Oct 23, 2014

Old Tabby Mom

feral cat tabby mother
If you look up at our banner here at the Feral Cat Blog, you will see a tabby mother with three kittens. It was my first ever digital camera picture (I used film before that) and very popular - mostly because of the kittens and their expressions. Well, here is the mother from that picture - she's still with us!

I can't remember when I took that original picture now. What it 2004? 2005? Anyway, it's nice to see she's made it this far. It is her intelligence that has saved her all these years. She's smart, curious, and careful. To be a feral cat who survives, you need all of that.

We're happy to see her face and we try to toss a little extra food her way. She's earned it.

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Oct 21, 2014

One-Eyed Tuxedo Squeaky

Squeaky, the one-eyed harlequin or tuxedo cat. It's not a very good picture, just a pocket camera photo, but the weather hasn't been conducive to photography, lately.  Anyway, Squeaky seems reasonably contented with her life. She's always had the eye problem - there are several cats in the feral colony like this - I'm thinking it must be genetic because of how often we see it. But I don't know.

Why "Squeaky"?  She talks. A lot. Squeak, squeak, squeak, whenever she sees people. She's kind of friendly, actually. You can't pick her up but you could probably pet her.

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