Something else I do is feed feral cats. I have been feeding a feral cat colony near my house for the past several months now. There are 15 kitties in the colony right now of all shapes and sizes, long haired and short, black cats and tabby cats, male and female. First I just went down and fed them after discovering one little cat in a parking lot one day. Then after educating myself to the feral cat problem I discovered the TNR solution, trap nueter release. Once a feral cat is an adult they are pretty hard to rehabilitate, if you want to bring them inside they should be pretty small, it can be done but it takes a lot of patience and hard work. Having said that one little tabby boy, well tabby bengal spotted, very special, kind of has adopted me it seems. At first there was no way he would come within 3 feet of me much less let me touch him. But slowly slowly over the last several months I have been trying to touch him and in the last week, guess what? I did it, I actually stroked his back and I brought a long cat toy to play with him because I noticed he was playing with trash. Yep, trash from the parking lot, a discarded straw, a piece of paper, or whatever he found near the dumpster that he liked, he loves to play. So I thought that I would bring the cat toy for him and see if he liked it. It was so funny at first he did not know how to play with a human, he just stared at me and the toy, then tenatively he reached out his little paw and batted at the toy, he was hooked. I played with him that first night for over an hour in the dark parking lot hear where the cat colony is located. I connected with an experienced feral cat person, theres whole communities of people who deal with feral cats, and she came down tonight with all of her cat traps and showed me how to get the kitties. I have to say I hated doing it, I did. I just felt like they would hate me because I was trapping them. But I also knew that I had to have them nuetered so that they would not keep having babies. So I stayed strong and we trapped 6 kitties tonight, including...my little tabby bengal boy. I couldn't even look at him in the cage, it hurt me so much to see him in there. But I know that it is better for him, in addition to nuetering the kitties the shelter also gives them rabies shots, and stuff for fleas. I have to pick them all up on Friday morning and take them back and release them. But I am thinking seriously about taking one of them home. You know who right? He seems to be about 5 months old, just still young enough to be rehabilitated and hopefully get used to being an indoors kitty. I love him and hes so special I pray that it works. I will post updates on him, I haven't named him yet, so any ideas for names would be great.
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All the rules, advice, contests, and information on the web about writing can get confusing, I will sometimes write about writing but mostly... I am a survivor who overcame adversity and abuse and I am writing memoirs and essays, and advocating for anti human trafficking, survivors and victims of trafficking. The fact that I am alive today to write about my experiences is a miracle.
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