This kitty has been hanging out around my apartment complex for the last week, and was pretty friendly. I was walking home from my sign language class thinking, “I’m going to put some food out for that kitty as soon as I get home.”
When I got to the spot where I usually see Kitty, I saw a girl standing there next to that cat. We started talking and she was saying she didn’t know what to do with it and wanted to take it to a shelter. I told her that cats can survive fine outside if they aren’t declawed; and there aren’t any shelters around here that accept cats. I soon figure out that this cat is declawed though so I decided we needed to do something about it.
So, to make a long story short this cat winds up in my apartment for a brief amount of time. It was pouring rain all day and Kitty was soaked so I had to give it somewhere to stay while the other girl figured out what she could do with it.
I live with my boyfriend and when he got home I told him to hurry and shut the door. He came in and yelled some profane words when he saw a cat in the living room. He handled it pretty well though after his initial freak out about it.
Anyway, the other girl came over and put kitty in a carrier and is going to take it to some sort of no-kill shelter in capital city. I hope everything works out for Kitty, but this is a good example of why it’s not the best idea to declaw cats. This cat had no way to defend itself and was lucky it was close to a college campus with few threats to it.
I’ve been having the urge to get a dog lately. I have never had a dog before, but I feel like if I am going to go to vet school it would be in my best interest to be familiar with handling dogs beforehand. So I was thinking that I could adopt an older dog so that it could find a home and I could learn how to handle, and love, a dog.
Growing up I hated dogs. My only experience with them involved going over to other peoples houses and getting either jumped on or barked. On top of that my nose (the “super smeller”) was always offended by dogs. People would always say that if you bathe them they don’t smell so bad-but I disagree. Everything about a dog smells bad to me (even still). But that is something I am willing to work on.
Anyway, I have reevaluated my opinion on dogs but I still have never had a dog friend. I like a lot of different dog breeds but lately I have been partial to pugs. Don’t ask me why. Maybe because they are so ugly that they are cute. So I have been searching petfinder.com for pugs that are up for adoption at local shelters. I should have sites like petfinder and siameserescue.org blocked on my computer because I always find an animal on there that I really want and can’t have. I know I will need to wait to get a dog, and maybe a long time, but I still want one.
I posted a link on facebook to Mylo the Super Sweet Pug that I found on petfinder. These are the comments on it:
Anyway, I don’t think Maya would like a pug friend.
I am now selling my animal photography prints on Etsy! Take a look; here’s the link:
Here is my recent facebook chat with my big sister. The text next to the pictures with the black cat in them are me, and the other is my sister
. Last year I convinced her that my mom raised alpacas in the 7th grade and never told us about it.
mom and dad bought a goat
are you serious
yeah. i cant believe it. they haven’t gotten it yet but they paid for it yesterday
where are they going to put it??
i dont know! they said they are gonna keep it on the porch until they can get a fence put in
you are joking
how are they going to fit a goat on the porch
and it’s gonna poop on stuff!
and pee randomly
dad said they are gonna move all the furniture out and put a big tarp down for now. they bought it from Hope (cousin).
you can’t just have a single goat!
they dont even have a farm
where is it going to wander around?
are they gonna fence the whole yard?
they might just do the electric fence that we already have. they are gonna make goat cheese with it
i didnt know you had an electric fence
yeah from when anne lived in our house
there is the one they are getting
its the first one on the list named ellie
they paid $300 for a goat???
i have to go to bed now. email mom about it
but they “dont have the money” to come visit me??
you cant just have a farm animal roaming around your yard
you’ll just have to talk to mom, i dont know any more about it
how are they gonna get the goat from florida?
its going to be transported to ohio
ok ill talk to you later.
This is just pay back for all the times she made me believe things when I was little. She convinced me that the Spice Girls were coming to our house. I cried when I found out she was lying.
Our dad also got her to believe when she was little that he had “X-Ray specs” and could see through walls.
I found this on my computer, it’s from about three years ago when I was home from school on Christmas break. This is one of the reasons why Boo was such a good cat. She put up with my crap.
So my cat soul-mate Boo went to kitty heaven last March. I’ve had Boo since I was four years old. One thing about Boo: she had very a sensitive snout. She was very offended by certain smells and would not put up with scented lotion. She was a big time lap cat and cuddler, so she would leave if she was offended. I learned in high school that wearing scented lotion around Boo was a big no-no.
So after Boo died I realized that I could wear scented lotion again. Not really a big deal but I thought I would try it out.
Now I have a problem:
If only Boo were here to help me control my new Bath and Body Works addiction. Nice scents just make me so happy, but I would gladly give them up to have my Boo back.
This is Boo and me in my room, her favorite place, the last time I got to see her.
We miss you Boo!
You ever notice how much your cat’s personality varies? My sister calls Maya “dud” because she thinks she doesn’t do anything. She is the quietest cat I’ve ever seen, except for when she is grumpy and wants to be left alone. She’ll be a big jerk for a while and then later on this happens:
She likes to spoon.
What are feral cats?
They are the same species as the domesticated house cat, however, they are not socialized to humans. They cannot be kept as pets and should not be taken to an animal shelter because they will be euthanized because they are not adoptable.
Feral cats survive outside and should stay there-except to participate in a Trap-Neuter-Return program (it is what is sounds like). Most veterinarians cut off the tip of one of the ears of the cat so that animal rescuers can tell if the cat has already been spayed or neutered without having to take it to the vet. Ear tipping is somewhat controversial, but it does no permanent damage to the cat and it can prevent a future traumatic and unnecessary trip to the vet. Ear tipping a feral cat is in no way comparable to ear-cropping of certain dogs, which is purely cosmetic and wrong.
So you can help the feral cats by volunteering with a Trap-Neuter-Return program with your local shelter.
Visit http://www.alleycat.org for more information about feral cats.