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My FERAL cat named KITTY

Updated on August 31, 2016
A Kitty!
A Kitty! | Source

How her life was saved!

She came into our lives on a drizzly cold day Sept. 2007...visiting our second floor deck to eat the seeds out of a bird dish. The first time I opened the door she flew off the deck, I realized she was scared of humans and wild. Everyday I left scraps of food outside in the hopes she would come back...two days later she did, devouring every bit. I continued to leave scraps and she came everyday...although sheepishly.

Our first snow came, so we prepared a place for her to sleep and eat...my husband took a large cardboard box, cut out an opening, lining it with straw and towels, placing food inside and she started to sleep there...once even finding her mother inside the box.

We had a record brutal 2007 winter, seeing this kitty everyday in that cold was heartbreaking. We built another fortress for her, my daughter called it trailer trash housing cause we kept on moving it and adding to it...Hubby added all brick around the box to keep it warm, I covered the box with plastic and topped the box with a piece of wood...yea, it did look cheesy. I would heat up a beanbag in the micro, then wrapping it with a towel placing it in the box to keep her warm, yes she certainly used it.


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Looking inside ~ notice the high snow

Looking inside ~ notice the high snow
Looking inside ~ notice the high snow | Source

Sleeping in the carry case in front of the door

Sleeping in the carry case in front of the door
Sleeping in the carry case in front of the door | Source

Checking out the sounds

Kitty checking out everything
Kitty checking out everything | Source

After a month she started to sit in front of the window of our patio doors looking in, even stepping up on the sill to look in and meow... I should say "meeuw" such a little voice! She started to sleep in the carry case that I had lined with rug and towels, facing the patio door so we could see her. Her little paws where so cold she alternated holding them up. Everyday we cleared a path on the deck and stairs so she could get to her box. I placed paper and towels in the area she sat so she would not be wet from the snow...she ate anything I left. At times it was below -0 degrees with the wind chill even lower, her shivering couldn't keep any weight on her, so much energy was used just shivering. She had a cold and coughed, that's when I made sure the beanbag was always there for heating her up.

After Christmas she became friendlier and only ran to the top of the stairs when we opened the door, after a while she came up to the door when opened and even climbing on my husbands lap while on the floor. One time she came in and the door closed behind her...I had told my hubby, don't let the door shut, she will panic! yep she did panic, and tore my plants down trying to get out...hubby had to clean it up!

Kitty by now was more familiar with us, even starting to trust us, allowing to be petted and picked up (that is unusual for a feral cat) The first time I picked her up I held her in my arms talking low and assuring her, always with limited, slow quiet movements. (this is very important with feral cats)

I made a short video of her on hubbies lap playing with his sweatshirt pull, see Video.

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Feral Kitty being tamed - third time in house

It was so cold that Kitty came in and sat on my husbands lap while on the floor, he sat very still and quiet.

Stalking deer - really just watching

She watched them for a long time, as did I...eating all my Hostas. There were 2 does and 5 fawns...

I took this video with my digital camera, sorry a bit shaky

A cold waterhole

Kitty at the cold waterhole
Kitty at the cold waterhole | Source

Grand-pets Kyle & Annie sizing up their new friend

Grand-pets Kyle & Annie sizing up their new friend
Grand-pets Kyle & Annie sizing up their new friend | Source

By April she was tame enough to come in for a period of time without panic.

During this period I could not spend too much time with her, I was busy with a big Art project and had my 29 year old Arabian to care for. I took Kitty to a Humane Soc. to have her fixed...she was already pregnant by another feral cat (I think related to her)

The day I brought her home from being fixed, my beloved horse Ibn of 29 years had to be euthanized because of an unforeseen problem, it was devastating, I cried so much that when we brought Kitty home I slept with her on the bathroom floor for two days, till Kitty came out of her anesthesia affects.

Annie our grandog meeting Kitty

Annie our grandog meeting Kitty
Annie our grandog meeting Kitty
Lipstick ID
Lipstick ID | Source

Lipstick ID mark

When I let her back outside she became a loyal cat and is now our beloved pet. She comes in to nap and goes out to hunt at night, sure wish I could change that, she brings home birds, mice, chipmunks, baby bunnies etc. that just breaks my heart...but that wild part may take some time to rid, if at all.

She allowed me to place a blue stretch string necklace with a tiny jingle bell around her neck (something that breaks and comes off easily if tangled.) To this day I always put a lipstick mark on her white forehead when she is outside, this lets people know she belongs to someone.

waiting to go out
waiting to go out | Source

Smartest cat I have ever known... Oh...of course I'm not prejudice!

Kitty is a very smart cat, actually the smartest cat I have ever had or ran across. She comes to my whistles, and when she wants to go outside, she paws the bells hanging off the doorknob waiting for someone to let her out. At our doors are towels and a wire brush, so when allowed in the house she knows to lay down on the towels and gets a brushing before going to her meals...I can tap on the towel and she will run over, and gets brushed...and never does she beg for food.

When she was catching prey I would tell her to drop them and she would let them go. Kitty does not go on furniture except on some chairs that she is allowed to, she knows the word NO and respects it. We have a potty box for her to go in...but prefers to use the outside for her business, never had an accident yet. She is a wonderful part of our family now.

My Easter Fluff

My Easter Kitty
My Easter Kitty | Source
Kitty's routine...
Kitty's routine... | Source

Her routine...

Kitty has a routine when left outside, she walks over to the rail and puts her front paws on the bottom rail and hangs her head over watching the robins nest, the chipmunks and squirrels running around below. The Wrens will fly over when they see her, taunting her, landing within a paws reach chirping their warnings..it's amazing how loud a small bird can be.

Then if she sees a target, she flies off the deck to downstairs and goes into her hunting mode. If I happen to be outside I discourage her to catch anything with my NO Kitty!

Kitty doing her thing - photos

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Spring 2008visiting the birdbath 2008Spring naphiddingHer tentpretty fat here!her potty boxHiding place in the winter,  guess she thinks she is outsidea snake, no it's a worm
Spring 2008
Spring 2008
visiting the birdbath 2008
visiting the birdbath 2008
Spring nap
Spring nap
hidding
hidding
Her tent
Her tent
pretty fat here!
pretty fat here!
her potty box
her potty box
Hiding place in the winter,  guess she thinks she is outside
Hiding place in the winter, guess she thinks she is outside
a snake, no it's a worm
a snake, no it's a worm

A Vantage Point...the Deck - her favorite place to be...

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teasing our grandog Annie
teasing our grandog Annie
teasing our grandog Annie

Xmas 2009

kitty x-mas
kitty x-mas

During 2009 Xmas season Kitty was inside because of the freezing temp, getting below 0 with windchill of about -15...here she helped me with decorations, getting into everything. This Xmas sock has two mice stuffed in it and a button you press to play "we wish you a Merry Xmas" when Kitty heard this, she went crazy and attacked the Mice on the sock...it was really funny to watch.

Attacking Xmas sock Mice

Attacking Xmas sock Mice
Attacking Xmas sock Mice

Xmas Kitty 2012

Xmas Kitty 2012
Xmas Kitty 2012

Favorite things she does.... Sleep

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favorite rugSpring 2009a chair she is allowed onzzzzzzNapping again!when she was sick  she was allowed to lay on the couchon the windowsill... yep taking a nap!
favorite rug
favorite rug
Spring 2009
Spring 2009
a chair she is allowed on
a chair she is allowed on
zzzzzz
zzzzzz
Napping again!
Napping again!
when she was sick  she was allowed to lay on the couch
when she was sick she was allowed to lay on the couch
on the windowsill... yep taking a nap!
on the windowsill... yep taking a nap!

Have you hugged your cat today?

Have you hugged your cat today?
Have you hugged your cat today?

2010 look!

Kittys' 2010 look!
Kittys' 2010 look! | Source

My Kitty painting was offered at Humane Soc. Auction

feral cat named Kitty (bark & wine event)
feral cat named Kitty (bark & wine event) | Source

My art for auction

Dane County Humane Society Bark & Wine Event

*paintings donated for the auction:

*My feral Cat named Kitty

image size 5" x 7" Acrylic medium with Matt and Frame size 8" x 10"

*I also donated a dog painting, both have matching frames...see my donating art site

kitty sick
kitty sick

Being sick

is a terrible thing

I can't begin to tell you how scared I was with Kitty being sick and the possibility of losing her. I was beside myself, and thought how can I lose her when she was the replacement of my beloved horse Ibn! I just could not bear another loss of a pet, not so soon....so I and many family and friends prayed, yes prayed for a cat!

