcat, (adult, un-neutered males develop a distinctive head and thicker body), not to mention a face full of scars! I’m certain he is VERY USED to roaming; I assume we are close to whatever territory he lived in before he showed up here.
So I don’t think getting him adopted somewhere else is the best solution for HIM… and he has already settled right in with my other full-time porch-cat.
I got him fixed, but not his ear tipped, because as soon as he sees me, he RUNS to me calling– hello! hello! There is no doubt that he is definitely mine now! I have been inviting him in, and he will come in just to the doorway, so we will see if he wants to have an inside home by next winter.
Also, the staff here makes the porch cats shelters with heated mats that are heavy-duty design for use outside.
BUT! So MANY stray animals DON’T have an old cat lady’s porch to live on with heated mats!! They brave freezing weather, lack of food, and very short and hard lives… PLEASE HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF HOW IMPORTANT SPAY AND NEUTER IS!
On top of that, almost ALL of the kittens who are euthanized at shelters are born to the stray, feral, and other unfixed cats who live outside in our neighborhoods… TNR prevents the suffering of kittens born to a very hard life!!
If you love animals, please get involved with TNR programs!
Trap. Neuter. Return.
If there isn’t one near you, BE THE PERSON WHO STARTS ONE.
Don’t JUST be an animal lover!
Be an INVOLVED animal lover!
I just did these two boys!!
I caught BOTH of them in one cage! Had them fixed and their ears tipped and sent them back to their clan… who will keep me busy for the next however-long-to-catch-them-all.
Because AN OLD CAT LADY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE.
We’re like The Knights of the Round Table, but with pajama pants and oversized handbags.
❤🐾💕amo feles pavitant finguntque 🌱🐯🐒