The Guardians took a walk yesterday and were approached by a very friendly, very young kitty a few blocks from our house. The kitty was wearing a collar, and did not appear to be lost, so she clearly belonged to the people that lived in one of the nearby houses. She wanted attention very badly, and she immediately started rubbing against one of the Guardian’s legs. The Guardian picked her up and snuggled her.
The Guardians wondered how this kitten’s guardians could just let her wander in the world without walls without being worried sick. She was very trusting. If the Guardians of Otis could easily pick her up, so could people who might mean her harm. She could also try to approach someone walking by with their dog and end up being injured or killed. Plus, she was right next to the road. If she tried to cross it, a passing driver might not see her until it was too late.
Eagles fly over our neighborhood by day and coyotes roam our streets at night. Either of those species might see a cat this size as prey. As the Guardians continued on their walk, they couldn’t help but feel they had just witnessed a missing cat poster in the making. They also walked away with more motivation to continue to help Me spread The Good Word about keeping cats happy, healthy, and safely confined. I hope you will continue to help as well.
So Sayeth Otis