I've always believe that if you have a pet taking the best care of it is the number one priority. I know years ago pets were allowed to roam free, you hardly put a collar on either a cat or dog. You let it out in the morning and it would come and go as the day wore on. Now days dogs have to be leashed and licensed given shots for safety of the animal and people. I feel if you going to let your cat be a free roamer that the last two should also apply, and possible leashing them instead of allowing them to roam. My m-i-l and I always disagreed on this. Her famous answer was "cats weren't born witha collar and leash" and mine was "neither are dogs". Keeping your pet close and safe show (to me anyway) just how much you love them. Whenever I see a animal laying along side the road it reinforces my opinion. There are exceptions of course, like farm cats.
Now what brought this on you wonder. Well yesterday I had two people knock at my door asking if I had seen their cat. It was a roamer and always going in and out of peoples garages and sheds. They haven't seen it since Saturday and say it needs medication. Now whether you agree with my previous thoughts you would think at the very least a animal on medication would be kept at home. Well we've checked our garage two times for them and no cat. I fear the worse for the cat.
Now you know that there is a cat around here that Jodi's grandkids say is theirs and they call it CeCe. In reality it is a cat that really belongs to no one that we know of. It bothers me that they allow the cat so close to the kids but I have no control. Just can observe and hope for the best. So far, so good.
I hope this post didn't upset anyone. I don't want that and each is entitled to their own feelings. It is just my thoughts and I certainly don't think any less of how people handle their pets. I guess it's just that wondering about that poor cat won't get off my mine.