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I Bonded With An Outdoor Cat and Now He Lives Indoors


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats )

Cher Away
- 517 days ago - catster.com
How one crazy cow-cat made his case to be part of my family ... and got his way.



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Christeen Anderson (453)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:13 am
Me too. Thanks for sharing.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:49 am
I don't think we choose them - they choose us and we have very little to say about it!
 

Barbara D. (106)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:26 am
Gee, has this happened to me more than once or twice??? LOLOLOL!!!!
 

tasunka m. (334)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:01 am
they pick us for sure..
my dog sent me a telepathic message to be adopted,he even told me where to look..
twinkling ruby in a magical ring...seems every time one of my dogs dies,a stone falls out.
6 little rubies to begin with on #5, it spoke to me, I guess I will have one more according to the magic ruby ring.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:08 am
As we say in the shelter, this cat was more than likely a "dump"- its owner didn't want him, and put him out, moved away, etc.
 

Patrick Donovan (317)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:25 am
We've successfully rescued 5 feral cats. The key identified for feral cats is that they don't trust people and, therefore, don't say thank you (I have the scars to show). It took time, patience, cold winters, and much love to help them become in-door cats in a forever home. Some took years to accept affection from humans, others only months, and one determined miss (Miss Amelia, see her album on my page) held out for 12 years before agreeing to try human touches, not just her fur friend's.

Every single on one of them was worth our time and effort. The are graceful, beautiful, life affirming, and, given enough time, very loving.
 

Hanna K. (0)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:47 am
Yeah, cats are like that. That's why I love them and respect them so much. My first cat was given me by his mommy. She was a semi wild feline of a pack that we had in neighborhood at the time. She tolerated my family, but when she came back from some wild trip with bad healed broken leg, she wouldn't let us catch her to take her to vet (she also had got the best cat husband I've ever saw: after her accident when we were feeding them he would pretend to eat to interest her and then retreat so she could have all the food). So she wasn't the strongest cat and when she decided her little boy was old enough to be adopted by us, she took him out of their lair and put him in a place where she knew we would find him. She was smart like that and her son was really smart, too.
My second and third cat also chose our home: second came to us as little, sick baby that was looking for help after all of her siblings died in a cat plague, and the third came to our kitchen in a mysterious way at midnight and with little tail pointed up pronounced that she's living here now.
Sorry it took so long.
Thanks for sharing as the article is really entertaining.
 

Karen B. (36)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:13 pm
What a cute article!
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:25 pm
Well done.I adore all animals large and small.
Thanks Cher
 

Carol D. (104)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:33 pm
Yes this has happened to me in Australia A kitten was living in a flowerpot in the garden would sneak in and get food when my other cats were asleep Took ages to make friends with it but eventually we did and it gave up the flowerpot and moved inside
Cats always find us they know who are compassionate i am sure and helps if youv"e got other cats because they know there is food there

Noted thanks
 

Natasha Salgado (510)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 2:03 pm
What a great story,thanks for sharing it. I do believe that Cats tend to choose their parents too. I'm thrilled that Moo was savedand is cared for and loved!!!
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 2:18 pm
Beautiful story !
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 2:35 pm
Everyone should read this! I've heard ignorant people say you can't ''convert'' and outdoor cat to indoor life.

NONSENSE! It only takes patience and willingness.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:10 pm
Such a sweet cat. He was destined to be with you.
 

Winn Adams (190)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:14 pm
Beautiful kitty inside and out.
 

Julie F. (52)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:50 pm
I tried to save 2 outdoor cats.
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:56 pm
Call it fate. Some things are just meant to happen.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 4:06 pm
Since I was a kid my dad and mom would always pickup all the strays, and now I continue with that tradition.
 

Migi H. (19)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:15 pm
This is just so sweet! It really feels like sometimes the cat choose its mistress/master instead of the other way round! Yay for the happy ending!
 

Sun c. (95)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:56 pm
Lovely story! Thanks for sharing Cher!
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 8:58 pm
Just love the story! We have two that were outside also and our daughter has one named "Moo" too. She resembles a little cow same colors. They are such good company! Thank You
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:05 pm
Nice story.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:17 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:02 pm
Nice picture of Moo and great story. Patrick D's comment is pretty much like our situation. We've taken in quite a few over the years and sometimes it's taken years before there was a breakthrough with some of them. It's worth it.
 

Brigitta MacMillan (4)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:32 pm
I'm glad you're there for the fur babies. Thank you for caring.
 

Ruth L. (292)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:53 am
Kitties & their mama are beautiful inside and out. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 5:58 am
I'm with Arielle. When our cat died, our current Black and White, Phoebe, who was an outdoor cat in the neighborhood, came prancing in. It helped and Phoebe is now an indoor cat and part of the family. If you have outdoor cats please erad all the recent studies and think about saving your cat(s) and wildlife by bringing them in.
 

Sarah G. (110)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 5:58 am
Great story; cats do indeed choose us. I have had more than one cat who after being a barn cat for years, or simply showing up at my door,acclimated to being an indoor cat quite readily.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 8:40 am
How sweet! I love Moo!
 

Lisa Neste (694)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:22 am
Been there, done that! lol :)
 

monka blanke (74)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:42 am
this happened to me , too. Now he sleeps in my bed every night.
 

Elaine B. (24)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:33 pm
Only one of my lot likes to go outside but 6pm on the dot, he sits on the wall looking in the kitchen window,
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 2:34 pm
A very happy story! Moo you are a lucky cat. Happy you found a forever home with good parents.
Thank you for sharing Cher.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:52 am
Beautiful story. You are both lucky to have each other. I have to think devine intervention happens sometimes. It has with me. As soon as one of cats pass, or are about to pass, a new cat shows up. My very first cat that passed, a psychic asked me, if a new cat showed up under a bush in front of your house, would you turn it away? Sure enough, a week later, a new cat showed up under a bush in front of my house. Somethings can't be explained.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:52 am
Wanted to add, this is a beautiful cat.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 4:52 am
happens to me all the time!!
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 8:54 pm
Noted Tks. Cher....What a beautiful kitty..and a great story...
 
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