Sep 19, 2012


Feral Kitten
This feral kitten looks so much like a traditional Siamese cat. It's a beautiful kitty and I feel so sorry for it because the feral life is often difficult and short, even when you have a caretaker.

I've captured a few young ones lately and I could possibly catch this one, too. But I don't think I have it in me: The vet bills from the previous three captures have wiped me out, for one thing - and even after all of this I never know if they're going to have homes are just end up back in the feral colony. That's sad.

In fact, there's a lot of this rescue work that is just sad. We've lost a blog star to coyotes recently - but I can't talk about it. It's just too hard for me. There are always losses.  And with this one, I've officially reached my breaking point. ...I do what I can and it's never enough. When they get captured and tamed but nobody adopts them so they end up back with the ferals - it's the worst.

I can't keep doing that; it's killing me. This baby is adorable but I would try to capture only if there was someone else who could foster and cover the vet bills and guarantee a home. Otherwise, the emotional pain is just too much.Then again, it might not even be alive, tomorrow.

That's just the way life is....