Tuesday, October 16, 2012

National Feral Cat Day

Today is National Feral Cat Day. I was not a feral cat. I was actually born in a shelter. But Josie, Huggy Bear, and Maggie were on the verge of feral before Mom and Dad rescued them. And Mom and Dad befriended a lot of the feral cats in our old apartment complex before we moved. One was midnight, a solid short-haired black cat who started greeting Dad when he came home from work. Midnight would on rare occasions actually let Dad pet him. This cat fought off a fox that was coming around our are, which is when Dad started looking out for him because Midnight got nicked a little and Dad didn't want him getting sick. Although Mom and Dad would never really clean his scrape up, they could make sure he had food. Others also put food out for him and the handful of other ferals, but Midnight really seemed to like Dad. We considered trying to bring him with us when we moved but thought he was in his territory, and a bit too wild to socialize. But he sure was nice to have around patrolling and watching for foxes. Dad still keeps treats in his car just in case there's a cat out there who needs one or two.

5 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Your humans are awesome to keep an eye out for homeless and feral kitties!

Shaggy and Scout said...

We will be sure to give our Zolie some crunchies.

Cole Cat said...

Thank you for helping ferals! And for continuing to do so! Purrs...

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Our mom is always feeding the feral cats around our neighborhood but she hasn't been able to get any pics yet!

Christine and FAZ said...

Happy Feral cat Friday, I have had several before brothers and sisters who are feral and my current house mate Birks' Dad was feral too, although Birks' Mum was rescued before things got out of hand. So even though he's not feral he's definitely got an edge to him. FAZ