July 16th, 2012
They’re awesome little guys. Sometimes they get a little weird, but, you know, that’s normal. And never has that seemed more normal than after watching My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet.
I love this show. I can’t get enough of it. The cats on this show are completely insane. I don’t know how these people do it. I get upset when my cats knock a pen off the counter or, worst case, get into the wool I’m about to use to make roving falls.
These cats are MURDEROUS beasts. It’s incredible. I’ve got big respect for the owners on this show who don’t just dump them in a shelter. Unfortunately, my guess would be that most people when confronted with an animal like these do exactly that. I don’t know if those people don’t know that the chances are that those pets are going to be destroyed, or that they just don’t care, but either way, that’s upsetting. The owners on this show are seriously dedicated to their animals, and really understand the responsibility that ownership entails.
It’s summer, so I’m thinking about the kitties. It’s probably something about all of those kittens I’m seeing born in bushes and all of the pregnant strays. So, in the spirit of happy kitties, lets all see if we can pitch in a bit. If you have a cat, make sure it’s neutered and DON’T LET IT OUTSIDE. Love it and kiss it and name it whatever you want, and if it gets weird, DON’T dump it! There’s almost always something that can be done. And if you don’t have a cat, think about getting one! It’s kitten season in the shelters, and if you’re not ready to handle a bouncing bundle of electricity for 8-10 months, there are TONS of older cats who would just LOVE to have a home. Summer won’t last forever and when it gets chilly out, think about how nice it would be to have someone warm and snuggly waiting for you when you get home.
Save a cat from a shelter, or spay a stray. It’ll be your good deed for the day and you’ll stop situations like this one.
This is a homeless cat named Mamma Crane and her now feral kitten, Jesco. I’ve tried to catch them for a while, to no avail. She’s thin, and feral, and winter’s going to be tough on the both of them. Keeping your cats safe and inside is the first step to keeping situations like this from happening in the first place.
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