Cats of Spring

Ivory, Nature Girl

Ivory, Nature Girl

Ebony, After the Rain

Ebony, After the Rain

Edie, Catching the Morning's Rays

Edie, Catching the Morning Rays

Can you believe I haven’t posted an actual cat update since autumn? These are our 5 year old outdoor littermates, the Triplets, born to the late Isabella, a feral momcat. Ivory and Ebony are tame, Edie remains feral.

Winky, in the Alley

Winky, in the Alley

Winky is no relation even though she looks like them. She showed up within the last year. Our outdoor cats were all born feral or dumped in our neighborhood. We have had them all neutered, most were ear-tipped but a couple vets forgot to do that (on Ebony and Edie).

Jessi, Pole-Dancing in the Alley

Jessi, Pole-Dancing in the Alley

Smokey, Wary Guard

Smokey, Wary Guard

Jessi is over 5 but we don’t know how old for sure, probably 6, she’s sweet and tame but spends most of her time in the alley. Smokey is also 5, we first saw her as a kitten, and she remains feral, and prefers the alley. They all check in at mealtimes and for snacks throughout the day. These 3 girls are the Step-Sisters.

Stripey, Loving the Cat Tree

Stripey, Loving the Cat Tree

Grady, Loving the Real Tree

Grady, Loving the Real Tree

Stripey and Grady are 3 year old littermates, also from the late Isabella. They still like to snuggle together on cool desert nights. They’re the Little Girls.

Cuddling in the Cat Cove

Cuddling in the Cat Cove

We have several sheltered areas set up with kitty beds and kitty play areas, for those who don’t find the alley more exciting…the catport (originally the carport), the catio (originally the patio), and the cat cove (originally the alcove). Being an outdoor cat is not optimal but these guys have plenty of creature comforts, food, and attention…we’ve tried to make their lives as decent as possible for outdoor cats.

And then there’s Svengali, who considers himself top cat, much to the annoyance of a couple of the others, who probably prefer the alley because he spends most of his time at home. He used to be a bully before he was neutered and now is much sweeter but still feels the need to be in charge sometimes. He’s been here for about 3 years but was an adult when he showed up. He’s the Uncle, loved by people, loved by the Little Girls, and tolerated by everyone else.

Svengali, Survey His Realm

Svengali, Surveying his Realm

A Noble Beast

A Noble Beast

And then there’s these guys, the 2 indoor cats. Braving the elements is not their problem.

Don't Bother Us

Marbles and Google, Living the Good Life

Google, Sleep of the Innocent (sort of)

Google, Sleep of the Innocent (sort of)

We hope they all stay safe, healthy, and happy for a long time.

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9 responses to “Cats of Spring

  1. Beautiful! What breed is Svengali?

  2. I ♥ cats, good work!

  3. Bless your heart, Candace. We have an abandoned cat that “found” us, just about 3 years ago now. Her name is Miss Kitty (original, I know!), and although not feral, she is definitely an outdoor cat. She has a sheltered home on one of our patios, complete with heated bed and heated water bowl. I was never much of a cat person until her. She has absolutely stolen my heart. 🙂

  4. It’s good to see your cat family again, Candace! I also wish them good health, safety and happiness.

  5. A wonderful “catch up” on the cats. Fine images that show each cat in their element. I’d like to see them more often! 🙂

  6. That’s a lot of cats!

  7. I wish I had a cat;)) Beautiful photos and cats! 🙂

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