(Alhambra, Il usa)
I love my feral cat BB. My niece found her half starved and sick. My husband and I took her to the vet. She had swallowed a beetle and we had to have it surgically removed. Having lost my Siamese to cancer after nineteen years; we thought we were not ready for a new cat but there she was and she needed us.
As she recovered we found she was different from any cat we had ever had. She would walk around the house making strange grumbly clicking sounds.
We later found that a feral community of cats has been in our village for as long as folks around here can remember. They have a dark color around their eyes and their legs have a longer gait for hunting.
Our BB is an excellent mouser! Ferals don’t like to be held much and are not good with children.
One evening she fell asleep on my lap and woke up from a dream, jumped up in the air and came down swinging. She put a four inch slice in my ankle that was almost to the bone.
She can be skittish. I tease her and call her seven pounds of claws and teeth. I’m not trying to scare anyone off from taking in a feral cat, just being honest. Wild is wild; still we wouldn’t trade her for all the money in the world.
We took in an abandoned kitten last year and she and BB get along like litter mates. They are both totally spoiled!
A picture is worth a thousand words!
I love cats so much. I would fill my home with them all if it were possible. My two little fury friends seem to fill the empty nest and then some! Still, I love to look at pictures of cats.
It’s a nice compensation for not being able to have more. Cat’s are so clever, funny, loving, mysterious and countless other qualities. It is true that We have more pictures of our cats then the kids or grandkids but lets face fact….your pets are always there for you with unconditional love,they don’t care about trivial things,and you don’t have to send them to collage!
The Cat Tower
A well scratched post – Photo by Julie
While on an on-line auction, I found a cat tower and won the bid with a few dollars…of course the shipping was another story!!!! When it arrived in the mail we were amazed at how small the box was and how heavy it was.
After we put it together we let the cats come and see their new tower. At first they were only interested in the box.
Now it is their most important piece of furniture and has saved mine completely. We have had to redo the ropes . It is amazing the power of a feral cat!
Photo by Julie
This is a picture of BB pretending to ignore the fringe on the lamp. The lamp had to be put in a different room. If you don’t cat safe your home; the cat will eventually do it for you! Even an older cat that has gotten use to your home sometimes can’t resist.
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