July 16th 2013 6:50 am
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We have a neighbor, and a good friend. He lives next to the horse barn that is located quite a distance from our house...one barn, the one Alex lords over is just behind our house, the other one, the one I am talking about, is about 3/10th's of a mile away. Anyway, this friend recently asked us to feed his cats for him while he went away on a four day trip.
Now, this guy is a really decent person and he loves him some cats, but he doesn't do the right thing by his felines. They are all outside cats and, although every year he swears he will, he never gets them spayed or neutered. You know the results. Fox food, feral forest cats and road cat sails.
So, anyway, we feed the cats for him while he is gone on his trip. Once a day, in the evening is what he requested, the same as he feeds.
I don't know about you, but when we eat, our cats eat. I know how I would feel if I only got to eat once a day. These poor cats were like a scene out of the feeding frenzy in the movie Night of the Living Dead. Kittens getting smacked around by the adults, kittens and full grown cats hovering on the fringe of the feeding circle out of fear to approach. It. Was. Horrible!
We found ourselves taking extra food up to make sure the fearful cats got something to eat.
Sixteen cats and kittens. Soon there will be only five or six. This is the way it is every year. We have tried and tried to get our friend to change his ways, but he hasn't. And he won't. It's just not in the makeup of some people to "get it."
Come here, Alex...I want to give you a hug!
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Hugs Alex and his FINE people's...
We have 14 barn cats, and all 8 females plus 1 male are fixed now. It was a LOT of money, but well worth it in the long run. Alex is lucky indeed!