Meet Smokey and Carlacita (we are guessing on the "he" and "she" here)... just two of our 2010 feral family. It all began last spring, when Porch Kitty, a/k/a PK, came to us ~ full of her kits waiting to be born. Soon, the day came when PK and five little ones were regular visitors for meal times, naps on the porch and playtime in the front garden. Now, in October 2010, this group has lost some, gained others. Three of the kittens have moved on. PK still comes, though does not interact with her young now, and may be pregnant once again. Then there is Grandpa, a chubby, somewhat tattered old grey-and-white cat, with ears that make us think of Scottish Fold cats. And Tiger, a young and very healthy looking, wonderfully handsome cat with stripes of many colors; perhaps abandoned rather than feral from the look of him. And Dad, although there may be two we call Dad ~ nearly identical pure black cats we cannot tell apart, and think fathered the original litter. Getting a photo or two of any of them is very difficult as all are shy and skittish, in spite of our efforts to befriend and welcome them all. Right now, we have neither time nor resources to manage TNR for this group, but hopefully we can keep them healthy, content and safe as we continue to feed, care for and enjoy them.
Our first feral family arrived in 2008: click here to read their story... the story of Annie, Bravo, Charlie and Delta Dawn... to this day, we miss them all, very much. Photographs of all of our feral cats can be seen by visiting OUR FERAL FAMILY, located under Who's Who On Zoolatry on our sidebar.
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