August was not a good month for Kitty, she had been injured, but no outward signs, she had a hard time walking and stopped eating and drinking...I allowed her to rest in the house and get her appetite back, she recovered in several days. Then about two weeks later she again stopped eating and not feeling well, I finally took her in to the Vet because it was getting worse not better, she needed to be hydrated as she was not drinking...not eating caused her to lose weight...her a temperature was up, with a dry nose and hot ears and paws.

Her blood-work came back with some elevation, most likely due to the dehydration, she was treated with antibiotics every eight hours, plus I had to force feed her, she also ate little bits of things I made, she liked Chicken and Spam(for the salt) but not more then 10cc at a time ....she started eating a bit better over several days, but still not on her own. I took her back to the Vet and she said, that it was good that Kitty was responding to the antibiotics, her temperature was normal and she gained a bit of weight...starting to be more normal and even eating and drinking...AND desperately wanted to go back outside...I was hoping to make a house cat out of her, but maybe this will happen when she gets older.

A pet is not able to tell you how they feel or where the pain is, this made it even more hard on me...humans can verbalize so it's easier to take.

I think the worst part is NOT knowing what was wrong and the possibilities of some terrible fatal disease because she is a feral outdoor cat.

Thank You God for answering our prayers and Dr.Debbie Thayer for caring.

Yes, feeling better - watching all my moves

a Happy Kitty
a Happy Kitty | Source

Now that she is feeling better, it's interesting how Kitty is acting. Wanting to go back outside when she felt good the first day...we let her out...but she was gone all day on an extremely windy day. Happily she came home and slept through the night (except when I got up at 2:00 am to give her medication.)

Now she has figured out she can come in and we will not lock her in the house. She rings the bell hanging from the door to go out, then coming home every few hours checking in for her medication...so funny!

While updating Kitty's lens, she jumped up on the computer table (a first) I took this photo of her.

10 days of giving antibiotics is over and I get to sleep through the night....YES!

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Kitty has us trained

and we follow the rules

Our Kitty is the queen bee of our house, she tells us when to get up and when to go to bed...what she likes to eat and when...for sure she has us trained, and we oblige.

When inside the house there are particular places she likes to rest, and when we call her and can't find her, we have to look in about a dozen places, Kitty will come when she wants, it's on her terms... yep, indeed in good old cat fashion!!!

Is that me??

Her favorite variety meals

Purina Fancy Feast Florentine Collection Cat Food - (24) 3 oz. Cans
Purina Fancy Feast Florentine Collection Cat Food - (24) 3 oz. Cans

Kitty feasts on Fancy Feast! She loves it because there are 3 different flavors and it is soft and juicy...her favorite is the White Meat Chicken Florentine With Garden Greens In A Delicate Sauce, but I rotate each day the flavor so she does not become picky, however she has become fat and now gets a half a can in the morning and the other half in the evening. Plus she has dried food at all times.

 
designed by delia
designed by delia

Kitty's Bowl

hand made by mommie delia

When we visited our daughter in Kansas, she took me to a place where you can paint ceramics...there I made a bowl for "Kitty"

I thought it came out cute since I have never painted one...a fun project making it personal.

I added her name and painted her face with her markings...so she recognizes the bowl to be hers...just kidding!

A warm bowl of water for winter

Farm Innovators Model QT-1 1-Quart Heated Bowl, Green, 25 Watts
Farm Innovators Model QT-1 1-Quart Heated Bowl, Green, 25 Watts

Thermostatically controlled, operates only during freezing temps. 25 watts. It's a lifesaver...The bowl we had outside kept on freezing the water, so I went and looked for a water warmer, but all I could find was the large dog bowls...I went online and found a small bowl like the one here, at a reasonable price....Awesome!

 

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Wish list...
Wish list... | Source

A warmer heating pad

The Original MyWarmPet Heat Pad - Microwave Pet Heating Pad (Pet Warmer, Microwavable Safe Heated Pet Pads)
The Original MyWarmPet Heat Pad - Microwave Pet Heating Pad (Pet Warmer, Microwavable Safe Heated Pet Pads)

Kitty has one and it is a life saver for outdoors...just heat in microwave and it will stay warm from 6 to 8 hours...I warm it for 4 minutes and it stays warm for about 5 hours.I have to tell you this is the best thing I ever got for an outdoor cat....it comes with a cover and the cost was the most reasonable, it was shipped real fast.

Even the racoons like the Snuggle, they tried carrying it off the deck out of Kitties box.

 

In her Igloo

In her Igloo
In her Igloo

Cat Bed Igloo

Armarkat Cat Bed, 18-Inch Long, Brown
Armarkat Cat Bed, 18-Inch Long, Brown

Sleeping, Snuggling and Hiding is the favorite thing for a cat to do when they have a comfortable, fun and safe place to do it in.

 

Dr. Pia Salk

for the love of animals

Dr. Pia Salk specializes in social justice and the human-animal bond, this is were she brings in her own rescued pets as part of her clinical work and credits the animals as "the real therapists."

Her clinical work and her writings range in topics from all sorts of issues pertaining to the loss of a pet and animal welfare with the broader issues on social justice.

Dr. Pia has written books on these subjects and is featured on various TV shows and blogs, she is the spokesperson for ADOPT A PET.

Please take the time to visit just a couple of her websites pertaining to her and her work and see also what adorable pets need a furever home.

A cat named Fluffy

Fluffy is happy to have been saved and spent a wonderful time with her beloved owner Christina which waited all her life for a cat... It makes me happy to know that Chris was able to experience loving her one and only cat after all these years.

Sadly my dear sis-in-law Christina left us to be with the Lord, and now Fluffy has a home with the daughter who also has another cat and dog...

PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO IF YOU LOVE CATS! - you can help by capturing and spaying....

I'm so Thankful that I found out about the Dane County Humane Society in Madison Wisconsin...

Please check out YOUR area for special deals on FERAL CAT NEUTERING.

Venting Here!

It's the human being that causes the problem, if they were responsible pet owners they would spay or neuter them. There is no excuse in having cats run amuck and have society pay for it through funding whether it is destroying the cats or catching and releasing. If it were mandatory to alter your cat, then this would not happen, at least not to the degree it does.

I find it selfish and unreasonable to make a poor animal, cat or dog that is depended on a human being for their comforts in life to suffer needlessly by not fixing them.

It's odd, where we live you have to pay a license fee for a cat in the house and get rabies shots...wouldn't it be more important to make sure the cat owner alters the cat? Unless you are a fancy cat breeder there is no need in keeping the cat intact to breed...after all we will never have a pure cat, there will always be mixed breeds.

Created 11/09/2008

If you like, let me know what you think of my "Kitty"

Be sure to check out "Kitties Wish List"


So, have you encountered a Feral Cat? - let me know if you have...

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      Lynn Wallace 2 years ago

      Kitty and Mama Delia, you are both fabulous, and I have known you for many years, and just found out your beginning. How special to know this and we love you clear up to God. Thank you for sharing. You are most special.

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      Maria Grujicic 3 years ago from Darwin, Australia

      How adorably fluffy Kitty is- I love the way she poses- I'm glad she's now feeling OK. As a child I used to secretly care for stray cats and my parents wondered why they hung around! I fed them dry bread and milk. I wished so much for a cat. I love the way she rings the doorbell.

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      DuaneJ 3 years ago

      Adorable. We have a little black kitten too. We adopted her :-)

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      I absolutely LOVE this lens and Kitty! I feel the same way about my rescue kitty, Maurice! Remember, dogs have masters, cats have STAFF!!

