I have always fancy myself on being a Cat lover. Not a time has pass when I don't "Meow" at a passing cat in hopes of it coming towards me for some random petting. I've even gone to the extent of carrying a zip bag full of cat food in hopes of making a cat's day by giving him something to eat. As much as it makes me happy to have the opportunity to pet/feed a stray cat, it also breaks my heart not to be able to aid for this living creature permanently.
Rainy days are the worst. I sit by my window with Booboos, she is always by my side, and I watch all the unfortunate cats in my neighborhood run for cover. Sometimes they find a spot and...sometimes they don't. Believe me, I tried to shelter some of these creatures whenever I can but still, that is not always possible. My sisters always tell me that if I had my own place I would probably be a cat Hoarder, that's entirely true but I do not live by myself. It would be insane to give all those cat's the proper care they deserve all by myself.
What my message is: look above. I know we fancy on spoiling our little feline companions, whom I think deserve to be spoil rotten every now and then, but also think of all those other creatures without a home...food...or love. Who is going to care for them if we don't?
So next time you are out walking around your neighborhood, don't throw rocks at the stray cat sleeping on your lawn or tell them to "Shoo!" Simply look into their eyes and wink once. This will tell them that there is still hope for them and that one day they will have that loving family they deserves.
Hey, here is a niffty website where you can adopt, foster, or volunteer your time to help a cat (or dog) in need. Also, here is a list of places in your state that offer Free or Inexpensive Spay and Neuter for your feral cats, check them out!
Are you a crazy cat lover like me?