Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our Cat Family

Look at these kitties making themselves at home on our deck. They all came as part of the same litter, born under our next-door neighbor's deck last summer.

They have all been trapped, neutered, and released. They began life as feral cats, but they have become fairly tame, as we feed them twice a day, and they share our deck with us.

We trapped each one and took them to be spayed (they were all females). After their surgery we kept them in a crate to recuperate. It became apparent that all but one couldn't wait to be turned loose, to resume their outdoor life. One of them, however, was very friendly and enjoyed being petted. So we adopted that one and brought her in, to live with our three other indoor cats. We named her Munchkin because she was the smallest of the litter.

So now Munchkin lives with us in the house, and her sisters live outside on our deck and in our yard.

So, here is Munchkin on the inside, visiting with her sisters on the outside.


Natalie said...

I love you.
This act shows the dearest, most compassionate kindness. Wonderful you. Thank you for making the world a better place.

rachel said...

That turned out so well, didn't it, from the first anxious discovery of those kittens! And a handsome healthy bunch they are too. Well done you, for a great kindness carried out perfectly.

judy in ky said...

Thank you both for your kind comments. Yes, they do seem like a healthy and happy crew. Little Munchkin is a lot of fun, too!

chickory said...

youre running a cathouse! LOL. love the glowing eyes on black cat. happy weekend you francis of assisi type you.