Wednesday, December 23, 2009
My neighbor and I have been catching feral cats from our back yard and having them neutered at a not-for-profit clinic in our town. So far we have brought in SIX; and they have all been females. I feel good that there are six fewer potential mother cats that could have given birth to new litters of feral kittens.
Two of the kittens we caught are now resting in our basement, recuperating from their surgery. They are both little black kittens with gold eyes. We are thinking of adopting one of them. She is the friendliest one. She loves to be petted and purrs when we rub her neck. We are calling her "Ivy". The other one in our basement might be adopted by a friend of my neighbor's. We just brought her home from the clinic today. The other four have been released again outside, and they mostly live on our deck. We feed them and put out little "kitty cubes" for them to sleep in at night. They sleep in them two at a time, and we can see little gold eyes peeking out from the opening.