July 25, 2012

Whisker Wednesday

Kitties!  I think I have to throw in the blankie.  The ginger cat never went away.  Mom took a chance and let me look out of the door four times in four days and I didn't see him but I was wary and never relaxed and only stayed maybe 20 minutes each time instead of the hour or more.  That surprised mom and she thought it was just memory of the screaming match.

Yesterday after she closed the front door when I left, she opened the side door to take out the recyclables and there he was, standing in the yard near the door.  He looked at mom and mom looked at him.  Mom saw that he looked---no other word for it---weary, tired.  He had a stump for a tail, maybe 4 inches long.  His  coat looked unkempt but then, if he is an outside cat (don't know if the cat is a girl or a boy) maybe his life is such that grooming becomes secondary.  He does look as though he has enough to eat and goodness knows what that might consist of.  Mom feels sorry for him as well as irritated about him.  He is not loved a lot as we are here in the CB. She is not up for trapping him (even if she could) because his fate would likely be very sad.

Mom hissed at him.  She does a pretty creditable hiss.  He trotted to the next year and looked over his shoulder.  Mom hissed again and stomped.  He went 3 yards down.  But this tells me that I will have to enjoy the birds from the window from now on.   Mom said she went to the links that showed that water shower device but it wouldn't work here as the mailman and friends would not like to be showered when they tried to come to the door.

Kitties, things are very sad again in the Blogosphere.  Cinders and Mahoney need us as well as other kitties and woofies.

Please see the Rainbow page for babies who have flown away.  I ask mom to leave them in my sidebar for a long time but we need room for more babies, sadly.  So I ask Mom to put them in the Rainbow page for ever and ever.

I finally get onto the bottom level of my tree on my own.  See my piggy bank?

38 comments:

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  2. As much I am upset that Ginger is still hanging around, I also feel awfully sorry for him because I used to be in his position and was lucky Mommy caught me, got me neutered and later gave me a home.....
    I'm glad you're back on your tree...just one more step up and you'll have a beautiful view of the outside, Katie. As they say, one step at a time. <3
    I'll see you in a while, Katie. I've so much to tell you! Could your Mommy prepare our favorite chick-hen?

    Kisses, Your Boomie

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  3. We feel very sorry for that ginger cat too. Are there any private rescues that could come in and trap him? Is there a spot far enough away on your property that food could be left out for him? Poor boy. Well, it's an assumption that it's an unneutered male, but of course that might not be the case. :-(

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  4. Neglected animals always tear at the heart. Pray that someone will take a liking to him and give him the home he seems to be looking for.

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  5. I feel sorry for Ginger too Miss Katie. Mom has to think of your well being first though, xx

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  6. Heart tugging post, but I am glad you are on your tree... hugs for your mommy

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  7. We feel sorry for your visitor Katie but it wouldn't be safe to bring him inside. Could your Mom put a poster up to see if anyone knows where he comes from?
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  8. It is too bad that people can't be responsible for their animals and leave it to others. But we know you have to come first for your mom. We like the suggestion of seeing if there is a group that at least could trap him and get him vetted and neutered. And we agree that feeding him away from your windows may distract him from you.

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  9. We mentioned trspping him humanely before because here in Vancouver, Canada, a rescue group would do that and his chances would be better (neutered/fed) and his owner would be forced to pay a fine and come and collect him.But we don't know where you live and it sounds as though his fate would be different there. We feel sad for this little guy (or gal).What to do?!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  10. I am sorry that you can't go outside to sit.

    I am sorry that that orange cat doesn't know love.

    Purr and watch bird tv and know how lucky you are.

    xo,

    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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  11. What a nice floofy tail hanging out of that cat tree. TW says there was a stumpy tailed cat who hung around the old house. They called him sausage tail cause his tail looked like a link of sausage. He's never let them get close enough to touch him. Ginger needs to find someone to TNR him so he'll stop spraying your door. He obviously fancies you.

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  12. We are sorry that you can't look out your door because of the ginger cat. But we also feel very sad for the ginger cat. We firmly believe that all cats (and goggies too) need to be loved and cared for.

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  13. Katie... if the ginger cat's coat is unkempt, then he needs a home. That's what happens to abandoned cats, I'm afraid. And you're absolutely right... it's 'cause they have to spend so much time looking for food they just don't have time to groom and whatnot. He's not feral, I think, 'cause he'd be way more scared of your mom than he is. He's just looking for some love and attention and a new home. Maybe we can all put the word out on twitter and find him that home, huh? If you'll get the ball rolling ('cause you know all the details) I'll retweet your tweets as many times as twitter will allow. If we all work together on this, the ginger cat will get his own peeps and you'll get your window whiffies back. It's a win-win situation, I think! purrs

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  14. That photo of you in your tree is adorable!

    I agree that Trap, Neuter, & Release would be the best immediate course for Ginger. That way, he would not be so aggressive and he would not father any more feal/abandoned kitties. Is there an organization in your area that does TNR?

