Meet Elvis …
He had another name, but because he is so vocal, especially when he is hungry, I renamed him.
Elvis doesn’t have a home …
Doc, our landlord’s cat, sometimes shares his food with him. Doc was also abandoned by a previous tenant that lived next door, and our landlord took him in. He also gives a pack of food every week for Doc, as he travels a lot and Doc quickly learned where to come and get his food, water and love.
Doc comes and look for this food every morning and showed Elvis this is the ‘local feeding and petting spot’.
Elvis also want to thank our lovely neighbours that lives behind us, for giving him a bag of catfood and sends them lots of pawkisses. <3
Waiting for a rub and scratch behind the ear, while purring loudly.
I found some ticks on him and sprayed him with Frontline and he wasn’t very happy about it.
Still sulking, but listening to me while I explained to him that there are no ticks or fleas allowed in this yard. Simba and I are very adamant about it. So if he wants to come and get his food here, he will have to adhere to the rules. Doc gets the same treatment and he is happy with it.
Still not quite happy, but after a bowl of skimmed milk, he was satisfied and purred for me.
For now, this is all we can do for Elvis and I hope we can find a ‘forever’ home for him. A home where he will be well taken care of and loved to bits.
I wish some people would realise that, when you take a pet into your home, whether it’s a cat, dog, fish, parrot, etc., you are taking on a responsibility towards that pet. Just because they are ‘animals’, doesn’t mean that they don’t have feelings. Each one of them have their own personality and they do love you unconditionally. Please do not take in a pet if you can’t afford to look after it. They are like little children and need to be taken care of.
Here’s a last word for the people who think “cats that run away” is a reasonable solution: It’s not. You’re just making your own irresponsibility someone else’s problem. Put on your big-boy or big-girl pants and start looking for real solutions and accept your responsibilities!
Grow the hell up and do the right thing!
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