A Feral Conversatiion Pt. 1

Mommy?

Yes Dezi.

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Why are there so many kitties on the streets named Feral? You member when our town was all in a huff cuz of da kitties in da neighborhood.

Yes Dezi, I remember. Well honey there’s no easy answer to that question. See, somewhere down the line, for a lot of those kitties, they once had a home.

Wiff a mommy like you, mommy?

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Maybe dear. But more likely not cause their mommy or daddy was able to give them up; and I could never let go of you and your sister.

We don’t want you to give us up mommy.

 

I know Dezi and I’m not going to, so don’t worry your pretty little head about that. Anyways, for whatever reason, maybe they got tired of their kitty, or it got sick or old, or started acting out, or they had a new baby, or got a new kitty; anyways, for whatever reason they decided they didn’t want the kitty they had and so they threw it out of their house. Of course it probably kept coming back around so they may have yelled at it or threw things at it so it would get scared and go away. And a lot of times these kind of people don’t spay or neuter their kitties so they suddenly find themselves without a home or food or water or warmth and have to learn to survive all by themselves.

Oh me mommy, me couldn’t survive wiffout you and sissy. Me can barely member havin’ to fight wiff meez littermates to get a meal afur you saved me. But me sure likes not havin’ to fight wiff any kitty anymore to eat.

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I know Dezi and you’ll never have to fight for your food ever again.

 

 

What happens to those kitties that get thrown out mommy? Do they find sumfin’ to eat?

Well sweety sum of them don’t and they die or get killed by cars, poison placed out by people, other animals and so on. And some of them find other kitties and form a colony. And for the most part they work together to find food and shelter and raise any kittens born into the colony. And they start learning to fear humans. Because all those kitties that weren’t spayed or neutered start having babies the colony grows and grows. And they teach those babies to be afraid of humans too and how to survive on the streets. And eventually there’s no trace of the kitty that once had a home, and all the new kitties born into that colony never knew a home. They’ve only ever known the streets. And so we call them “Feral” which means: a domesticated cat that has returned to the wild or the kittens of such a cat. They are different from a stray and most of them will never know what a home with a loving family is like.

 

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Oh mommy dat be so sad. How do they survive? What can we do to help them and stop peeps fwum fwoin’ their kitties away? And what’s da diffewence mommy?

Well my dear those are questions for another day okay?. Let’s go get you and sissy some treats and we’ll talk more about this later.

Treats? Okay mommy, fanks. Purrlease join us fur our Adopt a Shelter Cat mumff series.

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And till da next time…………………………Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses  

 

Dezi and Lexi

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34 thoughts on “A Feral Conversatiion Pt. 1

  • Mee-you Dezi an lexi mee just found thiss inn thee wrong folder…mew mew mew…
    Mee knowss how sum of these Shelturss operate on a shoe string budget…it iss sosad. thn again sum of the care Hu’mass get inn Hospital or with Docturss iss pawfull too!!! 😉
    **nose kissess* Siddhartha Henry xxx

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  • Mee-you Dezi an Lady Audra what a grate post an Lexi yur lookin furabuluss in yur fotoss’…
    Mee was born frum a Feral Mumma ‘Tori’ who doess live inn thee barn at thee farm but shee iss NOT trustin of Hu’manss at all. Now mee Pappaw King George an Unccle Sir Bud were katss who were thrown out f their home an they wandered till they came to thee farm an they are furendlee…
    So mee iss sorta half feral an mee acts differint to regular house katss 😉
    LadyMum iss werkin on moddyfyin mee crazypantss beehaviour with playtime an lotss of cuddless an treet ree-inforcemint.
    An as you know LadyMum helps with feralss in town also.
    It iss trulee sad so many katss are homeless an miss-treeted!
    paw patss Sidhartha Henry xxxx

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    • Fanks and Lexi sez fanks too. And we fank yous mommy fur hers work wiff da ferals. They purreciate it but may never twuly fank her cuz of their fear. It’s very sad and makes us cwy sumtimes, but weez hope dat wightin bout it and twyin’ to educate peepss we can change it fur da better.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi

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      • Educayshun iss thee key Dezi an Lexi…wee knows thiss. It takes time to xplain to people thee iss a bettur way then just dumpin their katss. Wee find here there iss NOT enuff room at thee Sheltur. LadyMum says it iss a small building an that makes fingss hard fur thee peeple who run it to take inn the katss who need help!
        An LadyMum says shee understnadss why feralss run an hide an just knowin they have fresh food an water an a place to sleep makes it all worthwhile. 😉
        Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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        • Yep our shelters awe small too. So weez twy to educate peeps every oppurrtunity we get. Maybe sumday there will be no ferals or a need fur shelters eever. We can hope.

          Luv ya’

          Dezi and Lexi

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          • It iss a shame there iss not a biggur place fur thee katss an doggiess what need a safe place. Thee City complains ’bout fingss butt they do not offer any more green papurrss to thee low-cal Sheltur or offer to build an xtenshun!! So Lady Renee an Mistur Todd an their werkerss thee best they can!!!
            paw patss Siddhartha Henry xxx

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  • This is a lovely post! All of our kitties, past and present, have been strays or feral cats. Several were also abandoned by cruel humans prior to joining our family. We wish all kitties could find homes!

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