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How To Care For A Cat? — 19 Comments

  1. Thank you for a short and meaningful essay Michael

    I have gone through terrible experiences of my life regarding Kittens and cats. and I feel a physical scratching pain in my chest as there are tears stopped to come out and I some times just can not talk to some one regularly and make a short PAUSE during conversations. This is because I am sad and really hurt about the killings or misshappenings / inhumane behaviors of the people here (towards cats and kittens).

    I therefore am very carefull and thinking to cage the kittens for future events not to be happened in my lifetime again 🙁 though , I dislike the cage concept for these lovely friends 🙁

    • I know how you feel. We both love cats. For me it is easier because I am in a place where cats can go outside safely. I am confident my cat is safe outside. But for you there are more hazards for your cats. This must be difficult for you.

      The best solution is a cat enclosure. About 20×20 feet perhaps if you have the space. Fill it with vertical spaces for the cat to climb and places to hide. Also toys etc.. In other words make it a good safe environment for a cat. Ruth (kattaddorra) and Babz built one:

      https://pictures-of-cats.org/we-built-a-cat-run.html

      Another possibility is to leash train your cat or even at the extreme to take you cat for a stroll in a cat stroller! That would be unique in Pakistan.

      But a good cat enclosure is probably the best thing for you and you cats.

  2. even if i was shifting when i might be looking at doing. I dont know if i can take all my other cats hopefully ill be able to come to some arrangement.

  3. So sad for you Nancy, it wasn’t your fault, it was cruel fate!
    Try to think of your cat at peace because it’s you who is suffering not him x

  4. A beautiful and simple article that says it all. If you bring a cat into your home you should love him or her and everything about them.
    Once a cat comes to live with us he/she is family and we stick together through good and bad times, which is what family life is all about.
    It upsets me deeply that some people part with their cats as if they are possessions, I feel so sad for cats sitting in Sanctuaries wondering why they don’t have their home any more.

  5. hi there nancy, sorry for your loss. Its so hard saying goodbyes to the animal that is so loved. I had to put my beloved cat to sleep last month, so i can understand how hard it must be for you. Its always terrible when they go before we do. We all supportive people here and have all gone though some loss with our beloved animals. I would be lost if i didnt have my animals.

  6. I LOVE MY KITTIES MORE THAN I CAN SAY.I DO ALL I CAN FOR THEM.IT MAY MEAN DOING WITHOUT ,BUT I DON T MIND.THEIR NEEDS ALWAYS COME FIRST.I LOST MY VERY SPECIAL ONE NOT LONG AGO.HE GOT OUT AND WAS KILLED.YES ,THAT WAS MY FAULT.I VISIT HIS GRAVE EVERY DAY AND ASK FORGIVENESS,FOR NOT WATCHING HIM MORE CAREFULLY.YES,THIS HURT WILL NEVER GO AWAY.

  7. thats really nice loving a cat is the best thing you can ever do, sometimes i think i prob love my cats way too much. they are my life.

  8. So sweet, Michael. I love this soft article.
    Cats have needs that must be met. Because we love them and choose to partner with them, they deserve to get the best of us. They can’t take themselves to the vet or supply their own food (well, some like Damon and Furby can scout it out in a cabinet); but, there is a promise bond that means that they will never be deprived.
    They believe in us and, really, make very few demands.
    Besides substinance, all they want is affection and attention – not a tall order to fill.
    I think that’s love.

    • Thanks Dee. Sometimes we should write straight from the heart as a stream of consciousness. It has always occurred to me that genuine cat lovers will learn about their cat and cats generally and end being more knowledgeable in some respects than so called experts.

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