My Feral And Rescued Cats

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So sorry everyone. It’s been a little crazy here. Smokey has needed a bit more attention. That coupled with a sick human friend and setting up Thrasher traps just wore me down. I got bitten by something too and apparently had a small reaction to it. I am better though.
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The little spare time I had was spent sleeping with Smokey.
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Right now I am sitting behind the cat room door to wait and see if meat will lure Thrasher. The night vision on the cameras isn’t clear but I may have spotted her. I’m not sure where she was going but I was hoping she would loop around to here. I am finding indications of cats in more than one place so I have no idea where I should even be trying to trap. Tripod is on the front porch right now!!! I can only tell it is him because of his previous injury.

Ran out and gave him something to keep him away from here. This is so frustrating trying to keep neighborhood cats from scaring Thrasher away. I have been trying to be totally silent and just wait. BJ had to be shut in a carrier for the moment because he makes so much noise if I come out without him. I thought I had the timing down but tonight the cat that I think is Thrasher showed up much earlier. I have been seeing cats for 9:30 until about 12:30. In between is the possum and last night a raccoon. I found a way to keep the possums away (fish based plant fertilizer) but now I have to research raccoon dislikes. Raccoons probably like fishy smells. Lol Mr. Possum now stays pretty much where I want him. He has his own environment set up to keep him happy. I have also learned how to get the buzzards to leave when I need them to go. It is probably a short term solution but at least it helps now. They roost nearby but they want to eat everything! Lol They recognize when I am putting food out so it was becoming a problem and I don’t want to accidentally trap Damsel bird again.
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Needless to say, I am being pulled in many directions right now. If only I could quadruple myself for a little while. Lol
I’ll try to be back in a little bit. I need to go put the strobe lights out to keep the owls away, but that’s another story.;)
 

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tabbytom tabbytom I love the paw verb! Maybe it could also say ,”Nobody sleeps when the cat is empty!” :lol:

dustydiamond1 dustydiamond1 Happt belated Earth day! Gypsy is positioned purrfectly on the shirt. It looks like her tail has wings!:lol:

Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose Thank you. I won’t lose faith. I’ll just keep trying and hoping.

rubysmama rubysmama That’s so cute! An ear full? Lol Things here are , more or less, okay. Just burning the candle at both ends with Thrasher still wandering. Every day is another chance to find a way to track her and protect her while she is out there. The other kitties need me too so I am on the run.

Maria Bayote Maria Bayote That is wonderful news about the kitties! I know it will be hard to let go but you saved each life. I know that each one that left here made me sad and left another print on my heart but I have been very fortunate. When I have gotten to see some of them in their new homes over the years, I see how the love went from my heart to many others. The joy the kitties give has multiplied into many lives. The prints are shared among many. They leave a path from one heart to another and we all become connected.:lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::grouphug2:
Beautiful picture!

BellaGooch BellaGooch I am okay. Just not enough of me to do all I want to do. I have had to focus on Thrasher and Smokey along with a human friend. Sleep, eat and attend to the others here too. Lol.
Thanks for thinking of me. I will always be here if I can. It just wasn’t possible for a little bit.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 Thank you too. I guess you probably know where my heart is right now. Every second spent on kitties for the moment but also needing rest. A human friend needing prayers too.

Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 So sorry. I just could not be here for a bit. Smokey has some issues and the nights have been hers. I watch the cameras as she snuggles. Time is not with us right now.

Lari Lari Thank you! I am always lurking somewhere but , as you said, torn in many directions right now. I am still working to bring Thrasher back. I believe I have spotted here a few times but she is on the run. Little more than a flash on the cameras. I believe it is her and I believe that if I am patient and diligent, I will track her down. Protecting her until then is my big worry. I think I have placed all the protective measures possible ,so now I can focus more on waiting and watching as she begins to feel that she is safe outside. I will be wracking my brain for new ideas too. For the moment I am trying to keep the property as quiet and undisturbed as possible. Hopefully I will be able to find her soon.
 

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To everyone here, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts, hopes and prayers. It does help when I am out hunting Thrasher or attending to the needs of the other kitties. Just knowing that we have backup out there is very encouraging!
Now. How about a smile post? We have strider rose strider rose to thank for some kitty smiles! She makes great kitty toys. Just ask the Clowder!

