Thursday, August 21, 2008

I should feel good, but I'm just exhausted.

Yesterday I managed to trap 3 of the (I think) 4 kittens born to my little workplace stray cat. I should be really happy about that, right? I even have a place for them to go that ISN'T my garage, for a change. But all I can do is be pissed about the one who still eludes me. Damn you, tabby! Picture the fist-shaking-to-the-skies that goes along with that.

The little mama herself continues to be my friend, even as she watches me carry off her babies one by one, and additionally, there are two other participants at what is apparently being touted in the 'hood as the all-you-can-eat cat buffet in our parking lot. One is a true stray I've seen around for a while--probably a sibling to Lil' Mama; the other is clearly just an opportunist.

Have you priced cat food lately? I can't afford to feed this many more mouths. My plan, as soon as I incarcerate the final baby, is to have Lil' Mama spayed, and hopefully find her a home. Then the buffet will be closed. Closed, I tell you!

And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to pick some more burrs off my clothes. The babies are being hidden on one side of an unmowed field--I've been picking burrs off the cat all week, and now it's my turn.

Who needs a boyfriend when your life is this rich and full?

9 comments:

3carnations said...

You're doing lots of good in the cat world. And apparently getting a reputation in the cat world as a soup kitchen for homeless cats.

Melliferous Pants said...

My parents have an all-you-can-eat cat buffet. Also known as: severely obese cat!

Yeah, boys are dumb.

Stefanie said...

When you wondered the other day that if you quit dating, what would you blog about then, I almost said, "Stray animals, of course, Liz! What else??" ;-)

There has got to be an award for you for all you've done for animals... If I knew what it was, I would nominate you.

Stinkypaw said...

LOL, Liz to the rescue! You should feel good, you're doing something great with the burrs and all! ;-)

flurrious said...

Do you have a vet who donates his or her services for the spaying and neutering? Because with this number of cats, that would be pretty pricey too.

gorillabuns said...

These stray kids I keep having are pricey as well. I can totally feel your pain about how expensive they can be to feed. This is one of the reasons why I don't have any animals. I barely remember to feed and water the two-legged ones I already have.

Tony B. Loney said...

I am sending a reward to you tomorrow! It shall delight and confound you!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Gorillabuns comment just cracked me up. I admire your dedication to the stray feline population!

3carnations said...

Hope you're doing well this week. I don't think I've "seen" you around. :)