A Path to Follow
Our local feral furry friend
This is a picture of a female feral cat who has lived in our neighborhood for about 3 years. Unspayed she has had a couple of litters of kittens one of which was caught and tamed and now lives happily in a loving home.
His 'Momma Kitty' as a nearby neighbor refers to her was too crafty to be caught until recently when after feeding her for several months I was able to lure her just into the house with a plate of tuna. Closing the door to prevent her escape began kitty's new journey.
Our vet came to the house to catch her and take her away to be spayed and given all her shots. The report was wonderful in that she is now spayed, deflead, wormed, and feline luke negative.
Currently in a large cage and able to see outside she is recuperating with us and will get boosters in a couple of weeks. She has been invisible preferring to stay out of sight in a box inside the cage. I don't know if we will be able to even get to 1st base in taming her. I am continuing to feed her the same food though she almost seems to be on a hunger strike.
She somehow survived a week of single digit weather in Nashville as I made sure she got as much to eat as she wanted--up to 3 small cans a day plus dry food. I guess I should just feel good about stopping the cycle of reproduction.
She is a sweet cat who always was sitting anxiously at the door for her meals, 'making biscuits' with her paws and ducking her head down and rolling over in happiness but always from a distance - a short distance.