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Cats Can Make It On Their Own
By m j . hollingshead
Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2000
Last edited: Tuesday, May 06, 2003

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follow a group of former housepets as they learn to live on their own

Thanks to Christine Spindler for the use of her drawing of this adorable kitten!

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/15/2014
Reviewed by J Howard 8/20/2011
ah poor kitties. what are people thinking?
Reviewed by Donan Berg 8/15/2010
Sorry I couldn't read.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 2/16/2005

Love cats; love the story - resoundingly good!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Sara Cunningham 5/21/2004
while i had to go back a few times to try to remember who was who's family and the names and such (which is probably just my fault heehee) i found this incredibly moving and well written. i had two cats at one time bonkers and who were born to pets but grew up ferral. they didnt know people, but i met them as kittens and they knew and trusted my family, but mostly me. got pregnant and when she was to have her babies, my family was out of town so she left. i never saw her again, though i still see bonkers from time to time. it's heart breaking to lose a pet through death, giving them to a loved one to take care of, or just giving away kittens. i dont understand how people do that so heartlessly. i have always wanted to be that crazy cat lady who rescues and keeps cats. you just strengthened that wish with what you have written and what you have done. congratulations on both parts
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks 9/29/2003
I will never understand anyone who can abandon animals, cats or dogs, like that. They must be so cold and hard hearted to even consider doing it. Being a cat lover, it really is hard to imagine someone doing this to beautiful little kittens or pregnant cats. We have taken in several feral cats in the past, one even brought her mother along when she realised we were offering her a home. Tiger Lily is still with us now, though her mother, Riba, died quite a few years ago. Jackie <> <
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/29/2003
A beautiful and heartfelt write concerning the plight of far too many abandoned lovable creatures in this country. Thanks for sharing this, and I hope many here at AD will read it.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/23/2003
heartwrenching write; well done and beautifully told! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend, karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Rose (Reader) 6/13/2001
This beuatifully written and heartrending
Reviewed by Dallas Franklin 6/7/2001
lovely story, molly..I've often thought of kitties being abandoned and what becomes of them too..great job here.*S*S
Reviewed by Laura Coleman (Reader) 6/6/2001
i couldn't help the tears that gathered in my eyes as i read this heartwarming story. I live in the country and there are so many pets that are treated so cruel still. We had three kittens thrown out here by my house and i was able to save one . The other two were killed by cayotes. We live between two bayous and there are lots of them around.We have to keep our animals inside, so there is no hope for a baby animal out there.
Reviewed by Pam Potter 5/29/2001
It's a wonderful story, it awful the way people just set out cats on the road out in the country or on the highway, ect. This story tells gives you the cat's point of veiw and the nice family that trying to save the unwanted cats and kittens.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 5/24/2001
Reviewed by Gigi Phillips 5/14/2001
Okay. I'm a sap. If you have a soft spot in your heart for animals, as I do, you'll stop to look inside every box you pass on the side of the road. "Cats" gives the reader a little glimpse of human nature, both good and bad, and a better understanding of feline love.
Reviewed by David Freas 5/10/2001
Loved the cat story. Bet it's autobiographical, innate?

I think there should be a special place in hell for people who take a trusting pet and dump it in the wild to fend for itself. And think how many kittens and puppies would be spared that fate if owners just had their pets spayed or neutered.
Reviewed by Ward Chanley (Reader) 5/3/2001
Held my interest, well worth the download. Another worthy effort from a writer with an always-interesting voice.

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