THE HOUSE SAFE FOR A CAT
you sure you know that your cat does not have wings?
author: Bogusława Czarnecka, Warsaw, July
Creating a safe house, not only for the cat of the British
but for everyone, it is a top priority for his guardian.
...AGAIN, A CAT WAS DYING
There is a quiet, warm, summer evening. There're windows
and balconies open in almost all flats. Also in the flat on the fourth
floor, in one of the Warsaw's apartment's houses, the balcony is open.
Two cats, females, are observing "the world by night" with a
great interest. As usual, from three years, when their owner opens the
It was happen during the "unlucky" day, July
13, 2003, about 22.00 p.m.
The rush of ideas caused a panic in the young man's heart.
His heart was broken by the fear and despair. He run down
the stairs, doesn't wait for the lift, he wanted to be under the balcony
as fast as possible.
The vet's diagnosis was terrifying: three paws' complicated
fracture, internal injuries, backbone's fracture, back paws' palsy which
was probably the result of the spinal cord, a probability of blindness…
and the strange attack pointed the brain injury.
In a fact, it came true, the cats always fall down on the four paws...
...AGAIN, A CAT WAS DYING
I've heard many times about the cats falling down through the balcony or window. But I was never so close to such a tragedy. The poor Izzy was born in my Cattery. She was Funny's daughter, the stud always admired on cat shows for his wonderful character and a rare, intensive red coat colour. Izzy was the copy of her father, that's why she was her owner's beloved cat. That was the requited love. I know something about a cat's love...
When a kitten leaves my Cattery, I always warn the buyers about the dangerous places in our flats, lurking for cats.
I emphasize many times the necessity of windows' and balconies' protection with dense wire mesh, which won't let the cat to go through. Many people seriously treat my warnings and immediately modernize their homes to make safe life's conditions for a cat. But the majority?...
Light-hearted people don't realize that the cat may really fall down from the balcony. Many people have a cat for the first time and they don't know the cat's psyche. They slowly get to know their cats after spending a lot of time with the cat.
A cat, going out to the balcony or jumping on the opened window's sill, loses the fear against the precipice. The cat thinks just about hunting for a bird or moth flying by. The cat takes into account only the success in hunt. That kind of cat's behavior is known as a "bird syndrome". Many times, we can observe our cat, mewing to the bird, all it's body tense and ready to sudden jump. And the cat would jump, if there weren't a windowpane. The cat must hunt, that's the cat's nature...
Remember, that the balcony's balustrades, slippery windowsills, made in plastic and installed with the slope to the edge - all these things aren't safe for cats. A cat is helpless, hasn't a possibility to sink it's claws - the cat's security valve, to catch on and to pull it's body instead of falling down. The death is waiting for a cat. The death, finally found by a cat on the pavement. If one doesn't want to do anything for a cat's security, let's entangle the balcony's balustrade with a string to let the cat catch by it's claws.
First of all, we should realize that if we want to have
a cat, our DUTY is to create safe conditions for a cat's life in our home.
And it doesn't matter if it's a very expensive breed cat or a mongrel,
loving us with all its little- enormous heart.
And when our heart stays calm - we aren't worth having a cat...
The prayer for a cat
I dedicate this poem to Mi¶ka, Bury, Murzynek.and others passed away.
Lord, I'm not an angel
Lord, you said "ask",
Lord, you'll recognize him very easy,
I don't ask for myself,
Lord, and then it'll happen,
more >>>Majorka's poems about cats
Letters... letters... letters...
I'm not capable of living, I always see his sight while sliding down, his cry while falling down, I see him lying, the blood dripping from his muzzle while I caressed him and cried staying on the pavement. F... 12th floor and my stupidity! I'll never kick myself for that...
...again, a cat was dying
Warsaw, July 21, 2003
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 5:14 PM
I'd like to thank you for the text about cats falling down from the balconies. This is shocking, but reason with. The same concerns me: I explained my mother, that it's dangerous for Tati to sit on the balcony, even with her, she could jump seeing the fly - she'd like to play with it and to catch it. When I sent the link to my mother and she read it, she answered, that she'd never let the cat walk into the balcony. - Daniel.
Thank you, Daniel, for this letter! You'll be excellent breeder, because - in such a young age - you understand a cat's psychics. Surely, you saved your cat's life. Or maybe you'll be a breeder and a veterinarian? Acats' specialist?
Tati's photo and Daniel's comment about
the cat is on the site Muezzi's Cats.
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