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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

A Bit Wary

Day 6 -Jay has always been a bit of a feral cat magnet. I've really noticed this fact since we took early retirement and spend winters away from Canada. We tend to go to places where there are more cats than homes. In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, he befriended a number of 'community cats' and contributed to their well being through food and affection. In Luxor, Egypt, he became friendly with a little one and sadly had to have it put-down at a vet after it got run over by a motorcycle and ended up with a broken back. Also, in SE Asia, Jay collected feral feline friends. In many of those places people feed the homeless cats and take care of them as best they can.

B&W

Throughout the years there have always been cats and often dogs at his home here in Sri Lanka. However, recently one they owned died leaving the house pet-free. Then, in the garden, a mother cat appeared and wanted shelter to raise babies. It seems that out of two litters, a little black & white one survives. Either a mongoose or monitor lizard got a few, we suspect.

This cat runs when we encounter it, but Jay's sisters put out food for the birds and animals daily and the cats have come to expect free meals. This small cat was perhaps the runt of the litter. However, she is getting pretty used to people and now allows Jay and his younger sister to pick her up.


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