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June 23rd 2011 4:32 pm
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Hello kitties,

Mommy is pondering with a big question. Do you remember us telling you all about River's outside girlfriend? The fluffy black girl with the little white toes? Well, she's still around. We are pretty certain she must have a home because that long hair of hers never gets tangled. How is that even possible? If she were a stray she'd be dirty and mattted, that's for sure. However, other than grooming her, mommy doesn't know what to think of wherever her family is.

She doesn't have a collar, break away or other, so there's no way to know where she came from. On top of that, this is a CA summer. It's hot out. It's been over 100 every day, and every day she's outside. Mommy doesn't think kitties should be outside in weather this hot. She has water out, but kitty's family can't possibly know that. Also, kitty is out REALLY late every night. This past weekend mommy and daddy got home after 1am one night, and kitty was waiting for them. Kitty shouldn't be out that late. It's dark out and she's black, she blends in. There are lots of cars that could hit her, traffic is heavy around here. There's also all kinds of bigger meaner critters out there. Every day kitty is here, rain or shine, to eat nom noms. She cleans the bowl. Does kitties family not feed her? Kitty needs a regular meal.

Mommy is very concerned about kitty. We use to have a big poofy gray nom nomer who came around late at night, then one day, he disappeared and never came back. Mommy doubts he just gave up a regular dinner. Something bad probably happened to him. We have an orange and white late nom nomer too but he's harder to spot, much sneakier. This girl is special though, and she's always here. The other day mommy locked me and River in the bedroom and opened the front door while kitty ate so she could check out the house. She walked up and sniffed at the threshold, she's nervous to come in. Mommy doesn't know what to do. What if there is some kid waiting for kitty every morning? She doesn't want to take kitty away from some kid, but kitty shouldn't be out in thunderstorms and 100 degree weather like this should she? Are we alone in thinking this is bad owner behavior? We don't like kitties being outside, some people don't mind it, just because we disagree doesn't mean some people who let there cats outside are bad pet owners, but this kitty feels like she has an irresponsible family.

Daddy told mommy if it bothers her we should take her inside. Mommy doesn't know though. What would your parents do? Mommy's family has a long history of unloved kitties re-homing themselves to family members, and when mommy leaves the door open for kitty that's what she's doing. Kitty all ready spends many hours here. If kitty chooses to re-home herself, mommy will take that as the sign. But ever day it gets hotter and hotter out and every night we see kitty out later and later. She's been out walking while there have been severe thunder storm warnings and she's always hungry. Maybe her family grooms her, but is that enough? We just don't know. I'm not thrilled about letting her in, but River seems pretty excited about the idea. What would your families do kitties?


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Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 4:42 pm

We would say...take her in, and fur a while after that, watch the lost and found ads, and look on nearby poles where some peeps might post flyers about their lost pet. Grocery stores also sometimes have boards where people post things like that. Also the shelters may have calls inquiring about lost pets being in there or not.
If she is that purrty and furendly, then she deserves a wonderfur home to show off her beauty and purrsonality. And to get real love!
Well those are our thoughts...
Hope it works out...what a shame if something bad would happen to her.

Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 4:55 pm

We agree with WeBeesSiamese. Mom says that if they seem to be happier with your family and whoever owns/owned them before doesn't seem to care about their pet, then leave the decision up to the kitty. Sometimes they might not be happy where they were and like it better at your home. That's where our Double Dipper came from. Mom is pretty sure what house he came from but he likes it better at ours. Many kitties somehow seem to rehome themselves and maybe it's survival if they know they will be treated better elsewhere. If it gets to the point where you make a vet visit you could always check for a chip to see if kitty has one. Mom says animals just seem to know what's best for them. We hope kitty becomes part of your loving family. He couldn't have picked a better place to hang out at! Keep us posted!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 5:20 pm

Sobe,Bent Ear & Mouse all decided to stay with us(Sobe practically broke the door down to get in). I say take her in if she wants to come in(B.E. is still afraid to come in). If she has a family who cares,they'll be looking for her.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 5:22 pm

Mom would take her to the local shelter to be scanned, then check to see if there are any "lost" reports for her. If not, take her in and keep your eye out for "lost" flyers on her. If anything comes up with owners, tell them you took her in because of the dangerous traffic. Then you'll find out what her real situation is. From there, you'll be able to make informed decisions. She is a beauty!! Luv, Tink
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 5:27 pm

That's how Kahless came to live with us. He did let us pick him up. After a few months, none of the other neighbors wanted him as an inside cat. So we took him to the vets and had him checked to see if he was chipped. He wasn't, but he had been fixed. So we got his shots and had him checked for other things and than he came inside to live with us. We did find out that a few doors down the road, someone had moved about the same time everyone started seeing Kahless. We think it might have been their cat. In other words they just put him out and left him. We love our Kahless.

Have a great day.

Love, Kibbles, Francis, Yoda & The Crew
Purred by: Lisa P

June 23rd 2011 at 5:29 pm

I was gonna say EXACTLY what Tink just said. Get her scanned, I'd say even put up flyers saying cat found. And then take it from there.
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 5:35 pm

I think Sobe & Bent Ear were abandoned too. Bent Ear is a neutered male & very friendly,& Sobe knew all about the litterbox when he moved in. He may even have lived in our trailer before we moved in,maybe that's why he was so determined to come inside? Why would anyone abandon such nice cats?
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 6:04 pm

My next door neighbor's daughter got her cat, Sneekers, that way. He was just a kitten and the winter was on its way. Her mom won't let her have the cat in the house so I helped her out by allowing Sneeks stay in our cellar. He stayed there all winter long and she would sneek him into her bedroom at night. Her mother knew but she didn't let on. I would take him in and look for flyers as others have commented....Take have a good heart...
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 7:45 pm

All of the above is great answers. I think your right about the owners if there is a family. IRRESPONSIBLE! We have a few of those around here too. Just dogs with collars on running up and down our street. "Leash Laws people".