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  15. It would not solve all the problem, but if he is unneutered, you could still trap him, get him neutered and release him back to his area. TNR (trap-neuter-return) may make him less aggressive and possibly, less upsetting to Katie, although it sounds like she is already pretty traumatized by the whole thing.

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  16. I think Ginger is like Blackie! Austin is very wary of him, but he obviously needs some TLC. It's a difficult one.

    Katie you look very relaxed in your tree xox

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  17. Like you and all your commenters, we feel both annoyed that Ginger is spoiling your fun times, and also very sorry for him if indeed he is a feral cat who is uncared for.

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  18. Well we will all just send you a great big hug pretty girl.

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  19. WE agree with everyone else. I wonder if there is a TNR organization in your area. That is so sad about him. But also sad for Katie and the Mom. Wish I had an answer. Wish I lived closer, I would trap him for you. Take care.

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  20. Poor you that you can't enjoy your own birdy TV,. Ginger boy maybe will get the hint at some point that he isn't welcomed in your yard - that you rule!!Hugs for you and mom cuz I know it upsets both of you.

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  21. Awwww sweet Katie Isabella!! You have a beautiful tree and me and Charlie hope you get to watch Bird TV from there! Yay!

    As for the ginger kitty, we are so sad for him. We hope there are other shelters there that do not kill and hope hope hope this lost boy finds a place with them. Take care
    x

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  22. If you are pretty sure that Ginger is a stray I would contact the animal shelter for some help and advice.

    They should be able to help you to catch him and neuter etc... I am sure you would not need to do it yourself.

    I think that his chances at the shelter are at least as good, if not better than if he was just left to roam homeless... if he is just a stray in need of a new home, I am sure that he will stand a good chance there. If he does have a home somewhere and already has a chip, then they maybe able to find his owners.

    Either way, the best course is to ask for help from the folks that deal with this stuff all the time... they have the knowledge and expertise to deal with the problem.

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  23. Poor orange guy, I hope someone else is feeding him and that's why he only looks unkempt.
    Yay for you getting on your tree all by yourself! Is the piggy bank for your treat fund?

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  24. We are so sorry about the Ginger boy. That is so sad.

    We see there is good news about Mahoney today. WE hope that she is on the road to a full recovery. WE are very sorry to hear about Cinders. WE will keep her in our purrs.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  25. We're sorry that the Ginger kitty is ruining your good times. We feel sorry for him too since he doesn't have a nice place to live like we all do. We hope he'll be okay. We're glad you're back on your tree!

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  26. MOL, my mom has been known to hiss at alien cats, too!

    Poor guy, though. We wish every cat's home was as nice as yours and mine.

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  27. I forgot to say that I am a pretty good hisser too, but I don't do it around Gracie & Millie because I don't want to scare them.

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  28. Mai mom sez we has a ginger Stumpy in our 'hood, too! But, she sez he must live with someone because he has been around for two years now and seems in good shape. She likes him: he catches moles!! I guess that's why he likes our yard: we got plenty of them! xxoo Bhu

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  29. We know you don't like the ginger cat, Katie, but we kinda feel sorry for him. It's too bad he can't find a home of his very own.

    We're glad you got on your tree again, Katie!

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  30. I sending love to u and ur friends. ((( luv)))

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  31. Katie, that is very sad news about your introoder. He doesn't sound like he has a home. If he has a lot of fur, its hard to tell just how skinny he may be. Maybe there is a no kill shelter willing to trap him and find a good home for him? Does your mom know any neighborhood kids? They run around the neighborhood and know all kinds of things. Maybe they can tell her about ginger.

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  32. Fergive us, put we are feelin sorry fer that ginger cat now. Could it be trapped, neutered and released?

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  33. Such a sad story. ARen't we the lucky kittehz? We hope you find another spot to enjoy whiffies, sweet Katie. xoxoxo

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  34. Aw, Miss Katie. You look so beautifuls in your tree! (Although you can't see too much from that level!) Like everyone else, I am so sorry the ginger has stressed you out, but also sorry he seems not to have a home.

    I did read Mahoney is doing a little better, so that's our happy news for the day. Sending you AND your Mommy lots of loves and purrs. XOXOXOXOXO

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  35. We are sorry that ginger kittie is spoiling your fun, but we're feeling sorry for that ginger kittie, too. All of us were in that spot, too, sometimes not that long ago.

    Purrrrrrss that someone can TNR him, if nothing else.

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  36. Katie, I like & agree with Nerissa's post! Poor little boy. :( That would have been MY fate, too, most likely - and maybe uglier, since I only have the one eye and you know how some hoomans are.

    I hope SOMETHING can be done about the ginger boy ... it's so sad. MomKatt gets SO torqued out about irresponsible hoomans that think we kitties are just things to be tossed aside when we are no longer convenient for the two-leggers. She would NEVER do that to ANY of us - she'd go without food herself in order to feed us, I can say that with 150% certainty.

    Your meowmy's just looking out for you the best she can. :) We are so very fortunate, you & I.

    PURRS, my furriend!
    Selina

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  37. Me is with Caren! Me wants to hear your Mommy's hiss! My Mommy hisses too and me always runs and hides!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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