Help is always needed to feed and socialize these kitties.  Amazon wish list was put together by the cats so everyone knows what they like

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17OQ5355S73L5/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

  • NAME

    SPOOK 2 years
    SPLOTCH 3 years
    PRINCESS LEA 3 years
    PRINCE CHARMING 3 years
    WHERE 3 years
    GEORGE 3 years
    DITTO 3 years
    COTTONTAIL 3 years
    RABBIT 3 years
    STUBBY 3 years
    CLARENCE 3 years
    GARFIELD 3 years
    LEO 3 years
    Peter 6 months
    Troubles 6 months
    Puff 4 months
    Sultan 5 years

    17

  • SPAY/NEUTER

    NO
    yes
    yes
    yes
    YES
    YES
    Yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    yes
    YES
    yes
    yes
    yes
    no


    14 YES 3 NO

  • STATUS

    female
    adopted
    adopted
    adopted
    ADOPTED
    ADOPTED
    adopted
    female
    male
    female
    adopted
    adopted
    ADOPTED
    male
    male
    female
    male

    9 ADOPTED

Sultan 2012

Seems to be 5 years old.   He is leaning towards wanting to be friendly but still not quite sure.  Great babysitter of the young

 

Spook 2015

Spook is a solid gray female very timid, but starting to adjust to us and starting to not run when he hears us.  Approx 2 years old. 

 

n November I did a TNR to take to the vet and as sometimes happens, I caught 2 cats in one trap.  I was trying to move the smaller cat to another cage when Spook a gray female escaped into the house.  Okay, fine, the world has not come to an end.  I could work with her and take her on the next trip to the vet.  Famous last words.

Spook turned out to be a very hard nut to crack.  For days on end, I would only see brief sightings of her as she ran from one hiding spot to another.  If I was lucky to wake up in the middle of the night, I would catch her eating.  Getting anywhere near her was impossible.  Trapping her was a joke.  

Okay, I would try a little longer, besides since winter was in full force and her coat was not up to the sub-zero temperatures, letting her back outside was not an option.  In fact getting her near a door to let her out was impossible.

Then came the horror of horror stories dealing with feral cats.  One of them, and to this day I am not sure who it was, discovered how to lift the vent grate of the heating vent.  Over a couple of days, I was able to get all back out except Spook.  Finally, I buttoned down all the vents except one that was in the bedroom.  I then closed off that area and left the grate off making sure she had food, water, and a litter pan.  These she used as long as I was nowhere around.

I tried everything to get her out, I even asked people for ideas.  Nothing worked.

Then the warm weather came and finally giving up on any other options, I opened the window taking off the screen to let her out.  Now, where she didn't want anything to do with people, the temperature at night was still too cold for her comfort and she still refused to leave her haven.

Then came the day she ventured into the great outdoors.  The food dish was not eaten, litter box not used and I was 99% sure she was no longer in the room.

This fact was confirmed later that day when I was calling the outside cats for dinner.  Across the yard ran Spook.  And she not only showed up for dinner, she came closer to me than she had ever come before.  She came within 6 inches.  And she calmly looked up at me and started talking.

Now, this is the cat that I could not get near, she would even run if I looked in her direction. This cat who wanted nothing to do with people.  She was calmly talking to me.  She was making moves of being friendly.  I was torn between wanting to cry and wanting to scream.

Two days later, Spook let me pet her.  I still don't know what to make of her except....she got what she wanted.  And now she is happy.

Stubby 2014

Stubby is approx 2  1/2 years old female.  She is part of the second colony which started branching out looking for more food.  Grey with a 1/2 tail, which has finally healed.  Loves pancakes.   spayed 5/18/2017

Rabbit 2014

Gray striped approx 2 1/2 years old female.  Starting to make move towards being friendly.  Watching the door with interest.  And has even let me pet him.

 

He now has been named Rabbit because he hops like a bunny.  And he is fast like one too.  Thanks Jennifer for naming him

neutered  5/18/2017

Cottontail 2014

 2nd colony moved in.  They are very wary.  Appears there are mostly males.  And have discovered that they are offspring of Momma.  They had moved off due to lack of food, however, since I am caring for the colony there is plenty of food for everyone.

light gray stripe          male  approx 3 years old

Ditto 2014 ADOPTED

XA 2nd colony moved in.  They are very wary.  Appears there are mostly males.  And have discovered that they are offspring of Momma.  They had moved off due to lack of food, however, since I am caring for the colony there is plenty of food for everyone.

light gray stripe male approx 3 years old. He hides at the slightest sound and has only caught a quick glimpse of him.  The only reason I know there are three gray striped is because I was lucky to see them side by side one time

Peter 2/2017

Peter  6-month-old male Tabby  neutered 7/2017

Troubles 2/2017

Troubles, 6-month-old male Tabby neutered 7/2017

and if you can't tell  by the picture...she loves life

Puff 4/2017

Puff - Fluffy 4 month old female spayed 7/13/2017.

Muff

Muff sister to Puff spayed 9/19/2017

Fluff

Fluff sister to Puff spayed 9/19/2017

Tuff

Tuff littermate  to Puff spayed 9/19/2017