I have posted before that we let our cat out because she was a stray and she stayed in our yard keeping us from having to really worry about her. WELL...Kitty has made friends with the little girls across the street. I saw a bowl next to their side door and checked it out. It was just water and at the time I thought nothing of it. THEN a few days later, there was Kitty laying in the middle of the street waiting for the little girl. Ugh! I then told the girl to please not give her water and if she does go to her house, please bring her back home. It was time for Kitty to go to the vet. She's been getting skinny and being 13, we thought she needed to be checked. It turns out that she has a hyper thyroid and she has to take pills for it. Rather than force pill her and stressing her out, we started putting her pills in with her soft food. The other day my husband informs me that Kitty hasn't been wanting to eat dinner. We quickly figured out that they must be feeding her. I asked the little girl yesterday if she's been feeding her and she asked "Why?". I proceded to explain to her that Kitty needs to eat AT HOME to get her medicine. At that point she told me they had been feeding her and that she would let her mother know what I said. I am completely ticked off about this whole situation. I had told the mother that she had this condition and that she was old, I asked for the water to be taken up and I asked that she be brought home. What in the blankity blank makes them think it's OK to feed her?! We have now decided to keep her in the house making her completely misserable. I could just SCREAM!