Most of us girls at my office are cat lovers. We all have one, or two or three of our own! So it is nothing unusual when stray cats would wander up in our parking lot, we would feed them. You know, leftover scraps from lunch, french fries, chicken, that sort of thing.
Well, the numbers started to increase. What had started out as us feeding two or three cats a couple of times a week, turned into pulling up in the parking lot and 5 or 6 cats sitting there waiting on breakfast. So, we started bringing bags of cat food to the office and feeding the multitudes, literally!
Then, they took up residence UNDER our office, and sometimes the smell....not so good. There were complaints....we lit candles.
A few got pregnant, so we kicked up the feeding, prenatal care, if you will. I am usually the first one to the office, and I will pull up and there are cats EVERYWHERE! Good Lord it was overwhelming....still we feed them.
Then the kittens were born! We didn't see them at first, but now, now they are all over the parking lot! 8 of them~eight PLUS the mothers we are feeding and the tomcats! 15 cats give or take a couple at any given time just lying around in the parking lot.
Now you know I work for attorneys, and so the visual is, they pull up to work and the parking lot is FULL of cats! Kittens, mommies, daddy's, everywhere! For some reason, which I still do not understand, they hold me responsible. ME?? No way!
Attorney 1 will stick his head in my office everyday and say, Lou Cinda, there are cats everywhere out here! I say: "I don't know what your talking about. I haven't seen ANY cats."
(Always plead the 5th..never ADMIT anything)
Now, they won't let you touch them. No matter how hard we try or how sweet we talk, NO TOUCHING! They run!
Today I go outside, sneak around the steps that ALL eight kittens are playing on, I ease up on one and when she sees me, she just freezes! Poor thing is terrified! I reach out and GRAB her!
Well, honey, it wasn't pretty. That tiny little kitten looked at me and I at her, and she started hissing and screeching to beat the band! All of that noise out of a tiny baby kitten! I am looking at her, talking all sweet and trying to "tame her"(yeah right) when I hear more noise. I turn to look, not losing my grip on kitty baby and the mama cats are all hissing and screeching at me and they had planted themselves right behind me. Hair standing straight up on their backs showing their teeth! I have never seen anything like it! I feared for my life!
I quickly pondered what to do and decided I better put hissing screeching baby kitty down. If they had lept on me, it would NOT have been a pretty sight I can guarantee it! Me holding baby kitty firmly while twirling around trying to loosen the grip of the mama cats as they clawed the dickens out of me.
So down baby kitty went and they rushed over to make sure it was okay.....after all I have done for them, this is how they treat me! Ungrateful cats!
I need to stop at the store on the way to work in the morning.....we are low on cat food!
Update: Fast forward two days: NO CATS! I brought my camera to work cos' I was going to snap a photo of all of them so you could see. They haven't been here for 2 days! Maybe they "moved" after the altercation I had with one of the babies!!
That's just wrong....I am truly hurt...
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