Friday, May 20, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

Some of that "Circle of Life" shit...

One of the feral cats i feed had kittens in my back yard roughly a month ago. She is a sweet lil thing, only one eye and not even a year old yet..but she's a great mother..her kittens have the same shit wrong w/their eyes so i got some med's and one or two times a day me and the ball and chain go round up the four kittens, bring them inside in a box and medicate the lil suckers..then take them back out and put them under the old box spring they are living under.

The kittens are about 4-5 weeks old and exploring their "hood"..they dont seem to have any fear yet so its easy to catch them. I talk to the little fuckers while i am cleaning out their eyes. When i have the back door open and they hear my voice they come up to the porch now and peek in thru the screendoor. I opened it today and the siamese-looking one came in and played around w/Scooter for a few min..Scooter is the one i rescued from the jaws of a pit bull about a year ago. he was sick as shit and skinny..barely alive..now hes the biggest fucking cat i have ever seen..but enough on scooter..

so i wonder what should i do w/these kittens? i think i should clean them up and take them to a no-kill animal shelter..ferals make good pets when you get them young..everyone in the house has a favorite but the ball and chain says NO MORE CATS...i could also get them neutered and just keep them as outside critters..cuz i feed half the fucking neighborhoods cats anyways..its buffet time over at dustys house pass the word..i buy dry cat food in bulk..and i always have clean water for them..

so fuck me blind..what should i do w/these lil buggers??...i am keeping one of them i dont care what the ball and chain says..IN THE HOUSE..hes the runt..hes the loner too..always laying by himself...i have maybe another week until they will be too old to tame according to everything i have read online...times running out..

i watched a life end this week, i gotta do what i can for these guys..dont ya think?

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Rat In A Cage said...

This posts explains a lot. Always trying to save the strays, in humans too. Good luck. I have no experience with giving away animals. I've been talked into taking new ones on in the past. One look at 'em as I was helpless. Maybe you can bring them somewhere like the shelter you mentioned. I am sure there are others like you that will leap at the opportunity to help. It's not easy trying to save all the helpless ones, and it takes a lot out of a person too. Remember you cannot save the whole world and try to focus on the ones you have helped & not the ones you could not. Otherwise, the depression will be overwhelming. Good luck.

dusty said...

very true john...sad but true..

Rat In A Cage said...

(busts out the Metallica & starts to band his head)

Hey....hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who takes you there
hey....hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who cares
they....they
they betray
I'm your only true friend now
they....they
they'll betray
I'm forever there

I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel
sad but true

I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
you know it's sad but true, sad but true

you....you
you're my mask
you're my cover, my shelter
you....you
you're my mask
you're the one who's blamed
do....do
do my work
do my dirty work, scapegoat
do....do
do my deeds
for you're the one who's shamed

I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel
sad but true

I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
you know it's sad but true, sad but true

I'm your dream, I'm your eyes, I'm your pain
I'm your dream, I'm your eyes, I'm your pain
You know it's sad but true

hate....hate
I'm your hate
I'm your hate when you want love
pay....pay
pay the price
pay, for nothing's fair

hey....hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who took you there
hey....hey
I'm your life
and I no longer care

I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel
sad but true

I'm your truth, telling lies
I'm your reasoned alibis
I'm inside open your eyes
I'm you

sad but true

Bruce said...

Boo,
I know you, and I know you'll do the right thing for your cats, even if it breaks your heart, because that's the kind of person you are.