Another Feral Cat at the Allotments

by Betty
(Walsall Rd Allotments, Birmingham, UK.)

Second cat at the allotments

A few months ago I wrote about a cat I fed at my allotment. Well now I am feeding two! The other started coming for food a couple of weeks ago.

The original cat still comes every day and is very confident with me now. The other day I saw her quite a distance away and called her - she came running over straight away!

I have not attempted to touch her, or the second one because I think they would still be too frightened.

This photo is the second cat, I love the colour of him/her.


Here is another photo:

I just happened to have my camera on me when I spotted the cat on someone's path. I'm sure she was posing for me!


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Another Feral Cat at the Allotments

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Jun 15, 2010 To Betty
by: Ruth

Cats are wonderful, they are cleaner than some people !
It always amazes me too how cats living rough are so clean and how they keep their kittens clean also.
Betty you are obviously a true cat lover, you instictively know not to look directly at that cat, a lot of people wouldn't know that.
I'm sure eventually she will be as confident around you as the first cat you feed.
Well done you, I wish there were more people like you.

Jun 14, 2010 Thank you
by: Betty

Thank you Finn, Ruth and Tracey for your kind comments.
I was very lucky to get the photo of the second cat. She isn't as confident with me as the first one but I find that so long as I don't look at her directly she does not run away.
I think it is remarkable that both cats look so clean, considering that they live outside in all weather.

Jun 14, 2010 Very pretty
by: Tracey (England)

Hi Betty

She's a lovely cat; she's so pretty. You really did her justice; I'm impressed with your photography.

Also how lovely of you to feed them.

Jun 12, 2010 Lovely photo
by: Ruth

What a beautiful cat,we'd call her a dark tortoishell and white and as Finn says,being that colour she is almost certainly a female cat.
It's very kind of you to feed those cats Betty.

Jun 12, 2010 Tricolor
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Betty. With those colours it is almost certainly a 'she'. It's in the genes that male cats can't have black with the red/orange. You can read more on the page about Calico Cats

Male tricolors are very rare and usually infertile. I once had one that I believed to be male, but eventually Carl had kittens 😉 You can see her at - she looks almost like your new allotment cat.

Once again thank you for helping the ferals. They need it.

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Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

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