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Little Mr. Orange Kitty

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

That's what I call him - the teenaged (or so) young cat who lives in back of our school, by the dumpster. Although he also hangs around the shelter for the school kitchen's gas tanks.

I've been in charge of feeding him since last week, when our usual kitty lady (teacher) went off island. Mr. Orange Kitty has met me by the dumpster - when he hears a car stop, and someone get out, he comes running out from wherever he's hiding and gives a couple of meows in greeting.

DH and I went out over the long weekend - I left a bunch of food in a bowl for Mr. OK on Wednesday, but replenished it on Saturday evening. Didn't see MOK. Went out on Sunday, since I had forgotten to give him water - food was down a bit, but no MOK.

There he was this morning, meowing hello, asking for food, saying thank you - I'm not sure what he's saying, it seems to be all those things. I gave him food, and he warily walked around me to get to his bowl, with the occasional stop and "meow thank you" over his shoulder. I checked again before I left school - I added water, and there were still plenty of crunchies in his bowl.

We do have one teacher who is terrified of cats, and said I had better not be encouraging him. I told her that he was keeping down the rat and mouse population (she's the Home Ec teacher, so I figured that part would make her happy). My dear friend, who teaches next door to me, thinks I'm crazy for getting attached to this little stray cat. But he's so cute, and very sweet, and, well, I'm a sucker for cute kitties.
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STRINGS58 4/27/2011 5:27PM

    you should see my daughter and I went we go for a walk: we are suckers for any kitty and doggie sighting. It's a fun bit of life, and in MOK's realm, wild life. No need for the zoo

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NEHITA 4/27/2011 12:38PM

    You know you just have to do a simple little things in life to make you happy. I remember this poem called "Starfish" about a person who was walking along the beach and was tossing the starfish they found back into the ocean and a person came by and asked why are you wasting your time and why are you doing this and the person said because it meant something to that one I just threw back in.

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PHEBESS 4/27/2011 5:31AM

    Thus far, he hasn't let anyone touch him. Which, since he lives at a middle school, is probably a good thing! We hesitate to call the animal shelter to catch him, they euthanize too many animals. I'll talk to the other teacher, she gets back today.

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MILLISMA 4/26/2011 8:29PM

    I think you're a very kind and caring soul! I would do the same.

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SAPNA. 4/26/2011 8:11PM

    I so love marmalade cats. They are gorgious. Please keep feeding him, he needs your help.

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WATERMELLEN 4/26/2011 8:08PM

    I especially love orange cats! Especially furry ones!! I'm so glad you're being kind to MOK: and making the world a little less frightening for him. Any chance someone can adopt him and give him a home?

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