Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Just One of the Gang

When I arrived at work this morning, I saw no sign of the ‘feral’ kittens, not even their paw prints in the snow. But there were three adults waiting for breakfast. I served them and that’s when the kittens came out. I saw at least the two black ones - Rebus and Philo - and possibly one of the black-and-whites, though it is hard to distinguish them from a couple of the adults when everyone is running away from a human’s sudden appearance. But I know they are ready to be trapped again - well, available to be trapped again - and I will prepare accordingly tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, I’ll share with you how one of the former members of the feral colony is doing at the cosy apartment.

Raleigh has never been bothered by the other beasts, and, except for when Cammie bumps into him, neither have they been bothered by him. Peachy tried to be friends with Neville but the Thin Man - less thin all the time - didn’t reciprocate and spends most of his time at the top of the tall sitting room cat-tree; there is little opportunity to foster friendship. So Raleigh contents himself with finding comfortable spots about the apartment, one of which is the bed.

As you can see, his integration is complete. It was, to tell the truth, an easy one, as has been Nev’s. I have been fortunate with these two. Raleigh’s main concerns seem to be nothing more than a full tummy, a warm bed and a human who treats him decently. Fortunately, I have been able to provide all three for this little Peach.


  1. Strange with cats isn't it...
    Boxes and beds..And as you say John..
    with a full tummy..! :).
    They ALL do well at the cosy apartment..
    Sounds as though we'll calling The Thin Man,
    The Fat Man very soon then..Bless!

    Sounds as your getting on top of the feral
    cats problem..Good luck with that! :)

  2. That looks like a successful integration. :-)

    Best of luck with the trapping, we hope for a positive update on that soon!

  3. My fingers and toes are crossed for a successful trapping event tomorrow. Peace in the apartment is wonderful!

  4. Cats do love the warmth of a good home and good food. So wonderful
    Raleigh looks on the comfy bed with bed fellows.

  5. It seems that things are going well with trapping the feral cats and with integrating your new additions to your Cozy Apartment Colony. But from the last photo, it appears that the cats have taken over your bed. Does that mean you get to sleep on the sofa?? :-)

    1. Fortunately the beasts re-arrange themselves at night. Tucker takes Raleigh's place as third cat on the bed, and none of the others join me, except, sometimes, Cammie, who likes to lie on my head.

  6. Cozy-looking pictures for a fall day that has a chill in the air. :)

    Best of luck with the rest of the trappings!

  7. It's so nice when the crew gets along.

  8. I just love seeing everyone on the bed...well, these three anyway, and oh, I wish I could just pet and smooch all three.

  9. That's wonderful to see John. Good luck with the ferals tomorrow (or today rather since I'm a day behind in reading.)

  10. That looks like the transformation is complete! Looking forward to hearing how the trapping went.

  11. They all look very relaxed in each other's company.

  12. They look very integrated indeed. Nothing like a full belly and a warm bed to let you enjoy life in the slow lane