Thursday, April 19, 2012
Our Feral Cats
This is "Big Blackie". He's one of the feral cats we have "adopted". By adopting, I mean we have trapped them, had them spayed/neutered and released them back outdoors. They now live all around us and we feed them and provide outdoor shelter on our deck. Big Blackie is very friendly and lets us pet him when he comes to the door. The others will run up to the door when they see us coming, but back off if we try to touch them.
These are the "little black kitties". We adopted their littermate; actually she "adopted" us, making it clear that she wanted to live inside with us. We named her "Munchkin" and she looks identical to these two.
As you can see, they seem to be very comfortable on our deck. In fact, you might say they have taken it over. We still go out there when the weather is nice; some of them run out into the yard and the bolder ones stay up there but keep their distance from us. The little black ones will come close if we hold treats out to them.
They are still feral cats, but I think they have become half tame. When you see these photos, how could you not want to take care of them?