Would you let him die?
So, what would you do in this case? Go on with your "business as usual" and ignore it? Or would you do something to save his life?
Whose life? - Maybe this is the question.
Yesterday a new cat sat on the covered terrace and didn't flee when we ran past it to save the washing from the beginning rain. Strange. Normally foreign cats run away. Later I went near, it was not afraid, I even could touch it. It - he- didn't look well, some stuff running out of his mouth and he only sniffed at the food, interested, but didn't want to eat.
I told him if he was there, still, this morning, I would bring him to the vet. He stood up and left, slowly.
Believe it or not:
This morning he was there and didn't resist when I put him into the transport box. The vet diagnosed a severe inflammation in his mouth, he suffered pain and needed to undergo surgery for the necrotic gums. Otherwise he would starve to death.
What would you do? Would you let him die? Or pay the vet for surgery and care and afterwards have one cat more in your pet family?
I guess you know what I did. When I get him back from the vet in a few days, then the process of re-structuring the pet family will begin. It is an amazing process to watch, but not easy for the cats and dogs, And not easy for us, too who need to protect all of them and not allow newcomers to take over the reign. It takes time - which will not directly contribute to whatever we believe is SUCCESS.......
But SURVIVAL is success, isn't it?
PS: How can I resize the pics when uploading?