Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Today I'm going to rant about some irresponsible cat carers who think that by getting a cat and by just leaving a bit food once or twice a day while themselves are never at home to look after the cat or to know where their cat is day or night is the right thing to do and themselves are good pet carers...WRONG!!
Cats need the same time and effort when it comes to looking after as dogs and children. Cats are a longlife responsibility and they require time and effort and to also given enough attention and to interact with so they don't get stressed and as result either start disappearing for days or start behaving in what some humans will call inappropriate ways.
Our next door not very well extremely thin female cat has disappeared again, second time this summer and her carers have left notes in all neighouring houses mail boxes telling us how much they worried about her since she has gone missing since Monday morning. If they were that good pet carers they would have known that the cat is only being missing since Monday night as she spent as usual all her day in our garden sleeping in the cardboard box who have left out for here as me and my partner felt so sorry for that little skinny cat who was always in our garden begging for food and attention and wanting to come indoors everytime the window or door was open. Even our own three cats they feel sorry for her and they didn't mind her coming indoors and occasionally stealing some of their food. A cat that spends so much time away from her own home and seems desperate for attention and to be welcomed to another house with already resident cats living there is not in my opinion a well looked after cat.
I think is about time that pet rescue centres make sure that their pets go to homes where the humans would look after them properly for the rest of their lives and not just checking out if the house has a garden. NOT ALL CATS want to be left outside 24 hours day and night. Some are as happy living indoors with people that they really care for them and seem to prefer it that way...