Disciples of The Leader Otis,
Brother Henry here.
Last night, at about 2 am, we were all woken up by the sound of very angry kitties growling and yowling in our yard. The noise escalated to full-blown cat fight levels and one of the Guardians went to the door. As he opened it, he saw Charlie (formerly know as Minerva) scurrying back across the street to his house. After Charlie left, all was quiet, so we all went back to sleep. The next morning though, the Guardians made a disturbing discovery in the yard. A collar belonging to The Mighty Stanley was laying on the ground surrounded by a big pile of white fur!
Clearly, Stanley had been the other kitty involved in the late night cat fight. It must have been a nasty fight too, considering all the fur that was left behind. Plus, even though Stanley’s collar was a so called “safety” breakaway collar, it had not broken away as designed. Instead, that plastic had actually broken during the kitty altercation. It must have been quite a fight.
The Guardians called Stanley’s guardians to inform them of what had happened, but they have not heard back from them yet. Charlie looked to be uninjured when the Guardian saw him, but he did not see Stanley. We all hope he made it home and is not too badly injured. Beyond the physical injuries they may cause, cat fights are also the best way to transmit diseases like the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia between cats. Even minor skirmishes can result in transmission when a cat bites another cat. Why anyone would find it acceptable to put their kitty at such risk is beyond my ability to understand. After all, I’m just a cat, but I am very thankful I am both well-loved, and safely confined. Brother Oliver, Sir Thomas, and I wish all cats could be so lucky.
So Says Brother Henry