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    My tragic month

    I’m tempted to send something today to the landlord. A picture of the demolished house maybe. I decided against that. It’s early though. Lol. No there’s no point in that. Today is very hard. I can literally mark what happened each hour because I too pictures. I started the day looking at a...
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    My tragic month

    Thank you. If my mom was still here, she would’ve had some wise words to say to me. Losing my mom, some cats, & being briefly homeless, all within a month, was overwhelming. I think of each of the lost cats often. I’m proud I was able to save my mother’s strays. I just wish I could’ve saved...
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    My tragic month

    Thank you so much for the kind words. My life has been filled with so much grief this past year. Losing my mother of course & loading the dear cats. Occasionally, as happened when I made my last post, I get overwhelmed with sadness. I sat in the floor our with all the cats on our final night...
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    My tragic month

    August, September, & October are terrible months for me. I guess they always will be. That’s when I lost my mom, my house, and two cats. Obviously, grief feels is very strong. Occasionally, like today, the two cats cross my mind. There were so sweet. Butter was such a gentle cat. Timid...
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    All the cats seem to have adjusted to being inside now. The first night I brought them in, I was terrified. They cried so much. The positive was whenever I sat in the floor with them, they purred. I’m going to post about this one in another forum. Mom just called her “Long Tail”. We’d always...
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    I found a video on my phone of my mom feeding the stray cats on her back porch. The video is from 2015 & shows Bucky sneaking up onto the porch. We didn’t even notice him for quite a while. We just kept seeing him in the background of all our pictures.
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    It’s hard to see in this picture but it’s a small claw on the inside of his paws.
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    Bucky, the one stray that’s never been inside, seems to enjoy it the most. He’s the most comfortable of the three. He’s bonded with my longtime indoor cat and they actually play quite a bit. Lena has adjusted well to everyone. She’s the tabby at the bottom of the tree. I know Bucky he an...
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    I caught the last of mom’s stray cat crew this past weekend. Everyone is pretty happy.
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    I am a tenant and a feral cat care giver. Landlord gave notice to move, I have to move feral cat colony!

    I so understand your situation. My mom cared for anyone that visited her porch. She had cats that lived inside and threw that lived under the house. She had little shelters for the ones outside. The inside cats had mostly been ones abandoned when neighbors moved. She was such a good lady. The...
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    Mom always thought Bucky had 6 toes but we could never get close enough to see. I don’t notice it on his back feet but the front paws are huge. He rolls on his back some so I’ll try to look at them. It’s always been a mystery!
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    After about a week everyone seems relaxed. I worried so much the first night. They screamed so much. One climbed up to a window and tried to escape. However, even that first night they used the liter. That surprised me. This guy had lived on my mom’s porch for 6 years. We didn’t notice him for...
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    Three days in we’re doing pretty good. My mom is smiling right now.
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    Mom took care of these cats for about 5 years. I’d see her come home from work and as she walked to the house, she’d say hi to each one. They would come out and follow her up the steps. Then they’d wrap around her legs when she brought food to them. I’ve pet them for years but this is the first...
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    Bringing friendly strays inside

    I have other threads related to this issue that I posted recently. Bottom line my mom always cared for animals. We always had pets. If an animal showed up at her house, it got a meal. She would leave extra dry cat food out for a possum that visited! She had the best heart. I lost my mom in...
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    My tragic month

    Well a small miracle happened a few weeks ago. One of the cats that I thought I’d lost showed up! I almost didn’t recognize him he’d grown so much. I started feeding him and he put his paw on my shoulder. He just stared me in the eyes and I knew it was one of my mom’s cats. I’ve already found...
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    My tragic month

    I go to the spot of the house and feed anyone who shows up twice a day. These are mostly the cats that lived outdoors. I keep hoping someone else shows up. We had rented from this landlord for 15 years at least. He was the worst you could imagine. We did our own repairs whenever it was...
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    My tragic month

    I posted already about losing “my buddy smoke”. This came on the heels of losing my mother. Unfortunately, there’s more to the story and it’s eating at me. For various reasons, I lived with mom the past few years. Mom loved animals. She had dogs, she had cats, & she left out food for a possum...
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