Saturday, September 4, 2010

Our nightly visitor .............

Several weeks ago, I caught a glimpse of a strange cat several times when I went outside. Once I saw Mazie Grace chasing it across the back yard. Then I started to notice that occasionally all the dry cat food that I would put in the garage for Mazie Grace would disappear if we left the door open after dark. Hubby and I both came to the conclusion that this might be another homeless cat dropped off beside the road by a heartless and cruel person.

We started putting a bowl of dry food beside a bucket of water on the deck every night. I would watch at the window. Every night as soon as it gets dark, she comes up and eats her food and drinks some water. She seems to stay around the deck all night. I don't know where she hides during the day. If she sees any movement at the window she will run off, so she is very scared. I can't get a good look at her, but she appears to be gray and white.

I've got to try to gain her trust so I can get my hands on her. If she is not pregnant already, I need to get her to the vet quickly. Of course, Maggie May and Mazie Grace are not very happy that this stranger is coming around their house.

I cannot understand people who will take a cat or dog they no longer want and drop it off beside the road - left alone to hunt for food or starve. All of our pets except Maggie May have been throw aways that we have taken in. They all have been sweet and loving animals. Looks like we may have cat number three.

8 comments:

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Bless you for feeding it :)

People can be so cruel.

Becky Mushko said...

I can't understand why people throw away animals either. Thank you for being responsible.

CountryDew said...

When I was young we often had strays for pets; I remember in particular a collie-German shepherd that my father rescued from the creek where he'd been left to drown. He was one of the best dogs we ever had. You're a good egg to take in another stray.

KathyA said...

I'm hoping it actually IS a cat and she accepts your kindness!! MG and MM will accept her -- they're sweet kitties!

NitWit1 said...

Since we live in an rural area this is a common cruel occurrence. Spay and Neuter is the answer. There are agencies like the volunteer spay and neuter clinic in centeral Arkansas that offer a spay/neuter+rabies shot for $30. The volunteers do the work of orgainzing but a qualified vet in a fully equipped heated or aircooled trailor performs the surgery.

I read horrrw stories of entire litters of puppies or kittens in plastic bags thrown in the river to drown. These animals, not children discarded in garbage cans or placed on someone's step asked to be born.

Carla said...

Awww...poor baby! So glad you're helping her and I hope you can make friends with her so you can get her to the vet.

I've been taking care of a pretty stray for months now. He stays close to the house and is very peaceful. He has no interest in fighting with my kitties. He'll follow me around the yard and I can get close. But he still won't let me touch him. Looks healthy, but I need to get "Smitty" to Dr. Dan for neutering and shots.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

You have a heart of gold. Thank goodness for people like you who watch out for abused animals. I hope the kitty lets her guard down and lets you take her in. Let us know what happens.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

We also have cat number three that suddenly appeared in our barn out of nowhere. She was barely old enough to eat solid food and my barn is way back. How did she get here? There are no wild cats around. I finally figured out the neighbors dropped her off here because when we were trick-or-treating there last year, lo and behold, there was our new cat's twin! Makes me mad that they put a responsibility like that on me. Of course we took care of her and she's a part of the family now. And their's is long gone.

How is your dad? Is he getting up now? I read back a few posts to see what I missed.