Meet Baxter

1226-d Today’s the day after Christmas and mom’s still recovering from all the fun. We’ll tell all tomorrow about Secret Paws and more!! In the meantime, I want to introduce you to Baxter.

1226c He’s the stray boy cat that is notoriously shy and eludes mom every chance he gets. He comes by twice a day for a feed and has been successful at running off any other strays. He’s definitely king of our yard (at least when I’m not out there).

1226-a Solid black and long haired, very handsome (not as handsome as me, but pretty close). Mom usually just gives dry food to him but since it’s cold she figures he needs the extra calories to stay warm so she mixes wet food with the dry.

1226-b These pictures don’t show how handsome he really is but she took them while sitting in her car when she got home the other night. If she’d gotten out of the car he would have hidden under the bushes. So she took some distance photos and cropped them as close as she could and still be clear. We hope she can catch him this spring and get him neutered. She’s going to try again!!!

See you tomorrow for Christmas fun!!!

National Feral Cat Day

Today is National Feral Cat Day and even though I wasn’t feral, I live with two cats who were – or at least they were semi-feral. Simon was rescued from the street more than 11 years ago – he’s been living with my mom for 9 of those years. BobbieSue was born to a feral mom and was the only one of her litter to survive. She was born under mom’s house when she lived in Savannah and mom grabbed her one afternoon when she saw BobbieSue’s tail rotting off – literally. She took her to the vet the next day and poor BobbieSue, at such a tender age of 6 weeks had her tail removed. The vet said it had gangrene and she would have died a painful death if mom hadn’t caught her. Mom doesn’t know how her tail was injured but she was glad to save her. The collage mom made shows BobbieSue the day after mom picked her up from the vet – she went to work with her! The other cats are former feral/feral cats that lived in Savannah behind a store where the owners were looking after them. We support TNR and hope you do to!!! Do you have a feral cat colony in your area? Do you know a feral cat?  Purringly yours, Toby.

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