November 2, 2011

City Kitty

SDP  11-2-11
Meet City Kitty. She lives under a building in downtown Sarasota and has been cared for by an employee for years. Usually, City Kitty is shy and it's a rarity to see her. But, recently, I've spotted her several times. Word on the street is that an opossum moved in to her dry, warm space under the building and now she's forced into the elements (sun, rain, wind) when the pointy-faced marsupial decides he wants to be there. I was surprised to hear an opossum lives downtown, so I did some research and learned the following: (1) opossums are short lived -- just 2-4 years; and (2) their predators include cats. Either City Kitty needs to get a bit more aggressive or wait it out. (Too bad there isn't an opossum relocation program.)

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Interesting.

She's cute!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh there's nothing like an intruder in the house to get up your nose, come on kitty show that opossum who's boss!! Well spotted.

Kathy said...

Or maybe she just came out of hiding for Halloween!

We are: clamco said...

Pretty kitty! Funny, I have a picture I just posted the other day of a cat I saw in the window of an abandoned barn, aka country kitty. :)

Farmchick said...

City Kitty is a beauty.

Steven said...

Opossums are everywhere, it seems. Hang in there, City Kitty!

Lowell said...

City Kitty looks exactly like our daughter's "Blackie" ... (that was years ago, of course).

I think it wise of CK to stay away from said opossum. Just can't trust the latter and one never knows what tricks an opposum has up its teeth!

Halcyon said...

I'm surprised City Kitty hasn't kicked Mr. O's butt out of her spot yet. Maybe she's working up her courage? :)