I've never tried blogging before. I guess I'm a little behind the times and not quite sure how to begin. I thought maybe I would start with some funny cat stories.
I suppose an introduction is also in order. I'm Sarah and I am the main cat lady in charge of Cat Advocates. I have six pet cats and always have a dozen or more fosters that are available for adoption. This blog will give you an insider look at cat rescue and trap, neuter, return.
So, let's talk about Wilbur.
Wilbur was one of the first kittens trapped during a TNR operation. He was around 10 weeks old, which is generally thought of as too old to socialize if a cat has not had contact with humans before. But back in 2013 I was very optimistic. And I didn't really know what I was doing! Skipping ahead, Wilbur has become a friendly pet, but still retains certain feral-ish traits.
One of those traits is scrounging for food. He is always first to the bowl for dry food. He goes insane for wet food and guards it aggressively. And . . . he steals off the people plates.
He has taken pizza slices, hot dogs, tacos (that was funny), chicken legs and chips. He prefers junk food but he's not picky. Take your eyes off the plate for a split second and he is feasting on your feast.
This year, his behavior has escalated to include taking food out of the oven. When the oven is hot.
So, you say, how is that even possible?
Apparently, it's due to error on the part of the human in believing that it is safe to take a couple slices of pizza, shut off the oven and leave the door cracked so the pizza stays warm but doesn't over cook while human goes to the living room to eat.
This was my procedure for many years - and it worked. Until Wilbur got creative.
I was on the couch, watching Netflix or YouTube, eating a couple slices of pizza when I heard a strange sound from the kitchen.
I got up and found the oven door completely open, and the guilty party on the floor with a slice of sausage pizza!
Now I store my pizza in the microwave because so far, Wilbur has not figured out how to open that! I'll keep you posted.