A box arrived for the kitties.
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Whistle helped by opening it up.
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You would think he would go straight for the treats but he went for the toys!
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After seeing there were toys for all, he started distributing them to the others. He such a good boy to share.
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Bonjure and Muffin caught the first two.
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It’s for me? Yay!
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Whistle was working hard to do the job.
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He was very careful when picking the toys up.
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He may have sampled them a bit too. Lol
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They deserved to be fully appreciated with head rubs.
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But each was handed out. (Pawed out? Lol)
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One for you Banjo!
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Is this yours Kodiak?
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Oh! This is a great toy!
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I send purrs to the toy maker!
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Lady! You like the one with hearts on it? Not surprising. Lol
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Made just for you.
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Whistle still had more to give out.
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Dolly and Purry got toys too!
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Whistle was really getting the hang of things. He was sending toys flying to their destination. Lol
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He had to work on his aim a little because Bonjure was catching more than his share!’
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Whistle was enjoying this!
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He was Purrfecting his throwing arm. Leg?
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Muffin chose the one with a pawprint.
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Mackie got one that can be his private toy.
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Dolly and Bonjure had trouble deciding which one they wanted most!
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Bonjure settled in the one that had print that says Rescued/loved.
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But then..... the other two looked fun too!
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Whistle helped Bonjure out.
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You can’t keep them all Bonnie!
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Ummm! Smell yummy!
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Mitsy wanted to know if she would get one. I think she had stars in her eyes just thinking about it.
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She got one with stars. Lol
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The house was filled with happy cats.
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I handed them all out!
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I think I forgot me!
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Well, don’t worry Whistle! I have one that I grabbed for you.
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How about you BJ? What do you think?
This is exciting!
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Ah ahahahaha! I think it’s party time!
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Excuse us humans! This is a cat party and it’s going to be kitty chaos in a minute. We’ll see you all later! Good night all! Thank you strider rose strider rose !:bicolorcat::redheartpump:
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yes they have a cat, around a year old. I bet Hissy will be bossing around her new home soon.
I'm glad she will have company and I'm sure you're right about her running the household soon. If you get photos of any of them in their new homes please make sure to post them for us.
 

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To everyone here, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts, hopes and prayers. It does help when I am out hunting Thrasher or attending to the needs of the other kitties. Just knowing that we have backup out there is very encouraging!
Now. How about a smile post? We have strider rose strider rose to thank for some kitty smiles! She makes great kitty toys. Just ask the Clowder!

A box arrived for the kitties.
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Whistle helped by opening it up.
View attachment 377603
You would think he would go straight for the treats but he went for the toys!
View attachment 377604
After seeing there were toys for all, he started distributing them to the others. He such a good boy to share.
View attachment 377605
Bonjure and Muffin caught the first two.
View attachment 377606
It’s for me? Yay!
View attachment 377607
Whistle was working hard to do the job.
View attachment 377608
He was very careful when picking the toys up.
View attachment 377609
He may have sampled them a bit too. Lol
View attachment 377610
They deserved to be fully appreciated with head rubs.
View attachment 377611
But each was handed out. (Pawed out? Lol)
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One for you Banjo!
View attachment 377613
Is this yours Kodiak?
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Oh! This is a great toy!
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I send purrs to the toy maker!
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Lady! You like the one with hearts on it? Not surprising. Lol
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Made just for you.
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Whistle still had more to give out.
View attachment 377619
Dolly and Purry got toys too!
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Whistle was really getting the hang of things. He was sending toys flying to their destination. Lol
View attachment 377621
He had to work on his aim a little because Bonjure was catching more than his share!’
View attachment 377622
Whistle was enjoying this!
View attachment 377623
He was Purrfecting his throwing arm. Leg?
View attachment 377624
Muffin chose the one with a pawprint.
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Mackie got one that can be his private toy.
View attachment 377626
Dolly and Bonjure had trouble deciding which one they wanted most!
View attachment 377627
Bonjure settled in the one that had print that says Rescued/loved.
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But then..... the other two looked fun too!
View attachment 377629
Whistle helped Bonjure out.
View attachment 377630
You can’t keep them all Bonnie!
View attachment 377631
Ummm! Smell yummy!
View attachment 377632
Mitsy wanted to know if she would get one. I think she had stars in her eyes just thinking about it.
View attachment 377633
She got one with stars. Lol
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The house was filled with happy cats.
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I handed them all out!
View attachment 377636
I think I forgot me!
View attachment 377637
Well, don’t worry Whistle! I have one that I grabbed for you.
View attachment 377638
How about you BJ? What do you think?
This is exciting!
View attachment 377639
Ah ahahahaha! I think it’s party time!
View attachment 377640
Excuse us humans! This is a cat party and it’s going to be kitty chaos in a minute. We’ll see you all later! Good night all! Thank you strider rose strider rose !:bicolorcat::redheartpump:
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Awww, Whistle, you're such a great guy! Everyone is enjoying the beautiful toys strider rose strider rose has so kindly made and sent (I'm surprised they cleared 'customs'! :insertevillaugh::crackup:)
*PRAYERS* from the heart, always, for sweet Smokey. And for you, Jcatbird Jcatbird , and for Thrasher, and for everyone at Chez Catbird!
When you truly love everyone, they know it and things just tend to fall into place and go right a lot of the time because of this. It's not surprising that the birds are cooperating. They know that this work is very important. Thrasher needs to come back to her family! and be safe.
*PRAYERS* also for your human friend, Jcatbird Jcatbird . Sometimes it seems like the weight is almost more than we can bear. We're told that we won't get more than we can bear, though. And we're still here. :vibes::vibes::vibes:
 

