Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's so hard to say good bye to Kit-tays

A couple of weeks ago while trapping feral cats for TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), my friends and I found a sweet young little female kitty just hanging out in the breezeway of an apartment building. She definitely wasn't feral, but she wasn't spayed either and acted like she was in heat, so we grabbed her up and took her into the clinic with the rest of the kitties for a spay, rabies shot, etc.

After all the kitties recovered from their surgeries and were ready to be released back out to live their little feral kitty lives, without the ability to reproduce of course, I began to wonder what this friendly kittys story was, did she have a home?, was anyone looking for her?, etc... so I brought her up to the building where I found her and started talking to all the neighbors. They all knew about the sweet kitty and told me that she lived in the down stairs apartment until a few days ago when her family put her outside with a bowl of food and water and then they moved away, leaving her there alone and homeless.

I began to get really stressed out not knowing what to do, I couldn't just toss her back out, she wasn't feral, she was a inside kitty until a few days ago and she likely wouldn't make it out there now that her food bowl was empty, and she has no street smarts. But the last thing I needed was to bring home another cat that may be hard to adopt out since she isn't a kitten. Because I'm sure you know how people like adopting brand new shiny kittens and puppies. All while the shelters are busting at the seems with sweet loving adult cats that are meeting their early undeserved deaths due to the billions of excuses people make for dumping them... don't get me started on that. I wasn't going to let her die in vain, so she came home with me.

Luckily a friend of mine decided that it was time for him to adopt a cat, and he inquired about her. Yay! So he is coming over today to meet her and hopefully he loves her as much as I do, and decides to become her new Daddy. Then comes the hard part... saying good bye... :( I've really become attached to her in the last few weeks, and it's going to be hard to see her go. I'm going to miss her running around and playing like a silly kitty, laying with me, purring, and making some good old kitty biscuits on the soft blankets. It's been allot of fun and I'm glad I met her. I know she is going to a good home where she will be loved greatly, but I will still miss her very much.

I love you silly kitty!

 hehe. This is my BF, Loukas sleeping with her. <3

I'm going to really miss you silly kitty. I hope you have the best new life ever, and I hope to be able to visit you. Until we meet again... <3


  1. Yikes, I know how hard that is. Fostering is awesome, but brutal.

    On my walking route with Henry, I found a new colony of ferals that I was going to tnr next, as I investigated further, they were all ear tipped!

  2. awesome! i feel like its christmas morning whenever i see a ear tipped cat. =D

  3. Aw, that's so awesome that you took her in and found her a home! It's wonderful that a friend is taking her, too, so you'll be able to see her sometimes.

    She's so beautiful and looks a lot like Flower did. <3

  4. What a beautiful girl! Great story with an awesome ending... once again, you rock Amber!!