Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Feral Cat Day!

After dark all cats are leopards.
Native American proverb

It's Cat's day! Hurray for Cat! She's queen today because it's International Feral Cat Day.

In truth, she's the Queen, the Exalted, and the Divine One, every day but today we honour her particularly for her feral-ness. The Alleycat Allies initiated International Feral Cat Day in 2001 to raise awareness of our streetwise friends. Many communities are hosting programmes to humanely trap feral cats, neuter or spay and vaccinate them and then release them back into their communities where they are cared for by volunteers.

For her part, Cat spent the day on her throne basking in the Sun's rays. And she's probably been commending herself for her brilliant cunning in following the Big Guy home. After three years, she wears a look of domesticity, but that's just subterfuge. Beneath the calm exterior smolders a wild thing.

On that note I can't pass up a chance to sing along with the Troggs:

Happy Feral Cat Day!


Anonymous said...

Cat would love the Troggs -- as innocent as mice ...

Anonymous said...

We will have to celebrate with our two rescued black beauties.

Did you know that the younger one was born on a plane at Travis AFB in Fairfield CA? She found us at the ripe old age of 6 weeks after we brought home our one-eye beauty whose profile reminded me of the black statutes you sent me from Cairo. She is appropriately named Cleo.

Long live the black felines who followed us home! Happy Feral Cat Day, Cat!

Shari said...

What a great story!

Anonymous said...

Here's to all 21 at my house.