Sunday, September 14, 2008

421st Post - Good Ca-r-ma!

Say hello to Pamela of ca-r-ma, Cat Rescue Maritimes. We ran into her at the Halifax Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon. They are about rescuing cats from the disgusting conditions under which they often have to suffer.

I like dogs. I have no problem with them. But I am an unabashed cat lover. Always have been, and always will be. It breaks my heart when I see a dead cat on the side of the road. I am not usually angry with the drivers who hit the cats, either. But there is a special section of Hell reserved for people who do not spay or neuter their animals, and who decide that it is too much of a burden to keep a cat, and abandon it on the side of the road or in the woods or whatever. I am also not very happy with people who let their cats out before they go to work in the morning, assuming that the cats will just happily roam around the neighbourhood without getting into any trouble and return home that evening safe and sound. All too often, these cats tick off neighbours by crapping in gardens or digging up flowers, or breeding with other cats. All too often, the neighbours retaliate in inappropriate ways.

I have a cat; his name, as you will recall, is Newbie. I keep him inside 99% of the time. He goes out when I place him in his carrier in order to take him to the vet or the cottage, or to visit my parents or something. That's about it. The rest of the time, he lolls about my 3 floor home, doing whatever he wants. He is usually with me when I am home. He is over my left shoulder as I type these words, hiding behind some boxes, wanting me to place my arm within swatting distance of his paw. I will do so right now. Hold on.


Happy now, Newbie? Hmm?

There are some first class a-holes out there who do not respect the lives of animals. If you look on a place like kijiji, you will find ads from people who ask for litters of kittens. "We'll take all you have!". These people are not necessarily being magnaminous, generous souls, looking to love as many cats as possible. Instead, these people often have snakes, and cats are a good food source for snakes, you see. I don't need to complete this paragraph. You get the idea.

If you google the phrase "crush video", you will learn of a particularly sickening fetish that exists to satisfy the prurient desires of a small segment of society. Kittens are often used.

I don't know if there are any people reading my blog who view crush videos for pleasure. If there are, please stop reading my blog. I do not want to know you.

While people who abuse cats, or worse, can all go to Hell, there is a special section of Heaven reserved for animal lovers, and especially those who try to improve the lot of abused or neglected animals. I am sure a spot is reserved for Pamela and people like her.

I gave a few bucks to ca-r-ma yesterday. Check out their website to see if you want to help, too.

Love your cat. I love mine.


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