Sad Tail

Posted on March 5, 2013 10:30 am under General

And a sad body too. That’s the tortoise-colored, long-hair kitty, who has been howling in our back yard for several months now. Although we’ve heard his mournful cries for some time, we didn’t see him until a couple weeks ago. His fur and tail are matted and sport small pieces of leaves and brush. Evidently, he has been taking shelter in the trees that line our creek. We set food on the outside deck for him and he ate as if it might be his last meal. He has been coming back once or twice a day since then and has become used to eating on our deck, while we sit inches away on the other side of the french doors watching him. Closer inspection reveals tattered ears that really need some medical attention. He’s as pathetic as any feline I’ve seen on rescue websites.

Times can get tough for humans, but we can make choices that help to shelter us as we age. We make some investments, and have a 401K or annuities to supplement our Social Security income. Apparently, this cat was cared for by the elderly lady, who used to reside here. When she passed away, he was left on his own without food or shelter. He doesn’t have the option of applying for Social Services! He must feel abandoned and a bit reluctant to trust humans again. We’re working on it though.

4 Responses to “Sad Tail”

  1. Wendy Says:

    Awwww, the poor baby. I don’t know if your porch has a roof, but maybe if it does, you can put an enclosed box with a towel in it for comfort so he can sleep out of the wind. Also, if he’s tortoise-shell colored, then he’s a she. Hopefully a spayed she or you’ll be adopting grand-kitties. I would sit by the door when he/she’s there and talk softly to her so she gets used to my voice and doesn’t feel threatened by it. Then start calling her to see if she responds – like, “Come here, pretty girl. Kitty, kitty, kitty. Come see me.” Softly. I’ve managed to convince quite a few cats to approach me so I could take them in.

  2. Mama Zen Says:

    That is so sad!

  3. Judy Sheldon-Walker Says:

    Poor baby. I am glad she/he has you guys as his/her guardian angels. I hope someone would look out for my kitty if something should happen to me. He is a sweetie.


  4. Jim Says:

    :) GMa, this is a kitty to feel sorry for. It has had a hard life for sure, you are making a difference for it now. Best of wishes in getting close enough to help more.