Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Star that Eclipsed the School Adventure

On Tuesday I noticed a kitty in our neighbor's yard. The house is a rental house and has sat vacant for many months. I thought it was one of our cats as it appeared to have the same coloring. I asked KD to investigate. He discovered an emaciated, friendly, miniature version of Cassius. My heart sank. This cat was STARVING to death.

I immediately ran to get food. I grabbed the canned wet food, far more fattening. Then I called our vet seeking advice. They referred us to a shelter. Long story short, we called our local animal control officer who came and retrieved the kitty, whom Oldest named Star. The officer said that she would be taking Star to the vet in the morning and then off to Buddy Dog. I emailed Buddy Dog on Tuesday night requesting that they let us know what becomes of Star.

We knew we couldn't take this cat in for several reasons. First, Cassius and Lily brother and sister bonded cats. Introducing a new cat would be hard. Second, financially speaking we want to be responsible pet owners and it costs money to care for animals.

Cash had been acting so strangely the past few days. Long drawn out meows and seemingly nervous. When we were waiting with Star prior to the arrival of the animal control officer, he was doing that meow. He would not come near me. Upon her departure, he was back to his normal self. I guess he was trying to tell us something after all.


Mrs Parks said...

I'm sure the tiny star kitty will find a good home.
I think if I were a cat I would look like Cassius.

Have a fun day : )

scargosun said...

That is so hard but you did the right thin, twice! You put thought into the descion whether or not to keep him, made the right one and passed him on to people that could help. You are the cats pjs!

Kristi said...

Your kitty looks EXACTLY like Minnie from the top. I showed the picture to my husband and he as as freaked out as I was.

KathyLikesPink said...

Oh my that IS a tiny baby. I wish I could have taken her (him?) in. I'm a real sucker for kitties.

However at this point, we're still waiting to see if our little Hazel comes down with the disease that killed our other two cats. It's a long yard wait.

Star is a GREAT NAME, by the way.

Kelly said...

I think Oldest is a Star!!!

Caffeine Court said...

That's really sweet that you saved that poor hungry kitty!

Someday I'll post pix of my fat cat. He's so huge his belly swings when he walks!