What Has Become Of The Mighty Stanley?

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!

Stanley's collar 1

The Guardians found Stanley’s collar sitting in 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.

Stanley's collar 2

Stanley had a “breakaway” collar, but it actually broke instead of breaking away as designed.

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

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15 responses to “What Has Become Of The Mighty Stanley?

  1. smseattle

    This is very sad. Please keep us up to date on both Charlie and Stanley. Thank you, Brother Henry, for doing all you can to keep kitties safe.

  2. We’re purring that Stanley is okay.

  3. I agree that cats should be kept indoors. Why people risk their cat’s lives to let them outside (unleashed) is beyond my understanding. My cats never go outside unless they are on a harness.

  4. sandy921

    Purrs for Stanley. Yes, all cats should be as lucky as you, Brother Henry, and your family. If only it could be so.

  5. Mee-you Brother Henry mee used to see ALLOTT of kat fightss inn thee barn where mee wass born an raised….
    It used to scare mee so much! Mee just got tested fur all them illss an mee doess not have any of them fankss bee to KATGOD…
    Wee will say a purrayer fur Thee Mitey Stanley!
    Sinseerlee, ‘Purrince’ Siddhartha an LadyMum

  6. mistletoeandhitch

    We are praying that Stanley made it home okay and that this incident convinces his caretakers to keep him indoors and safe.

  7. We four are praying for Stanley. No kitty should face such perils.

  8. saymber

    I said a prayer just now for Stanley and I hope you’ll keep us up to date on this. I want a happy ending to this tale!

  9. I hope Stanley is cat-onderful.

  10. DJFuzzyK

    Hope Stanley is OK. Please let us all know if you hear back from his humans.

  11. We are sending positive thoughts to Stanley…
    Noodle and crew

  12. Looks like Stanley’s Guardians didn’t replace his collar often enough. It looks all worn and frayed, and the plastic was obviously old and brittle.

  13. this is skeery. me and jack and mama hope charlie and stanley are ok.
    teddy

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