Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Note From the Crazy Cat Lady

Hearing from an old friend last night made me think and look inside myself. Yep, those who know me realize that can be dangerous. **grin**

If you are a regular to my blog, you know that I care for fourteen feral cats in a large subdivision. Oh, I wish we lived out in the country where these animals wouldn't "bother" the neighbors, but it isn't meant to be. We took pity on the neighbors and the animals when we had them neutered/spayed. We stopped the overpopulation of feral cats in the vicinity, but it is our humane duty to feed them and provide shelter. They mostly hang in our yard, unless we have company when they hide in outlying bushes and trees for protection.

How many times have you looked at an animal wandering around looking bedraggled and lost, hungry and sick, and chased it away? Were you afraid?

We need to have caution and protect ourselves from the danger that is always around us, but maybe if we did just one thing to make the lives of an orphaned animal, we would receive so much more than we give.

I'm glad I helped my feral cat family, even if some neighbors might think I'm a crazy cat lady.

Thanks for stopping by!


Roberta said...

Methinks the world can never have enough cat ladies!

Carol Ann said...

Hi, Roberta, nice to meet another cat lover!

Lynne said...

As a fellow crazy cat lady, I can sympathize! I'm trying to organize a TNR program for the 40 or so cats in my small area. Not easy going! Keep up your good work.

Carol Ann said...

Lynne, it looks like your colony on Craig Street is larger than mine. We initially had seventeen, but lost three of the babies. Good luck with your TNR program.