Monday, July 16, 2007
No Place for a Meezer Monday
Great location! Sucky amenities!
The Mosaic Lady has been feeding a BEE-U-TEE-FULL (her word) stray Meezer for the last few months. She and the dawg spotted it right after we moved here and they began their morning walk ritual. It lives just down the road from us. We aren't sure what kind of Meezer it is, but it's the white kind with light gray ears and tail. Of course the eyes are topaz blue, Mosaic Lady droooools. The Meezer is very shy and runs under the house where it lives, (probably scared about the dawg). The Meezer told Mosaic Lady its name was "Robbie". That's what ML heard, but Meezer spelled it for her: "Rabi". Mosaic Lady told us this cat is a Sufi mystic. Whatever. All we know is that it's another body we might have to share our snuggly surfaces and litter boxes with.
Neighbors guess that it may have been left behind by some STOOPID humans that lived in the Stonehouse (see below for that happy story). They had TWENTY cats in there and dozens more kittens locked in some trailer Mosaic Lady doesn't even want to hear about since it's not happening any longer and she needs no more unhappy cat visions to obsess over than this world already offers her. The idjuts moved to South Carolina and "couldn't gather up all the cats", we were told. Doggie Dookie Heads!
Anyway, the Meezer looks really nicely filled out to the Mosaic Lady. Who knows how long it fended for itself before she started feeding it, and we read on google that Meezers are excellent hunters. It seems very energetic and active, and for all we know, may just love leading the life of a happy wanderer. As strange as it sounds to all us cats who blog, not every cat wants a forever home, or an inside home. However, the very land that all these old, abandoned houses are on is being cleared as we blog for a HUMUNGOUS 250-home project. (We love the noise and traffic changes coming our way, of course we do. Yes, indeedy. Our lease is up 12/1.) The Stonehouse you see below is right across the street from the house where Mosaic Lady feeds Rabi. She used to feed it on the slightly-covered front porch. You can see in the photos above that all of a sudden the porch's roof is now the porch's floor. Now she feeds it under the house (in a lime green double-bowl, of course! Even, and especially, abandoned cats need bright colors in their lives!). It is only a matter of days before the remaining structure is chewed up and spit out by those huge Cats (which look an awful lot like the same breed that Skeeszix saw out his window recently.)
Here is our dilemma...should Mosaic Lady get a humane trap and corner Rabi? She's never trapped a cat before. She'd like to be sure it's not creating babies, and see that it gets tortured with all those shots. While she labors under the delusion that she would "foster" it, you can already guess the Mosaic Lady is hankering to keep it. But she is also mindful that bringing an adult into the fur fam right now with hyperthyroid, chronic UTI Girl, Bianca, and cranky old Willie (and the dawg having surgery tomorrow...watch for our Tumor Tuesday post! Big fun around here lately!)... may not be so sane. And then there's feral, skittish, scaredy Sadie. She might not take to an adult cat well at all. The dawg? Mosaic Lady controls her. (Mostly. Assuming she lives. Gulp.) So many unknowns, although we would also be fine with (PREFER says Bianca), it living (mostly) outside, just so it stayed around here and let us be family to care for its needs, like Rocky used to do.
But maybe the kitty likes its pawloose life of adventure? What do you all think? Mosaic Lady wonders about the right thing to do for all concerned every day. You don't have to listen to her obsess about it like we do (thank us in Newman's organic canned turkey!) The day to decide is finally upon us and we are still unsure. Like the Good Cats' Dad says, our head says one thing and our heart says another. You all know how that shit goes.
Mosaic Lady found a Meezer Rescue Group near us last night but after surfing the site and seeing all the great Meezers already up for adoption in NC...we're back to thinking we might be sharing stuff again. HALP US PLEEZE! Any of you Meezers have NC connections? Any of you wonderful readers who live in the neighborhood want to get in on this action?
Is this cat gonna be ours? And if so, NO BLOG until it is 15.5 years old. WE had to wait that long!