I Am So Glad That So Many People Are Rescuing Cats..
It really makes me feel good. It's too bad that so many are euthanized and are abandoned.. it's hard not to think about it. But hey, we will do what we can, right? I wish I could do more.. but then I'd be a crazy cat person and my house would stink and be full of cat hair. I already have 3 cats.. the last one I rescued.
I was walking home from the corner store, and this tortoiseshell started following me. I love animals, so I pet the cat a bit, and continued on home. It just kept following me, and meowing at me. I felt pretty bad for it, but I knew that I already had too many cats, and I entertained the idea that it already had a home. When I got to my door, the cat was still around my ankles, and when I opened it, the cat went inside without hesitation. I was a bit taken aback, but I let it hang around inside for a little while. Then I figured I should let it out - there's just no room for a third cat. I picked it up and put it outside, but it wouldn't leave. It just stayed with me.
I really felt for this cat, so I let it back inside. I put out some food and water, and prepared a makeshift litterbox. That night, it slept on my bed, as it has every night since. I really care for my 'Mittens', and I'm glad that we found each other. I put up posters and left information at the local Humane Society, but nobody claimed her. It was clear to me that she'd been homeless for a while just by the volume of food she ate during the first several weeks, so I felt good about my decision to keep her.
I'm glad that I saved a street cat, and I'm glad that so many others have done the same. If only we could give them ALL a home..