The Little Monster, 3/1/2014
It’s been almost a year since this bad boy arrived at our doorstep, cold and scared, and then he bit me while I was feeding him (6 puncture wounds in my thumb, a tetanus shot, antibiotics, and a 10 day quarantine for rabies)…thus our journey to make him into a better kitty began.
Since I’ve been down with the flu (I am getting better, just the annoying dregs of stuffiness are left) he’s taken his turn being my couch buddy. He’s become a loving little bug during these long months, yet can be unpredictable (as cats usually are) he’s still not yet socialized with the other cats, tho’ our youngest cat, Butters, has been talking to him through doors on a daily basis, and they seem fascinated with each other…tho’ at times, I think Monster is plotting to catch Butters and pull his stuffing out…this is based on experience of course, he’s come away with a mouthful of Butters’ silky fluff on a few socialization attempts that turned ugly. He is a calculating cat, he’s not a dummy that’s for sure.
Over this long year, we’ve had many moments in which we feared we bit off more than we could chew with this cat…we have labeled him “dangerous” many times because of his bad ass attitude (he could be down right scary, sweet as pie one minute, psycho trying to scratch your eyes out the next.) This is probably why he was treated as a trap and release, but we remained patient and consistent and it’s paying off. I know not everyone would put up with this cat, and in my honest opinion, he’s lucky that all they did was drop him off on a country road near a barn, he probably would’ve been put to sleep otherwise. We do love this little guy, he had a rough start in his early life, but now he has a forever home with people willing to give him a chance to be happy, healthy, and give him someplace safe for as long as he will live.
Please spay and neuter your pets! If you can’t keep them for whatever reason, please make an effort to find someone responsible to take them in even if it’s a temporary situation until something permanent can be found. I know it’s hard and sometimes circumstances come up suddenly and it becomes dire, but it is kinder to the animal than dumping them somewhere to fend for themselves and becoming an annoyance for someone else to deal with…trust me on this, not everyone is as nice to animals as we are…this kitty was very fortunate to find the right porch to hide under…