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I put a heating pad under a blanket on one of the patio chairs, and they found it pretty quickly. They love it out there.

I rescued these two earlier this year, and yes they will be spoiled.
 

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They love it out there.
You are the MacDaddy of outdoor Cat camping. I don’t foresee a chance of ever getting that chair back either. Now all they need is a Dime Bag of catnip for the weekend. :cool:
 

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I put a heating pad under a blanket on one of the patio chairs, and they found it pretty quickly. They love it out there.

I rescued these two earlier this year, and yes they will be spoiled.
You are the MacDaddy of outdoor Cat camping. I don’t foresee a chance of ever getting that chair back either. Now all they need is a Dime Bag of catnip for the weekend. :cool:
Our neighbor "adopted" a feral field cat to add to her collection of fluffy-butt long hairs... she built Boots a house and put a heating pad in it which was on 24-7.

Then, of course, this also reminds me of the Starlink Dishy photo:
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...which also spurred a marketing sticker that gets sent out with their newer dishes:
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I'm testing/comparing a bunch of different huts this winter, but so far the only one Tigger (no Mom or kits:( ) will use is the K&H one.
The others are cheaper, most are 'tent' type over tube posts, and several have heating pads that way over heat (no t-stat), where as the K&H one is regulated.
Soon I'm going to try combining them into one huge 'fortress' to see if Tigger takes to that or not.
I haven't decided yet whether to capture and neuter Tigger (and bring inside w the others), or leave him as an outdoor only cat. He has recently allowed me to reach out and let him sniff my hand w/o hissing or growling, so some trust progress there.

This pic is two of the four 'new' huts I'm evaluating, plus the (double insulated top and bottom) older K&H one.
I keep telling him to find and bring his wife and kittens over, but I haven't seen them for several weeks now :(
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Love the starlink ones!!!
I'm testing/comparing a bunch of different huts this winter, but so far the only one Tigger (no Mom or kits:( ) will use is the K&H one.
The others are cheaper, most are 'tent' type over tube posts, and several have heating pads that way over heat (no t-stat), where as the K&H one is regulated.
Soon I'm going to try combining them into one huge 'fortress' to see if Tigger takes to that or not.
I haven't decided yet whether to capture and neuter Tigger (and bring inside w the others), or leave him as an outdoor only cat. He has recently allowed me to reach out and let him sniff my hand w/o hissing or growling, so some trust progress there.

This pic is two of the four 'new' huts I'm evaluating, plus the (double insulated top and bottom) older K&H one.
I keep telling him to find and bring his wife and kittens over, but I haven't seen them for several weeks now :(
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I've seen "plans" (so to speak) of using something like the Rubbermaid Storage Bins where the narrow end gets cut out and the inside gets lined with 1" thick styrofoam (bottom of bin and sides including around cutout), then placed upside down (on the lid) with a blanket or towel on the bottom. I wanna say it was a Jackson Galaxy show where they were working on TNR for a feral colony as winter was approaching. These shelters were what was recommended to keep them from freezing to death in the cold without requiring a heating pad.
Something insulated like that can go a long way to staying comfy with just body heat.

For what it's worth, I'd definitely recommend going for the TNR for your feral beast, whether there is mutual adoption or not.

Best of luck on your quest! :)
 

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I think I can see Santa’s Face in her/his furr…the tail makes a perrrfect transition to the mustache and mouth opening. Beauty but darn the shedding has got to be intense. Go in with a black sweatshirt leave with a white shirt.
 

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I think I can see Santa’s Face in her/his furr…the tail makes a perrrfect transition to the mustache and mouth opening. Beauty but darn the shedding has got to be intense. Go in with a black sweatshirt leave with a white shirt.
Actually not bad at all. He’s a Cornish Rex.

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..and he keeps me company in my listening chair:

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He is incredible looking. Never heard of one and from a quick read they sound very cuddly and soft. :cool:
They are very soft, and generally playful, and stay with you like dogs. I’m addicted to the breed (this is my third, and my son has two now). The first one I had used to walk outside with us. If we went to the playground with the kids, he came along. This guy is always in the room where we are.

They do sometimes get bald spots and an excess of earwax, but that’s the only downside I’ve experienced.

My first:
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Second (as a senior citizen, with my youngest son (now 23). Poor girl, we had to put her down with kidney failure shortly after this picture was taken.
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One of my son’s Devon Rex (with typical bald spots and severe skin problems due to an autoimmune condition):
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this is distressing , some sicko in the bournemouth area for last few no years has been snipping cats , only this one recent august , and still the cat hater air rifle shooter hasn't been caught
 

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