if the cats have plenty of room to avoid a cat they don't like or that doesn't 
like them, shelter, food and someone to scratch their chin, rub their back, 
play with them a bit and lots of windows to look out, maybe even an outside 
play room, i think they would think that ideal.  my babies do.  they don't need 
me too much, just to open the cans, open and close the doors and provide a lap 
for personal nap time.  dorlis
---- MaryChristine <twelvehousec...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> of course if depends on quality of life, but you also have to have a
> realistic definition of what that means. i've found that many people tend to
> judge quality of life in human terms, and in light of what they would like
> to be able to provide to a housecat--and that is NOT necessarily what a
> sanctuary can and even should be able to provide.
> people often have unrealistic expectation of the places that take in the
> unwanted, and while there are DEFINITELY enough horror stories to go around,
> until more folks can step up and share the burden, they perhaps need to
> revise down their own personal standards.
> let's have a task force of folks who volunteer to go to sanctuaries nearby
> where they live, and report back to the rest of us. let's talk with people
> who've had to try to make decisions regarding how best to care for large
> number of critters, and see what it's like to make the choices needed. let's
> ask the cats -- you can tell happy cats when you see them, and plush
> surroundings are NOT the standard....
> MC
> -- 
> Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors!
> Maybe That'll Make The Difference....
> MaryChristine
> Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org)
> Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)
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