It needs other work, but the other work will have to wait.
I drove the car to Portland yesterday with two former county park cats, Autumn and Gracie. I'd retrieved them from where they were originally in my relocation cages, because the woman had let the other four go after only a few days. They were not eating there anyway, and something was pulling their wet food out of the cage. A raccoon probably. That had to terrify those girls.
I kept them here a few days, until they began eating and pooping, then yesterday drove the pair up to Odd Cat Out.
It was also my birthday and I was in a mood over that. I felt bad. I don't know why. It's like being alone on a holiday I guess. Homes in the fact you got nobody.
It had gotten to me too, to see a cat at the county park, rush across the field when he saw my car. It was Buddy, a cat the park host said he was going to take with him. Instead, Buddy is on his own too. And already has lost considerable weight. Buddy is tame but wouldn't come to me. It doesn't take long for a tame cat, who has suffered the great betrayal of abandonment, to turn scared. He doesn't know what to do now or who to trust.
|Little Tyke, or, Original Gracie, as she was called in the park. She had many litters before I caught her and got her fixed in September last year.|
Keni, who runs OCO, took me out to lunch after we got them set up. I had a sandwich and lemonade but the lemonade was real, contained citrus, and soon my stomach was doing the citrus dance. I can't handle lemons or cranberries. I made a rush for the bathroom and lost the lunch I'd just eaten.
Generally lemonade does not bother me since rarely is it made these days with real lemons.
See ya, Autumn and Gracie. Have fun up there. Most cats do. Far cry from the brambles.
I saw Majestic, whom I first saw filthy and scratched up, crouched behind the Albany complex last summer. He looked like Pigpen, the Peanuts character. They didn't want him back there. First he went to Cats, but they couldn't handle him he was so huge. So now he's at OCO. He has some eye congestion going on, but is on eye drops for it. He hates getting them administered, Keni said. He's even bigger now!
I'm extremely grateful to Keni and OCO for taking in the girls yesterday and Majestic too, last summer.
|Majestic is a character, massive and yet cuddley, with a bit of attitude thrown in for good measure.|
|Nala, taken early last summer, when I took her to be fixed at the FCCO.|