Life After Daisy

Since Daisy died we have room for one more kitty at our house.

I found a new street kitty near where I feed, alone and living in a tree. At first I thought she was a kitten because she was so small.

Feeling her, I realized she was skin and bones and maybe an older cat with kidney failure. I started feeding her alone; she was not part of any colony and apparently stayed alive by eating some hard kibble left each night by someone feeding a small groups of cats a half block away.

Since she was so small she got only the leftovers.

At first she did not eat much of the canned food I gave her, but as she got stronger she is eating more and more, now close to three 6 oz. cans a day. She has become a real lover ball and I am making room for her by installing a temporary isolation cage for her in the garage.

I think she is pretty old, although each day she seems healthier and healthier.

After she comes in and settles down, I'll take her to a vet for blood tests and whatever else she needs and then introduce her to the two other cats. I'd like to give her a year or two of love before she dies.


Anonymous said...

God bless you for taking in this kitty. She could be old, she could have leukemia and she could have CRF. It's better that she spend the rest of her time with you than on the street. Just another reason to feed the colonies and do the TNR and maintain a presence. While all the cats need us, occasionally one comes along, such as my Leo or your new arrival, who needs us just a little bit more.

Most of the problems we have in this world, stem from the fact that far too few people understand the above mindset. You, Ron, Marc, Walt, Hollye, Kelley and I, to name just a few, all understand the basic concept of 1) helping someone in need; and, 2) having the desire to act based upon that need. For now at least, that will have to be enough.

I don't expect the likes of Ed Boks to help us, but I do expect them to get out of our way so that we can continue cleaning up the mess people like them make.

Please give us updates on the little one. My personal interest lies more in elderly, chronically ill cats and handicapped cats. Her story would also make a good showcase for why we do what we do.

Because there will always be "Life after Daisy", "Life after Leo", "Life after Linus", we must continue to do what we do, trapping, feeding, taking in those who will not make it on their own or in a colony.

Again, thank you, from all the kitties out there, past and future, who will come your way.


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Anonymous said...

Bless you Ed!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It sounds like you actually did something. Spoiling her much?
Good luck with your new family member and I hope it works out and she enjoys good health for a long time.

Ed Muzika said...

Actually did something?

I have been doing this for 16 years, tending colonies, TNR, adopting, fostering, etc.

But I think what I am doing with this blog and emails, uncovering incompetence, arrogance, kill figures, frozen dogs, 5,000 kittens being killed a year, an ACTF that appears more apt to go after someone with more than three cats than a dog fighting ring, has helped or will help thousands of animals as opposed to hundreds over that 16 years.

Anonymous said...

Well done, Ed!

I have a kitty (or she has me) called Eliza (Doolittle). She came around about 2 years ago with no fur on her but or back legs and really skinny--but SUPER friendly and talking up a storm. I fed her and fed her and took her to the vet to be spayed. Within 2 months she was sporting a luscious thick long black coat and is still queen of the block.

I'm anonymous on this one. You never know who might take something out kitty meant for me.