Where’s My Home? (human speak)

Meowllo and Happy Humpday to you all.  (Mommy wrote a poem at da end of meez posty, hope yous like it.)  First me wants to tell yous sum good news.  A foo postys back me told you all ‘bout a cute little Bengal boy dat wuz missin’.  Him IS Back home now fankfully and da lady dat bwought hims home didn’t want da reward so it wuz donated to udder kitties in need.  Him had been catnapped by a neighbor man acwoss da way and da nasty man had even we-named him.  Anyways, Cheetah’s home and hims mommy be welieved.  Fank all of yous who shawed him and prayed fur him.  But dat kinda leads us to todays posty. Cat face  It’s gunna be one of those serious ones where we speak human so evewypawdy can unnewstand. And so wiff out further adieu,   

 

Lexi and Dezi named

I wanna talk a bit today about adoptions and surrenders.  Seems like lately we have read about more and more older kitties being surrendered to shelters.  Oh there’s a myriad of reasons, from behaior problems, to illnesses and relocating of the human family.  The reasons are as varied as the cats and never cease to amaze us.  As you all know, cuz we tell you all the time; sis Lexi is 15 years old and doesn’t have very many teeth anymore.  She drools when she get happy (course she always did that) and before she takes a drink, she sticks her paw in the water and then shakes it off slinging water all over the place, and anyone or thing that happens to be in the vicinity.  

As for me, again as you know, I have began to piddle outside the litter box ‘bout 60% of the time.  So it’s not like we don’t have our issues that mommy has to take care of, and we know some of you deal with a lot more.  And yet, each and everyday instead of making the trip to the local shelter to surrender your problem cats you deal with them. 

So are you and our mommy saints?  Is there something special about you?  Do you know something that these other people don’t?  Well if you ask me and sissy we of course would say absolutely yes to all of those questions.  But the truth is that you are just like those people with one exception, you treat us like members of your family and not just animals.  Truth is there a quite a few things that set you all apart, but me would be here forever and this would be the longest posty ever if me went into all of it.  Some of you purchased pure bred animals and some of you adopted pure breeds and/or mixes.  Doesn’t really matter, how you got your fur family, you love us.  And we in turn love and adore you.   

Truth is a lot of the behavioral problems kitties have are either due to an illness or human neglect.  By neglect we don’t necessarily mean abuse, but a cat that scratches the furniture probably hasn’t been exposed to the proper scratching post or surface.  Or perhaps it’s even more simple and it’s a Persian kitty purchased or adopted because it was popular and looked so pretty with all that fur and smashed face, but now it’s all matted up and smelly and fights and bites it’s humans when they try to brush all those mats out. 

If peeps would do a little research before adopting or buying maybe they would find that kitty that looks so cool in the photo doesn’t really fit their lifestyle.  Or the Bengal or Savannah that makes you feel like you own your very own wild cat is too active or destructive because you don’t have the time to spend socializing and exercising them.  Come on peeps, all us kitties want is a forever home where we will be loved and taken care of.  But all of us need a little extra care depending on breed.  Even mixed kitties have a dominant breed that will sometimes determine their extra care.  Or maybe it’s what they were exposed to before coming into your life.  Certainly me doesn’t wanna suggest that you not adopt a kitty, cause you should!!!  But you should educate yourself a little first.  Make sure the kitty you’re looking at fits your lifestyle and that you have adequate time to provide them with the appropriate care. 

And then we get to those who turn in that older cat cause the family is moving and the new house/apartment doesn’t accept pets.  OMC ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!!!!  Just who do you think you are?  Abandoning a living, breathing, feeling family member?  One that has been devoted to you and loved you and been there for you through the years.  Guess where most of those kitties end up.  DEAD!!!! Me not going to sugar coat it for you, or give it some nice politically correct term.  The shelters kill them!! Kittens are far more adoptable and run to the edge of the cage at potential adopters.  All the while your “beloved” former furry cowers in the back of the cage wondering what it was that they did wrong and where you are. 

