Snow-Kitty Update

I wanted to give you all a quick update on my little outdoor friend.  S/he has been visiting 2013-02-06 08.43.01regularly and I’ve caught a glimpse a few times.  Outdoor kitty has a healthy appetite and definitely prefers the wet food I’ve been leaving out in the heated kitty condo each morning.  With all of the snow we’ve received over the last week (10+ inches), outdoor kitty’s little paw prints and tracks are evident in the snow and s/he seems to be living in a grouping of large evergreen trees I have growing in my backyard.  The trees actually provide great shelter from the elements.  There is no snow present under the trees – so outdoor kitty is very smart.  I can see paw prints in a horseshoe formation coming from the tree in the back of my yard to my deck… on to my deck where the food, water and kitty condo are and then back out toward the trees.  S/he stops by most days, but there have been a few days, when the weather has been particularly harsh when there hasn’t been a visit.  I think s/he must be hunkering down and waiting out the storms.  My indoor cats have also noticed some brave field mice outside that have been stealing bits of the dry food that has been left out, so I wonder if outdoor kitty is also snacking on mice.  I also wonder how mice can survice these freezing temperatures (though today it’s balmy in the 40’s).  What I do know for sure is that outdoor kitty is one tough cat. =^..^=

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  1. Boomdeeadda

    OmGosh, thank goodness she’s still showing signs of being around. Thank you for sharing the news of sitings. Is she interested in staying in the Igloo? Maybe if she stays till spring when you can be outside, she’ll come around.

    • Wesley

      I’m hoping it’s a “he”… and check out my latest post tonight! It’s a shocker!!

  2. Cheryl

    Hopefully you can catch her and get her spayed before she gets pregnant and gives you lots of babies to take care of.
    2 yrs ago this one momma cat had 5 babies in my garage. They are now spayed/neutered , and living in my house lol
    Then this past April / May the other momma cat had 6 little ones underneath ,my house. I now have those 6 in my house. They were just spayed /neutered about two weeks ago now.
    They are healing nicely. I will see this spring if they will be okay living outside.
    The two females are staying small , so they will be staying in the house.

    • Wesley

      Absolutely. I’m hoping that it’s a male. I already have a female that had babies that I trapped and had spayed/neutered. I think this may be the father… I would like to spay/neuter all outdoor cats. I hate to see any homeless animal. Thank you for all you do.


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