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Discussion in 'Caring for Strays and Ferals' started by Jcatbird, Apr 15, 2018.
Get better soon Mamanyt!
That's how the TNR I got Lelia from does it. They socialize kittens and friendly seeming adults, but most just have to go back to their colony because of resources. They do have a "working cat" program where cats can become warehouse or barn workers, getting some shelter and food for their mousing skills, but not a full home.
@Mamanyt1953 Oh no! I had hoped you would be feeling better by today. Sending healing vibes along with everything else good that I can think of!
@Lari A Barn Cat program is better than nothing at all. The cats in those programs do need to be fed. Most people don’t understand that a diet of mice does not make for a healthy and productive worker. A balanced diet makes a cat a much better hunter. Glad they feed them! The feral and TNR workers I know are constantly looking for resources. The more people who volunteer or donate resources to any rescue group, the better! In this holiday season I hope everyone considers that. A gift of food or shelter for a hungry cat beats a personal gift every time! I got cat food and cat litter from family for my last birthday. Best gift ever! Even though I have many kitties here I try to give any extra blankets, towels, dishes etc. to the shelters. I also try to get extra wet food and cleaning supplies whenever possible for them. Most only have dry food available for the kitties and cleaning supplies are always needed. Towels and blankets ( old or new) help to keep the kitties warm and can be cleaned. I plan to make this kitty season here to the best of my abilities.
Jcatbird, I think you should put up a big Christmas tree, with lots of cat nip ornaments. Then film the resulting chaos and put it on youtube. It will go viral and then you could turn it into a fundraiser!
@surya I can’t stop laughing!That would be cat chaos! I don’t know how to put anything on YouTube but it would be neat to do that! A real cat tree! I would probably have to nail the tree to the floor! I can just imagine branches bounching everywhere! Cats swinging from the limbs! BJ at the top like a star.( after breaking out of his cage!) I guess I would have to buy a “ fur” tree.
@maggiedemi The Hallmark channel has a special on called ,” The Nine Lives of Christmas”. So far it’s cute. A beautiful Ginger cat is the featured kitty. A rescue.
Is it a movie?
It’s a really sweet movie that involves a couple of kitties. I was watching it on TV but missed the last half. Found it online and watched it all. I rarely watch TV or movies. Just don’t have the time but the start with the kitties got me hooked. Nice and family friendly. The main cat made me laugh. I think you would like it.
I was lazy tonight! I watched the first movie I have seen in , at least, a year! It was nice to just sit here for a change. Lol There was an added benefit. Thrasher got up on the sofa and came to sit in my lap for the first time ever! Funny that we were all just discussing that ferals don’t always become ,” lap cats.” Some time ago I called this cat the “untrapable , uncatchable Cat.” Tonight has to be Thrasher night. Here is the proof! Not only did she lay in my lap of her own accord, she started to play.
Thrasher? In my lap?
Is petting okay?
Awwww! She likes it.
Belly rubs too!
Making biscuits too?!?!?
That’s my phone cord Thrasher.
Are you scared of it?
No..... gonna play with it......
And snuggle Mom.
Mom just had to pull her close to hug! Good girl Thrasher!
We snuggled through most of the movie. Maybe ferals just need a good cat movie to watch!
Good night everyone and good night to ferals everywhere!
Awe thrasher is becoming a lap kitty! Watch out for the phone cords, I have had to replace a few that have gotten chewed. I have a cold that is kicking my butt. There not enough oxygen getting to my brain, I think that's why I told you to put up a cat nip Christmas tree.
I wish that feral cat rescue could see those pics! Then they wouldn't say that ferals are untamable!
I'm the same way, I love movies, but I haven't seen many in the 4 1/2 years that I've had the cats. I just don't have time anymore!
I love sappy Christmas movies, but never seem to find them on TV. Since this one is online and involves cats, it sounds like a purr-fect movie for me and Ruby to snuggle up and watch some night soon.
I'm glad you got to relax for a change, @Jcatbird. And, bonus that Thrasher decided to try out being a lap cat, and joined you.
Feel better soon.
@surya I Hate it that you’re sick. I hope you feel better very soon. Chicken soup, juice with vitamin C And tea with honey and lemon. I love it that you thought of the catnip tree! I might really do that and I am getting plenty of oxygen!
@rubysmama I think you and Ruby will approve of that movie. The male lead rescues a Ginger named Ambrose. That cat is so cute throughout the movie. Ruby may get star struck! Lol
@maggiedemi Maybe you could get permission from TCS to send them a link. I think Anne encourages putting the site links out there to help others. It might bring new members too! If they are on Facebook it could help a lot of people. The moderators can direct you as to what you can do to help. Can’t hurt to ask!
When a kitty jumps in my lap and I am giving them some love, I say "you are the best kitty in the whole wide world". Then I look around and see the other cats looking at me, oops they heard that!
Ha! I do that with my cats too, I tell each one that they're my favorite. Of course, I do that with people too.
@surya and @maggiedemi They are all our favorites though!
Very busy tonight but wanted to post a few photos for a smile! Here are Tortuga and Liberty.
Named after a Turtle? Hmmmph!
Maybe it shoulld be a snapping turtle then?
I guess it’s okay if Mom loves you.
She loves the new insurance commercial on TV. They sing out her name. Liberty, Liberty, Liberty! Gets her everytime! Lol
I guess she thinks they are singing her purraises!
Have a wonderful night everyone.
And deserved every word of it.
Anyone who says that ferals can't be tamed is obviously suffering from hypoxia, from having their head firmly up their..............
@NY cat man i share your opinion! It’s all because they concentrate on saving the ones that are easier to socialize and therefore less expense , time and resources. I guess they go for quantity. Sad because ferals are quality as well the others. I wish they would just honestly put that information out there. Maybe donations would increase in order to save strays AND ferals!