The news has said we have a blizzard coming in our area, due tonight at midnight. My concern is any stray cats that are out. I haven’t seen any in the past few days, so I am praying they found somewhere to hold up, and are being fed. I feed them when I see them, mainly 2 cats I have named Lilo and Sammy. I don’t know if you recall or not but Sammy started showing up about a year ago, and he is used to us feeding him, but as he grew older, he would start chasing off Lilo, whom I love a lot, he has been coming around for almost 3 years, still cannot pet him or get close enough, but he did know that we would feed him.
Edit: Tonight at about 6:30 pm EST my husband spotted Lilo under the deck, I quickly made him a plate of food and my husband placed it under the deck. I hope he eats it all, I have a cat house under the deck but it is not insulated or anything, I hope that if he has to, he gets into it. There is one on the deck to I don’t know if they have gone up on the deck but I hope if they do they see it. We also have a water bowl, the kind that keeps the water from freezing. I want to buy another one, for the wet food I like to give them, but I have to talk my husband into it. Ideally, I would like to place both under the deck but we would need an extension cord, and this is only during the wintertime. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
However, since Sammy grew up he felt he is the alpha and gets to call the shots. When Sammy was young, Lilo never chased him off, as long as he stayed away from him, he was fine, but Sammy couldn’t do the same, and the end result is that Lilo stopped coming around. I pray that he was safely trapped and sent to a no-kill shelter where he could be adopted.
I really want both cats, but not in this house. When and if we moved, we would trap them and take them with us. I say this because, since we feed them, if we were to leave, they would feel abandoned, and I could never EVER do that to any animal or person. I miss Lilo and his beautiful green eyes looking up at me through the kitchen window, Sammy would do the same, he has orange eyes, both cats are so beautiful. I miss them dearly. Dear Lord, please watch over the animals during the next week, it is going to be cold and a lot of snow will fall. I pray they will be okay.
As for my girls (Daisy and Lily), they are both doing well. I have a few doctor’s appointments in March, in Feb I have an eye exam, but after that, I am going to set an appointment for both girls, they will need their shots, and I just want them to look over both of them make sure they are okay. I should actually make the call next week and set up for February since I only have an eye appointment in that month.
My girls are very feisty when strangers are going to touch them in the way the vets do, a simple pet is fine with both of them. In my experience, I will have to have them sedated a bit, so they don’t fight as much and it is easier for the vet to examine them.
I love my girls so much. I also care and love the outside boys, and I wished one day would be inside boys. In the last week or two, I had seen a kitten around, he or she is very skittish, and runs away at any sound. My heart breaks for this little baby, and I also pray someone was able to trap this sweet kitten and take it to safety. He or she is may no more than 6-8 months old, I am guessing. I have some snapshots I took, I could only get through the kitchen window because I know that kitty would run away.
The last time I saw this baby, it looked like he had a cut under his little eye. Oh my gosh right away my heart was breaking because I wanted to catch the cat but at the same time, I knew I was not going to be able to. Well, I have not seen that kitten for about 3-4 days now, and I am so very worried. I pray that the good Lord above has led him/her in the direction of safety. With the blizzard coming, I am going to worry more, but I will be able to see cat prints in the snow and see if any cats are coming around.
It is hard now to leave wet food out because it freezes, I can leave dry food, but sometimes the birds come and raid it lol. For now, I am not going to leave anything because the dry food will just get covered in snow, and then yeah that is not a good scenario.
I happen to step away from the computer, as I thought I heard the recycling truck arriving but it was the trash truck, well I just out of the corner of my eye saw something orange cross the street and I was so excited to see it was Sammy, oh my goodness I have not seen him in a few days. I ran out and gave him some food. I hope he ate it all. If he comes back later today I can give him more before the snowfalls. Please come back, Sammy. I am so happy to have seen him. I will try to post some pictures of the blizzard and see how much snow falls.