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      I kept meaning to come look at your kitty`s lens and I`m glad I finally remembered! She`s a gorgeous cat. She actually has almost the same coloring of a kitty we just lost. I can understand how upset you were with your horse and how worried you were with Kitty when she was sick. We`ve lost 2 cats in the past 5 weeks (both cancer) and it`s always so hard. I`m so glad Kitty is doing well now! She`s lucky she found such a loving home. :)

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      FeralCaretaker 3 years ago

      We have also been adopted by a feral. He is orange and therefore his name has become Orange Guy. He began hanging around our house about a year ago and we would see him lurking in the corners and watching us from a safe distance while we let our backyard chickens run around outside their pen. Gradually he wormed his way closer to our back door and my girlfriend began sneaking him little snacks. I warned her that if she were to do that, she would need to do that forever. That was OK with her. After several months of regular meals it became clear he was not feeling well. He was drooling brown snotty pus from the corner of his mouth and his head was very shakey and unsteady. We are not allowed to get closer than 10 or 15 feet from him so this was quite a delima for us. We racked our brains for a solution and I searched the web for vets that worked with ferals. I found a local shelter that we often donate food to, NOAH of Stanwood WA, had a feral neuter/spay program. We had to trap him and fortunately his food addiction outweighed his apprehensions about the trap. He was very stressed by the incident and I feared he would really hurt himself convulsing spastically in the trap. I transported him early the next morning for his procedure, hoping that in the process the vet would discover if there was anything seriously wrong with him. I was very afraid that he would be found to be so ill that the vet would put him down. He looked a miserable wreck with dirty matted fur that he did not maintain at all. The whole day I was on pins and needles waiting to hear the verdict. I was there to pick him up an hour before he was scheduled and was able to release him early. The vet said that he was severely dehydrated and there was no food in his belly whch surprised us because he had been eating really well as of late despite being ill. She also said that he had a bad gum infection and bless her, she had given him an antibiotic that would stay in his system for 2 weeks. Orange Guy rebounded in the next week as we began to add large amounts of water to his wet food to insure he was hydrated. He has now become a bit plump, winter weight, and sleeps in a dog crate we lined with blankets and covered with a large plastic bag in our woodshed. We have several indoor cats and one, our 20 year old boy, goes outside occasionally. They both get along and smell each other politely. Orange Guy is very well mannered and seems to be very appreciative of the situation he has lucked into. I hope some day we will be able to pet him, but he is so feral, even though he trusts us that it may be a long time before that happens.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Kitty is beautiful. And so are you for taking her in.

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      Carpenter76 4 years ago

      You were so right! I did enjoy this lens. What a pretty cat Kitty is. She really looks like a queen. Too bad Pooh lives in Holland. They would make a great couple ;) King and Queen

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      katiecolette 4 years ago

      Kitty is adorable! Your photos and videos put a smile on my face :)

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      SunshineLife LM 4 years ago

      This is a lovely lens. Our last cat adopted us after she was abandoned by her owner and she had a litter of kittens too.

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      ValentineAngel 4 years ago

      Wonderful Lenses. I think Kitty is blessed and is blessing you also. A love for a pet is cherished ;-)

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Robin is just like Kitty he arrived in our barn one day and is growing up quite nicely now. Unfortunately my vet says we will never stop them hunting as even so called house cats will hunt if they ever get free for long enough. It is in their nature. Liked and Blessed

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      Bonfire Designs 4 years ago

      Amazing beautiful wonderful lens and life share. I have been adopted by a lost tiny little kitten that is part of my family now too. Thank you for sharing such goodness.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice lens. We need a kitty right now - feral or otherwise - have a mouse in the garage.

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      Jean DAndrea 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Kitty looks as if she's always been a pampered pet! Nice lens.

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      UniversalCats 4 years ago

      What a great lens! Kitty is so lucky to find wonderful people who will take the time to care for her. Funny thing, while reading about your Kitty jumping on the desk while you were writing, my Cookie jumped on the desk demanding attention! She got it and is now relaxing grooming herself...on the desk.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Back to visit Kitty - what a gorgeous feline!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      Great story! What a lucky kitty to find someone so caring and patient. Btw, thanks for visiting my kitty lens :)

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I love your story about, Kitty! Your description of her history with you is very heartwarming, what a God send she is! Animals bless our lives in so many ways. I have a feral kitty story that I am going to share eventually and seeing this reminds me of my "Cry Baby" cat... I really appreciate you sharing her history with us! =)

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      Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut

      Kitty is so lucky to find such a caring family! Our cat Fluffy was a stray who showed up at the back door many years ago, hungry and malnourished. She never left, and slowly transitioned from a visiting outdoor cat to a permanent part of the family. Now in her golden years, she never leaves the house.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Yes, my daughter takes in feral cats too! It is amazing the patience you both have had for these beautiful babies and Kitty is quite beautiful :)

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      candy47 4 years ago

      Beautiful story of Kitty the feral cat! She obviously has accepted domestication, unusual for a feral cat!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a wonderful story! We live on a farm, and feral cats come and go, but one female came in and had a litter that she brought up to the house after they were about half grown. The kittens, of course, were quite wild, but one has tamed down to the point of being a nuisance! He's SUPPOSED to be catching mice, but prefers to sit by the back door waiting for scraps. Food certainly has a way of taming them down. He now will allow me to scratch his back.

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      Edita 4 years ago from Auckland NZ

      Ha,ha ..."Kitty has us trained and we follow the rules". That's completely true. They know how to get under our skin.

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      I am a huge cat lover, and adore your Kitty, she is lucky to have you:) I have never had a cat in my life that was not an "alley" or "stray" cat, or a feral cat. Now, I have 3 cats (one of whom I wrote a lens about), and one of them is a feral cat that I "tamed", but even after almost 7 years of her being "tamed", I am still the only person she has ever let touch her or pet her, or barely see her - and she absolutely loves to be loved by me at every chance she gets and won't leave me alone, but that's fine with me. Thanks for a really nice read!

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Enjoyed reading about your feral cat adventure. We had one when we lived in Ferndale, California. She eventually sat on my wife's lap, but never, never came in the house. We called her "Cow Kitty" because she resembled the cows in the pasture behind our house.

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      lilpixiedust 4 years ago

      I just want to say, she's so pretty and cute. I would love to own a cat like her. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cat.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      What a gorgeous creature your Kitty is! Love this lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I too have adopted a feral earlier this year. She was tiny, hungry and very pregnant. She was looking for food scraps at the home where I work nights. She too was quickly named kitty. She used to growl when she had food. But that didn't last long, as everyone started feeding her. She got quite friendly, but from a distance, and she always knew when I was working, she would hear my car, and run towards me, but stop just short of me. I managed to catch her and take her home and she had 4 kittens the next day. All of them got homes. Kitty is so smart and sleeps on my bed every night, and if I sleep through someone knocking at the door, she taps my leg. She is desexed now, and is amazing me every day with her clever tricks. I love her so, I never thought I would find such a special friend. She only loves me, she doesn't take notice of my daughters. Feral cats are very intelligent and well worth the effort. Very rewarding.

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      divination 4 years ago

      I had a similar experience, but it was with a squirrel. She will come inside and likes to be hand fed. After several years she still comes.

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      theallin1writer 4 years ago

      Beautiful story - how cats can change our lives!

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Kitty and Robin are alike but with us Robin arrived as a worm ridden feral kitten looking for a warm place to sleep and a free meal. Like Kitty he is very intelligent, even writing his own lens! Even though he was only 6 to 8 weeks old when he arrived he ate solid food immediately and was only ill after we gave him wormers!

      He learned to use the litter tray instantly and comes when called (if he wants). He behaved perfectly at the vets and can be quite social. However he only once came in the house and he much prefers the barn. He loves to climb the fence posts and watch the horses, and they will even touch him with their noses (he was scared by their breath at first but soon got used to it). He has never threatened a horse, but he rally hissed at our Boarder Collie who immediately ran away!

      I think the feral part of him makes him very apprehensive, he tends to run away when people visit the stable, but has always let me and my wife handle him. He was cautious that first day, but I think he was hungry and took a calculated risk on us.

      He seems to have total trust and likes me to tickle him under his chin and throat he really smiles and will lie on his back and ask me to do it. They certainly do train us! LOL.He is quite a bit like Kitty but has shorter hair and golden eyes not as green looking as Kitty.

      We have a feeling that he thinks he owns the stable and allows us to use it! Theother day when we went out he was sat in front of the stable with an air as if to say its OK I will look after the horses. I guess the ferals have to be smart to survive, he certainly was. We are getting him neutered on Monday 15th October so I hope he is OK it will be the first time since he arrived that we will not see him for an entire day. He has only ever gone missing for about 7 or 8 hours at a time.

      If you are ever in Nova Scotia let us know so you can visit him and the horses.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      so beautiful, really heartwarming to read, such a beautiful girl!

