Sad Day

Bow Tie KittyLast night my favorite human had to bury one of our homeless kitties that she’s been taking care of since before I was born. It was Bow Tie Kitty. Poor Bow Tie was hit by a car. Fortunately our neighbor Michelle found him right after it happened and so they were able to get him out of the street right away. We believe he died right away and didn’t suffer much, if at all.

My human has been taking care of Bow Tie Kitty for about 5 years, but he never let her get close enough to pet him. Bow Tie was very timid. She dewormed him, gave him flea treatments and antibiotics when he was injured or sick, all in his food. She fattened him up before winter, and he always got all the steak fat and trimmings. Bow Tie was probably the best fed homeless cat around because he ate the same grain free foods that we eat, plus steak and chicken.

She was never able to get him neutered because he would not go in the trap after the first time when she had to let him go because she needed to trap a female kitty before she got pregnant. She only had one appointment and needed to use it for the female kitty, so she had to let Bow Tie go and he never forgot that trap.bow tie kitty

 He used to come to our front porch to eat, but he hung out across the street so when my human saw him almost get hit one time she began taking the food across the street for him. After that we did not see him on this side of the street; after he ate he would always walk back behind the house across the street where my human fed him.

She always worried about Bow Tie if she didn’t see him for several days. The longest he was MIA was about 2 weeks, then just as she started thinking he’d met his demise, he’d appear on the old lady’s porch waiting for his dinner.

Unfortunately there are a lot of homeless, unsocialized kitties in our neighborhood. When they show up in our yard, my human traps them (if she can) and gets them fixed. Also unfortunate is we live on a well traveled road and it’s not a safe place at all for cats outside.

Our Tiger Kitty, who brought 4 kittens to us before my human had her spayed, used to come to our porch to eat with Bow Tie. She was also hit by a car a few years ago.

We also had Tuxie, who showed up one winter. He was probably about 6 months old then. My human was getting ready to trap/neuter him, but then he suddenly disappeared one day and we never saw him again, not in the road, not anywhere and she used to call him every night because until then he’d never missed a meal. We think big, mean Kyle chased him off. Poor Tuxie.

Right now we are taking care of Kitty, an all black cat that started coming around earlier this year. We trapped him and he was neutered a few months ago. We don’t have his photo because he became even more elusive after he was trapped/neutered. Kitty gets his food way at the back of our property and hangs out in the woods back there, so hopefully he’ll never feel the need to cross any streets.

There is a new tabby cat across the street that she is going to trap and have altered. We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, because the kitty runs away before she gets very close and won’t go to the food until she’s back on this side of the street.

It’s just very scary because we live between 2 very busy roads, and my human constantly worries about all the homeless kitties around here. People drive very fast, and they do not slow down for animals crossing the road even if they have enough time to do so. In fact, we’ve seen people speed up to try to purposly run over the animals. It’s a very sad statement about some human beings.

My human misses Bow Tie Kitty and she keeps looking out of the window to see if he’s waiting for his dinner, that maybe it was a mistake and it wasn’t him that she buried after all.

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