I am confused as to how some people can think I am cruel to animals just for the looks of my beloved cat Simon.
See, last year around Christmas my beloved cat Simon went missing. I put up signs asking if anyone had seen him and also asked my very odd neighbors if they had seen him in their yard. To no luck I was sad that I could not locate him.
Two weeks after his disappearance my grand father said he had seen him though Simon did not look right. I asked him what he meant by that and he said that it seemed as though something was in his eyes.
Well another week goes by as I search for my cat whom now I thought was injured and I was correct, I located my beloved pet but after taking him to the vet his left eye could not be saved after something had kicked him in the face.
After many vet visits he has had some teeth removed which had been broken and cracked from the thrust of the kick he had received from some cruel person. His jaw had healed wrong after having had been broken in the time I could not locate him.
He has many problems with his nose now, smelling things is limited and so is his sight in his only eye but none the less I love my cat.
Anyway what has brought me to this discussion is that my sister who I am currently feeding her animals for since she does not have the sense to do so herself, anyway she has decided to take it upon herself to tell me that my cat is suffering and that I should put him to sleep.
Mindless she is I tell you, he is not suffering, he has monthly vet visits to make sure he is still perfectly healthy, he has a diet of wet and dry cat foods, has a lovely warm cat bed and is not over weight nor skinny.
How can I be a cruel person? Why would she even suggest that I put him down when he has nothing wrong with him? The vet has given him a clear list of health!
Thank you very much.
He is not suffering rather he is getting a bit fat and lazy since during winter it’s to cold to go out for long walks.
It is always odd weather here in the south, always had been really.
I certainly hope that you don’t give in to your sisters suggestions. We don’t all look the same. Some of us have been wounded and have overcome while physical evidence remains. Your sister is basing her opinion solely on appearance, which is understandable but poor judgment none the less. So glad you were able to locate Simon and protect him from any further injuries!
You should tell your sister that she needs to be put down the next time she gets an ugly scar….to stop the suffering. I’m only joking, I do think its ridiculous that she would suggest that if he’s living a happy healthy life.
They won’t get your sister in trouble. They will just give you all the information and advice you need to help those animals. I’ve called them for help not too long ago when my dog got injured on a walk and they were super nice and helpful.
Simon is very young, I believe he is to be three years old this year or is he to be four? *looks at calender to confirm*
Dear me! I still have my 2012 calender up! *starts to put up a Green Peace calender*
Ah. Much better now I just have to go through the old one to mark important dates as well as vet check ups.
I understand what you are saying. I once had a dog who was that way though she was very old indeed.
She was just sigh of the age of seventeen and I cared for her dearly. Truth I had not had her all those years but it mattered not for she had crept her way into my heart and there she stayed.
It was sad to let her go but she was old, had a lot of trouble and began to have convulsions for some unknown reason though I could see the beg in her eyes to stop her pain and so I had to let my friend go.
It is not easy to allow them to be free nor to let them go, it is very sad and sorrowful to lose a friend but it is better to let them go then to allow them to suffer in pain when you know there is no end for them over time.
But you see my companion Simon is not like that, he climbs trees, runs around freely and happily. In fact he seems better on his feet then I do.
Just on the matter that one looks not so well does not mean they would be better off dead. And I do believe my sister needs to learn this lesson.
Forgive me for my new burst of energy to rant. Something this week as sparked a new flame to join my inferno of fiery and I an no longer contain it so nicely as one would hope.
This weekend my sister decided to spend some time away from her home, in that time her dog had brought out all the leaves from her dog house in which where she and the puppies live (please note the dog house is one I had bought a few years ago and is in good shape so no worries on that).
Anyway I went down the road where a friend of my grand father’s lives. He owns a herd of cows for enjoyment only, I was allowed a bale of hay so I took it to my sister’s house and lined the dog house with fresh, dry hay.
Well once I was done I noticed my sister had returned home and she was as very angry with me.
I asked her what it was that I had done wrong and she screamed at me saying that she didn’t want hay in her yard, that it would get wet and cause a bad smell! I was beyond annoyed as I still am!
Answer me this question for it is a question I had asked her and the answer I received are unnatural. “Isn’t it best to have a warm bed of dry hay for your dog and her six puppies? Or would you rather she slept in the soaking wet leaves that were once in her dog house that she, herself, has brought out of her dog house because even she knows it is not good to sleep on?”
She then told me that it was none of my concern what she does for her pets and that my only job was to come and and feet them.
I just left for I knew if I had stayed a moment longer then I would have shouted at her that it was not ‘job’ in the first place to care for her animals.
But do not worry, even my sister’s anger towards me will not stop be from giving care to the dog and her puppies.
The puppies are four weeks old, when they are old enough I hope to give them to the animal shelter for I do not believe my sister will find ‘proper’ or ‘good’ homes for them.
Again sorry ever so much for my little rant, a lot has fallen on mine as well as my mother’s shoulders this year. And caring for seven animals that we have no ‘say’ in care for is very hard on us.
But one must stay strong in these times and I will not falter in the care for her animals as well as my own.
I must prove that I am better then her, rather she wishes to believe the truth or not.