My little Walter

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Something is not right with Katie

For those new to my blog...Katie is a little stray that has been hanging around the house for about a year and a half. She is a pretty little thing with a bunny tail and this is the second litter she has had at Mom's house.

I have tried to make friends with her but like most strays who have never had the benefit of a caring human or even a place to call home...she is very leery of people and won't allow anyone to come near her.

I have noticed that for the past three days she has not wanted to eat. I thought perhaps due to the high temperatures she might be suffering from heatstroke or something. Like I mentioned before she takes off running if I invade her personal space.

Late this afternoon after I fed her now full-grown kittens I was curious as to WHY she did not join them. That is when I saw that one of her front paws was enlarged and that there was blood by the side of the old washing machine in which I feed her and her brood.

Katie with her enlarged paw

I wish she would let me help her. One of my dear friends told me to put Aloe Vera on her paw but there is NO WAY she is ever going to allow me to let that happen.

I have unsuccessfully tried to upload pictures of her paw this evening. This new Blogger is making it hard for us to use the "old version". If this keeps up they are going to lose a lot of older bloggers as we tend to not be as tech-savvy as the younger ones.

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  1. Most strays will avoid any human contact especially if they are injured.
    Had one that tried intimidating our Mr. T but found him belly up through the hot summer.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. While Paquito and Nico were strays their mother Blanca (also a stray) were born at Mom's and after a while warmed up to they are regular cats and do not mind me petting and holding them.

      I am hoping the same happens with these because I want to have them fixed as soon as the Mexican/USA border opens up again.

  2. You know what the difference is between a stray wanting to get fed on time and regular pet cat?
    How successful they were in training their human.... :-)