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To everyone here, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts, hopes and prayers. It does help when I am out hunting Thrasher or attending to the needs of the other kitties. Just knowing that we have backup out there is very encouraging!
Now. How about a smile post? We have strider rose strider rose to thank for some kitty smiles! She makes great kitty toys. Just ask the Clowder!

A box arrived for the kitties.
View attachment 377602
Whistle helped by opening it up.
View attachment 377603
You would think he would go straight for the treats but he went for the toys!
View attachment 377604
After seeing there were toys for all, he started distributing them to the others. He such a good boy to share.
View attachment 377605
Bonjure and Muffin caught the first two.
View attachment 377606
It’s for me? Yay!
View attachment 377607
Whistle was working hard to do the job.
View attachment 377608
He was very careful when picking the toys up.
View attachment 377609
He may have sampled them a bit too. Lol
View attachment 377610
They deserved to be fully appreciated with head rubs.
View attachment 377611
But each was handed out. (Pawed out? Lol)
View attachment 377612
One for you Banjo!
View attachment 377613
Is this yours Kodiak?
View attachment 377614
Oh! This is a great toy!
View attachment 377615
I send purrs to the toy maker!
View attachment 377616
Lady! You like the one with hearts on it? Not surprising. Lol
View attachment 377617
Made just for you.
View attachment 377618
Whistle still had more to give out.
View attachment 377619
Dolly and Purry got toys too!
View attachment 377620
Whistle was really getting the hang of things. He was sending toys flying to their destination. Lol
View attachment 377621
He had to work on his aim a little because Bonjure was catching more than his share!’
View attachment 377622
Whistle was enjoying this!
View attachment 377623
He was Purrfecting his throwing arm. Leg?
View attachment 377624
Muffin chose the one with a pawprint.
View attachment 377625
Mackie got one that can be his private toy.
View attachment 377626
Dolly and Bonjure had trouble deciding which one they wanted most!
View attachment 377627
Bonjure settled in the one that had print that says Rescued/loved.
View attachment 377628
But then..... the other two looked fun too!
View attachment 377629
Whistle helped Bonjure out.
View attachment 377630
You can’t keep them all Bonnie!
View attachment 377631
Ummm! Smell yummy!
View attachment 377632
Mitsy wanted to know if she would get one. I think she had stars in her eyes just thinking about it.
View attachment 377633
She got one with stars. Lol
View attachment 377634
The house was filled with happy cats.
View attachment 377635
I handed them all out!
View attachment 377636
I think I forgot me!
View attachment 377637
Well, don’t worry Whistle! I have one that I grabbed for you.
View attachment 377638
How about you BJ? What do you think?
This is exciting!
View attachment 377639
Ah ahahahaha! I think it’s party time!
View attachment 377640
Excuse us humans! This is a cat party and it’s going to be kitty chaos in a minute. We’ll see you all later! Good night all! Thank you strider rose strider rose !:bicolorcat::redheartpump:
View attachment 377641
Jcatbird Jcatbird im so glad that they enjoyed getting my toys ... i can always make plenty more anytime !
 