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      Joy Neasley 4 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Kitty is beautiful. I love her "Kitty checking out the sounds" pose above.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I was here in Nov. before I had my wings, so I came back to bless it. Kitty does look like Lady. They are both beautiful and very much loved. It was nice to read the story again.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Gorgeous cat pictures! I love your lens. Thanks for sharing this.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      So wonderful to get to know kitty here on Squidoo - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Love the "Kitty" lens! Harmony, the tabby, loves it, too! She said to tell Kitty that she's really happy Kitty has a good home now, with people who love her, feed her and take care of her.

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      I think "Kitty" is amazing and I am so glad she has such a wonderful home with you - and I'm so glad that she's neutered as well. She's so sweet (in all these pictures), and I'm not surprised your painting of her sold - it's great! As to "Kitty" bringing you (caught) birds etc, this is her way of saying "I love you!" - as a kitten her mother would have brought her mice (etc) to eat, out of love, and adult cats do the same for humans they love. Our (rescued) cats do it - though we've taught them not to catch wildlife but to bring us 'caught' toy mice instead. I hope you and "Kitty" have a great Easter; thanks for sharing her story!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations for being featured on Squidoo's 50 Cats We Love Monster Board

      Blessed by a Squidoo Angel

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Excellent lens and congratulations on a well deserved Purple Star. I'm not a cat person, but I can tell a good lens when I see one, and this is a great story. Nicely done, blessed.

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      Kitty is an amazing cat! So pretty! I believe our cat was feral too. We adopted her from our vet. Although we've had her a few years she still won't allow anyone to pick her up. She will sit on our laps if it is her choice. Still very skittish but she has made a lot of progress.

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      This was a wonderful, heartwarming story about your beautiful Kitty. My first cat was feral, so I'll always have a special place in my heart for stories like this. Another great lens!

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      JessyGene 5 years ago

      what a gorgeous cat! wonderful lens

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a beautiful and heartwarming story of Kitty. What a perfect place she got as a home. We had a cute kitty growing up and I love cats, though I don't have any pets now. Blessed! :)

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      notedbybarb 5 years ago

      I have 3 cats that come and go around my house...unsure if they are strays or ferals. Two of them will hang out together on the porch, let me feed them, even pet them, but then they go on their way. Another one comes in the yard to just watch for hours, yet won't come near anyone. Guess they know I'm a cat lover and will feed them if they give me that meow hungry look.

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      John Norman Stewart 5 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Kitty is a very special cat. BooKitty saw her picture on the desktop monitor and he told me that he has a 'crush' on her. He will be calling her later....:)

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      David Dove 5 years ago

      I've had feral cats all my life, just as soon as one dies there is some kind of cat notice must go out for a "vacancy" because very soon another appears unasked and here we go again - wonderful. Kitty is a beautiful cat and you are so lucky to be chosen by her. Best wishes, David

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      tarpius 5 years ago

      nice cats..it's have long furry hair.Doesn't dog hate cat?

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Yes a few in my life, some I've kept and some have been too wild to do anything with but feed.

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      ITCoach LM 5 years ago

      writing and image placement , every thing exceptional and great story.Thanks for sharing with us.

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      MyFairLadyah2 5 years ago

      For a similar reason, we have a pound dog - Bogo was found in a field as a puppy. She was shy for a long time & not comfortable with men. Now she is going on 15 and has had a wonderful life with us and we with her!

      Long Live Kitty!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Congrats on your purple star! Yes, I have a feral cat named Kisser.

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      I have, and he lived on our balcony for two years. We couldn't take him in because we already had two other extremely territorial cats. :(

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I loved this lens! I have also tamed a feral cat, and wrote a lens about it. I am going to add your lens to that one. I am curious about the pink mark on Kitty's forehead. What is that?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very touching story. Kitty is fortunate to have you!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Lovely tale of feral cat Kitty. Angel Blessed to go with a very well merited Purple Star.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Awww, what a sweet story of a sweet cat. I'm glad you found each other. You'll have to change her lipstick to purple now!

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      What a lovely, lovely story!! I rescue cats and dogs -- right now I have 5 cats and 3 dogs. We resuced a feral cat with palsey and now he has adjusted, much like your Kitty. I'm so happy that your Kitty finally came inside. All the cats I know love to be warm. Mine even love to sleep on a heating pad that is turned down to low. Congratulations on your wonderful family!!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      my brother found a feral cat and brought it home but run away again after meeting her beau and getting pregnant.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @bacri54: I'm sorry you don't like the word feral, but the city and Vet have her registered as such, besides her ear is cropped and that's an indication she was born feral....hope you understand ;-)

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      bacri54 5 years ago

      i don 't like that word "feral cat"

      My Boss The Cat Photographer and his Friends from the Shelter

      got great personnality ,very charimastic but don't call them "feral cat"

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      WildWilliams 5 years ago

      I too have been adopted by a feral cat. Like you he inspired me to write a lens about our experiences. If you like you can visit https://hubpages.com/animals/black-cat-saga and read about Black Cat.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Yes we have several ferrel cats and all have made the transition into being full time indoor cats. We pray for our pets each day, because God does answer the prayer of faith.

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      kengibbons4 5 years ago

      Hi I liked your page and gave you a Squidoo like. I am new to Squidoo and wrote an article on educating rescue groups and individuals about tax benefits for fostering feral cats & dogs at http://www.squidoo.com/tax-benefit-for-caring-for-...

      The more money one saves through tax deductions for the care of the cats and dogs the more money they have to take care of the animals. Hopefully this tax benefit will also help rescue groups to find more willing people to help with their cause.

      To support the circulation of this article please give me a Squiddo like. Hope the article helps the cause for feral or stray cats & dogs.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I loved reading Kitty's story. She is gorgeous!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @Formosangirl LM: Yes, I fully understand the stretch problem, she was introduced with a blue stretch "string" necklace...her other collar is a 'easy' breakaway. Thanks for the heads-up!

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      Formosangirl LM 5 years ago

      My cat's mother, I heard, is a feral. Be careful with the stretchy collar. We had one, too, thinking it was a good thing. It was the same color as her fur (she is a Tortie), and the stretchy part was embedded in her jaw. We could have lost her, the Vet said. She was also given antibiotic.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      We have tons of feral cats here in Kuwait.. some are friendlier than others :) Blessed!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @anonymous: No TNR, she came to us and we adopted her, getting her fixed at the Human Soc. Hope you can get your Heidi's photos uploaded I'd love to see her.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      She looks almost like my Heidi. Someone found her outside with her neck sliced open and bleeding. They dropped her off at the vet and then took off. Now she's my spoiled little girl.. I wish I could get my camera to upload a pic. She even has a beauty mark on her face like your cat. I take care of a lot of ferals also ( all fixed though). I noticed yours had an ear tip. Did you doTNR? or someone else?

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      GypsyPirate LM 5 years ago

      Aaww! Thank you so much for letting us (my cats and I) meet Kitty. Mister Giles and Calypso asked me (ordered me) to tell you that they said "meow" to her.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hi Delia, my beautiful friend, hope you've been doing awesome!

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      annamari 6 years ago

      I loved your story. Kitty is such a beautiful and precious cat.

      It is so great how you and your husband loved her in.

      I wish you many wonderful days together!

      I met two feral cats 6 years ago, and I am so grateful for them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      my beautiful sweet friend, appreciate your beauty and warmth,

      love your kitty too, nice lens

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      Matie 6 years ago

      her eyes reminded me of a female ragdoll that befriended me after my himalayan cat passed away. :-(

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      How cute ur kitty.thanks for visiting my lens

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      pawpaw911 6 years ago

      Just did a lens on "The Top 20 Reasons You Might Be a Crazy Cat Lady", so thought I would check out some other cat lenses.

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Big hugs to Kitty!

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      Crichtonslover 6 years ago

      What a wonderful cat! We have taken in 3 feral cats. Merry Mittens, Spackle and Squeak. They make the best house cats! Only Squeak prefers to be outside. She still comes in to cuddle and nap.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! I have two feral cats indoors & enjoy seeing them happy while still a lot more feral than your Kitty. I am learning all the time new things from them... and I'm teaching some to them too ;)

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      Girl-In-Green 6 years ago

      Aww, Kitty is so pretty ! I love this lens. I'm glad Kitty got well again. We had a feral cat named Xemo (pronounced zee-moh) that my husband found in Mexico of all places. He was my husband's best friend =)

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      Stacy Fordham 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this story about Kitty. I'm glad Kitty found you. Thanks for visiting my "Cat Litter Reviews" page.

