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Lucky

Since late April a calico cat has been frequenting our front porch and back yard pavilion.

This is a short video of the calico cat on our front porch.
The calico cat is on our back yard pavilion.

We shared the above-displayed video and photograph of the cat on Facebook, asking if she belonged to anyone. One of my Facebook friends wrote that the cat might belong to one of our neighbors, who moved into the neighborhood in late 2019 or early 2020. I found that neighbor on Facebook and sent her a message via Facebook Messenger. On May 4th we learned that our cat visitor belongs to our neighbor.

The name of our neighbor’s cat is Lucky. She is 11 years old and a rescue cat and is classified as a Tortie with white, not a calico! Lucky was an indoor cat for years before her family moved into our neighborhood. She went outside and has absolutely loved it, so she stays out quite a bit.

We absolutely LOVE having Lucky visit us. She is very friendly and loves to be petted.

The only negative thing about Lucky’s visits is that a tomcat hangs around her. He chases Lucky and pisses on our hedges.

We believe that the tomcat is feral. He is standoffish and won’t come anywhere near us. Thankfully Lucky is spayed, so there are no babies in Lucky’s future.

We discovered this morning that Lucky has skills!

Black Kitty

I wrote about our black feral cat for the first time here.  Black kitty has been coming around, to be fed, for about 3 weeks now.  I captured a couple photographs this morning that I wanted to share with you.

Black kitty, deciding whether or not to come up on our front porch.
She decided NOT, until I was out of view.

There are four eyes looking at me!

Our Feral Cat

We have been feeding a black feral cat for several days.  The cat comes around at least twice a day and eats every morsel that we place in the dish.  Until today I haven’t been able to get good pictures of the cat.  Whenever it sees me, it runs and hides.  I figured out a way to outsmart the cat.  I captured the photographs shared in this blog post from the comfort of my living room, via the Remote Control feature of the Olympus Image Share App.  I am very pleased with the experience!

THOUGHTS OF A FERAL
by Annette Easdon

I sit beneath the bushes as she fills my dish each day,
I only venture out to eat when she has gone away.

I know it will upset her when I turn away and hide,
As every day she tries her best to get me by her side.

I wish that I could let her know that I don’t want to run,
And hope that she will understand it’s nothing that SHE’s done.

I’d like to have her stroke me and pat my weary head,
But fear will overcome and I’ll run and hide instead.

For all the kindly people who feed the strays each day,
I pray the Lord will care for them as they have cared for me.

We Grow Grass

Our cat, Patches, is an indoor cat.  We do allow her to accompany us outside to our front porch.  We keep a close eye on her, though, so she doesn’t wander off or go out on the street.  When Patches is outside her favorite pastime is to prance down the front steps onto the sidewalk, where she nibbles on grass.   The ground has been covered with snow since early January.  We thought Patches might be missing her daily grass intake, so we began to grow cat grass indoors for her.

Patches likes the cat grass that we grow for her.

I like the planter in which we grow the cat grass.  My friend, Barb, gave it to me several years ago, on my last day of employment with an internet service provider.

This is one of several articles that I found on the Internet that discusses questions you might have about cat grass, for example: Is grass good for cats?  Is it necessary? and Why do they eat it?

 

Take Me Too, Mommy

My husband and I spent the weekend in Niagara Falls, NY. On Friday, as I was packing for our 2-day vacation, Patches watched. At one point, she looked as though she asked “take me too, Mommy!”

Patches stayed home and was well taken care of by one of our neighbors.

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Please check back this week, as I will share details of and photographs from our weekend getaway in future blog posts.

Saturday’s Critters #10

I believe all cats like a warm place while sleeping.  Our cat, Patches, certainly does.  Patches likes to crawl underneath the bedspread when it is time to sleep.  I smiled yesterday, when I walked into the bedroom and saw two paws sticking out from underneath the bedspread.

Cat’s Paws, all that was sticking out when Patches was taking a cat nap under the covers.

You may view more critters by visiting Eileen’s blog, Viewing nature with Eileen.

Happy Birthday Patches!

Our cat, Patches, joined our family in February 2011.

Our veterinarian estimated Patches’ age to be about 6 months old, when we got her.

We picked August 29th as Patches birthday.

Today is Patches’ third birthday.

Happy birthday Patches!

You bring a smile to Mommy and Daddy’s faces each and every day!

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