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Outdoor cats face many dangers therefore it is no surprise that outdoor cats have a much shorter life expectancy than indoor cats. Predators such as coyotes are one of the biggest dangers. I live in the urban city limits where there are probably very few, if any, coyotes, but there are cars, lots and lots […]

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Goliath

Meet Goliath, the newest backyard visitor. He first started showing up in the last week of 2012. I don’t know his real name, so I’ve started calling him Goliath because he’s enormous! He’s got to be the largest cat I’ve ever seen. As you can see he’s wearing a collar, so he might actually belong […]

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decisions

The brown tabby I trapped in my backyard on Saturday night is now back after his neuter. He is a young adult, 9 pounds 7 oz, tested negative for FELV (yahoo!!) and is generally healthy. He did have fleas and so was treated with Advantage II. He’s quite friendly and did not have a microchip. […]

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It’s been a busy weekend of TNR activities even though there’s still a full day remaining in the weekend! Yesterday was trapping day for the BP site. Because the cats were acclimated to the traps for a solid week and didn’t get fed the night before, I was expecting this to be a quick trapping […]

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spoils

Fall is certainly in the air. The nights are getting cooler, in fact we had our first frost this morning. So, with the arrival of the cold means it’s time to turn on the heat for the outdoor kitties. Oliver didn’t waste anytime finding this out, this morning I found him curled up in his […]

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Brown Kitty

I’m sure this will not come as a surprise, but I have grown quite emotionally attached to each of the cats in my backyard feral colony even though I don’t ever get to touch them. For me one of the biggest challenges of taking care of the ferals is not being able to keep them […]

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Oliver, and two of his offspring (MK and his little girl) enjoy some time together on Oliver’s back porch. It continues to amaze me at how social these feral cats are with each other. They truly really enjoy each other’s company every night. Now that I have the FeederCam, I’ve been able to view Oliver’s […]

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Beginnings

It was one year ago today that my heart was opened to the world of homeless cats. August 22, 2011 sometime in the afternoon, I looked out the window facing the side yard and saw a black cat sleeping under a tree. He was trying to stay dry in the rain. I had seen this […]

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Large grey visitor

There are lot of cats that come and go from my yard. Some, like Brown Kitty, linger and stay even though Oliver does his best to drive them away. Some I see only for a day or two and then move on. A number of weeks ago I was out playing with Oliver in the […]

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Oliver

Oliver was my first TNR cat. He started showing up in the winter of 2011, skinny and skittish. At first he always kept a great distance from me. Over time I was able to trap him, get him neutered and win over his trust. Today he’s the sweetest cat. Every morning he lets me carry […]

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