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Favorite feral photos

I really liked the feral photos posted by Whaler and Lyle and thought I would add this shot taken this week of four members of my barn colony.
From left: Otto, Rose, Taba and TJ.
TJ is one of the founding members; he came from our local rescue group in March 2010. He was so frightened of me at first that he ran whenever he saw me, even if he was 50 feet away. Now he is a judicious alpha and though he doesn't care to be touched, he will sit right next to me.
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Various attitudes. They look like a rock band posing for an album cover.

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they are simply beautiful Greenport ferals! they look incredibly healthy.

i am glad that i am not the only person that has feral cats that are, as one person described my crew, "well fed" - aka a little chunky



lyle, your description is perfect. "ladies and gentlemen, The Greenport Ferals!"

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Various attitudes. They look like a rock band posing for an album cover.
Ha, ha, I fell out laughing.
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Various attitudes. They look like a rock band posing for an album cover.
well .. Greenport Ferals does sound like a rock band name.
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they are simply beautiful Greenport ferals! they look incredibly healthy.

i am glad that i am not the only person that has feral cats that are, as one person described my crew, "well fed" - aka a little chunky

lyle, your description is perfect. "ladies and gentlemen, The Greenport Ferals!"

You guys crack me up. Made me look at them in a different way yesterday morning when I drove to the barn.

Yep, some of them are a little hefty. They get canned food every day, but I tend to heap up the dry food bowl because there are a few who come and go and I always want whoever shows up to have something to eat. Since they are outside cats, a few extra pounds are good in the winter.

In the real world, I 've noticed that some truly wild feral cats are huge - you wonder where they get all those calories.

Anyone have any more feral cat or colony cat photos to share?
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The black cat is my foster cat Ace ~ part Maine Coon. Ive had Ace for over 3 years now, waiting for his forever home. Ace is snuggling with our faux feral cat named Toby.

For two years Toby circled the neighborhood. I feed him but he wouldnt let me near him. When I started a TNR group with some friends, he was one of my first TNRs I did. My cat laid next to his kennel while he recovered. I kept him 3 days in the kennel to make sure he was OK! I know, that is over the top, but thats the way I roll!

Toby took off and disappeared for two days after his release and then showed up again laying on the outside of my sisters screened in porch while my cat laid next to him on the inside! Then he came in for short visits. Visits grew longer. Then he let us touch him. Then he let us pick him up briefly. Then he let us carry him around. This was a 4 yr process. Now he is inside 95% of the time and outside 5%.

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Awwww these pics are great, looking forward to seeing more!
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You guys crack me up. Made me look at them in a different way yesterday morning when I drove to the barn.

Yep, some of them are a little hefty. They get canned food every day, but I tend to heap up the dry food bowl because there are a few who come and go and I always want whoever shows up to have something to eat. Since they are outside cats, a few extra pounds are good in the winter.

In the real world, I 've noticed that some truly wild feral cats are huge - you wonder where they get all those calories.

Anyone have any more feral cat or colony cat photos to share?

the vet that took care of the last one that i caught back in november called me up that night to let me know how it went and said "he's really healthy". i told her that daddy makes sure that none of them have an empty tummy.

ok, a couple more of my favorite pics;


bootsie from back when he was a chubby little boy






perhaps my favorite pic. mommie giving bootsie the evil eye after he started scamming her food





bootsie being a pain. he was posing so perfectly, at least until i tried to take a picture.



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