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      Stonecutter 6 years ago

      This is a very touching story, the patience that you and your husband showed for Kitty and how that paid off in her trusting you. Now you have a friend for life.

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      mazbond 6 years ago

      Beautiful Lens. I love your Kitty and thanks for sharing your story.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Your lens for Kitty is just wonderful, a fantastic story! Kitty is for sure very lucky to have found you and I'm sure the feeling is mutual.

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      Anahid LM 6 years ago

      Hi Happy Valentine's Day I love your lens thank you for making it, Thank you for liking my lens. I also have a feral cat which i love she became tamed after many years. We all do our best to protect the homeless cats that is great, you can see my cat lens too. Thank you. Anna

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      I am lost in Kitty love Lala Land -:) What a beautiful love story, thank-you. Angel Blessed, and to be featured on Blessed Pets. Just lovely, thank-you.

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      Andrea RM 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens; I'm glad your kitty got better. She was lucky to find such nice people who patiently waited it out until she was ready to trust you :)

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      scss 6 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens! I'm so glad that she got better - even if it meant she would be living outside again.

      I have adopted two feral kittens who are now a pair of Hooligans - cared for by my ancient Skitzi as their Foster mum.

      My dad also ended up adopting a feral cat who lived in the local church who would come and get fed treats by him. When she became ill he took her to the vet for treatment, and then later when she later showed signs of wounds from being attacked and needed more vet care, she came to his home to get daily medication etc. and of course, stayed - lol!

      His other cat is finally getting along with her "bad attitude" toward him, so life is now good for all the ferals adopted by us!

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      NovaBlast 6 years ago

      Very cute touching amazing lens :)

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      gentur 6 years ago

      You posted on my page awhile back about our kitties looking a like. They actually do. We have two. Viktor, 6 months, and King Arthur 8 years... (sometimes known as Sheara (for his split personality and drama queen ways).) Any way, King Arthur does look quite a bit like your Kitty. Saving from a shelter, saving a feral... all great ways to spend a day. They sure do give more love than one could ever expect don't they?

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      iamradiantrose 6 years ago

      We animal lovers will always try to help those in need. What a wonderful story about Kitty. We all have heard similar stories about cats dogs and rabbits.My house if full of rescue animals so I really relate to your story. Congratulations on your wonderful heart! Great Lens! Thank you!

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      Awwww...she's cute...I loved all the pictures...great pet lens...thanks for sharing...and thank you for visiting my paint by numbers lens...I appreciate your comments as always! Kat

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is just amazing. You are awesome.

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      sponias lm 6 years ago

      I love cats. Your lens is fantastic! This is the most beautiful lens I ever saw! You are very talented, and Kitty too!

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      LoreesJewelryBox 6 years ago

      what a great story! Loved reading it! What a beautful kitty! Did they ever say what was making her so ill?

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      Joy Lynskey 6 years ago from Moneta, Va

      Such an incredible story!! Great read and Kitty is absolutely gorgeous!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      love your story about kitty, i too have several (4) feral cats, 2 of which are fixed, 1 that i'm trying to get to like me, and her brother that has already made himself at home. i'm trying to get the not so friendly 1 so i can take her to the humane soc to be spayed because she keeps getting pregnant and i take the kittens away after 2 wks so they won' t be feral. my cat is very smart though she would not go in the trap cage for nothing bought sardines, and everything under the sun with no such luck. well, good luck with kitty she's beautiful.

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      larryrosario49 6 years ago

      very touching story about kitty. my sister has a cat who was feral until he was injured. after she took him in and nursed him back to health he is one of the biggest cuddlers and happy-go-lucky cats you will find.

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      DeborahJulianArt 6 years ago

      Great cat story. All of our cats have been rescue cats, and we've rescued one that someone else was able to find a home for. Watching the dignity and smarts of these animals impresses anyone who watches with an open mind. Adding to my lenrolls, and in the future, will link through on featured. Thank you.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Oh Susie do a lens on that Kitty and her story! she must have been fixed otherwise she would have gotten pregnant during her time with you...yes our Kitty got her name so it wouldn't be personal and look at her now, the love of our pet life!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a wonderful story! I wonder if all feral cats get to be named "Kitty" when they are adopted. We had one too and my sister named her Kitty because she didn't feel that it was right to give her a regular name because she had been wild. We first discovered Kitty in the cage with Samantha, a white rabbit who love to hop up on top of her cage, so we would often leave it open and that's how Kitty got in. We were very surprised because we had cats before that killed wild rabbits. The two got along well and kept each other warm in the winter. Kitty didn't want anything to do with people at first and would hiss and get away. Dad said not to feed her, but Shelly did and eventually she could be touched a little bit. Then someone's tame cat stopped by for a month or so and that made Kitty trust us more because "Sadie" loved people, I gave Sadie the temporary name for her stay with us. By the next winter, Sadie had moved on and Samantha was in bunny heaven. Kitty was pretty friendly with us by then but really surprised us one chilly morning when she came out of the dog house with Elliot, my German Shepherd. Kitty was a pretty smart cat! Wow, thanks for the memories!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That is one chubby feral kitty, you can tell that she is loved.

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      PizmoBeach LM 6 years ago

      What a great story.

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      hannzach 6 years ago

      Hi, Thanks for commenting on my lens about Suzy. I just love your story about Kitty, she is so pretty & very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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      steveffeo lm 6 years ago

      Really beautiful lens I can feel your love for Kitty The Youtube videos would not come up it would be great to watch them.

      Blessed by a Squid angel

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      Kitty is beautiful !

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      stevenho128 6 years ago

      What a lovely & Smart Cat :> I've 5 dogs but the strange tale is that I got the 1st dog when i rescued a cat. Serendipity is great.

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      Johann The Dog 6 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      So great to meet Kitty!!! What a great story...hope it goes on for a long, long life to come :) My kittie bro is feral, was for about 6 months when he met my Mum for the first time. He ran from everyone, but walked right up to Mum and rubbed her leg and let her pick him up. He picked her, so she took him home. He's 12 years old now and still jumps on top of the refrigerator :) Thank you for sharing your story and Kitty's!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      This is a fantastic story of your caring for a beautiful cat. Our life has been full of feral cats, since we live on 14 acres and they always seem to find us. One of them, a newcomer a few years back, was a kitten and a bully. I protected him as best I could from the other cats, and his response was to grow up and drive my other cats, some of whom were almost tame, away. i'd love to get some more, but I fear they wouldn't get along with my neighbor's three cats and two labs. A wonderful lens!

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      Pat Goltz 6 years ago

      @delia-delia: I made a lens on Kitty, and I'd like to learn about lensrolling. Here is the link:

      https://hubpages.com/animals/kittyadoption

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      beckyf 6 years ago

      Thank you for commenting on, and lensrolling, Miss Plume's page.

      Kitty is gorgeous! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this lens, and have added it to Miss Plume's lensroll too.

      I'm glad Kitty's feeling better. We pray for our pets too when needed. :-)

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      What an amazing story. She sure is lucky to have ended up on your deck!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @Pat Goltz: Yes indeed do a lens on your Kitty and I'll lensroll it to this one...thanks for stopping by!

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      Pat Goltz 6 years ago

      This is hilarious! I have a feral cat named Kitty, too! The kids would call him "Kitty" and he responded, so they decided this was his name. We told them not to feed the cat, but they did anyway. One day, one of our sons rigged up a box with food under it, so that he could pull the stick out of it and the box would land around the cat, and that's how he captured him. Eventually, he spent most of his time in the house. We don't allow Kitty to go outside because it's too dangerous, and he might bring in blood-sucking insects in his fur. It took awhile to train him not to go outside. He's getting very old now, so each day we see him, it's a blessing. I should do a lens about him.

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      KarenTBTEN 6 years ago

      Oh, she's lovely. I am thinking about the first cat we took in, though she was not so shy. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      Kitty is sooooo adorable! I love her!

      My cat was a feral one before I took him home, and I guess he must have gone through many tough things. He is also a sweet and loving cat.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have seven wonderful rescue bunnies, not feral, but abandoned and abused. These wonderfully inquisitive animals are worth the many, many hours spent gaining their trust and eventually their love. My sister has five cats, some feral, some litter runts and some just unwanted. One of the feral kittens had a huge anxiety disorder, but now lives happily in her daughter (my nieces) bedroom. Her bedroom door has been replaced with a sturdy screendoor (for airflow and view) and both child and cat adore the living arrangements.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a great lens. You certainly are animal lovers taking all the trouble to make her safe and well. She is a lucky cat. Thank you for the lens.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Kitty is so sweet and beautiful. I enjoyed reading her story. I am very glad she found you and your family. Good luck with her in the future.

