|Purred: Thu Aug 11, '11 4:38am PST |
|For the past week, there has been a cat living on my deck. I don't mean just sitting there occasionally, I mean sleeping all night there, waking up there when I leave for work. Eating, drinking, lounging on my deck. It never goes away. Its super friendly. Has a collar, but no tag.
I'm afraid to touch it. It rubs up against my legs, but I think of stray cats, I think diseases. I know thats probably not the case, but thats just me. Plus, If I were to touch it, Hunter might catch some disease from it. So I talk to it. It meows back, has some sort of raspy meow.
I feed it Hunters Kibble. Hunter doesn't really eat kibble so I have no problem with that. I spent way too much money on his wet food, that I can't give it to a stray cat. Is it even a stray? It has a very loose collar.
I don't want it living on my deck. I know it sounds mean. I just invision Hunter escaping and getting FIV from this cat, or fleas, or some sort of other disease. I feel really bad for it. Its dying for human affection, but its so dirty.
What do I do? I don't want it on my deck. Its not going away. Can I legally bring it to the pound? It does have a collar, so it is/was someones pet. The cat is definately NOT feral by any means.
I mentioned to my parents that I'd save up, bring it to the vets and then they could essentially adopt it. That was a big NO. They said that Teaka (my yorkie) would try to kill it.
I'm at a loss. What do I do? I really wish the cat would find another home. Plus its almost september, and I live in NH, it gets cold here... Poor kitty.
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