Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The new cat on the block

I don't know about you, but I pretty much know all the stay cats who roam near my house. I even used to feed them my cholent (until I saw 2 huge raccoons in my backyard in January).

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a newcomer. He was different from all other cats-very scrawny, with dull looking fur. He looked so pitiful, I put out some gifilte fish that night. And every time I saw him, I felt pity for him.

Yesterday, while my sister and I were sipping tea on my 'front porch', I saw the new cat pass by. He became a topic of our conversation and suddenly my sis put words to my feelings. This cat looked so pitiful and disturbing because even stray cats here, in America (Brooklyn?) look well fed.

Something good to keep in mind before complaining about tough economic times...

5 comments:

Mikeinmidwood said...

The absolute worst thing to have around is a possom.

Sally Hazel said...

Indeed. The first time I saw an opossum, I thought it was a giant rat ( and that all those urban legends are actually true). However, please note that local opossums are also quite fat...

Moshe said...

Your cholent turned cats into raccoons?! Damn!

1. It's possum, not possom.
2. Possum and Opossum are 2 different animals.

Barb Chansky said...

With all due respect, dudes, you seem to have missed the main point..

Sally Hazel said...

I think MiM, Moshe, and I are talking about the same fat, brown-grey-white-giant-rat-wannabe animal. And as Barb pointed out, all possums, opossums, raccoons, and cats are well fed around here.