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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    A very beautiful little cat has been hanging around where my wife works for some time, and a few of the employees have made sure she was fed. She was just feral enough to avoid being trapped...until she had kittens, about five weeks ago.

    The janitor at this facility told one of the clerks that he was looking for a stick to kill something he'd found in the parking garage - which turned out to be one of the kittens, which had somehow gotten separated from the litter and its mother. The clerk swooped in, of course, and gave the kitten to a friend who took it to her vet and received instructions on keeping it fed and healthy. (I raised a kitten this way, myself, from four weeks, so I know it's possible.)

    My wife, who has known this janitor for twenty years and always thought he was a good guy, thought he might have been kidding about beating a small kitten to death, but the clerk told her that he routinely knocked bird's nests down in the parking garage and stomped or beat the baby birds to death, so it seems he had every intention of doing the same to a kitten. (In the thirty+ years I've known my wife, I've probably only seen her cry fewer than a half a dozen times, but the thought of someone, anyone, but especially someone she'd always liked doing that brought tears.)

    Shortly after that, the other five kittens were discovered, living in the bottom of a plastic tub in a fenced area, and Saturday morning they were used as "bait" to lure Felicia into a trap. The wife borrowed a large dog crate/cage from a friend, and mama and kittens are now living in relative comfort in my son's old room.

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    Felicia will be spayed and then, depending on how well she responds to being inside and around people, she will either find a home or be released into a small colony in a safe location. The kittens are still young enough to be socialized, and hopefully they will be able to live long lives as somebody's companion.

    One of the five, as soon as we put them in the crate, immediately began climbing the wire and trying to squeeze his way out, so he got his name very quickly - Houdini.
    I love those kitties
    you are the music, they're just the band. .

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    The mama cat - whose name is actually Annie, as Felicia turned up at the wife's work on Tuesday...the rescuers got the two cats confused - loves her food, so while she was eating yesterday and somewhat distracted, we took the opportunity to hold some of the kittens. It's important not to let them get too old without socializing them and letting them know that humans are (usually) a good thing. They were very compliant and displayed no obvious signs of fear or hostility. The wife also put a small bowl of kitten food in the crate, and one of them quickly showed that he had learned from mom's example and had figured out how to eat like a big cat; the others are going to take some more time on that skill. Chances are that within a week they'll all be chowing down.
    "If you get hurt, hurt 'em back. If you get killed...walk it off." - Captain America in Captain America: Civil War

    "The guy who kills me... I hope he does it because he hates my guts, not because it's his job." - Sonny (Al Pacino) in Dog Day Afternoon

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    My great dog Gytrash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo View Post
    My great dog Gytrash.

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    Are you sure that's not a bear?
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    The only complaint I have against my dog is that he is more virtuous than I am. But then that's not his fault, and I am the only one who can do anything about it.

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    Man's Best Friend

    From the dawn of creation, when the wolf crept out from the darkness of the primeval woods to sit by the light of the campfire, man and dog have shared an uncertain existence. And of all the relationships in the animal kingdom, no two species have been so bound together, so mutually dependent, or their bond so taken for granted. A man may leave his wife, abandon his children, and forsake hearth and home, but his faithful dog will follow him to the ends of the earth. What greater love can man hope for despite all his meanness? He must be a miserable creature, indeed, to despise such loyalty. In all of Heaven, were there ever angels made to serve him better, and yet be denied even the scraps from the Lord's table?

    Good Christian fellow: You can have your God - and Heaven too for all it's cold comfort! - I'd rather a dog for a friend.

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    One of the baby cats got a home yesterday. A lady in the neighborhood who responded to my wife's notice on the Next Door app and her teenage daughter came by. They work with a rescue fostering small dogs, but until recently they had a big Maine Coon cat, and they needed another feline to keep the dogs in line. The daughter finally picked the dark tabby with the longest fur. The lady wanted to give my wife money, but of course she refused, so this morning we found a large canister of cleaning wipes, a container of cat treats and a big chocolate Easter bunny on the porch.
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    When I took my dog into my home, it was not just as a pet, but a member of my family; for in domesticating him, I made him completely dependent upon me. In this, the rule is simple: I would do without everything, before my dog wanted for anything.

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    The kitten who was adopted by a neighbor is apparently settling in nicely to its new home. They haven't determined its sex yet, so they're still just calling it "the kitten". She sent my wife a photo of the little tiger lying on the sofa next to her new buddy, a small black dog. Though small, the dog is still about ten times the kitten's size, but as anyone who knows cats can tell you, they generally have a pretty big attitude that makes physical size in these situations irrelevant.
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    With the warming weather comes bathing and blow-drying of the dogs. These two had their turns this past weekend, and it was all such an ordeal for Achilles, he had to lay down and take a nap.

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    "What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events
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