Remember that post I did a while back about shopping for cat food at Pet Lovers Centre? For two whole weeks I didn’t see any cat out and about. So there were a few days when I left home with cat food in my bag, and those were left untouched because the cats all seemed to be in hiding! 😀 Today, I went out without any cat food with me and lo and behold, there was a cat slinking around the carpark. #Meowphy’sLaw I dashed back home, grabbed the bag of food I kept ready on the table, and thankfully the cat (whom I’ll call Meow Meow) was still there, sunning itself next to a red car. It saw/heard/smelled me approaching and hid under the car. 😀
I opened the can of ‘Tuna Whole Meat with Salmon in Jelly’ from the brand ‘Burp!’ and the cat gave an approving ‘meow’, it seemed. Like any stray, it was apprehensive about coming near me. So I backed away, and once it circled around the food and was convinced the feast was laid out for it, Meow Meow tucked in.
I can’t begin to imagine what the life of a stray cat must be like. This one had so much uneasiness. Every little noise seemed to spook it – whether it was someone unlocking their gate, a rustling of the tree leaves when the wind blew, a bird’s chirping, or the dull roar of an engine far away. I’m glad it got a good meal though. Meow Meow finished about 80% of the can, and sat in a corner licking its paws, then slinked away just like when I spotted it. No backward glance, but it’s ok. 😉 We’ll get to know each other better soon! Haha!
Once again, for the uninitiated, it is not illegal to feed strays, but it is illegal to litter, so as long as you clean up after the cat (and bin all trash), it’s fine. 🙂 Don’t let the little animals starve in your neighborhood. 🙂