A Beautiful White Feral Cat

A Beautiful White Feral Cat

by Jan Plant
(Marion,Texas U.S.)

Spook Eyes - Odd Eyes - this is because the gene that takes colour from the coat also takes colour from one eye (the blue one)

Spook Eyes - Odd Eyes - this is because the gene that takes colour from the coat also takes colour from one eye (the blue one)

Out of all the 11 cats in the "Wild Bunch", this beauty really stands out. I know cats groom themselves but even with all the mud and rain we've been having, Splitter, manages to keep his beautiful white coat immaculate.

He's about 11 months old now.I found him and his two litter mates eating out of trash cans across the street one early morning. So me being me, I came home grabbed some food and dumped some out for them.

The next morning I went out with my coffee on our deck fed the "wild bunch" and kept hearing a cat calling. Went to the edge of the deck and the resident old tom was calling those three kittens.

I just sat back and watched the show. After several days I noticed something different that I've never seen in a cat. Splitter has one blue eye and one yellow eye. His brother has yellow eyes and his sister has blue eyes. What an odd group they are.

Splitter will come greet you if you stand still and rub against your legs but the second you make any move to touch he's gone.

I'll miss him and his litter mates. Come January they'll be going to their forever home further in the country to live on a farm with horses and cattle. But I know they will be well tended and loved.


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Dec 18, 2009 Miss them
by: Anonymous

Jan, I know you are going to miss them. They are kind of family it seems to. But I think the plan is a good one. As long as the person watching over them is as good (or nearly as good) as you with feral cats.

Dec 17, 2009 Thanks
by: Jan Plant

Dear Kathy,

Splitter thanks you for the compliment. He'll have a huge farm to share with his litter mates and Merlin (another w.b. cat). I'm sad to see them go. But ecstatic to know my friends will be giving them a forever loving home. They'll be able to really hunt and live out their precious lives free and loved. That's the important thing. Thanks again for your kind compliment.

Dec 17, 2009 beautiful
by: kathy

What a beautiful cat. I hope they are happy on their farm. I can relate to the whole farm thing. When I had to find home for all my cats several of them went to live on a farm. I never saw the man again who came and took them, I just pray every day that they were safe.

Dec 17, 2009 editing
by: Jan Plant


Thank you. As I'm sure your quite busy, I promise I'll do my utmost to spell check more thoroughly.
Thanks again.That did read rather morbidly before the change.

Dec 17, 2009 Changed
by: Michael

Jan, I just changed it!

Dec 17, 2009 Old tom coming soon
by: Jan Plant

I just saw that last line.I meant tended! Not ended! Duh! Sorry,folks.
Just wanted you to know,as soon as I can get close enough,I'll be adding a photo of the Ol'Tom.He's pitiful looking.And the only one we haven't been able to trap or catch to get vet checked.Ol' boys just too smart for us dumb humans!LOL! I swear he hides and snickers to himself every time I set a new trap for him.

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