for the love of cats
My oldest cat Axel (aka Smaxel) was a stray who I found as a teeeeeny kitten begging from my familys bbq in late summer/early fall. Winter was coming and we live in New England ... I knew that most of the strays would not survive and this little tiny kitten had the worst chances out of all that were in the pack that lived behind my mother in law's house. My husband grabbed him for me. He was very clearly a stray and not just someone's kitten who got out. He was skinny,gunky eyes/nose, bald patches on him and matted. He was a mess. I brought him home cleaned him up fed him kitten milk and kitten food until he gained weight (Now you should see him he is huge!) I tried keeping him in...he cried and meowed at the door over and over...and he ended up getting out one time accidentally and I was so worried he wouldn't come back!! But he did! He would escape a few more times before I decided that this is what he was used to and what he wanted!! He comes back every day and sleeps in my house and eats here and has shelter from the elements. He is loved and happy.
Some people say that I put my cat in danger by letting him out every day!! When I feel I have saved him from danger... who knows where he would be now :(
<-- My baby smaxel giving me kitty kisses!