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07 April 2009 @ 09:50 pm
Let me preface this by saying I am not adopting another cat. I've got too much on my plate with HT and the old ladies constantly at odds.

There's a teeny black cat hanging around the gym's parking lot. It's a busy lot; people drive all willy nilly. I worry. Anyway, wee black kitty will meow piteously, but if you try to approach she runs away. I've seen her sniffing around the dumpster, trying to find some food. Of course I've started carrying kitty treats in my car that I might tempt her close enough to get my hands on her. The Humane Society (a no-kill, by the way) is right next door. If I manage to pop the little cat into a carrier, I can take her right over to the shelter.

To that end, I spent twenty five minutes this evening sitting on cold pavement as little kitty crept closer and closer. She finally came near enough to eat some treats, but any time I so much as moved an elbow she jumped back a few feet. By the time I grew too cold to stay outside any longer, she'd actually sniffed my knee and my (unmoving) fingers. Still no contact, but if I can build a rapport with her, it'll come.

I just hope she doesn't get hit by a car before then.

she looks so like Zinda it hurts my heart
pheylanpheylan on April 8th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Since the Humane Society is right next door, you might alert them to her as well. They probably have live traps available to set out, if they know where she's hunting for food.
Kel: 52 Jillyladyjoust on April 8th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
That's an excellent idea. Thanks!
pheylanpheylan on April 8th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
*whispers* It'll also help stem the temptation to replace Zinda. I know from personal experience how tempting that can be. *hugs*
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Kel: paranormal BFFsladyjoust on April 8th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm watching the penultimate episode at this moment. Well, it's paused as I type, but you know what I mean. :)

Did you watch the pilot as well? If so, what did you think of the recasting?
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Kel: Ten *grin!*ladyjoust on April 8th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
The first season only had six episodes. They've been renewed for a second season that should have eight eps.

I am so going to check out that website, by the bye.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on April 8th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Aside from the issues with HT and the ladies, you must tell me what it's like to have 4 cats. I'm seriously thinking of keeping 2 from the kittens. Because I'm fallen in love with said two.
Zoë Tzoethor on April 8th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
I've got 5 cats, and it's marvelous! We have a kitty for every room of our apartment! :)

All kidding aside, it really is nice -- I feel comfortable leaving for extended periods, because they have each other to play with. And they all have their personal "best buddies" in the group. Plus, there is just nothing like waking up first thing in the morning to 5 pairs of cat eyes staring at you, wondering where breakfast is.
Christian: PhantomCatsirchristian on April 8th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
"There is no snooze button on a hungry cat that wants breakfast."
Kel: 52 Jillyladyjoust on April 8th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
So long as the mix of personalities works, four isn't so different from two. It's twice as much food, twice as many vet bills, but it's not an unwieldy number of kitties.

Before HT, when it was just Jilly, Isabeau, Zee and Esme, it was brilliant. Everyone got along gorgeously. And there was much kitty joy to be had. :)

Your babies are adorable. I wish you all the best with them!
Zoë Tzoethor on April 8th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)

You wonderful kitty rescuer you!
Dark Angel: RoseGoddesseuph0ra on April 8th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
You might want to double check with the Humane Society. They may not take her. Sometimes that happens when they don't have room. Unfortunately cats kind of get miserable treatment in regards to population control and relocation/rehoming because they are not considered "nuisance" animals ie: they don't pose a physical threat to humans like dogs can.

I've been there and done that with the cat rescue thing and I've had up to 11 cats at one time because the Humane Society turned them away. That is one thing I'd really like to do if I come into some money. Open a rescue that focuses on cats and runs a program to help with wild populations by catching them, spaying/neutering them, and then releasing the ones that have no hope of becoming happy house cats back where they were to live out their days happily but non-reproductive. The spaying/ neutering and rereleasing has worked really well to eliminate the stray situation kindly and humanely without death.