Two of the windows in my apartment here in Covington go from ceiling to floor. During one of those warmer days in March and before I put the A.C. unit back in one of those windows, I had a window open to let some air in.
I was at my writing desk working when I looked to my left and saw this cat staring at me. I should mention the fact that he or she was also eating a bird. I hated that fact, so I stopped looking at the cat—or at least I tried to. Every so often I’d look back to see the cat still eating and still staring.
A couple minutes went by and I looked out my window again. The cat was finished with the bird. Now the cat was in my window sill looking like he or she was about to enter my apartment.
“You can’t come in here,” I said. The cat seemed to understand what I was saying and took out.
It’s strange seeing all these stray cats in Covington. I’ve written about them before in my CityBeat column. These cats are everywhere.
Sometimes I go outside and set on the front steps that lead up to my apartment building. Smoking a cigarette, I watch them walk or run around. Most don’t want to have anything to do with me but not all. Some act like they want to be fed. So far, I haven’t done that.
Last week, I was in Walgreen picking up something and as I left, there was a stray cat right outside the door just laying there. The cat didn’t look sick or anything. In fact the cat seemed very friendly.
I’m thinking maybe it wanted a handout. I was tempted to go back inside the store and buy some cat food but didn’t. I’m very aware of how I am. If I start this shit, I’ll ever stop. I’ll be feeding every stray cat in Covington, Kentucky.
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