      One hint: a heavy bell on her collar may stay on better. I use a copper Indian bell with my cat. I have used it with other cats and attached it with wire. Thanks for letting me read your lens!

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      Amelia7410 6 years ago

      I love the story :) makes me want to make more lens for my pets :) Maybe I will..

      She is very very beautiful, I do like her little brown spot on her lips. Gives her character.

      I had a colleague (When I was working in Xi'an) who had a cat who bring her 'gifts' from the wild and place it on her mat, her pillow, toilet bowl!! THanks for sharing the story of Kitty.

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      What a lovely story... don't our animals become a part of our family?

      We also have rescued a ferral cat and he is a lovely friend.

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      jstarr lm 6 years ago

      What a wonderful story and history about Kitty! I love the lipstick ID! I'm so happy you visited my lens so that I was able to jump over here and meet you and your beautiful cat! BTW- My daughter's name is Annie :)

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Oh she is a beautiful creature! She reminds me of a cat we got off the street one time--looks just like here, and we named her Pricilla--Prither for short. She was a character. We loved her dearly.

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      Tortoise Cat EYOWed "Bookmark that (feral cat Kitty) lens on my lens!" so I did, on tortoise-cat-tales

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Beautiful photos! And I enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed looking at it. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved horse but clad Kitty turned out to be such a great pet. I've known feral kitties that never became true pets, no matter how much love they got, while others went from feral cats to lap kitties. You just never know.

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      Jacqueline Marshall 6 years ago from Chicago area

      What a charming lens - and Kitty is beautiful! Great story.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I'm glad Kitty is feeling better. Yes, I do have several feral cats and they make wonderful pets. Kitty's painting is very beautiful. She's a very lucky kitty.

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      ZaneLane 6 years ago

      I can't have a pet so I borrow my neighbor's cat, Howie, he's a scream. Howie's owner is male, meaning he's not too used to being fussed over, so I have to play ball his way. Which generally means allowing him to attack my feet as I'm walking by, or as I go to pat his head he'll put my hand in a death grip and gnaw at my flesh. Sounds dreadful but he's pretty good about not hurting me. He's a dear boy and I love him...bad behavior and all... :)

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Oh Kim how sweet of you, Thank You for the Blessing! and above all for taking in all the Kitty Kitty's!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a beautiful cat! All mine have names but I still just call them Kitty Kitty to their faces. Mine were all also strays. The most recent one, Tommie, which looks a lot like Kitty Mitzka, was found under a van at my gym when he was only a few days old. He's now four and a healthy, fluffy 10 pounds. He looks and acts a lot like your Kitty!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @PromptWriter: How very nice of you to help your feral cat! Thank you for opening your heart.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Our feral cat just turned 1. We found him in our yard last August, tried to catch him, was unsuccessful. He showed up a month later full of fleas, nothing but skin and bone, and trying to eat rocks. It was heart breaking. After twenty minutes I was finally able to catch him. It was a few months nursing him back to health. Now he's a fluffy 12lbs. The pictures of your babies are beautiful.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      She sure is a pretty kitty, and is blessed with a caring family. Love the fern portrait. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh she is such a sweetie....

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      How could Charlie's Angel not bless this amazing lens! Adorable!

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      Marijoyce 6 years ago

      This is a favorite lens. I love this, Kitty's story is absolutely amazing (although I was really sorry to hear about your horse). Lucky Kitty for having found you and your family and vice versa. Great photos throughout. Amazing story, hard to believe she was ever a feral cat now. It takes a great deal of patience, love and trust for them to come in and be part of the family. You and your family gave this lovely animal a marvelous life. Kitty looks so happy.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Shes so beautiful!!!!! I have many Feral cats but haven't had any to become tame yet.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Also lensrolled to "How Animals Help People -- The Healing Power of Pets"

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      I loved reading Kitty's story and seeing those adorable photos the first time I visited. Loved it just as much the second time around. Your painting of Kitty is so lovely. I am off to discover your donating art lens. :)

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      Ann 7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      wonderful lens. I loved the photos and the video - but then I am mad daft on cats. Will add it to my lens roll when I get round to creating it - I need more hours in every day.

      Ann x

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      You've featured this lovely cat very well. I sure enjoyed the videos and all the photos. Thanks goodness you persisted in offering food and care until she could trust you.

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      TANITU LM 7 years ago

      Kitty is an absolute Angel. And, I Love the "Heated Pet Bowl". Might need one for myself - MEOW !

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      Julianne Gentile 7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Thanks for sharing your story about Kitty. I've cared for and taken in so many ferals over the years. It warms my heart when I find other people that care. 3 of my 4 cats were kittens born to feral moms and the fourth cat was a stray that came to my door for food.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Trish, Thank You for your kind words! I only approved one of your comments cause the other VERY nice comment was too long...I really think you should do a lens on the feral cats you have encountered and tell the story...I'd love to help you make your lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Your Kitties are precious! We have a cattery ( 15). So appreciate what you do. All ours are ferral & they are family. They live in one of our bedrooms ( made for them), We put in a window door in the window & a cat enclosure so they can still get outside for fresh air & sunshine! They all set on my lap every day & I get lovins' from them, ( so, NO ONE say ferral cats can't be tamed or become lovable), they can; with lots of love & patients. Just wanted to share my story. Thank you for all you do for your kitty family!!!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Kitty is lovely. How patient you were in taming her. Too bad she didn't trust you yet enough to come in that first winter. I'm glad you were finally able to persuade her to become your pet. I will lensroll this to my Friendly and Unfriendly Felines I have known lens, since the two are definitely related. Thanks for letting me know about this lens. I really enjoyed getting to know Kitty.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Ah, Delia! Kitty is truly a beautiful cat -- on the inside and on the outside. So fluffy and such lovely markings -- love that pink spot on her forehead. OMG, can we talk? I'll have to send you a picture of mom's new polydactyl -- one of my sisters in Ohio got it for her from the animal shelter where she works. PePe is his name. He is a HOOT! Me? Holy moly have we ever interacted with a lot of cats from the dynamic feral colony that we manage. Several dozen over the years ... word is out that there are good eats at our place.

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      AnxiousAthena LM 7 years ago

      OMG!! seriously cute! I had a feral cat as a pet named Hamby...awful name, cute cat. His eating was the funniest thing to me. If I gave him any type of meat or something he found particularly tasty he would protect his food. He'd get all stiff all his hackles would stand on end. He would viciously chomp at his food, growling loudly if you came anywhere near him!! LOL I wish I had a vid to post here. Great lens, 5 stars!

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Beautiful Kitty! I'm glad you found each other. :D Thanks for sharing your story. 5 stars and lensrolling to my Choc labs page. I'm sure she won't like it, but he has become fond of our cat, so you never know. :D

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Returned to bless this lovely lens. Featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      ChristiannaGarrett-Martin 7 years ago

      Wonderful Pictures! I love 'Easter Kitty'. She is such a happy cat, you have done a brilliant job taming her. You should be proud. Feral to domestic isn't easy! She is so content in your home and garden. Lucky girl :)

      I too love animals, particularly cats and the Tortoiseshell and Blue cat on my lens are my own. They are brother and sister.

      An excellent lens with a heart warming story. ~ Favourite and adding to my wonderful world of cats.

      Christianna

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      Oosquid 7 years ago

      Your ex-feral cat Kitty is a beauty. wonderful story too. 5 stars.

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      Karen 7 years ago from U.S.

      I love the Easter kitty photo :-) A friend of mine volunteers to take in feral kittens who've been dropped off at the Humane Society. She's got a "golden" touch for habituating them to humans in a gentle way so they have a chance to be adopted out. It takes a lot of patience as you know!

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      jolou 7 years ago

      What a great lens and story. Love all the photos of this beautiful cat. As I cat owner, I know how much we love our pets.

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      Kitsune64 7 years ago

      Oh, she is a beautiful cat! And a great story, too - very similar to how my cat prior to Yoda came into our lives. They can make the most wonderful companions. I'm glad you and your family took the time to gain Kitty's trust. Lensrolled to my Yoda lens.

