Pet Bereavement – Bandit, Aloha –

 

Bandit

 

On the heels of losing our Sara, we lost Bandit, a sweet, loving Siamese only 12 years old. He, too, was in renal distress. He, like Sara, deteriorated quickly. He was sick about a year ago. Went to the vet, got meds, got well…sort of. Never really came back to the . . . → Read More: Pet Bereavement – Bandit, Aloha –

Tack Room – The ComeHere Kitty

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Years ago in early December I “met” a stray kitty. I had been seeing her around for some months but she was so beautiful – and seemingly healthy – I thought she belonged to a neighbor. She was part Siamese, the type with white bodies that almost have a light silvery look because . . . → Read More: Tack Room – The ComeHere Kitty

The Great Siamese

Cinnamon – The Great Siamese

Ferals In The Hay

Abut once every 8 weeks we get a delivery of hay for our horses at Keller Farms. The feral cats and kittens think this is the greatest thing in the world. Take a look.

Placing Kittens By Adoption

We had 11 kittens from 2 litters to find homes for and are down to just 2. I feel a little bit bad for my Mikey and Greta who loved playing with the large group but I am pleased that we have been successful. I had done up fliers to put in my local post . . . → Read More: Placing Kittens By Adoption

More On Feeding & Caring for Infant Kittens

Greta & Mikey under their favorite Birch Tree

In my last post, I shared my not-so-successful effort to bottle feed infant kittens, having lost 7 out of 9. I know that all were not my fault (I think I know, anyway) but I am sure that some were. Of course, the best mother for . . . → Read More: More On Feeding & Caring for Infant Kittens

Caring For Orphan Infant Kittens

Greta & Mikey under their favorite Birch Tree

 

With all our success in getting the feral cats fixed through our local SPCA Feral Cat program, there were three females we were unable to catch. The first one to have a litter had 3. She was extremely flighty and elusive. Lo and behold, she . . . → Read More: Caring For Orphan Infant Kittens

Qualities of the Feline Mom (Queen) – The Not-So-Good

Ok, so we have good Cassie and supreme Lizzy Puff. Then there is Pete (named as a kitten before her sex was determined!). Pete had 6 kittens a few days or so after Lizzy Puff. However, Pete – super flighty – had her litter somewhere in our storage room up in the loft…a room jam . . . → Read More: Qualities of the Feline Mom (Queen) – The Not-So-Good

Qualities of the Feline Mom (Queen) – The Good

 

Lizzy Puff

 

So, Cassie had 3 kittens then, a week later, Lizzy Puff had 6. The third uncaught mom, Pete, also had 6 kittens a few days after Lizzy Puff. The difference in these three moms is fascinating. Very much like humans, I guess. This post is about the good moms.

Cassie . . . → Read More: Qualities of the Feline Mom (Queen) – The Good

Feral Cat Clinic – Catching The Cats

Our local SPCA has a feral cat clinic 2 Sundays a month and the cost is quite nominal – though with the numbers we were dealing with, it was still a lot of expense! My first clinic appointment was for 6 cats. Actually, my very first one was for 6 and I only caught 1. . . . → Read More: Feral Cat Clinic – Catching The Cats