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  1. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    I think most of us understand the pain of losing a cat and the grief that sometimes lasts a very long time. It would have brought me to tears, too, but what a great tribute to the Baby that Oscar is now enjoying this bed. Thanks so much for sharing that wonderful photo.
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    Acclimating Mature Semi-ferals to home

    I started using Cat Attact litter when one of my cats was peeing outside the litter box. It worked like a miracle and I have continued to use it ever since. It is relatively expensive, but I decided it was worth the splurge! I have a cat (semi-feral, indoors now for several years) who will...
  3. Avery

    Trying to house feral and we’re both stressed

    Thank you for taking this cat in before the bad weather hits. I live in a snowy area and took care of two cats outside for a few years before I brought them inside and I know how hard it can be for them in winter. Just to get things moving faster, do you think the neighbors who could pick...
  4. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    Wow, no microwave! Good for you! Sadly, I don't think I could live without one. Anyway, it sounds like you are making some good plans for Oscar for the winter. He is really a lucky little boy. I totally understand being nervous about a heater, but I think with enough research and...
  5. Avery

    Desperately seeking advice🫣🥺🐾

    To answer your question about what I used when my two outdoor cats were inside and ready to do a little bit of exploring, I'll try to keep this short! I love to MacGyver things and there are many ways to block cats from going where you don't want them to go! Here is what I did.... When they...
  6. Avery

    Thinking about adopting stray mama, but I'm leaving for conscription soon. Should I abort the idea?

    Yes, getting them all fixed would be a wonderful thing to do! It sounds like the mama cat has fans in the neighborhood who feed her. Could you talk to them and see if they would be willing to also set up some kind of shelter for her for winter? If mama cat stays on the street, could you...
  7. Avery

    Desperately seeking advice🫣🥺🐾

    Hi KodaBear! You had asked how long before I let my cats into the rest of the house after I brought them inside. After about two and a half months in their safe room, I opened the door, but blocked off the stairs so they couldn't go down and closed the other bedroom door so they only had...
  8. Avery

    Desperately seeking advice🫣🥺🐾

    I am following your wonderful story and just wanted to add my two cents! That catio looks very nice and it sounds like all of the cats are doing so well. After several years of feeding and sheltering two cats outside (one semi-feral and her buddy who turned out to be a very sweet stray cat) I...
  9. Avery

    hit by car

    Thank you so much for caring for this cat. Here are a few thoughts. First, I would imagine she is feeling some pain so can you ask the vet for pain medicine in some form (pill, liquid) that you can administer? I also would push the vet for more help as has been mentioned. If you have been a...
  10. Avery

    Rabies vaccine updates for barn cats?

    As you may be aware, there is an oral rabies vaccine bait that is sometimes distributed in areas where there is concern about rabid foxes, raccoons, and skunks, but I haven't heard of its use for cats. I found a 2015 article that said it is not designed for domestic animals, but I also found a...
  11. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    Yay about the house sale! Yay about Oscar doing so well! I wouldn't open the window at night. I would wait and let him become familiar with the catio during daylight hours, whenever that may happen. If you can't get that guy to come back or find someone with better repair skills, you could...
  12. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    Thanks so much for the new video. I have to admit, I was going through a little Oscar withdrawal! So wonderful to see him looking relaxed and comfortable.
  13. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    Just thinking about you and Oscar and hoping he is still doing well. And hoping that you have had some luck selling your house!
  14. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    It's fun to see what he is up to at all hours! He looks so fluffy and happy. Such a cutie! Thanks for sharing the video.
  15. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    What a great video! I love the way he takes a swipe at the catnip banana and seems to be considering playing with it, but nope, gotta race up the ramp to the top! A nice active little guy! I wonder if you might open the catio when you can observe him using it for the first time or two. I...
  16. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    You and Oscar are doing great! So nice to see him being comfortable enough that he stays on the perch with you in the room and then comes down for food so quickly! I like tabbytom's idea that you can work up to staying in the room while he eats. Maybe put the food down and move off to the...
  17. Avery

    Feral kitten with gunky eyes and nose

    I have been following your story and am happy that you are in good hands with the folks who have provided information already. Thank you for taking in these kittens and giving them a chance to have a good life. I just had a thought. I wonder if the little black cat especially would benefit...
  18. Avery

    Stray? Advice

    What a sweet little face! And those big ears! He is adorable! So glad he is healthy and now has a good home.
  19. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    What great news! Oscar does sound like he is becoming comfortable in the shed and is taking advantage of all it has to offer! It is really a wonderful set-up with lots of options: platforms for a cat "highway," a loft for viewing everything from above, comfortable places to rest, toys if he...
  20. Avery

    Feral in my garage

    There are lots of ideas online about what to do when your cat is constipated! Adding water to his wet food is a good and easy thing to try. Furball medicine can work. I bought the Tomlyn brand years ago, but I don't remember the flavor. Never tried olive oil, but that makes sense. Some...
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