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      TrixiJahn 7 years ago

      I can't wait to see her live! She is adorable! xoxox Tell her Im family, ok!luv you cuz

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a beautiful cat. I'm glad she found you before something really bad happened to her. Mitzi chews on everything in sight too. I'm surprised she hasn't broken her tooth.

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      jlshernandez 7 years ago

      This is my "aaawwww" story of the day. It is hard to believe that this lovely feline was a feral cat tamed by even lovelier humans. Thank you for sharing such an endearing story.

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      scss 7 years ago

      Oh Kitty is gorgeous! I have two feral Hooligans at the moment - brother and sister have been cared for by Foster Mum Skitzi Cat like a true mother. My Sookie Bum looks a bit like Kittie, she has huge fluffy snow shoes for feet and waddles like a duck! Her brother Ziggie is a black persian with such a huge personality I named him after Zig Zigglar - he can charm the socks off anyone! Fantastic ***** lens, and thank you for adopting a feral!

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      grannysage 7 years ago

      Revisiting this to lensroll it to Lady Ghost's page. She thanks you for visiting.

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      batkins 7 years ago

      Great story I'm always happy when someone rescues an animal. It's amazing how much of a personality they have. And how well they can fit in to a family. She's a very pretty cat. Thanks for leaving your story about your kitty on my page and adding to the story. Check back in the future to see what others have added.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      What a beautiful story and gorgeous cat. Please take that bell off her as their hearing is so much more sensitive than ours that it must chime in their ears like a cathedral bell would in ours if we wore it. I hate bells on cats just about every animal hit by cars is a cat with a bell on its neck because it can't hear properly. As you can see it doesn't stop them from catching the wild life. I am also a breeder of cats and love them to death, especially kittens. Top marks and lens rolled and featured on my Pet Rabbit Story

      Norma

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      What an endearing story. Kitty found a loving home with humans, that is so wonderful. We have two cats in our family and each spring feral cats come around. One was so lonely and we wanted to keep him but our cats couldn't adapt, so we brought him to the Humane Society and paid for him to not be euthanized, explaining he seemed very tame and loving. They neutered him and placed him with an adoptive family. Lensrolled to Ebony, Little Black Cat ... she seemed feral at times but was just feisty and fierce because she was small and loved being outdoors. We miss her so much, but we still have her son Sparkey, 14 years young.

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      Pmona LM 7 years ago

      Reading your story brought back fond memories of a feral cat I used to own. One that looked very much like your Kitty. It took lots of time and patience to gain her trust. She was a good cat and I miss her much.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a wonderful story about your feral cat named Kitty. Your love and patience got through to her! I've always heard that when a cat brings you the remains of a catch it is an act of love and gratitude. In the cat speak she is saying she is happy to be a part of your life.

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      thesuccess2 7 years ago

      I didn't think a feral could be tamed, well done, I've lensrolled you to my cats in boxes lens

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      I live on a farm and as a result we always have at least one feral cat wander though a year. It's always a worry since you don't know what diseases they bring for my established barn cats. But everyone gets fed just the same. We now have a long haired white one that found us a month or two back. She stays at least 5 feet away from me at all times and seems confused why all my other cats run to me when they see me. I don't know if she'll ever tame down though we have had some that do.

      Once again loved the lens 5*

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      Blonde Blythe 7 years ago

      Awesome lens 5 stars! * * * * * I am presently taking care of two feral cats outside. I was able to get them in a trap so I could get them spade and neutered and get their shots. They're doing well.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      @greenspirit: oh I'm so happy for you and Woody!

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      poppy mercer 7 years ago from London

      thought you might be interested to know that Woody set his paws inside today for the first time...now I know we are making headway... wishing you well, poppy

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      A little love will tame any wild beast. Kitty looks happy and content.

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Aw... she's gorgeous and certainly not feral any more. We have just acquired an indoor 'feral'. Lily the bengal. She is so nervous, won't go outside at all and tends to live in the bathroom.

      Sorry to hear about the death of your horse. I had to do the same with my 30+ year old Welsh Mountain - it was awful.

      Lovely lens and the photos are marvellous.

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      poppy mercer 7 years ago from London

      I love your lens, and the pics. are great. What a sweetie. I have been the lucky gardian of a feral/stray cat for the last 7 months. Unfortunately the cat had already established a territory half a mile a way, so I couldn't do what you have done and tempt her in...I wish we could. So my partner and I take turns to walk up to feed her every day, and have organised a shelter and a heat pad for her. We get as much joy from this as anything you could buy, and it just amazes me that so many folk can just walk on by. Well done to you, from a kindred spirit , Poppy.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Excellent story, it makes me sad to see all the feral cats running around, every cat deserves a loving home. 5*

      Cheers,

      Debra

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      admiralglass lm 7 years ago

      Really touching story. Kitty looks like little heartbreaker. I wish there would be more kind people like you around.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Wonderful story and the images of Kitty are adorable. All your lenses are truly special and unique.

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      RichLeighHD 7 years ago

      As I was saying... The cat from down the road was rather feral when she first started visiting, and even though she had come from another home, she spent several months living in a garage and therefore became quite detached and wild in her ways. Apparently she didn't get on with the other cats where she was, she's found a place to call home here now though, and now spends a lot of time with me, sleeping on a cushion right next to my chair. She seems happy enough, and although she's certainly not as loving or friendly as my cat that died earlier this year (I just changed my picture on here to be the favourite one that I have of me and her); she can be quite affectionate at times, and does come to me for cuddles when she wants them.

      I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures of Kitty that you've got on here, and liked the videos too. I really do love cats, and I knew that I'd enjoy reading this lens.

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      RichLeighHD 7 years ago

      I really enjoyed the story of how Kitty slowly came from being feral to living with you, and I can definitely relate. My cat passed away earlier this year, and not long after she died, the cat from down the road started living in the garage. She was really timid at first, didn't eat the food when I first put it out for her thinking she was hungry, didn't really want to let you get near her, and didn't seem too fond of human company. She did come indoors occasionally, never for long though, and would then go back to sleeping in the garage afterwards. She brought me a dead bird one day, I saw her torturing a small animal in the garden another, and there were also a couple of dead blue tits down the bottom of the garden that I fear she may have been responsible for. Oh, and she also brought me an alive mouse one day, and set it loose in the bedroom. I wasn't pleased to have to spend several hours trying to get it out, but at least she didn't do any harm on that occasion!

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      eytans_art 7 years ago

      Wow!! Kitty is such a cutie!! :-)

      5 stars from me and my Shelly :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Kitty is quite a beauty - and I'm not just saying that because we share the same name! : D

      - Kitty (a human)

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      natnickeep lm 7 years ago

      Beautiful and heartwarming lens!! I loved it. With each of your lenses you definitely share a little piece of you. I look forward to seeing more.

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      papawu 8 years ago

      So you named your kitty "Kitty." I had to chickle a little at that. Although I am more of a dog guy, I applaud you taking her in. I don't know. Cats always seem to look at you as if to say, "dumb human!" They are just so aloof and I guess it always seems to me like they have this air of superiority about them. It just makes me nervous.:)

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      Delia 8 years ago

      Hi Cindy thanks for dropping by, I recognize your kitty kat signature=^..^= thanks for the sweet and kind remarks and for taking the time to view my link[in reply to Cindy Bricker]

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Kitty is a beautiful little girl, and I especially like her little freckle beside her nose AND her distinguishable lipstick mark (obviously from a kiss!). Indeed, this is a heart-warming story, one that ends happily. Conversely, my heart aches for the loss of your beloved horsie. I CANNOT imagine - if I try, I start to tear up. Other favorite photos are of Kitty when she thinks she is hiding (a little foot or tip of the tail hanging out from under the bed always cracks me up!), and the one where she's at the ready to pounce on (whatever). She's pretty! God bless you for your compassion and caring heart. =^..^=

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      blue22d 8 years ago

      Very nice and hear warming story. I love the picture "Kitty checking out the sounds". Thanks for sharing. Five stars to ya.

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      kezan98 lm 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Cat Party Group, We've given you a top rating for this cat lens. Kitty is a beautiful cat!!