Or even worse, you surrender the older kitty with a chronic illness.  Sure enough he/she is dead.  He/She was dead the minute you walked through the door.  Shelters don’t have the time or staff to take care of the sick older far less adoptable kitties.  Guess what you’re teaching your children and/or grandchildren?  Someday when you become too old or too much trouble they’re going to drop you off at the old folks home and never come back.  That is if anything in this universe is fair!!! 

You know you wouldn’t move to the house or apartment that told you your children weren’t allowed.  And for you younger set, there really used to be properties/landlords that said that, until the government passed a law that forbade it.  If you have a cat, DON’T move somewhere that you can’t take them!!!  It shouldn’t be okay with you to give up a family member just because it has fur and walks on 4 paws.  We have feelings and we love you.  We don’t understand when you dump us off somewhere scary.  And more often than not we don’t stand a chance of finding another home.    

Please, if you’re going to adopt/buy a cat or kitten, do some research first to make sure you choose the right breed or mix.  And be certain that you’re ready to keep us until it is our time to go.  And please, make some preparations for us in the event you can no longer take care of us due to death.  As we and that includes our mommy; see death the only reason you can no longer provide a home for us.  These days there are so many options there’s really no excuse.  We didn’t intend to offend or hurt any body’s feelings with this post, but this is something we feel very strongly about.  Please don’t leave us wondering “where’s my home?” 

                    FUREVER

Mommy: I love you with all my heart and soul.

You make my days brighter and fill my nights with joy. 

When you came into my life it was forever,

And not just until I found something better. 

Kitty: I will be by your side and in your lap,

Cause for me you are my hero, my world. 

I will love you and cherish you till the light dims in my eyes,

For a loving and forever home my heart cries.

Mommy: Together forever and ever we’ll be, 

Till the good Lord above shall take you from me. 

We’ll meet again on the other side,

Where the light again will shine,

     in both our eyes.

 

©2014 {Audra High} All Rights Reserved

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses    

Dezi

About Deziz World

My name is Deztinee. I am a Ragdoll. I was born 11/1/2009. I am a service cat along with my sisfur RaenaBelle, also a Ragdoll, for our disabled human mommy. My sisfur Raena was born 4/21/2016. In March of 2016, mommy and I had to say goodbye to my mentor Alexandra (Lexi), a black tabby born 4/29/1999. This blog is about our daily life from the kitty's point of view. We were both rescued from bad situations and our mommy raised us and trained us to be service cats. I want this blog to be interactive and get to know all of you, so comment and visit often. I will also offer advice, training tips and education when possible. Copyright © 2014 - 2017 {Audra High via Deztinee High and RaenaBelle High} All Rights Reserved All personal content (story's, poetry, etc., videos and music) are the property of the human behind Deziz World, and may not be used, copied or otherwise re-published without prior written permission/consent from the author (A. High-the human behind Deziz World). We have an amazon.com wish list and a PayPal account if you would like to help/donate to us.

Posted on September 3, 2014, in Educational, Meez Meows and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 66 Comments.

  1. We so agree with you Dezi – can’t understand how people can give up a family member.

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  2. wipin teerz frum our eyez
    Yer post touched our heartz here! Phankz fer sharin n doin it with style! Aftur Mum ‘dopted me n found out ’bout me health probz she REEFUSED to put me to sleep or send me back. She haz bin me carer n supporter fer 8 l-o-n-g yeerz n she told me she will take care of me fer 8 yeerz more…
    Sum peeple have said over da yeerz she shuud ‘just put me to sleep n bee dun wif it…” Mum getz mitey fureeuss n tellz dem to ‘bug off’..
    Me Hu’man Dad what doez NOT live wif us anymore STILL helpz wif Vet billz n taxiz n he haz 2 kittehz of hiz own….
    Yer also rite dat peeple need to match da kind of kitteh or other 4 legged to dere home n lifestyle. Mum doez have allergeez to many breedz butt not Siamese or other short haired xotickz so she ‘doptz kittehz like me. Shure me Birman fur makez her sneeze sumtimez butt she sayz me iz werth ebery sneeze!!
    Mum sayz sum peeple are DEEVOTED to dere 4 leggedz like furamillee n sum peeple do just see us a petz…me Aunti iz like dat…Cuss-in Nigereea iz ‘just’ a pet to her….so sad…
    Miss Audra yer poem iz absolutely beeuteefull; yer a poe-et fer shure!
    Much lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum ❤ ❤

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  3. This is such a lovely post. Well said!