Take her in. She shouldn't be out in the storms.
Purred by: Lucy the Cat Fairy (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 8:13 pm

I agree with everyone above! I was a kitty that looked well cared for because I was a good begger and knew where the best trash was.I was very happy to be adopted - even if I was pregnant! Sounds like ths kitty is asking to come to you. My mom had a kitty do that once. He just moved in, made himself at home. She did not make him stay, he chose to stay. We were picked. You've been picked, too. Good idea to check for chips just in case.
Purred by: Rex (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2011 at 9:22 pm

I would say to take her in. She deserves a good loving home like yours.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 1:30 am

Yous just described Socks, Gypsy, ands Kringle!!! ( Patches and Panda were thrown out, Mees and Squeaker were adopted, Wees were 1st) I's agrees with Weebeessiamese!!!
Purred by: Bella My Beautiful Angel (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 4:33 am

I tink, truthfully, that your mommy should take her in. It sounds as though no one cares about her or where she goes or what she does. Mommy worked at an animal adoption place for so many years. One of the cats that came before us and went to the bridge...mommy had him til he was about 21....well, he was a cat that sounds like this kitty...til one day he got hit by a car going fast and someone bought him into the shelter/vet. He made it and mommy took him home and he lived for a long time with mommy. But it was sad-he should not have had to live like that outside most of the time.

I say save the kitty and help her....because her family doesn't care if she's neglected this way.
Purred by: ♥ Tasha ♥ (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 6:12 am

We agree with everybody else~ if you can, take her in, she couldn't find a better home than yours.

xoxoxo Tasha
Purred by: Julius (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 7:18 am

I agree!! Its too dangerous for her to be wandering the streets.
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 12:12 pm

It sure would be nice if your Mommy can offer fluffy black girl shelter from the heat and storms. It is so sad that pet owners can be so irresponsible. You guys have hearts of gold to help kitties in need.

Love, Natasha
Purred by: Rose - beautiful angel (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 1:07 pm

We agree with Tink. Go get her scanned for a chip and check if anyone has reported her missing. If not, see if you might be able to integrate her into the house.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 1:13 pm

Thank you kitties for all your advice. She's such a friendly kitty. She lets mommy pick her up and hold her and snuggle her every time she sees her. Some days we don't see her, but we know she hangs out here. River sits by the door when she's on the other side and every day ALL the nom noms are gone. Since she often shows up at 1am sometimes on weekdays we miss her. There are days though where she spends all day here. She hangs out on our door way all day long. We can't get over the fact that it's over 100 these past few days and she's been out, during the thunderstorms she was out when there was no way to know when another one would start. She looks well taken care of, but she shouldn't be out like this...
Purred by: Lisa P

June 24th 2011 at 1:16 pm

I know we don't have to tell you this but please get her checked before bringing her inside with River especially seeing as how he has FIV. You don't want to risk anything health wise that can't be seen on the outside of her, affecting him in any way. If she's got a clean bill of health and it's nothing that would affect him, then voila! New kitty! Oh boy, I home Moe Moe toes doesn't get too mad. She's the queen of the house. MMMRRRAATT.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 1:18 pm

Darn straight Lacey! MRAT!!! I'm the Princess!
Purred by: Lisa P

June 24th 2011 at 1:26 pm

Are you coming to Finney's pawty? It's a big combo pawty getting bigger by the minute! We can sing in our girl band Simone! MMRRAATTT, MMMRRATTT, MMMMRRATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 2:30 pm

Simone, our neighbors next door had the cutest Pitt Bull Puppy. I'll post a pic of him playing with Diamond. Mom, Diamond and Zoe used to hate storms come up and scare him. He would just cry and cry. It would bug Mom so much, she always wanted to run out there and bring him in. He even chewed a hole into the side of our garage so he could get out of the rain and play with Diamond.

Long story short, we had a pack of wild dogs move in our neighborhood a year ago. One night, Mom heard Cane fitting another dog outside. Remember, Cane was just a pup, maybe 8 months old at the time and chained up to, on top of that. The next day, Mom seen the Dad with Cane on his leash putting him in his truck. Mom had told Dad to tell the neighbors about the fight. She told Dad three times earlier that day.

Mom told Dad she hoped Cane was going to be okay cause she assumed he was going to the vets. Wrong! In Canes state of being riled up that morning and Dad being to busy to make a phone call (yeah right) Cane had bitten their son that morning when the kid went to feed him and not understanding the situation, they gave him away. Later on, Mom told them about the fight. They said they didn't hear it which is possible cause it was Diamond and Zoe that woke up Mom so she heard it. And was able to run the other dogs of from across the fence. Once she told them they understood why he bit their son. They said it wasn't even a bad bite, it just spooked the son.

Because they didn't have proper housing for the dog aka a fence and Dad not calling like he said he would, Mom has a hole in her heart. A wonder what happen to him kinda hole. Mom was mad at Dad for awhile after that. Dad used to think Mom made a too big of a deal about things, I think he has know learned to listen now.
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 7:13 pm

Hi Simone,

Both my brothers Buddy Angel and Bob came to live with Mom and Dad the same way. They picked Mom and Dad to be their people. :) It sounds like Fluffy Black Girl has chosen your family.

I agree with getting her health checked out first before introducing her to your family. It's always a good idea and being the River is FIV+ it's even more important.

Best of luck with your new family member!

Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

June 24th 2011 at 7:21 pm

Tigger, Mom believes we pick our people too. She's funny, she watches for the animal that's content with her and then she knows.

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