There is a cat, right now, dying in our garage. None of this was intentional. I am NOT sick. None of us wanted this. And I really, truly am soooo sorry. :(
Let me explain:
The right wall (not to say there’s a wrong wall; It’s the opposite of the left wall, duh.) is half wall, half grills. We used to share this wall with our neighbors. Years later, they expand their house. So the grill is now useless, covered and faces only our neighbors concrete wall.
There is a gap between the neighbors’ wall and ours. It’s about as wide as a pack of Marlboro Lights is tall. There is also a hole at the top from where our roof and the neighbors’ roof overlap. It’s big enough for a cat to get in, apparently.
II. Actual story
For the past week, I’ve been hearing a lot more meows than usual. Now you should know that stray cats have been slowly invading our garage since our last dog died almost a year ago. They stay under our cars and shade, until we shoo them away. I thought this was the case with this incessant meowing.
I went out to the garage a few days ago and searched for this particular meowing kitty, wanting to shoo it away. And I realized the sound was coming from this gap between the walls.
And it was at this point that I went OH NO. OH FUCK. OH SHIT. There is absolutely no way to get that cat out. The single hole it went through is too high, and too small!
Right this moment, there is a cat lying in this gap, waiting for Death to come take it. I can hear it meowing right this moment. (I’m sure the neighbors don’t hear it. We do because of the damn grills!) Shit. I kind of wish it would die already so it wouldn’t have to suffer any longer.
Now, I am aware that it’s not directly my fault. “Curiosity killed the cat” takes on a literal meaning here. But I do feel somewhat responsible.
Once this cat stops meowing (i.e. when it dies *sob*), I will have a talk with our neighbors and see if we can work something out to close that damned hole. I don’t want any more cats to fall to their slow, agonizing death.
I’m sorry, kitty. This is a shitty way to die. :(