Categories: Uncategorized

Tanith, a feral cat that became a best friend

Tanith, a feral cat that became a best friend

When I was about 15, my mom had started dating a man who would later become my step father. He and her went on a drive and discovered a stray cat, with a bloody eye, stuck in a tree.

They rescued her and he paid for the medical bills, but her eyes was permanently gone. My mother, against her better judgment, took the cat home, where I met and fell in love with her. I named her Tanith, and she became the best cat I’ve ever known.

She is incredibly intelligent, a good hunter despite her disabilities and her small size, and she loves her family immensely.

She is also gorgeous, and after looking at your site, I was amazed to find she has no resemblance to a Bengal, which we thought she originally was, but more of a California Spangled. She is gorgeous, and requires little maintenance.

It’s heart wrenching to find out she could have been killed, had someone else found her. She is an amazing cat, and it’s not fair to ferals to give them no hope.

I’ve known some cats that were feral and always will be, but Tanith has shown me not all wild cats cannot become a loving pet.

Anonymous

From Tanith, a feral cat that became a best friend to Feral Cats

Comments for
Tanith, a feral cat that became a best friend

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 09, 2010 Tanith
by: Ruth

I’m so glad Tanith was rescued by your mom and step dad and has such a happy life despite her problems. Have you any photos of her ?
I think maybe it was a typo Tracey and only her bloody eye was gone, not both.


Aug 08, 2010 Her eyes were gone?
by: Tracey (England)

Sorry? You say her eyes were gone? How did she hunt?


Aug 08, 2010 Agreed
by: Michael

Nice story. I couldn’t agree more. Feral cats are slaughtered too readily and sometimes needlessly it seems to me. And in the first place they should not be in the position they find themselves in. It is all down to people in the long term and how we care for our cats.

Thanks for sharing.


Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in a many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

How do cats spread ringworm?

Ringworm (dermatophytosis) is spread by cats in direct contact with each other or with materials that have been contaminated with…

22 mins ago

Adopt a cat from a reputable source

Dr Bruce Fogle in his book Complete Cat Care provides us with some nice tips about the kind of place…

5 hours ago

Some staff at Cats Protection resigning over the organisation’s kill policy

CAT NEWS & VIEWS: There appears to be dissent amongst some of the volunteers at the well-known cat rescue organisation,…

9 hours ago

Ghislaine Maxwell’s cat injured when FBI smashed down her front door

CAT NEWS AND VIEWS: Ghislaine Maxwell's rescue cat was injured and ran off when 60 armed FBI agents and police…

11 hours ago

Factors affecting the success rate of shelter cat adoptions

Not all cat adoptions from animal shelters are successful. They don't lead to a relationship for the lifespan of the…

23 hours ago

Is it true that cats go away to die?

I have to say that the question is poorly formulated. There is an element of truth about it but it's…

1 day ago