Ancient Battle-Scarred Feral Cat Meets Tiny Kittens

Submitted by: thething911 2 weeks ago in Misc


Mason is an ancient, battle-scarred feral cat with advanced kidney disease. Instead of euthanasia, he deserved to live his sunset months in comfort, free from pain.
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Female 1,506
Awwww grandpa
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Male 1,662
Nice way to start the day.  I'm glad I watched this one first.
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Male 2,846
All our cats are rescues, all of them have a happy loving home away from the outside.  My cat in particular was the most feral and only responded to me, hid most of the time in the beginning.  Now 12 years later she is a demanding attention whore.

Great post!
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Male 3,689
A feral cat once wandered into my place looking for shelter, so i let him stay as long as he wanted. He was only tame around me and in my place.  No one else could really get close to him, and if we ever met outside he would flee and hiss like i was his enemy, but inside we were best friends.  One day i looked outside and saw he was sleeping under the bush with a small little kitten, poor little critter was lost and he was protecting him.  One day he got badly injured in a fight with another animal, he came back for a bit but didn't want to stay, i was really poor at the time so couldn't take him to the vet.  He didn't come back again, even though he had disappeared for months at a time for years.  Sadly, i heard someone said they saw him a few months later and he was in bad shape, this was just before winter, and they said he wasn't going to make it. i still miss him.  I wish animal veterinary care was free, it should be.  In a perfect world, it would be, and for humans too.
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Male 594
monkwarrior Isn't it strange how a cat can do that... just wander in and become a friend.  I once had a female cat that just showed up out of nowhere, ran into the house when I went in and wouldn't leave.  I had other cats at the time who didn't care for having another, so I tried to put her outside, but she would just jump up and hang on the window screens.  Of course I let her back inside.

After that I kinda became a rescuer for cats and other animals.  At one time I had 15 cats, 4 of which were pregnant, which wen they gave birth put me at 24.  I couldn't keep them all, and had to find homes for the rest when I started having a medical issue.  I love cats and think they're one of the most enjoyable experiences a person can have.

All I have now is my 1 dog, who is just as wonderful, but I miss all the other animals greatly.  Fortunately, when I had them all, I had a good relationship with a vet, so I got pretty good rates on all the services.  Like you, I really wish there was a way to get free vet services, so the animals can be taken care of.  Guess vets have to make a living too.
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Male 3,689
cjeffblanchr not really too strange, like you imply, and this video shows, love is the greatest force of all.
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Male 594
monkwarrior Indeed, and in my experience the love of animals is the greatest.  Some people argue about how cat are better or smarter than dogs, or dogs are smarter and all that.  But I think they're all perfect.  Guess I have a bit of affinity with them.  My little thumnail pic is of my now deceased iguana, "Toff".  I never thought a person could bond with a lizard until I rescued him.  It got to the point where I was rescuing or taking in just about any animal that needed a home.  I made good money at the time, but when I got up to about 40 animals, it started to get out of control.   I spent 4 hours a day feeding, cleaning and taking care of them all.  People could come into my house and feel like it was a small zoo, but I always kept it clean and took care of them.   I loved every minute of it.
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Male 3,689
cjeffblanchr Of course, with animals it is unique, because there is friendship without judgment, and communication without words.
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