Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Three weeks ago today, 
my neighbor snuck into my yard 
and took my sweet Alex away!

She refuses any communication with me 
and the daughter-in-law (dil) actually called the police 
when I simply knocked on the door 
to plead for a chance to see 
my sweet pet.

have they lost their humanity, their souls, 
their compassion and empathy? 
Apparently so! 
This is the neighbor that was a friend for over 20 years! 
It’s as if someone else has taken over her body.  
I suspect the reality is that something 
is taking over her mind...
whether stroke or dementia...
and is turning her into someone I don’t recognize.  
I’m sure there are many times when she appears 
absolutely normal…yet I am the one who is around 
her everyday 
and this is not 
the person who was my friend!

I am sad that I have lost both my sweet kitty 
and my friend! I absolutely fail to 
understand her mean actions...

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