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I never thought We Would Ever Own a Cat
My daddy never liked cats. He made this well known to us. I never thought about it at the time but I think it was mostly due to the fact that daddy loved his vehicles and the neighbor’s cat like to walk all over his freshly applied wax job. My mom was a wife who agreed and quoted most of the opinions my daddy had.
The cat showed up out of Nowhere
Not too long after daddy passed away a cat showed up at our house. He was living under our deck. He was as scared of me as I was of him. I am not sure I had ever petted a cat prior to 2013. My husband coaxed him out one day. He pushed him towards me and I held him for a few seconds before he scratched me and ran away. It took months until he would come out to see us and actually trust that we would not hurt him.
Our Cat is part of the Family
I grew to love him. He was feral and had the clipped ear which meant he had been fixed, given shots, and released. (I had to google this) Kitty decided to visit the front porch one day. My mom saw him. I was fairly confident she would not like him. She seemed to want to get to know him.
The Cat wins over my Mom
My husband said, “that cat is going to end up in the house”. I said “no way!” It was not too long until he made his way in the house and mom was feeding him. My husband said “that cat is going to be sleeping with your mom” and I said “no way!” My husband was right. Mom loves the cat she calls “Kitty Boo”. He is so much company for her. She thinks about him all the time. My son took care of Kitty Boo when we took her to the beach last year and she could not stop thinking about him. She got a little homesick. She talks to him and it is the sweetest thing ever. I think he is talking back to her as well.
Kitty Boo was heaven sent. We all love him very much!
Cat gets only the best food and treats
Mom feeds Kitty Boo the feral cat many times per day. It is so very sweet. My mom has vascular dementia and Leukemia. She has been very sad after the death of my daddy. This cat is such a huge comfort to her. We are on auto-delivery from amazon for his food, cats and, treats.
Here are a few of his favorites
I bet he is the luckiest feral cat in the world!
Update on our Beloved Kitty Boo
On September 18, 2021, Kitty Boo disappeared. The loss has been enormous. I bet he never knew how many people loved him. As I write this it is October 21, 2021. Many doubt he will show back up but for some reason, I am not ready to give up. I still call his name daily and leave food out for him. Amazon still delivers his favorites as I have them on recurring shipments. I installed a camera and the feeding station I have set up.
Feeding Station Visitors
My feeding station has become a popular light night hangout.
I have fed raccoons, possums, rats, and two cats during the night. I have a regular daytime customer which I call “Gordy’. He is a chubby groundhog that my husband named. My question is should I keep feeding them? They all seem so hungry and I am not sure where the cats hide all day. I am not sure if they are strays, ferals or if they belong to someone.
I do not have to decide today.
My Mom Does Not Know
My mom was diagnosed with Dementia a few years ago. She asks me daily if I have fed the cat and I simply tell her “yes”.