(Valley Stream NY)
Mama looking very comfortable.
Five years ago I moved into my house and Mama came with it. She is an all black feral cat. I can't touch her but I can talk to her and she comes to the door if I am late with breakfast. I live in NY and the winter is cold so my fiancé bought her a heated house from Nova Scotia to keep her warm.
She has 3 other houses, one is a shed, which I converted to her house originally. It has a little house inside with a Nasa Blanket, which I surrounded in Styrofoam in the winter (before the heated house). She has another house just for eating (to shelter her from the bad weather when she eats) and one more little house with a Nasa Blanket which I also bought for outside before the heated house.
She also has a swing she loves which was given to me from my Mom when my Mom passed on. I feed her 3 times a day and I love her. It took me 2 years to catch her and fix her. Oh, the heartache of all the litters trying to find a home.
I never knew what a feral cat was until Mama. My neighbor was a real jerk but one day I sat him down and explained to him how hard HER life is and that we need to help her. He had a better understanding when I was finished.
I do the best I can to take care of her but... I want better for her. I want to try and bring her in but she is so hard to catch and I worry about upsetting her. I love her and right now it is really cold out, and although I know she is warm, I want better for her.
Hi Cathy... I love your story of love. Your love is very true because it is almost totally unconditional. I think you could progress, in time, to getting her to come in and be more a part of the family. I hope so as she could then pay you back a bit for your kindness. We like these stories. I changed the title because it is unusual for a cat to have four little houses! I hope you don't mind....Michael.
If you can get a picture of Mama just email me at:
mjbmeister at gmail.com changing at for @
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