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He looks like he's all business.


...be careful though -- it's usually just an act. :D
He is incredibly curious, extremely agile and deadly quiet. I have high hopes! :D My wife is overjoyed because poor old Cookie was not a lap cat in any way but Charlie seeks out our laps.
 

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Murderous cat.
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Cat murder.
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Magic out and about , first time Magic went into boiler room vinyl records store , Bear went in there last summertime , well its leafs falling in few no weeks , so summertime is over , just windy and very rainy now , Bear went out on the bike , 6 times this , no year , Magic only been out i think 3 times


Magic not interested in eating , outdoors maybe made him feel unsettled , even when placed crab , poor creature sandwich in front of him , he did lap water up and eat once home

 
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A mom and 4 kittens (and dad, who I've been feeding for a while) just showed up in my yard!
Lots of clips of them while I feed and figure out how to capture them all safely.
Don't have many clear shots of all four kittens yet.
But one of these shows Dad standing by, guarding Mom while she eats. In other scenes, he escorts the kittens back to their hidey hole wherever that is.
Pretty remarkable behavior for a feral (Bengal looking) male, I thought.
Kittens look to be maybe 2 months old? I mowed the lawn to make it easier for them to get thru the grass to the food!
Weirdly, Mom, and the kittens look a LOT like a 'stray' I captured a year ago...and am now wondering if he was from a previous litter, and this is HIS mom too! (Last shot is of him watching her like a hawk!)

Apparently I'm a bit of a Pied Piper (esp the Pied part) - I've now captured 6 strays or ferals, kept two of them, one didn't survive (at humane society, was too sick) and the others I adopted out. They just keep showing up! I swear they are telling each other, or leaving "Sign" (like hobos used to) that this a cat friendly place. :)

And now - 5 new ones? Yikes.
Mom and 2 kits:
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Dad guarding Mom:
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Dad visiting for breakfast every morning:

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Last years 'stray' capture (Ollie) looking out for 'Mom' ?
 

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A mom and 4 kittens (and dad, who I've been feeding for a while) just showed up in my yard!
Lots of clips of them while I feed and figure out how to capture them all safely.
Don't have many clear shots of all four kittens yet.
But one of these shows Dad standing by, guarding Mom while she eats. In other scenes, he escorts the kittens back to their hidey hole wherever that is.
Pretty remarkable behavior for a feral (Bengal looking) male, I thought.
Kittens look to be maybe 2 months old? I mowed the lawn to make it easier for them to get thru the grass to the food!
Weirdly, Mom, and the kittens look a LOT like a 'stray' I captured a year ago...and am now wondering if he was from a previous litter, and this is HIS mom too! (Last shot is of him watching her like a hawk!)

Apparently I'm a bit of a Pied Piper (esp the Pied part) - I've now captured 6 strays or ferals, kept two of them, one didn't survive (at humane society, was too sick) and the others I adopted out. They just keep showing up! I swear they are telling each other, or leaving "Sign" (like hobos used to) that this a cat friendly place. :)

And now - 5 new ones? Yikes.
Mom and 2 kits:
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Dad guarding Mom:
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Dad visiting for breakfast every morning:

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Last years 'stray' capture (Ollie) looking out for 'Mom' ?
Best of luck. Hopefully a successful capture before winter sets in.
 

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A mom and 4 kittens (and dad, who I've been feeding for a while) just showed up in my yard!
Lots of clips of them while I feed and figure out how to capture them all safely.
Don't have many clear shots of all four kittens yet.
But one of these shows Dad standing by, guarding Mom while she eats. In other scenes, he escorts the kittens back to their hidey hole wherever that is.
Pretty remarkable behavior for a feral (Bengal looking) male, I thought.
Kittens look to be maybe 2 months old? I mowed the lawn to make it easier for them to get thru the grass to the food!
Weirdly, Mom, and the kittens look a LOT like a 'stray' I captured a year ago...and am now wondering if he was from a previous litter, and this is HIS mom too! (Last shot is of him watching her like a hawk!)

