December 13th 2011 4:58 pm
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We have a had a cat hanging around in our yard all summer. She is the grand-daughter of the mother of most of my siblings. Sadly, both the mother and daughter were hit by cars this summer. She hangs around alot, yet managed to never show herself when it was time to take kitties to shelters.
Mom didn't want her to become like her grandmother, having litter after litter and too feral to even be trapped. So we have been courting her, wooing her, bribing her to be comfortable with us. She will even sometimes allow Mom to hold her...sometimes! We lured her into our mudroom and were able to crate her and take her to vet who does a low cost spay neuter and his comfortable working on ferals.
She went last night at 8pm and can be picked up tonight after 8. So...steps 1 and 2 are complete. Step 3 is "release", which I have decided that Mom needs to be reminded. "Released" means "let go", "set free from containment". In other words, Mom, release her OUTSIDE, please! One quirky calico sister is enough!
Maybe I'm selfish, but I just don't want her in the house. I want my Mom time!
Mom's note. It seems from when we moved here, 10+ years ago, there has always been alot of feral cats in the neighborhood. Most being very fearful of human contact. We have been trying , along with another neighbor, to do our part to control the population. Our outside kitties are always treated well. They get fresh food and water, have an insulated house to sleep in here and at the neighbors and will get medical care if necessary.
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oh man you better keep reminding her of that third step, sounds like you might end up sharing some of your mom time even more than you currently do, sounds like your mom might be falling for her, mom's heart goes out to her and to her mom and grandma, cars can be so scary and deadly
Sounds like she may be forgetting that third step and need a little bit of reminding. MOL!
Aw, your mom has a big heart, Skylar. It's true that you do already have to share your mom time. I heard that it's harder to bring new females into a group than new males, but I'm not sure about that.
Godd Luck with your Step 3 prodding!!! MOL! Luv, Tink
My Mawmee doesn't know the definition of release either! I'm glad this kitty got spayed so that no more kittens will be around! Good luck!
I didn't get to number 3, and so, sigh, as much as I resent it....well, I know, eventually, when there is more room...there will be another fur. It's just the way it rolls here. i'm hoping we'll live in a slightly bigger palce by then, though.
dood...high paws N headbonks...ow...two yur mom for stepz one N two N even three....it be veree nice....trooly... for her ta help de callie co like this !!!!
de trotuerz !
Hey! What do you mean "Quirky Calico"? Are you referring to me? Oh, Santa is SO NOT coming!
Good job Mom. My Mom also does the stray cat stuff and is in love with an outdoor kitty rite now. But I refuse to share my Mommy too. And I can be a very nasty little girl when I set my mind to it. So, RELEASE..