Observations of a midnight feeder

It is very common to see cars, buses, lorries parked with engine idling while the drivers have their meal at the 24hr coffee shop…never mind the air pollution and the noise caused by this inconsiderate action. Nowadays there are hardly any cat fights to wake me up at night as almost all of the cats in this area have been sterilized…but there is this bus frequently parking right outside my bedroom window at about 1am leaving the engine running for about half an hour. What a nuisance!

One can see men urinating at the back doors of shops, at the void deck behind pipes, especially after midnight “Oh so sorry…coffee shop toilet closed.? So far they have gotten a good scolding but maybe I should start snapping photos. I worry the cats will get blamed for the stench and pay with their lives.

Oh and the amount of rubbish …I don’t want to get into the disgusting details. I usually pick up some of it around my feeding areas…in case the cats somehow get blamed for the litter. All kind of things get thrown out of windows, too…the most common being lighted cigarette butts. One once landed on a white sports car…I removed it quickly and warned the culprits, a group of men smoking on the common corridor.

I have seen more serious crimes, too…the worst was a man being beaten up badly in a dark area. I shouted at them to stop and called the police. The attackers had run off by the time they arrived. I received a call from the police a few weeks later…the man was still hospitalized.

Hmmm…so why this witch hunt against cats? Why not go after the real nuisance instead?

And it really irks me when volunteers who care for the community cats are called ‘cat-lovers’. Do we refer to people who volunteer care for the elderly as ‘old-folks-lovers’?

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0 responses to “Observations of a midnight feeder

  1. I too have wondered about such uncalled for hatred against cats. One of the reasons perhaps is that it is far easier to deal with and get rid of cats than to deal with our own kind and getting rid of cats is seen as some action being taken on littering. I have a good collection of human-rubbish taken at the blocks of our TnRm and these will be used as real evidence of what the TRUE litter is in defence of cats should any myopic resident decides to complain about cat feed leftover.

  2. Speaking of litter…a large plastic bag full of rubbish thrown out of a window just missed me by about one meter. It must have come from high up as it landed with a loud thud. I checked the content and was hopeful to identify the culprit when I found an envelope…alas it was an empty window envelope.

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