Look at this face. What gorgeous eyes. This guy and his sister, seemingly full Siamese with the loving nature, the brilliant eyes and crooked tail were abandoned at a church located behind our home.
Here is the little girl tucking into a some food we brought. Who could turn down a boiled egg and cheese?
We walk in the mornings and one leg of the journey takes us down a dirt road which leads to a church. On a Saturday we see this cat sitting in the middle of the yard in front of the church. She runs toward us and starts slamming her head against our ankles then weaving, that figure eight they do around your legs. Clearly not a feral cat.
We go home but later in the day on another walk, we see a second cat, that pretty male above. He is also friendly and now obviously hungry. It was determined, well......the best educated guess, from anyone consulted about these beauties, that someone left them on a Saturday because there would be plenty of people arriving at the church the next day. Maybe someone there would take them in.
People came and went on Sunday and by the evening, the cats were still there.
Now my worry gene is kicked into overdrive, and I'm concerned about them spending another night out in the heavy rain. Long story short, we called out veterinarian and they provided us with a number for a cat rescue person. Thankfully, he was able to pick them both up on Monday evening. Probably he'll keep them but they could easily be adopted out.
Perhaps an elderly person couldn't take care of them anymore and thought a church would be a good place for them to be picked up. Or someone died and the relative decided against rescue or a animal shelter. There are those who feel an animal will have a better chance in the woods hunting than in a shelter where they may get put down.
That is sooooo wrong. A house pet is used to shelter and being fed. They don't know how to hunt. They depend on their owners to take care of them. Since we have bears, bobcats, foxes and wild pigs in our little rural area it certainly wasn't safe for these kitties. But they are now in a home being cared for and feed. They have shelter and they will never be hurt or dumped. I just had to share this little story - it did have a happy ending.
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It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...