Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Feral Cat Update

It's been a while since I wrote about our feral kitties, the ones who live behind the houses on our street. We have done what animal people call "TNR or trap, neuter, release". We have trapped one a time and taken them to be spayed or neutered, then released them back to the yard. We have had a total of twelve "fixed". Three of the twelve were friendly enough to be adopted, and now they live with us inside. The rest of them live outside and have formed a little group, almost like a little family. They get along with each other amazingly well. Every morning they come up to our deck for breakfast, then show up again later in the day for dinner. Between times, they either disappear into the yard or hang out on the deck.

The first picture is Little Sister. She was born in a litter to the cat we called Mama, along with her brother we call Spot.

Next is "Big Blackie", relaxing on a bench.

There are three "little black kitties" who are identical triplets. One is lying on a cushion under the table. The second found a bit of shade under a fern. The third little black kitty is Munchkin, whom we adopted to live with us.

This is "Little Blondie" with one of the little black kitties. I think they have become friends.

Here they are at the bottom of the stairs which come up to the deck. They are shy of humans, so they are waiting for me to go inside so they can come up to eat.

Recently, we have noticed what looks like an eye infection going through the group. Several have had "weepy" looking eyes and we were worried about them. But they all seem to have cleared up now.


littlemancat said...

Thank goodness for kind hearts like yours! Love the pics- a nice little family.

Arthur Ransome said...

Yes, thank goodness for you and your kindess to these lovely creatures. Years ago I had a lovely little ex-feral called Munchkin. He was black too.

Pam said...

I cannot imagine the life they would have without your care.Food and shelter are such basic requirements- thank you for meeting their needs. The photographs are delightful.

cloudia charters said...

Bless you for being a caring soul!

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judy in ky said...

They really are sweet kitties...