Cynthia: Marcy, today is the day that we honor Feral Cats and the wonderful people who help them – those tireless people who do TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) and maintain TNR’d cat colonies.
And – celebrate that you are not living in the streets.
Cynthia: Hmpf. I expected a little more enthusiasm from you.
Marcy: Yeah, why.
Cynthia: Because. You are not eeking out a paw to mouth existence, prone to disease and injury, having litter after litter because you aren’t spayed.
You are living in a cozy house with a warm bed, human friends, and all the Friskies you can eat. Show a little appreciation. Show some compassion for those kitties out there not as fortunate as you.
Cynthia: Show some humanity for those kitties who didn’t ask to be living in the streets but through no fault of their own –
Marcy (interrupting): Humanity? It was humanity that put my species in this position in the first place.
Cynthia: Now you’re talking!
Marcy: Yeah, well this is how I show my appreciation.
Marcy stalks off to the sunspot in the living room. She curls up with her longtime buddy, Scooter, and takes a 2 hour nap. Later, they watch the world – and the feral cats in it – go by.
Cynthia: That’ll work too.
*A big kitty shout out to organizations like FixNation, The Kris Kelly Foundation, Alley Cat Allies, Stray Cat Alliance, Vox Felina, and Kitten Rescue that work their butts off in trying to alleviate kitty suffering and reducing the feral cat cat population through humane strategies.
*Since 2007, FixNation has spayed/neutered over 80,000 feral cats in Los Angeles! Their service for ferals is free! Thank you, FixNation! I don’t know what Los Angeles would do without you!
*And, because it is so wonderful, I am reposting Jackson Galaxy’s 50 second PSA about Feral Cats.
How very sweet! Love the pic of Marcy and Scooty 🙂
Awww… thanks, Anonymous! This pic was taken a few years ago. They don't really cuddle much anymore.
Oh, Marci. You look so very, very sweet. I want to pick you up and give you a big slurpy kiss. I wish you lived at my house.
Simon the St. Bernard
Hhhhm… that might be interesting, Simon. I need to get out of my house. All the cats here are driving me crazy. I get to be boss, though!
~Marcy the Cat
Growing up, my grandma would buy feral cats at the feed store. She would going them home to catch any critters outside the house. When I was little, I thought all cats were this way. I was always covered in scratches and could not have been happier.
Marcy is so cute with Scooter, i cannot believe they get along so well. I have never seen that before. What is your secret?
What an great story, Jenni! I wish I had a secret for getting cats to like each other. Marcy tries to kill our other two cats so we have to keep them separated from her. It is a pain in the neck and very disturbing to see my sweet little Marcy turn into a terrorist. Ugh. She gets so mean towards them.
Hope you are staying cool in this crazy heat!
Note from Marcy:
Hi Jenni. I'll be your kitty. Can I come live with you?
Great pawst, Cynthia. Urban wildlife is the most impressive and our feline pals tp the list.
Thank you, N8! You devil, you! Big slurpy kitty kiss from Marcy Cat for all the stuff you do for the ferals.
Cynthia!…. There is a new cat dress on Anthropologie right now. I am out of breath cause I rushed over here to tell you about it!
Jenni, you are a rock star! Thank you! I just checked it out and it is adorable!!! Love the print and the color. I don't know though – it is short, silk and expensive. Hope I can find it in the store to try on.
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