Question: Why can't people just be responsible for their animals?
Answer: Because that's just how it is here on Earth. There is ecstasy and there is suffering. Without non-responsibility there is no responsibility (period).
So, I find myself in a situation of "cleaning up" someone else's mess. How can you say no to this?
That belly isn't fat....it's kittens. She's pregnant. We are already outnumbered by our cats - three of us, four of them. What's one more with ? on the way? Do we keep them? Do we foster them until they can be/are adopted? I feel concerned, but I just keep saying.....just do your part and let Spirit do the rest. This kitty was sent to us for a reason ~ we are responsible and loving. What's more important....going out to dinner, spending that 'extra' cash on something or some event OR making sure this cat and her babies are taken care of the way they deserve to be?
The people who are supposed to 'own' her are our neighbors. They apparently are responsible for single handedly supplying the neighborhood with cats. When we spoke with the wife about this cat she said, "Oh, you can keep her." When we mentioned another cat of 'theirs' is killing birds in our yard, she said, "You can shoot him." Real nice lady. Real humane. Why don't you try keeping him inside where he belongs? I was neighborly and didn't say a word about what irresponsible mean-spirited human beings I think they are being, in this area (as they've been real nice to us). I did suggest contacting the humane society about having them fixed so at least they'll stop having kittens. She said, "Oh yeah, maybe." They won't do it. So, we may have to be responsible for that too - I spoke to a 'friend' who said if we catch the cats on our property, we can have them fixed for $10.00. But that's a whole 'nother can of worms I'm not ready to open. What a world......
As far as this particular kitty goes: I could say ~ It's not my problem. It's not my cat. We have enough. We do enough. We can't afford it financially, emotionally, physically, mentally. We have no room...no vacancy. It's not our responsibility.
But it is our problem. It is our cat now. We do have enough. We can do more. We can afford it financially, if we tighten the ship up, emotionally, physically, if we spend more time with who's instead of what's, and mentally. We do have room....there is a vacancy, but perhaps we just didn't know it before. It is our responsibility to care for the animals we have been placed on this Earth with. Some of us are more responsible than others. Some of us are responsible in other areas. Cats just happens to be ours.
I just want to say...."PEOPLE GET YOUR CATS FIXED!!!!! PEOPLE GET YOUR CATS VACCINATED!!!!! PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF THE ANIMALS THAT YOU ADOPT, BUY, WHATEVER!!!!!!!" GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
All I can say is this:
It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out.
Well, we gave her a super adorable'ly caaaa-ute name cause she deserves it: Zoe Chloe Cat! She's already gotten her first nickname: Zo-ster.
I'll sign off thinking of this.....
~Ah, the Absolute Magick of Birth and the joy of kittens crawling all over~