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Two Cool Cats: Princess and Rollie
Watch to see how these cats are now.
How did we get these cats?
It started near the start of 2016. We had a cat come and have kittens in our backyard. Mama cat was feral and we could not touch her. We started putting food out for them so they did not starve. After a while, mama cat and kittens left. Except for two. A black make cat with white paws that we named Boots, and a calico female we called Calico. They stayed in our backyard. We fed them and tried to catch them, but to no avail. Of course they had kittens. We felt that this was going to be a never ending cycle, so we were determined to catch them. There were three kittens. A silver tabby, orange striped, and white one. They liked to nurse with mama and play with pops.
First feeding of our feral cats.
How we caught them and what came next
We moved the food dishes inside, then eventually into a cat carrier. Over a few days, they got used to eating inside the carrier. We selected a date to catch them all. Sadly, mama cat and the tiger striped cat might have been caught by a wild animal the night before. Only two kittens were left the next day, and pops. It was hard at first to close the carrier door with them inside. They were so skittish! Eventually we lured them with yarn. We kept them in the bathroom for a few days, trying to tame them. They had fleas and were under-nourished. We made the decision to take them to the local shelter. (Don't worry!) We called the shelter 2 days later to see how they were doing. We were worried because they were still feral and they might be killed because of this. We did not want that. We made the decision to go back to the shelter and adopt them! The shelter fixed them, chipped them, gave them shots, and de-bugged them! We were happy to pay the money to get them back. They slept in the sink when we brought them back. Three days later we had a bedroom ready to keep them. They had beds, carpet, toys, and a big cat condo. Slowly over a few days they got more friendly. Eventually, they let us hold and pet them. They now spend a few hours a day running through the house. They still have a lot of feral in them, but a whole lotta love too!
Sleeping in the sink
A few days after we brought them home
They doing very well now.
These cats have grown a lot and have adapted well. They love playing, running, jumping, and acting silly! They are not lap cats. I assume that they will always have a little wild in them. They come to us, but don't jump on us or on the couches. Running and chasing is what they do best! We would like to give them up to a loving home, but might have to keep them. These two cats should be kept together as they have been through a lot and have comforted each other. If you want a cat, please go and adopt some from a shelter!