I’m a cat person.
I like dogs too, as long as someone else owns them.
I especially have a heart for stray cats and I leave them food every night in front of and in back of my home.
Some of the strays have learned to trust me enough that they come and request a meal if the bowls are dry.
All the strays are welcome to be strays no longer and call my house their home.
Well, they’re almost welcome.
The only problem they face is the cat who was once a stray, but is now a stray no longer, the beloved Miss Kitty.
Miss Kitty was in bad shape when she first came here..she was filthy and ill tempered and less than a pleasant companion all the way around.
My son loved her for reasons known only to him.
Because he did, I would too.
Thus, she stayed.
Over the years she’s mellowed and adjusted to a new life, she’s grown to be a wonderful companion and a beautiful cat.
She knows I care for the other cats around us though, and this troubles her for some reason.
She guards the outside food dishes and those who desire to eat must often pass through her first.
Some… have no chance…..she sees them and assaults them until they flee.
Some… she lets pass through to the dish, then sits beside them and growls the entire time they try to partake.
They can eat, but she really wants them to leave after they’re finished.
A very few have managed to meet her in the driveway and pass her inspection.
I know not what makes her amenable to these few… what set of feline confessions are heard and affirmed that makes her willing to let them pass.
They are allowed to eat in peace with only an occasional look of suspicion or growl that affirms whose territory they’re on.
This behavior frustrates me…I want to see all the cats to be fed and find a home.
My son loves them all.
Miss Kitty only wants the ones who she finds agreeable.
The rest can starve until they learn how to speak to her properly.
Most, it seems, never learn the language.
They remain strays at the paws of a former stray.
It doesn’t seem right.
Little does she know that I’m always looking for ways to feed them anyway…
Make your own application…