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      Kathy Eickenberg 8 years ago

      You are a very sweet lady for taking her in and caring for her:) especially heating up the beanbag in the micro to keep her warm. She's a beautiful car and love your other furry critters. Am very sorry about the loss of your horse. I've had 2 dogs that lived into their 20's and a cat so know how difficult it is when we have to say goodbye to our pets. :( Your critters are very fortunate to have you as their Mom :)

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      Vladimir 8 years ago from Australia

      High Paw KItty! Fortunately lipstick doesn't show on me and I refuse to wear my collar these days. You have to draw the kine somewhere. Put your paw down!

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      Jfay 8 years ago

      Wonderful! Love your Lens, it's so special. I am a cat lover/owner too. 5*

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      dc64 lm 8 years ago

      Beautiful! I took in a stray kitten that the neighborhood boys had been shooting with water guns, it was freezing outside, and the only way I caught this kitten is because it was very sick after being wet and cold. I knew he was going to die, his nose and eyes were draining so badly, and he was very limp. I wrapped him in a warm towel and gave him a drop of children's cold medicine (wasn't sure if would do any good, but I figured the kitten was going to die anyway). The next day, he was walking around, and after three days, he was fine. We kept this wild little thing, and he was a joy, although still a bit wild. He would chase dogs out of the yard, catch mice, lizards, frogs...and bats!

      Love your story, and your compassion : )

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      Jack 8 years ago

      Thank you for commenting on my cat lens. I have tamed some feral cats for people and I had farm cats that lived outside with the dogs and horses. Cats are my favorite animal.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great Lens and I love the pictures. 5*

      Thank you for commenting on my pets lenses. :D

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      grannysage 8 years ago

      Thanks for visiting White Cats Can't Jump. This is a wonderful story. You certainly have a gift for story-telling. I am glad Kitty is finally agreeing to come in the house. Our recently adopted cat "Ghost" has spent her share of time outside as a stay. Now she is perfectly happy to stay in the house and never misses the supper call!

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      Susanna Duffy 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Would you like to submit this site to the Feline Friends Group? (groups/felinefriends)

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      julcal 8 years ago

      FAB lens! Great story! five stars!

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      TopStyleTravel 8 years ago

      Great lens with great video & pictures. It it nice to see that someone patiently & lovingly cared for this cat. My feral male cat was rescued as a kitten from mistreatment, but even with patience, care and becoming a house cat. He still showed his wild side by biting people and starting fights with our dog. He found a home with a former neighbor that lost two albino cats. We called him our saber toothed alley cat. He was a character and we miss him.

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      Kitty is such a love. She's a beauty too! Kitty is very lucky to have found you & your husband. Your patience with her is rare and wonderful. 5*s!

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      sdrury123 8 years ago

      Thanks for your comments on my Black Hills lens. I love this lens. Kitty is adorable...I love cats! 5 stars!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Excellent new photos...check out the new photos of Kitty Wompuss and see how big he really is!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      I just loved Kitty's story...My Mr. Kitty Wompuss was also a feral stray rescued kitty...I think you're kitty is at least part Maine Coon just like Kitty Wompuss, is she really big? Kitty kisses for your kitty from me and Kitty Wompuss 5*

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      Kay 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I've tamed feral cats so they would not be euthanized. I've found they have the most interesting personalities (before and after taming!).

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Delia, I loved your story about Kitty, I have 6 SPCA cats myself. I'll join up here and tell all about them......see ya soon

      Diene Inge

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Love personal pet stories. Kitty is one lucky kitty! I enjoyed reading this.

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      Loved the lens because it was a real personal story and with photos, definitely 5*, We've had cats, lots of them, but never a feral. It's nice that you used the name Kitty - our last cat was called 'Black Cat'! Yes she was black.

      Mike,

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      Paul Hassing 8 years ago

      A beautiful lens & story! Great use of polaroid-style photos. I must get into those more. Well done! P. :)

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      RaintreeAnnie 8 years ago from UK

      I loved reading the story of Kitty, you and your family sound just lovely and so caring and Kitty is gorgeous and clearly has a lovely home with you ! I am also sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved horse, my thoughts are with you. Thank you so much for your touching comments on Goldies lens, I appreciate that very much. He lives on in our hearts.

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      Cheryl Paton 8 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks for the update. I saw your post in my favorites. Kitty is so cute and I'm glad she has a good home.

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      hermitqueen 8 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens! My husband and I have two cats, one of which was feral and is now a happy part of our family. Kitty is lovely. :)

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      rydigga 8 years ago

      This is an awesome story thanks for sharing. My mother feeds ferals and has taken in 4 cats, 1 of which had to have it's leg amputated due to some ourdoor mishap. They are all balanced and well-adjusted, and my parents have been blessed in that they have no prey drive around their 5 parrots. Although based on the parrot's size the cats might be on the losing end of that battle...;....Great lens 5*.

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      ShamanicShift 8 years ago

      Greetings from me and The Tortoise Cat! Tortoise Cat told me to tweet your excellent lens & I did. But Twitter is behind by an hour - it looks like from my tweetstream - this morning. Best to you (MEOW too)!

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      elliespark 8 years ago

      Aahh, Squidoo went down and I lost my comment.. oh well!

      Thank you for sharing your precious story about Kitty!! It was full of kindness and very touching; I hope to hear more from you! You and your family are so gentle and loving with Kitty.

      Thank you for taking the time to write me even though you're so busy and have so many readers writing in--I'm sorry for mistaking the facts in your SunMaid Squidoo! Thank you for correcting me :]

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I loved this story. It made me cry. Bless your caring heart! What a pretty Kitty! I thank God for people like you who reach out to animals. I had two of my own cats, and started feeding one of my neighbor cats. Well...she told some of her housemates (lol) and more started coming to eat. They hated being in their own house, because there were 3 little dogs that irritated them and probably a total of 12 cats (my estimation). I ended up with 6 of them, then had to put my oldest one to sleep. One more of the neighbor cats came recently (he's a pretty ragdoll), so I still have a total of 8. Thankfully they were all fixed! I'm fighting fleas constantly, but they all seem happy and are great company.

      See my lens here Margaret's Cats

      I tried viewing your videos, but they said, "This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request."

      I'd love to see the videos!

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      motorpurrr 8 years ago

      Aw! She's beautiful! Sweet lens. I'll add this to my old cat blog which I also put stray and shelter cat onto.

      We just took our stray into the vet. Bad eye. Now she is happily staying inside with us.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wonderful Images !

      "Happy Mew Year" !

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      aidenw 8 years ago from USA

      What a beautiful cat and a beautiful story. I love cats and as a kid I used to feed stray cats so that they would stay at our house, to my parents' dismay :)

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      moonstruckmommy1 8 years ago

      I love the pictures!! So cute. Great lens 5*s and now I want a cat even more :D

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      Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

      Thank you for visiting our Christmas Angel Craft lens. And thanks for caring enough to rescue Kitty. You may be able to restrict her outside time more each day (night), until she becomes an inside kitty. We had one that showed up in our habitat in Oct. 2007 and she is now an inside cat. I really enjoyed your lens.

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      bernd49 lm 8 years ago

      Thanks for visit my site!

      Beautiful Lens 5*

      Greetings from Vienna

      Bernd

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      adventuresinaut 8 years ago

      I love your story about Kitty. I'm really glad you have been able to get her to come inside. She is so pretty, I love her markings. It's so sweet how you took care of her and got her trust you. We have 3 adopted kittens that were all rescues. Two of them try to escape out the front door on a regular basis,even after they were fixed, but quickly return when they realize how good they have it inside. It snowed this weekend and our wild boy Patter scurried out on the deck in the snow and experienced snow on his paws for the first time. It didn't take him long to figure out I need to get out of this white stuff!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful story! Kitty is really cute and is luky, thanks to You and Your husband. 5 stars are not enough. I love (and I have) cats.

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens and a beautiful cat

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      RuralRoute2 8 years ago

      What wonderful and caring people you and your husband are. God Bless You!.

      LeAnn

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      three c86a4 8 years ago

      Kitty is adorable! I'm so glad she found a loving home with you. Your lens is great, 5 Stars!! Thanks for visiting my lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Kitty is a beautiful cat. I'm so glad she is living in the house. Neat lens.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Wow! What a story! Bless your heart for all you did for kitty! You are awesome!

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      TrixiJahn 8 years ago

      What a wonderful lens Delia...I just love it! She is so cute...can't wait to meet her on my next trip to visit you. I lens rolled it to my Buschi Page so people that love pets can find it.

      xoxox

      Trixi

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