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tabbytom tabbytom I love the paw verb! Maybe it could also say ,”Nobody sleeps when the cat is empty!” :lol:

dustydiamond1 dustydiamond1 Happt belated Earth day! Gypsy is positioned purrfectly on the shirt. It looks like her tail has wings!:lol:

Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose Thank you. I won’t lose faith. I’ll just keep trying and hoping.

rubysmama rubysmama That’s so cute! An ear full? Lol Things here are , more or less, okay. Just burning the candle at both ends with Thrasher still wandering. Every day is another chance to find a way to track her and protect her while she is out there. The other kitties need me too so I am on the run.

Maria Bayote Maria Bayote That is wonderful news about the kitties! I know it will be hard to let go but you saved each life. I know that each one that left here made me sad and left another print on my heart but I have been very fortunate. When I have gotten to see some of them in their new homes over the years, I see how the love went from my heart to many others. The joy the kitties give has multiplied into many lives. The prints are shared among many. They leave a path from one heart to another and we all become connected.:lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::lovecat3::redheartpump::grouphug2:
Beautiful picture!

BellaGooch BellaGooch I am okay. Just not enough of me to do all I want to do. I have had to focus on Thrasher and Smokey along with a human friend. Sleep, eat and attend to the others here too. Lol.
Thanks for thinking of me. I will always be here if I can. It just wasn’t possible for a little bit.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 Thank you too. I guess you probably know where my heart is right now. Every second spent on kitties for the moment but also needing rest. A human friend needing prayers too.

Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 So sorry. I just could not be here for a bit. Smokey has some issues and the nights have been hers. I watch the cameras as she snuggles. Time is not with us right now.

Lari Lari Thank you! I am always lurking somewhere but , as you said, torn in many directions right now. I am still working to bring Thrasher back. I believe I have spotted here a few times but she is on the run. Little more than a flash on the cameras. I believe it is her and I believe that if I am patient and diligent, I will track her down. Protecting her until then is my big worry. I think I have placed all the protective measures possible ,so now I can focus more on waiting and watching as she begins to feel that she is safe outside. I will be wracking my brain for new ideas too. For the moment I am trying to keep the property as quiet and undisturbed as possible. Hopefully I will be able to find her soon.
Glad you are back. I understand about being pulled in all directions. I have been getting on the site later and later because of projects I am working on. No sooner I log in than I end up pulled away again. Hope all is okay.

Praying for Smokey.🙏🙏🙏

strider rose strider rose those are lovely toys you made for the Clowder. You are very thoughtful.
Maria Bayote Maria Bayote I wanted to reply awhile ago that I am happy the kittens have furever homes to go to. I love hearing happy tails. Now if only I can find homes for the friendly cats I feed, I be over the moon.
dustydiamond1 dustydiamond1 I was worried that there would be a confirmed Coyote sighting after I saw that post last week. I hope it can be trapped and relocated. Todd could use the peace of mind. He is dealing with a lot as is.

Hope everyone else is doing okay. 🙂
 

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Glad you are back. I understand about being pulled in all directions. I have been getting on the site later and later because of projects I am working on. No sooner I log in than I end up pulled away again. Hope all is okay.

Praying for Smokey.🙏🙏🙏

strider rose strider rose those are lovely toys you made for the Clowder. You are very thoughtful.
Maria Bayote Maria Bayote I wanted to reply awhile ago that I am happy the kittens have furever homes to go to. I love hearing happy tails. Now if only I can find homes for the friendly cats I feed, I be over the moon.
dustydiamond1 dustydiamond1 I was worried that there would be a confirmed Coyote sighting after I saw that post last week. I hope it can be trapped and relocated. Todd could use the peace of mind. He is dealing with a lot as is.

Hope everyone else is doing okay. 🙂
Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose thanks ... its a hobby that i have enjoyed for a few years now
 

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Todd needs feedback please. Should he keep leaving food out after cats eat or not? I think it would be safer for the cats to leave it out so they won't become dinner.
My thoughts is that it is best to leave it out for now, until these coyotes can be relocated away from the colony. I mentioned in the other thread about I woman I know whose cats were getting attacked by Coyotes. Ever since she started feeding the Coyotes, there were no more attacks on the cats. Not everyone wants to do that, so relocation is best for them. Praying for Todd and the kitties. 🙏
 
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