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Daddy Kiril does not drive a car...he walks, bikes, and uses Mass Transit/Commuter Trains, to get around, originally in southern California, where we used to live, from Santa Barbara in the north, to San Diego in the south, and from San Pedro/Santa Monica/Malibu, in the west, to San Bernardino, Riverside, and Temecula, in the east, even up into the mountains themselves and, since Sept. 2012, here in Houston (He’s made it as far out as Spring, Pasadena and La Porte).
On his travels, day, and night, he often sees feral cats, and cats with homes whose humans let them outdoors.
It occurred to him and Nikita that it would be cool if he took pictures of his feline encounters, and Nikita shared them here, for all to enjoy (Street Seens: Cats Outdoors, Thru the Daddy Cam), starting the same month this blog began, January 2010.
Cat Burgler, Cat with a Death Wish, or just an innocent, though risky, choice of a spot to take an afternoon snooze? - Jan. 7, 2010
When questioned the tough looking feline took the 5th.
Daddy said that a passing human told him the cat lived on the block, in a home with several other kitties.
They called his photos "Street Seens"...as in scenes that Daddy saw on the streets during his travels.
Good morning, felinity assembled! Elvira Mistress of Felinity here with a report on how the ferals at our apartment complex handled the recent extremely cold weather. With temps in the 20's they had the option of freezing their tails off or keeping warm in abodes of various types set out by concerned humans who look out for them on a regular basis.
These abodes are permanently set up in their spots so are not a temporary situation.
This is the place where the cats in our courtyard find rest and food.
While this cat prefers to hang out outside this apartment Daddy Kiril DID spot it near the above abodes later in the day.
When Daddy Kiril rides his bike to and from work he passes this huge white house with some steps leading up to the porch.
The house may double as a place of residence and place of business for the woman who runs the business.
Until Thursday daddy hadn't seen anything of interest when passing the place...then he saw this....
Seeing this scruffy looking cat staring out toward the street from the steps, under that sign, made daddy laugh.
It reminded him of 19th and early 20th century photos of men, alone or in groups, loitering outside saloons and houses of ill repute.
He imagined the cat enticing passing male and female,strays....
"Hey, you! Got relationship problems? Can't control the urge to flirt? Too many offspring as a result? Ya need an, um, operation? We can fix ya up right nicely. Problems solved. Cheap, too! No questions asked."
Seriously, Daddy Kiril and I feel the issues of cats on the streets and the benefit of gettting your companion(s) fixed are important ones and we are learning how serious the situation is related to the number of cats on the streets of Houston.
On Friday he saw the cat there again so went inside to ask about it.
The cat is an 8 month old male who, like a beautiful adult Tortie he met on the porch, and 2 other cats, are strays that make the place home because the lady (with 2 cats of her own) gives them food and water.
She said he was recovering from a recent, apparent broken leg, but daddy saw little sign of that as he moved quite fast, when he approached the steps, disappearing around the side of the building.
The lady runs a popular clothing alteration business (a couple of cat loving ladies who went through his register at work, yesterday, said they used her services and were enthusiastic.) and says the cats often lounge on the steps and porch as if they own the place, forcing people to step over and around them to go in and out.
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