Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Beggars Can Be Choosers

I have recently learned that my newest outsider cat, whom I have named Hugo, may have a home. Speaking to some of my neighbours, one is certain that he lives in a house down the alley by which he usually comes to and goes from our apartment building. I myself watched him finish a meal and amble down the lane, to turn in at the house mentioned. He very likely, therefore - considering his condition and friendliness - has people caring for him, though they may not feed him soft-food.


Then again, they may. Hugo is a very fussy fellow. He has left food more times than he has consumed it all whenever I provide him with something to eat. It’s true that these portions are often leftovers or experiments for which my beasts did not care. Even so, it shows that Hugo is hardly starving, and is in a position to be picky. He reminds me of a family I’d heard of who went to the soup kitchen on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days for the free meals given then, even though they were well-off. I may limit Hugo’s servings in the future; not eliminate them, but perhaps keep more for needful cats.

On that subject, I have yet to learn much about Polydora, the white and dark-tabby cat who has come around Café Cosy now and then. Her visits are not frequent, which suggests that she too may have either a home or at least another source of food. I will keep an eye out for her - or ask Renn to do so.

11 comments:

  1. Not long ago, I saw a news story about how for years, two families in one neighborhood both thought they were the "owners" of the same cat. The cat would bounce from one home to the next, getting two sets of meals a day and generally living the high life before anyone happened to catch on.

    God love 'em, cats are devious little sneaks.

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  2. Renn's a great watch cat. :-)

    I'm glad Hugo has a home! Any kitty that can afford to be picky is getting food elsewhere, which is a good thing.

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  3. Oh Hugo, you're a smart kitty to find an extra meal or two at Cafe Cozy. We wish your family wouldn't let you out because so many bad things can happen. Purrs for Polydora too.

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  4. hugo...dood...leest ya could due iz leeve a tip !! ☺☺♥♥

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  5. Polydora -- what a wonderful name! (Many Gifts)

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  6. I have seen posts about cats that love to travel in between homes who gladly feed and welcome them. I love that idea that more than one family opens up their doors to cats who love to roam and that they are safely and humanely treated. So many times you hear the opposite, so when a good story appears it softens up my heart.

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  7. I'm so glad that Hugo has a home, but he sure knows how to play "both ends against the middle". If he doesn't care for what his family is serving, he just goes down to the Cozy Cafe and perhaps he'll find something more to his liking there. He's one smart fellow.

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  8. Keeping an eye out for you is the least Renn can do to make up for his stinky deposits!

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  9. Boy, Eric and Flynn said it all!

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  10. I'm betting Hugo's family would like to know that he's caging some extra food on the side! Renn has a girlfriend!

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  11. We think that Hugo not being hungry may be due to several people who are caring for outside cats. We do hope this is the case and good is done further afield

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