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  4. Love the poem. Me and Dad are sitting here a big misty eyed. What a good post. Needed and to the point. Our elder, Buddy, was owned by someone who was moving to a ‘no pets’ location. He would have gone right to the shelter if it was not for this boys (he was no man fur sure) father.
    It was happenstance that this kind man walked by Dads cubicle while working in the building. Pure chance that he saw the things Dad had printed about Alley Cat Allies that were hanging next to his keyboard. This man had had a heart and worked with Dad from the end of October till there was no time left. Looking. Trying.
    In the end there was no room anywhere for Buddy. The man had large dogs that were trained for hunting so could not take Buddy. Dad agreed to foster him.
    Buddy is not very social with us but he sure loves Dad. I sit on the couch and watch him walk along the back and push his big head into Dads face. He is a great cat.
    We need a no kill nation! We need to educate, teach and educate some more.
    Again, thanks so much
    Timmy Dad and Family

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    • Aaaaw Timmy meez so glad yous furmily and Buddy got tugedder. Just anudder in a long list of pawsum kitties dat wulda died udderwise. Fanks fur bein’ a good bwifur to hims and fur shawin’ yous daddy. Even tho’ hims not so furiendly weez know hims luvs yous all. Weez may not unnewstand all dat’s happenin’, but weez suwe nuff know when weez been saved, don’t we?.

      Mommy sez fank yous.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi, Lexi and mommy Audra

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  5. So beautiful and touching. Right from the heart.

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  6. That’s a wonderful post to remind people that they are responsible for years when the adopt a pet, from the beginning to the end ! Paws up ! Purrs

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    • Fank yous, weez agwee it be a lifelong commitment, and ifin yous can’t doo dat, then yous shuldn’t be able ro adopt. Weez fink those hoomans shuld be made to sit in a cage and hav peeps and animals go by them and point and poke and pee on ’em, but dat’s against da law, so weez will hav to leave it to God to take cawe of them.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi

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  7. Hi girls,
    Wonderful post today. Thanks for addressing this straight up! It never ceases to amaze me, how people can give up their animals, because the ” cute kitty/puppy ” grew up or the animal got older. My girls Maggie and Gabby are 15, Spike is 13 and my youngest boy Remmi is 2 because he chose to adopt us! I could never imagine giving any of them up. They are my children! I worry when one doesn’t seem well or doesn’t act right! How can they dump an animal and walk away??? Meowmy loved your poem! Thank you for bringing to light a subject many might feel is to “sensitive” to broach!! We love you and pray for each of you daily! Keep up the good work! Hugs, love and purrrrrs!! ❤

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    • Fank yous Maggie Meme and awnty Cindy. Yous know us, hawd subjects and ugly twuffs be ow specialty, and weez not da sugaw coatin’ kind eevew. Mommy knows how yous feel, hers kuldn’t magine life wiff out us, no matter what purrawlems we might hav or how old we get. Weez not know how anypawdy can look into ow eyes and walk away, but peeps do it evewyday. Weez fink they oughtta be drawn and quawtered, but da law not allow dat. Weez all hit da jackpot when weez chose ow hoomans, and so did they. And weez purretty suwe they know it too. 🙂

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi

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  8. This is a wonderful post my sweet friend! Thank you. You Mom’s poem is sweet. Love to you all!!!!
    Marty and Mom

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  9. Dezi, you are so right. We don’t understand humans who can give away their fur family member so easily. It makes us so sad when we read stories like that…’specially senior kitties or doggies.

    We’re so glad that Cheetah is home now!

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    • Yep weez weally fink there be a world full of joomans dat be born wiffout hearts and feelins. Cuz ifin yous kuld look into ow eyes and still not feel anyfin’ yous hav to not hav a heart.

      Fanks, Cheetah and hims mommy awe glad to be weunited.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi

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  10. Thanks for telling me about Barley Cat. I’ll get some and ask my vet about giving it to Brody. If it does nothing more that stimulate his appetite, that will help him fight the FIP.

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