Update on newest ferals
Back on March 25, I adopted four new feral cats from our local rescue organization Animalkind. They spent 25 days in the big cage in my barn to acclimate, then I let them go. I can't say they made a lot of progress towards becoming tamer. They were wild. Every day I became more attached though.
Cowboy, 2 yrs., gray and white, the least skittish.
Rookie, 2 yrs., black and white
Bella, 2 yrs., looked exactly like Rookie. Probably siblings.
Stubby: teenager, black with some white, possibly Bella's kitten.
I released them April 18 and didn't see any sign of them until I set up the night vision camera this week. And there was Stubby and either Bella or Rookie at the feeding station.
And - surprise - today while feeding the colony, there was Cowboy, upstairs.
So at least three stayed, possibly four.
After all the failures in my first year last year, which ended with only a 50 percent retention rate, I am so happy this nice group of cats stayed together and has clearly meshed well with the five resident ferals.
This was the definite highlight for me in another rainy day here in the Hudson Valley.