Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our Little Feral Colony

I've got kitties on my mind today, so I've decided to post some of the photos of the little colony of feral cats that live in our yard and on our back deck.  We have had them all spayed or neutered.  We have adopted three that were particularly "people friendly".  The rest aren't tame enough to come in the house, but they come up to our door to be fed, and sometimes they will pose for me.  They all get along together, as you can see.  

I guess some people would call me a "crazy cat lady".  But who could resist these faces at the door?  


Pam said...

I couldn't resist them either.
I like and admire the reserve and dignity of cats (and their choices). Lovely photos.
You show great respect for their individuality Judy.
Most people equate the word feral with problems and indiscriminate breeding. Your care and concern proves otherwise. You show it can be done -and managed well. Congratulations on the happiness and health of the little feral colony.

judy in ky said...

I like and admire them too, Pam. Each one is an individual, and we have given them all names. They don't cause any problems; it's amazing how well they all get along. Indiscriminate breeding would be a problem if they weren't spayed or neutered. So far, this little group has remained stable.

littlemancat said...

I love these photos. The first one is especially dear. And so are you for the care and love you give these often -almost always - forgotten cats.
The very best to you,

judy in ky said...

Thank you, Mary. I've never met a cat I could just walk away from. I believe they are a lot smarter than we give them credit for, and each one deserves a chance. Unfortunately, with the overpopulation and too few homes, this isn't possible. I just try to do the best I can for those who come to me.