- Jun 25, 2020
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For two years I’ve been seeing this little black cat around and I started feeding her. She will come for a week and then disappear for weeks. I live in WI and I was so worried about her during winter. I started reading about feral cats, built first a feeding station, then two insulated houses, one under the deck and one in my screened porch. I was so happy when this early spring I finally saw her using the under the deck shelter. I’ve been working so hard to get her trust, seating by her, talking to her for about two months. Now I finally get to pet her! She is been living in my porch without leaving, I spend time with her during breakfast, lunch and dinner time. She loves her beds, catnip and toys. I can’t express all of the emotions that I went through during this process. I work from home but travel once a month, with covid I am not traveling so I can be with her every day. I am turned between letting her live in the porch or bringing her inside the house. It is complicated, I have 2 dogs and a cat already. I was planning to cover the screen porch with tough greenhouse plastic for the winter and make her a comfortable environment there with a litter box, heated water bowl and her insulated home that we built. I am so worried about what winter will bring. I know she can survive out there, because our journey is been 2 years already. I would appreciate any suggestions for the winter. Also she looks healthy and she has her left ear trimmed, so I know she was part of the catch and release process. I saw some rice kind stuff coming out of her butt, I researched and dewormed her effectively. She has no fleas and a beautiful coat. I am afraid to trap her and take her to the vet that she will get traumatized and ruin our bonding progress. Anyway this is Mimi and LilB story! I love her so much! Here is a photo ofher attached. Thanks for reading.