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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Is This Your Cat?

A reader sent me this photo and info on a cat she saw while out for a walk. image
I just found this adorable little cat on the corner of K and 11 NE in front of the church. Kind of hanging out in the grass. He is clean, friendly, has a purple collar with a bell but no ID. Can you post? I can't take him home! :(

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So basically this post is : "I saw a cat on the street. I left it and have no idea where it is now." this person is an idiot.

dt said...

Kudos to the reader for trying to help, but not all cats who wander are lost. If it looks healthy, well fed, comfortable with the surroundings, and is friendly to strangers, it's probably an indoor/outdoor cat just making his rounds.

Agreed that any outdoor cat should have an ID tag, though.

Anonymous said...

http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/About+DDOT/News+Room/Press+Releases/DDOT+Selects+Design-Build+Team+to+Complete+H+Street&%2347;Benning+Road+Streetcar+Line

tiffanyc said...

maybe people who leave their cats to roam the streets are idiots?

maybe this person has a dog and fears they won't get along if she brought it home?

maybe she rents and isn't allowed to have pets?

maybe she's well meaning but part of her feels that perhaps she should mind her business?

Anonymous said...

This is my next door neighbors cat and it hangs out outside during the day. It likes just a few houses away from the Church so it is just making its rounds.

Geoffrey Marshall said...

Anonymous and I must share a block. That cat definitely roams the block and likes to hang out in front yards.

Anonymous said...

I think it's an irresponsible pet owner that let's their house cat outdoors and let's their dog walk off leash.

Anonymous said...

It's just not safe out there for loose animals. Too much traffic. Too many strays and rats and opossums to fight with. Illnesses to get. ugh...

Dolemite said...

Ok, everyone. Let's just simmer down about the freaking cat already and change gears.

If you want retail on H Street, let your voice be heard (survey link in article): www.thehillishome/2012/06/h-street-retail-survey/

Alan Page said...

You didn't put up the complete URL or Inked has some kind of filter that takes the dot com off of URL links that get posted. Can't tell which, but folks have to add a dot com to the link above to get to the survey. If the dot com doesn't appear below, Inked (who runs the blog) must have a URL filter running:

www.thehillishome.com/2012/06/h-street-retail-survey/

inked said...

It's not a filter.

Anonymous said...

Alan -- or, if you wanted to be super duper nice, you could turn it into a link that people could click on, without needing to cut and paste.

Click here for article on THIH about the H Street Retail Survey.

Sawyer's Adventures said...

Hi -- I'm the pet owner you all love to hate. The cats name is Sawyer. While everyone seems to be sympathetic to the cat as if she is longing or stranded because of the owners incompetence, did you ever think that it's what the cat wants? A cat can have agency and do more than be home for its owner to feed and pet it?

Since three months old, this cat has been curious and exploring. Just like in Tom Sawyer, no matter the lessons told, Sawyer is certain to learn on her own. Despite my attempts, there was/is no keeping her only indoors during the day. She's very smart and knows to come inside during the evening. The sunrises and she's at the door.

Do I worry about possible squirrel attacks? yes. Do I worry about her picking up tree climbing again? yes. But what a more miserable life being trapped indoors while longing (actually meowing endlessly) to be outside. Do I take all necessary health precautions? Yes. Do I need to have more tag backup since she loses her collar about every 3 weeks? yes.

Thank you all for you careful watching and I'll add tags to my grocery list. Sawyer will be very happy to say hi but please don't distract for too long -- she has many adventures ahead. Oh and if she is bothering you in the front yard/you don't want her there, I will gladly provide you with a spray bottle of water on the house. She learns quick and will let you be.