Its been awhile since I lasted posted anything, but life has been crazy lately!
I got a new job and I’ve had to get up early all week to go to training, which is something I am not quite used to yet… I wont say where it is because they have this whole thing about social media interactions and I’m way to sleepy to navigate it.
On a sadder note I lost two of my pets in the span of two days..
This was not one of the cats I lost fortunately, the ones who were killed…well I never got a good picture of them. They were outside pets mostly.
But I miss them and we may never know exactly how they died.
Either the dogs that run around, unleashed and unwatched, around our neighborhood attacked them, or someone hit both of them at seperate times on seperate days and left them in our yards for us to find.
I know outdoor cats don’t have the safetest lives and don’t live nearly as long as indoor cats, but thats hardly the point. There are honestly some people who like hitting cats or other small animals that cross the street, for fun. They intentionally speed up to kill them, because sometimes cats survive but its usually better to get themput to sleep so they don’t suffer from wounds that cannot be fixed.
These are some words from The Humane Society of the United States’s website.
Feral cats typically don’t live long lives; they’re at risk from other cats, dogs, coyotes, cars, disease, and other threats. At the same time, during their lives, they may kill songbirds, small mammals, and other native wildlife, since predation is built into their DNA.
Alanna Bennett/The HSUS
A feral cat at our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.
This presents a conflict, since cats are products of human design and they are a non-native predator. There are some folks who side with the wildlife, and want the cats eliminated; a researcher with the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center, with a history of condemning cats in her research, was recently found guilty of attempted cruelty to cats after poison was placed atop food intended for feral cats living in a managed trap-neuter-return colony in Washington, D.C. Though she was scheduled to be sentenced today, it appears the sentencing has been postponed.
Others side with the cats, and rightly observe that they are important and cherished companions who depend on us and share our communities; we humans created this circumstance and by killing them, we are compounding the original error of abandoning them or allowing them to become homeless in the first place. “
Its really heartbreaking to realize how little people care for other creatures. There are a ton of stray cats that have been dumped and come and eat the food set out for our pets. They’re pets that have lived in a home and are being cast out and not put into shelters. They barely know how to survive and they’re being killed by every kind of factor.
Diseases, wounds, predators, and humans.
I just miss my little buddies.