Yesterday on Facebook we were tagged in a post from Sarah Reid:
"Hey Dana, There's a scraggly old orange cat wandering around Downtown Columbus. He was in the park at the veterans fountain, looks like he was trying to get water but there is not any in it now :( I tried my best to catch him. He would let me get about 5 feet from him and would sit and watch me, but when I moved just a little he would dart away a few feet and sit and watch me again. I tried bribing him with chicken (only thing I had on me) but anytime I tossed a little piece he would run away. He wandered into the courthouse yard. Looks like he stays there or near this Mexican restaurant in town.... anyway, I tried for a while but have to be somewhere. I might try again later if I can find him again but wanted to see if maybe you had some extra traps. Poor guy looks gunky or blind in one eye and he's getting kinda skinny."
So this cat was discussed for a little while on Facebook, and we decided that we would try trapping him today and taking him to the vet clinic in the morning to try to help him.
We went by there with trap in hand and discovered this: 1 water bowl and 5 food bowls.
We laughed out loud.
So we went to get our trap and write a note to the folks, and at about that time two gentleman come out of the office building. I told them the plan and they said that "Norman" had been to see Dr. Angel Mitchell in August and he was gaining weight and looking better. ("Norman" was a Po'kitty we had neutered at the old Purrrfect Bark where he was named Kong. Oh well at least he is ear tipped!)
We were thrilled that this cat had been to Dr. Angel Mitchell! These guys told us how everyone knew the "Courthouse Cat" and that they even dressed him up as a pirate on Halloween! And this mellow fellow can now be held (although he would prefer not to be) and how he comes into the office (briefly) at times.
Wow, are we impressed! You bet and we walked away with a huge grin and smile on our faces that these folks take such great care of their Po'Kitty, Norman. We want to thank everyone who loves Norman and helps take care of him. Y'all rock!