Sep 19, 2012


Feral Kitten
This feral kitten looks so much like a traditional Siamese cat. It's a beautiful kitty and I feel so sorry for it because the feral life is often difficult and short, even when you have a caretaker.

I've captured a few young ones lately and I could possibly catch this one, too. But I don't think I have it in me: The vet bills from the previous three captures have wiped me out, for one thing - and even after all of this I never know if they're going to have homes are just end up back in the feral colony. That's sad.

In fact, there's a lot of this rescue work that is just sad. We've lost a blog star to coyotes recently - but I can't talk about it. It's just too hard for me. There are always losses.  And with this one, I've officially reached my breaking point. ...I do what I can and it's never enough. When they get captured and tamed but nobody adopts them so they end up back with the ferals - it's the worst.

I can't keep doing that; it's killing me. This baby is adorable but I would try to capture only if there was someone else who could foster and cover the vet bills and guarantee a home. Otherwise, the emotional pain is just too much.Then again, it might not even be alive, tomorrow.

That's just the way life is....


  1. I've got one of these in a family colony of black cats. They are just all too cute!, but too old now to tame except for a vey experienced tamer....
    I am hoping to moe the small colony to a safer location, but I am sure you know the odds of that!

  2. Yes, its somewhere between extremely difficult and impossible.

    As for taming... well, I've been pretty good with that but after so many who were tamed but then didn't get homes, I am starting to lose hope. It seems cruel to tame a kitty only to end up leaving it in a feral colony. And that has happened to me all too often.


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