Monday, November 6, 2017

Mummy's Mission of Mercy

Greetings, Effurryone!

It is I, Caspurr, King of the Tigger-Tabbies.

It is MY TURN to write the blog today, so I will start off with a couple of new portraits of Myself - just in case any of you Ladycats out there have furgotten how Handsome I am - as if that were possible (mol).


I know I look rather wistful in these portraits. That's because there is something sad about autumn. Mummy says She also suffers from Seasonal Depurression.









Now, We have some Seriously Impawtant News to impart.

It's like this. The Municipality has been replacing the large green garbage dumpsters known colloquially as "Frogs" (get it?) all over the city, with underground dumpsters. That means, of course, that all over the city, feral kitties have been deprived of a major food source, because they can no longer get into the dumpsters to rummage for discarded food. They have been doing it neighbourhood by neighbourhood and last week, it was the turn of Our Neck of the Woods. So Mummy and some other people who live in the 'hood decided to feed the poor homeless kitties and Mummy has been going out effurry evening with a supply of cat food and distributing it near where the dumpster in Our Street used to be. She has no idea how many kitties used to feed at the old "Frog" dumpster so She has had to rely on guesswork. The first evening, she put out enough for about a dozen kitties and the following day, it was all gone. The same thing happened for several days in a row and in all that time, she didn't see a single kitty.


By Friday evening, there was a kitty waiting for her, although that kitty stayed half-hidden in the shadows till Mummy was about to leave. The following evening, there were already three kitties waiting for her. One of them even started eating while Mummy was still putting down food a couple of metres away. And last night, the three kitties were waiting there again and this time, as soon as Mummy had set down the first pile of food, one kitty came up to her, mewing, and followed her from place to place and even stuck her little nose right into the food as Mummy was putting it down.

In a couple of hours, Mummy will go out again on her Mission of Mercy. We can't wait to hear how many kitties She will meet this evening.

14 comments:

Terri said...

We hope your mommy is able to continue feeding the feral cats. We know the cats are very grateful for the food. Some places seriously discourage feeding feral cats. We think they deserve plenty of food and water, too.

The Island Cats said...

What a wonderful thing your mom is doing for the feral kitties. It's sad that they have lost their normal source of food.

Mary McNeil said...

Hopefully this can grow into a program that includes a Trap Neuter Return program ! I'm glad she is seeing kitties, because around here there are raccoons who butt in .

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad your mom is helping these poor kitties. I wonder if she and the other volunteers could find homes for the friendly ones. And, We never forget how handsome you are. XO

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Hungry kitties make us sad. We have some vistors sometimes, but they all look very well fed.

Deziz World said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaw Give your mommy extra nose bumps, head rubs and purrs from us. We're sure glad she and some others are willin' to help out those poor hungry kitties. It sounds like ya'll could end up with a brofur or sisfur ifin things keep goin' like dat with da furiendly kitty. We're sendin' hugs and purrayers.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Indulged Furries said...

You have a kind-hearted Mom. Maybe homes can be found for the friendly kitties.

The J-Cats said...

There used to be a TNR programme in Jerusalem. We are not sure if it still exists.

The J-Cats said...

Mummy isn't so sure it was friendliness. She thinks maybe the kitty was simply furry, furry hungry!

meowmeowmans said...

Blessings upon your Mum for her mission to help the feral kitties. How sad that the municipality has, in effect, taken away the food source of those cats.

Anonymous said...

Mee-you yur Mumma iss a sweet an kind Lady an mee ree-spectss her so-o much fur takin care of thee feralss. Wee nevurr herd of undie ground dumpsterss! Sumtimess Hu'manss come uppy with strange ideas don't they Caspurr an shimshi an Trixie???
444 pawss uppy fur yur Mumma!!
**nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Your Mom is very kind to take care of the feral kitties.

Katie Isabella said...

How have they fared? How wonderful to help like that. Love and hugs to your mummy.

The J-Cats said...

Mummy thinks someone else is also feeding them. Some of them seem to be quite portly (mol).