It's been 3 1/2 years since I started my
project of spaying and neutering the ferals and strays
in my neighborhood. So far, I've taken 20 cats
to the vet to get their shots and to get fixed since then!
I only had one new one in 2014....this handsome Slate.
But while he leads the pampered life of sleeping on faux
fur throws and leather couches, there are still a few
poor ones out there.
I saw this one two days ago
and snapped his picture as I sat at my desk in the kitchen.
He needs a bath, some food and probably an antibiotic in his eyes.
While Slate and the others have fun romping in the snow,
they can come inside and be pampered whenever they want.
Who knows how the ferals survive, especially during this
terribly brutal winter we've had! There wouldn't even
be any water to drink since everything is frozen.
Last night I happened to see him again, a little braver this time and
on our back porch. He didn't run when we watched him through the
glass. I didn't want to open the door, in case I frightened him
away. I think he may have been wanting to spend the night
in the chair out there with the heating pad on it!
He did peek through the cat flap as our guys peeked back!
I gave him a nice large serving of turkey breast through the
flap which he gobbled and we left him there for the night.
Even if he doesn't decide he wants to stay, I'd love to
take him to the vet and then let him be on his way.
Maybe I should wait before naming him...it seems to