Feeding Four Feral Cats
Picture of Feral Cat in Mexico added by Michael - photo by Ben Amstutz (Flickr)
This is not my story, this is the story of a lady who has been like a grandmother to me. Her name is Louise.
Louise lived in a small house her whole life, until her sister died at 87. She then moved into a small apartment on the other side of town. Her house was waiting to be sold. One day while going to clean it up a little, a small black and white cat poked out through the bushes.
"It nearly gave me a heart attack! This little cat was so scrawny, I felt I needed to do something. I ran to my car, well not really ran, but I went to my car and grabbed my turkey sandwich." Louis said.
She was telling me at our 4th of July BBQ. Louis continues,
"And I put the turkey on the ground. I went in the house, and when I came out the cat was eating the turkey! When it saw me, it ran away again."
A few days later she came back with some actual cat food.
"I put it in a bowl, right in the bush where I saw the cat the first time, and left. The next day I came back and the food was gone. I put more in and again the next day it was gone! I would come back day after day at the same time and the little cat would be a few yards away, under a different bush, watching me put the food in the bowl. I left the bowl alone and walked to my car, and slowly but surely the black cat came up and ate the food. I could now see that he was a male cat.
A did this for several more days and three more cats showed up one day. Another black cat and two black and white ones. They all were fairly the same size, and were three males and one female.
I decided that they were siblings. One, the female, would wait until the males were done before eating. They would attack her if she got too close. I decided to get another bowl, just for her. But as soon as I put it down and left, the boys would take that food too.
All the cats would finish and leave together, except for the female. She would leave in a different direction. One day I showed up, but only the boys were there, this went on for several days.
I never saw her again, and I hope she's alright. I still feed them today, everyday at 5."
I thought this was very heartwarming.