|Loki and Thor|
Yesterday I came home to find my Loki Kitty feeling ill. It was so clearly not him ... lethargic, whimpering and not wanting to move. He could move, but clearly was not comfortable moving around.
Loki and his sister Thor adopted us about three years ago when their mother, Midnight left them in out yard so she could go have another litter.
|Spunky, Spooky, Shadow, Patches|
Midnight had several litters of kittens, but not all of them came to our house ... in fact only 2 litters were near our house longer than a quick snack.
she was so cute
So why am I rehashing this history?
I don't know ... or maybe I do and I'm finally connecting the dots.
Red - Adopted us in 1999. Her family moved from our apartment complex and left her behind. She chose to come to our home of the dozens that were in the same area
Little One - Adopted us in 2002. She appeared on our patio emaciated. We fed her and she chose to stay with us.
Smokey, Simba (and a lot of others) - Appeared in 2005 with our new neighbors. The neighbors moved and left the cats and their kittens abandoned.
|My favorite photo of|
Smokey ... being defiant
... like a cat
I do not understand how people can be so heartless. I cannot comprehend how somebody can leave a creature to "fend for itself" after they have been domesticated. I cannot understand the mentality that says "it's just an animal so it doesn't matter if it dies."
It matters ...
They matter ...
They have feelings and deserve to be treated better than so many people treat them. Those who abuse animals, who are cruel to them or mistreat them sicken me.
Red died a few years ago.
Shadow and Smokey both died less than a year ago.
Yesterday Loki died.
I cannot describe the level of hurt I feel ... I cannot describe how empty I am. The other cats are acting very sad. Thor is not her usual self ... she keeps looking outside like she expects to see her brother waiting to want in.
I do not plan on adopting any more cats, but if another feral or abandoned cat walks into my life I will not ignore it and let it suffer. I cannot be that inhuman.
|RIP Loki - I miss you|