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What is it with truck stops and cats?

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On Friday, I went to Slidell, LA, then to Metairie. Due to a mixup, I was behind schedule (a driver delivered a trailer to the wrong store, and I had to straighten it out). I only got up I-10 to about mile marker 182, which is about 10 miles southeats of Baton Rouge.

I got parked and went over to the Waffle House for supper. I came around the corner, and there was a skinny blue cat looking at me. He slunk out of site, but I saw another tortie in the parking lot.

After I ate, I went back to the truck stop, but I went behind the McDonalds...and there were at least 4 adults and 5 kittens back there. All extremely skinny. I checked the truck stop's store, but they didn't have any cat food, so I went in McDonalds and bought a 6-piece Chicken McNuggets. I cut them all up and put them out for the cats, and they thoroughly enjoyed them.

One of the adults is a very pretty, long-haired patched tiger. I could not figure out which was the mother cat, and the kittens appeared to be 8-10 weeks old.
post #2 of 13
Truck stops = food
post #3 of 13
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Yeah, that, and I think people are bad about dumping cats close to restaurants.
post #4 of 13
Were they ear tipped?
post #5 of 13
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I didn't get close enough to tell.
post #6 of 13
I am reading a book by Robert Heinlein, and he says "the coldest level of hell is for those that abandon kittens." A wise man, indeed.
It was good of you to give them a meal.
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I am reading a book by Robert Heinlein, and he says "the coldest level of hell is for those that abandon kittens." A wise man, indeed.
It was good of you to give them a meal.
i know what you're reading - To Sail Beyond The Sunset, right?
post #8 of 13
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Having read almost all of Heinlein's works (and maybe all of it, I'm not sure), I would say he was conflicted on whether he'd rather be a woman or a cat.
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Having read almost all of Heinlein's works (and maybe all of it, I'm not sure), I would say he was conflicted on whether he'd rather be a woman or a cat.
i agree... or maybe he just had a DEEP appreciation for both?
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Having read almost all of Heinlein's works (and maybe all of it, I'm not sure), I would say he was conflicted on whether he'd rather be a woman or a cat.
As a woman myself I would recommend choosing to be a cat - preferably a spayed female cat -
post #11 of 13
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I don't know...our boys certainly live the good life!

Mark Twain is reported to have said that all humans except red-heads were descended from apes. Red-heads (of which he was one) were descended from cats.

He, too, had a great appreciation for cats. In fact, it's a common affliction in us literary types.
post #12 of 13
Mike- you're a kind hearted soul... thanks for feeding the kitties!
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I don't know...our boys certainly live the good life!

Mark Twain is reported to have said that all humans except red-heads were descended from apes. Red-heads (of which he was one) were descended from cats.

He, too, had a great appreciation for cats. In fact, it's a common affliction in us literary types.
Well I was born a strawberry blonde so it explains why cats and I get along. We share ancestry. Who knew? I am also a literary type so I was pretty much destined to be crazy cat lady.
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