Apparently I'm a bit of a Pied Piper (esp the Pied part) - I've now captured 6 strays or ferals, kept two of them, one didn't survive (at humane society, was too sick) and the others I adopted out. They just keep showing up! I swear they are telling each other, or leaving "Sign" (like hobos used to) that this a cat friendly place. :)

And now - 5 new ones? Yikes.
Mom and 2 kits:
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Dad guarding Mom:
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Dad visiting for breakfast every morning:

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Last years 'stray' capture (Ollie) looking out for 'Mom' ?
too many people , based on their human lives , i can list so many , end up abandoning the cat/s shame on them ,
i see a cat wandering around outside on the grounds , friendly , seems appears have an owner as once had collar but lost it and had flat number , so i know where owner is , yet seems well fed , but more of an outdoor cat
 

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this is , " Stick " male 5 year old , mostly outdoors wanders around , very friendly , captured once took to vets as i was concerned if had eye damaged , as turned out vet says born with a defect right eyelid

he often follows me indoors and i lay some food down for , Stick he sniffs and may lick and walks off , won't come in , due to sensing my other cats

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Two of my ferals survived our winters, and likely several of the others..but yah, only the toughest ones survive, there have been, oh, half a dozen I never saw again.

Little Boy, the 'real' feral, 'we' followed for more than 2 winters, both of which hit -20F on several occasions.
He dodged dogs, coyotes (I've seen on my street!), foxes (in my yard), and eagles (a nest about 1/2 mile down the road), and endless hawks, etc.
I 'found' a group of about 8 'watcher/helpers/feeders' on NextDoor, who helped track his appearances and leave food out for him. We were able to plot his movements, and saw he commonly traveled about a mile, tho in winter he'd cut that in half by crossing the frozen lake to the houses on the other side.
I finally became convinced he was either staying in (the recently upgraded) storm sewers, or (this is the one I prefer) cuddled up with the opossum who had a den under my deck. (He gets riled over any critter he sees outside, except possums.)
Eventually - after battles with other ferals and getting some pretty bad wounds, I got some help and trapped him. At first he was terrified - first time I tricked him inside, he ran right into a wall corner: He didn't have any idea about 'rooms' or 'windows'!!
But after his vet visit, he started purring and curling up with me right away! He hasn't shown any real desire to go back out there. I think of him as 'Monster Slayer'.
Oh, and later on, I had my vet investigate an odd lump in his side: She extracted an encrusted bb from his side. :(

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Turns out he's a real cuddler - in fact drives the other cats nuts with his continual attempts to cuddle!
He also has a very distinct "Lion" walk/stalk - he kind of struts, just like an actual Lion stalking prey.

Ollie, who appeared here a year ago spring, had been spotted in November by another neighbor, so he'd been through at least one winter.
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Discovering himself in the window.

I had assumed he was a stray, but his fur and coloration sure looks a LOT like the new Mom and Kittens, so I have to wonder if She is His Mom!
He sure races around the place like crazy any time he sees them out there!

Currently trying to figure out the best way capture all four kittens, and Mom, if possible...before winter gets here!
 

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the cats are stalking like a predator , there eyes are in front focused on that class d amplifier thread , then they pounce on it
 

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Cats; what goes on in those little brains? Anything at all?
'You may think you own this couch and while that may technically be true, it is I who shall take pride of place each time, everytime and at my own merest whim and desire.'

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when I was around 13 years old one of my brothers insisted we take a kitten off his schoolfriend as they had several.

So we got this kitten with huge head and paws but spindly legs and body. It soon became obvious he was a tom and my mother wanted him fixed.

My brothers and I appealed to our father and he ruled the cat would remain a tom. So he grew into this enormous cat with huge shoulder muscles. I don't think I've ever seen a bigger cat. A visiting American colleague of my father's once saw the tom prowling around the garden and expressed surprise that we had bobcats in England.

There was a cat door so he could come and go as he pleased. Sometimes for as much as two weeks. He'd come back covered in scars from fighting, scoff a whole tin of food and about half a pint of milk, and then go to sleep on top of the boiler. He was affectionate, but you couldn't muck him about and the only person he deferred to was my father.

Anyway one day there is a stray cat crying in the bushes at the end of the garden. He looked in very poor shape. I asked my mother if I could bring him in but she said no, we already had a cat.

Half an hour or so later in comes our tom cat with this other cat right behind him. I put down his food but he just stood there while the other cat eat it. Once it had finished it wandered off into the living room and curled up on a chair.

My mother returned and was not happy that I'd brought him in. I told her it was nothing to do with me, our cat had brought him in. Happily I had witnesses.

He got named Smudge, soon recovered to full health, and had a happy ten years or so. Ironically, my mother was his favourite.

The two cats got on except first thing in the morning, before they were fed, when they would go up on their haunches and box at each other. Hilarious to watch.
 
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