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 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 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 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.
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.
And then there’s these guys, the 2 indoor cats. Braving the elements is not their problem.
We hope they all stay safe, healthy, and happy for a long time.