Diary of One Left Behind
Oh Dog! DeDe here! I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas!
Yesterday I got some time to read some of your blogs, and I came across a post that made me very sad. Saymberblondi wrote about a kitty that had been left behind when a neighbor moved. It compelled me to write the following.
They’re gone. They packed up all their belongings and they left. I don’t know why they didn’t take me with them. Will they come back? Should I wait? Where else could I go? I’m so hungry. I’m so scared.
The neighbor people have a cat. I play with him. I tried to go inside with him but they shooed me away. But they felt sorry for me and gave me food. I was so grateful!
I’ve kept a watch every day, but still no sign of my humans. I wonder where they are? Why haven’t they come back for me? I have found a safe and comfortable place to sleep beneath the neighbor’s storage shed. It’s not ideal, but it’s a shelter.
Today I set out to find the humans. I didn’t make it very far before some dogs got after me and I had to climb a tree for safety. They barked at me a long time before a human came outside and called them in. I waited a very long time until I thought it was safe then I high-tailed it out of there! I decided I’d stay at my old place. At least there that neighbor sometimes feeds me.
There are people at my house. They are moving stuff inside. Are they my humans? I will approach them with caution.
The new human has a big dog. I’ve tried to befriend him in hopes of making the new human happy and want to take me in, but the dog chased me. Will I ever find a new family? I’m tired of being dirty and unloved.
There are no easy answers to solving this problem, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to do so. Let’s resolve that 2013 is the year that we stop the blaming and angry rhetoric and we start being proactive for animals.