"I'll Get You For This!"

The deed's been done. This cat came for dinner one night after we were away, made himself at home in our yard, and never left. Tracy, who looks after things in our absence, loves cats as much as we do, so she allowed him to integrate into the family. If she's willing to care for one more, I am, too, but ultimately he had to pay a price for his upkeep. He fell for the old Trap Trick, and off he went to the vet this morning. When we brought him home this afternoon, his eyes were still rolling, dizzy on drugs as I took his picture. Moments later I opened the cage and he rewarded me by taking off over the back wall. I was envisioning that image of money with little wings on it flying out of a wallet. If he ever speaks to us again, he's welcome back for dinner...

Still, this is a good venue to remind everyone to spay and neuter your pets (and strays)!

(Not loving this picture, but we were out and busy a long while today. And I seem to have a cat theme going at present...)



@all ...Update...24 hours after he scaled the wall, he's back for dinner, and I think he's probably here to stay!
You can bet he'll be back! He's just a little sore at the moment, ouch! And a very good reminder to all about caring for our feline friends.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Cat theme! Nice! :) I like cats :)
posted October 13th, 2010  
He does look a bit miffed!
posted October 13th, 2010  
He'll be back for sure - when he's hungry! Nice capture of the indignant look!
posted October 13th, 2010  
It's a very normal picture of a very annoyed cat! Great moment and am sure hunger and the need for people to boss about will bring him back!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Oh, poor puss, bet he's in shock and just wondering what earth is going on! Sure he'll be back for dinner!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Lol, they dont like it much hey?! Recued 2 while at uni and they hated us for a while after a visit to the vet... I bet he'll be back tho and good on you!
posted October 13th, 2010  
awww bless i have saw that face many a time when ours go to the vets x
posted October 13th, 2010  
You can see so much expression just in the angle of his ears :)
posted October 13th, 2010  
That will stop his tricks, poor puss he doses look a bit befuddled .
posted October 13th, 2010  
We told our new little ex-stray, Charlie, that he was going to be "tutored" and learn some Spanish... he came home saying, "Aye yi yi!!" We kept him inside for about 48 hours and then let him out again - he disappeared, too, but showed up again a day or so later and has been hanging out ever since! I'm sure the same will be true for your little guy!
posted October 13th, 2010  
I just love you for doing that! My own momma would feed all the strays on her back porch and then trap them and get them spayed and neutered. Some were quite feral. After awhile the clinic started doing them for free for her. I do hope he comes back to visit you for dinner!
posted October 13th, 2010  
I think once everything wears off he'll return, but if not, a good deed was done.
posted October 13th, 2010  
I remember when little Snorretje had his little operation, I hated it but knew it was necessary (even just to save Tijgertje from having to live with an even wilder cat !!) . He was so dizzy afterwards,poor little guy. I guess it's a good sign this guy took off, at least he felt well enough to! He'll probably have some bad dreams the coming nights, but they do forget soon (I hope).
I'm sure he'll be coming around again once he's over the shock of the event.It's not supposed to be very painful,I'm told.
posted October 13th, 2010  
True charity expects no thanks but makes the effort because you know it is the right thing to do. I think you are a loving, living example of that.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Louise you have a kind heart for doing this. he was just wondering what comes next and toke off but he'll be back soon.who wouldn't want to be around people that love him and take him in.
posted October 13th, 2010  
I bet he'll be back. He knows where he's loved. Thank you Louise, for your nice comments. You are so encouraging!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Oh no! Poor guy. Love the title you've given the photo - very appropriate. I bet he will be back in a couple of days.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Hopefully he will understand and return in a short spell!
posted October 13th, 2010  
If I were a cat, I'd want you to be my owner :-) You're a good person for doing that for him Louise!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Perfect title! I'm sure he wasn't too pleased with you, but I'm sure he'll be coming around again soon. I'm glad you were able to trap him and get him fixed. We certainly don't need any more strays out there.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Even if he doesn't come back, you did a good thing. My neighbors caught one female stray (for her trip to the vet) but we haven't been able to catch her son - I posted a photo of him in July or Aug.
posted October 13th, 2010  
if looks could kill, you would be a gonna. Still you are very kind taking care of him. Sure you will be forgiven very soon
posted October 13th, 2010  
all of my cats are a hole i throw money in....oh well they are worth it.
posted October 13th, 2010  
You're a cat lady Louise! They really love you! I heard that cats choose who they want to live with, following you and all your companions I believe it!
posted October 13th, 2010  
I love this "disgruntled kitty" photo; I won't be surprised if he returns. You are very kind to care for and neuter him..
I will often see feral cats in this area but they are hard to get near.

We did have a wonderful time seeing Hannah. It is such a powerful experience to watch our children grow------I'm sure that you are experiencing it again as Ashley enters motherhood! I am looking forward to the first baby photo!
posted October 13th, 2010  
He will be back I bet, he is just a little teed off right now! I am sure there will be a great homecoming.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Well done. I'm sure the dinner is already in place ...
posted October 13th, 2010  
What a pretty fellow. I hope he returns and doesn't hold it against you for too long. You've done a good deed regardless! :) All the cats I've ever had came and found me this way. (Except the one who was a kitten of a stray - close enough...) You are very lucky. All these beautiful cats are making me wish another one would come find me soon. ;)
posted October 13th, 2010  
He seems to be saying "drop in for dinner and they cut off your b...!" Haha! I've seen this look many times - I'm sure you're already forgiven and he'll be back for some snuggles!
posted October 13th, 2010  
"Don't ever do that again to me!"
posted October 13th, 2010  
Poor little fella, I'm sure the thought of food will bring him back sooner rather than later. Good on you for doing it!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Little black cats keep popping up everywhere these days ... (o; .. well done to you all .. it was a good deed well done & hopefully he will be back soon.... but i think i would have run in his shoes ... ooocchhh!! .. lol

posted October 13th, 2010  
second thoughts I don't think i could have walked never mind run ...lol..
posted October 13th, 2010  
Poor baby. Oh, well, I'm sure he will be back. He knew a good thing when he found it! I have been told that black male cats are the hardest to place from shelters. Then just black cats in general. Why?? They are so beautiful!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Ya, what is that about black cats? I've also heard that they're difficult to place. Does racism actually extend that far? Yikes. I love black....black cats, dogs, horses, people, clothes....even dark dramas!

