I'm currently traveling for work. Last night I stayed in Nashville and as I walked back to the hotel along a crazy busy road, I saw this:
There was a cat in the median of the busy road. An undeveloped space between a crazy busy road and a less busy road. My heart sank with worry. Was this guy feral? Lost? My mind started racing, thinking of what I could do to help him.
He appeared to be short-furred gray and white. I tried to entice him to come over to me, but he wasn't having it. After some time he started wandering closer to the busy road. I feared I would watch his demise. Everything in me didn't want to watch his senseless death but I then thought if this cat doesn't know human love, then the gift I have to offer is love and presence at a distance. I would watch and hold him in love no matter the outcome.
Thankfully, the kitty made a sharp turn AWAY from the busy road and eventually disappeared. Oh my. My heart can't handle that kind of stress. Cats!!
I slept praying for this kitty and all the homeless cats. May they know love and be safe.
Some people walk around and never notice much in their surroundings. That's not me. I especially notice cats or cat habitat. It's a good skill to have for kitty rescue and TNR.
Poor sweetie. Sending Light and purrs to that cat, and yes, to all homeless, lost, and/or feral cats.ReplyDelete
I'm the same way. I notice every cat.ReplyDelete
I also see every cat and worry about them so much!!ReplyDelete
it is so hard. mom says her heart hurts just thinking about it....ReplyDelete
Oh I am so glad the kitty was OK!ReplyDelete
I'm glad the kitty turned away from the street! Stay safe, little kitty.ReplyDelete
Poor kitty, I hope there is someone who feeds strays in the area.ReplyDelete
I feel the same as you did on seeing him and his plight, and I am sitting right here close to 200 miles away from him. I go through torments when I see danger for any cat that I can't alleviate.ReplyDelete
I still consider it a privilege to "know" you through your blog. Thank you for being you.
That is so frustrating to see a kitty like that and not be able to save it. All we can do is hope that it finds a good place.ReplyDelete
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My cat rescue friends and I always joke that where ever we go we "see" cats! Yes, once they have taken us under their spell we see them everywhere! Many blessings to you, and may angels protect all the kitties: strays, ferals and pets...ReplyDelete
Yep, that's my life too. When traveling with friends, I spot cats all over the place, and they claim to be amazed. You and I are among those who've trained ourselves to look in the places that cats would be...so, we see them! Glad this one kitty didn't go toward the road.ReplyDelete
my heart aches for them all.. knowing each and every one of my own cats were once abandoned..ReplyDelete