some people are just evil
You know I mentioned that the apartment upstairs is being renovated? Well the people who were renting it have abandoned their little black cat. I already knew they were irresponsible because not only did they let her out everyday and the street outside is a veritable highway, but they let her out and never got her spayed (at least they did keep her inside when she was in heat because I could hear her yowling about up there) and she must be a year and half or so old by the looks of her. She has been hanging around me all summer, taking an interest in what all I’m doing in the garden and ‘talking’ at me. Very friendly, wants a lot of pets as I’m watering and planting and so forth.
So I noticed about a week ago that she was losing some weight and then this week that not only had she gone from fat and sassy but to very thin. Her talking had become yammering and every time I went into the apartment she would race up the stairs and cry — then she started coming down and crying at my door. Three days ago, I went back out and put some food down outside for her and she literally jumped on it like she’d never seen food before. I gave her food yesterday and today I went up and asked the vad if he knew what was going on. It seems her owners moved out nearly three weeks ago. They asked the vad to feed to the cat for them for two days until they could get settled in their new place and come and get her. They never came back for her. The vad fed her until the bag of food they left with him was gone but he’s got five kids and another one on the way and they simply can’t afford to take on the care of the cat.
I’ll put food out for her as long as I live here but I’ve already got 18 and there is simply no room at chez Minxi’s.