Cat time! One more of the great mysteries....what universe are they living in? They take eons to make a change. the most notable example is the time it takes a cat to enter or exit through a door...Shadow here prompted this morning's post...she had a rocky last few years...her person died, and she was left on the street by a care home. A kind woman started feeding her. The woman's caretaker brought her to me after Shadow developed a horrible skin condition on her neck. Probably from a Hartz (TOXIC) flea collar, which should be outlawed. Never buy Hartz products. I digress. The cat is lovely, as you can see, but was pretty shaken up...she loved to be touched, but would startle and worry. I had her in a big cage in the living room, so that she could see what was going on and get the lay of the land here. I took her out and held her, that was okay. Eventually, after a week or so, she ventured out to explore the house a bit, and always retreated into the safety of the cage...high off the ground. After a few weeks, she took up residence on top of the toilet in one of the bathrooms. Stays there. Eats well. WTF? We put a bed in there, and a litter box...she's eating well and seems happy. Never on the vanity or in her bed, just there on the back of the toilet. Bless her heart. I hope she feel comfortable taking her place among the others soon.
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2009 the non-profit was formed, with the help of a frIend who was invaluable in that process.