Ok, so I've become the crazy cat lady in my neighborhood. I feed the strays because I feel so bad for them. I've had a cat for 9 years and in November I took in another, a stray I'd been feeding who began following me around and living in my yard. In the last two weeks another showed up and was crying all night out in the cold by my back door. I felt so bad for the little guy, I bought him a insulated cat house. He was too scared to go in it. I know I have two cats already so I was trying to find him a home, but nobody would take him. I have an older friend, and I gave him a cat years ago who has since died. It was one my sister was getting rid of and my cat would not get along with after I tried. While I lived abroad for two years, he also took care of my cat for me. He's such a nice person and is almost like a family member. Anyway, I asked him if he wanted this cat, because he's one of the few people I know who is soft hearted and would have some empathy for the poor little thing. He was apprehensive at first but decided to give it a try. I told him to please not feel pressured, if he didn't want the cat, I would find it another home somewhere and my cousin did say she would try taking it if he didn't want it. Now I am hearing this guy's family and co workers are saying I take advantage of him because I know he won't say no!! He has cerebral palsy and is older and lives alone, but I wasn't trying to take advantage of him, I just knew he was a nice enough person to care when most people wouldn't want to be bothered. I really love animals and feel bad for them when they have no home and are cold and hungry. I feel bad that people think I would take advantage of him and think a cat is such an inconvenience to him. Doesn't anyone have any compassion for the poor little thing outside? how can some people turn a nice, caring thing I tried to do into something mean and vindictive to a disabled man? I dropped the cat off at his house tonight and now I feel guilty. I kept telling him really I would give the cat to my cousin and I don't want him to feel like I am pushing it on him. I just can't believe people are turning me into some kind of opportunist when I just have a heart and want to find the poor little thing a home!! Why are people so cold and mean even when you try to do something nice and decent? Sheeeeeeesh. Rant over.
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