He's a lucky boy, even if he doesn't get that yet. He will after the hurt wears off. Good for you two responsible litter mates.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Oh no, he does not look pleased at all! Hope he comes back, after you spent the money and all!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Cute shot. No doubt, he doesn't look completely thrilled. I'm sure he'll forgive you as soon as he gets hungry and come back to his new happy place.
posted October 13th, 2010  
repeat all wath already is said and is true
posted October 13th, 2010  
I guess he just went off to check if it altered his brain at all ;-)
posted October 13th, 2010  
I predict he will be back. I am sure you have delightful dinners for your feline guests. Their is a price to pay to stay and he will soon know it was for the best!! Nice of you to help keep the population of strays in line. So what name have you given him?
posted October 13th, 2010  
@seattle Last summer Tracy named him "Mango", but I'm not at all taken with the title. However, as she's been with him more than I have, who am I to change it... So, meet "Mango"...
posted October 13th, 2010  
oh, he is a handsome lad - I'm sure he's just Making A Point by taking off for a while and will be back very soon. Mm, he doesn't look like a Mango, I have to agree there. He looks too regal and aloof (in a good way!).
posted October 13th, 2010  
oh he looks just like my cat JJ! i'm sure he was a little "offended" by what you have done to him (hahaha) but i'm sure he will see the benefits of it and will be back soon :)
posted October 13th, 2010  
I bet he'll be back. He feels that you care for him. :-)
Great capture, once again Louise. Love those eyes!
posted October 13th, 2010  
charley sends his condolences. he knows exactly how he feels. (:
posted October 13th, 2010  
Ahhhh, he's beautiful, and hey, I had a pug theme for 4 days, so you do that cat thing girl.
posted October 13th, 2010  
You done good, Louise...as much as it has not been much appreciated by this little honked off putty-tat. ;-)

@cglist - hahahahahaha..."Aye yi yi!!"....hahahahaha.
posted October 13th, 2010  
I enjoy your kitty pictures :)
posted October 13th, 2010  
what a cute kitty- he sure doesn't look impressed with you:)
posted October 14th, 2010  
He'll be b-a-c-k! He's just a little irritated...in more ways than one! But it was the right thing to do. He's a beautiful cat.
posted October 14th, 2010  
He looks like a panther, he's very beautiful. I hope your tabby is okay. The little gatecrasher kitten who lives near my family home keeps being attacked by other cats too. It's very sad.
posted October 14th, 2010  
The look is classic! :)
posted October 14th, 2010  
Aww... i hope he comes back to you !!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Great story and message! Sounds like all is forgiven! =)
posted October 14th, 2010  
Great shot! :)
posted October 14th, 2010  
So glad Mango came 'home'...that happened to a cat who decided to live with us...same thing...but now everything is going to be O.K. oh, and thanks for your comment on my scary self...
posted October 14th, 2010  
That Is A Show Cat (It Just Showed Up One Day)
posted October 14th, 2010  
@Top2042 I've got a house-full of them! 5 cats and a canary, to be exact!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Aww, he'll be back! He's probably just pouting.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Awwwwww. You are such a kind person! You will please keep us informed about Mango's whereabouts.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Meow! :)
(love that face)
posted October 14th, 2010  
beautiful cat--glad he came back "home" :)
posted October 14th, 2010  
I have a very similar cat!
posted October 14th, 2010  
@isisweiss I already had one http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2010-04-28 when this one showed up! I keep being adopted, but who doesn't love a cute black cat?! (This one looks cuter when he's not giving me the Stink Eye!)
posted October 14th, 2010  
Hello Mango! I think 5 is a good number : )
posted October 14th, 2010  
Hahahaha
posted October 14th, 2010  
Well captured - love the look.
Good to see that he returned - he knows a good life when he sees it.
Louise you have a heart of gold :D
posted October 15th, 2010  
OH, he's cute! :) Welcome, Home!
posted October 15th, 2010  
Good for you, Louise! Rick has imposed a cat moratorium at our house (he and Nique have both developed minor allergies) or I'd adopt every stray that came my way! And, have them neutered!
posted October 15th, 2010  
Ooh, what is his name? :)
posted October 15th, 2010  
The expression on his face is priceless!! I can't stop laughing!! He can only be thankful that you 'adopted' him! Most of the cats I've had were all strays - they are so cute and loving, I just can't resist them! :-)
posted October 15th, 2010  
Making new kitty firends/family is always fun. I'm glad he came back.
posted October 16th, 2010  
cats dont like tight spaces like me...
nice pic
posted October 17th, 2010  
so glad he came back ... he knows a good gig!
posted October 17th, 2010  
oops! it's pinktornado39 here & in the above comment ... didn't realize redgamer was still signed in. hmmm. what can i do under his name muhaaaaaahaaaa ...
posted October 17th, 2010  
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