Tabby Tuesday: Winterizing Our Ferals

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I think I hear one, I hear a feral.  As you know, we have some feral kitties that live around our place and we do our best to take care of them.  They all haven’t been TNR’d yet, but we are working on that.  But it is starting to get colder and I told my Dad he needed to do something to help them through the winter.

Let’s face it, my Dad is not Bob the Builder so his attempts to build something didn’t go to far.  So, we decided to do something to stimulate the economy and to help the ferals at the same time.  We bought a pre-fabricated feral house and Dad put it together.  We searched high and low and settled on the purrfect house from OutdoorPetHouses.com.

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The house is very nice, and it is insulated too.  There are two doors on the front, and an emergency escape door in the back.  The windows on the side are plexiglass to keep the wind out.  It also has a heated pad specially designed for outdoor use and the plug-in cord is spring wrapped to prevent any chewing.  Yes, they use it, and our one black feral cat really loves it.

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My Dad also got a deck storage bench that we use, without the lid, as their feeding station so they can keep out of the rain and wind while they are having there food.

We probably have seven or eight ferals, and they seem to come and go, and boy are they camera shy…and people shy.  We will try to share pictures as we get them but we did manage to capture two enjoying breakfast.

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This is a new one, we haven’t seen her before but I think she was enjoying her meal.

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This good looking tabby stopped by for a bite shortly after the Tortie girl left.

We have to sneak and take the pictures through the sliding glass door so they are not overly clear.  I hope you enjoyed seeing our feral winterizing project.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

 

 

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33 thoughts on “Tabby Tuesday: Winterizing Our Ferals

  1. Tillie and Georgia

    Those houses look very cozy.
    What a wonderful thing for the ferals 🙂 Purrs to you.
    Those kitties will have a good place to go to when the snow starts!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  2. Fuzzy Tales

    Those houses are terrific, Brian. Seriously. Our mom made a “house” for Toby the Stray from a couple of totes, with lots of insulation, some straw and a cosy blanket. But those houses for your ferals look terrific. We’re glad they’re being so well taken care of!

  3. Whisppy

    Those are very nice looking houses. And we like how they have a escape door at the back. Was Ms Tortie surprised by the photo taking? Her tail look mighty floofed up!

  4. Marg

    Those are terrific houses. Those are some lucky feral kitties. Ms.Tortie sure is pretty. But we love those houses. All insulated and nice and cozy. I am sure they will like them. You are just doing such a great job. They will get a little tamer but probably won’t be able to pat them like the Momma kitty that I have here. Great big smile on our Mom’s face for sure. Take care.

  5. Laila and Minchie

    We are in love with your dad, Brian, for such wonderful houses and the feeding station for your ferals! Mom is very impressed as she use to do the same thing for the ferals at her work when she had a job.

  6. Ginger Jasper

    You are just purfect people to do that and I love you for it. Mum statred putting food up on next doors roof for the little cat that we think is a stray because we have succh a small yard. The problem is cats that are obviously not strays come and eat it so she has to put out more and hope he/she gets it.Hugs GJ xx

  7. mary jane

    Those look like they will really help out the feral kitteh cats..God Bless you for all your efforts to help, protect and save kitteh cats..I wish I could do more, but I do get to the ferals and rescue some and take them to a fearl place that spays and neuters them and releases them to a place that has food and some shelter for our 200 plus days of rain, ice and snow…Why don’t others join in your efforts to rescue kitteh cats and have furever homes for them? well I don’t understand so to honor our two we lost our precious cats on july 9 and july 16 I give time and some money to the lady who runs a no kill shelter and she mainly takes in kitteh cats…There are vets here who 3 to 4 times a year do feral spaying and neutering of feral cats, it is an all volunteer effort, I give what I can…I just don’t understand why people don’t adopt more kitteh cats, I mean they are so precious and wonderful..Furever homes for all kitteh cats is my Motto…God Bless you and your wife daily for all your efforts to care for and help place the kitteh cats.. I think your kitty cats are so sweet, read your blog early in the morning always makes me have a smile on my face and my kitteh cat that thinks he is a tiger Miyagi sits on my lap purring, he knows kitteh lovers when he is watching the screen and reading your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think your cat that is so shy is getting to be a little more interested in the outside world, good for her isn’t her name precious?????? Happy turkey day soon, and happy christmas, new year, veterans day all wrapped up into one special greeting for terrific kitteh cat lovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XX()()

  8. Pat Hatt

    So great the things your dad does for the feral kitties, that tabby is sure a beauty too, although they both look like what the hell do you want in their reactions to the pics haha

  9. Random Felines

    Good job. Mom LOVES those houses….she set up shelter for Allie in the garage but thinks this might be a good addition as well. Love the bench. And those kitties are pretty good lookin’.

  10. A few Good Cats

    Good for you to help those ferals. Those shelters will help them a lot. We only wish the tortie and tabby ferals will come to understand they’d be better off, safer and warmer, inside.

  11. Katie Isabella

    God’s Blessing even more on you and your family, your dad and Mom, Brian. This is a wonderful thing and I love that the feral kitties will have a place to be without harm. Thank you forever and always, Dad and Mom.

  12. Fraidy Cats!

    Bless you, Brian, for looking out for the ferals! The houses look really nice and comfy. That was a great idea for their feeding station 🙂 The tortie and the tabby are both beautiful! purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  13. Eric and Flynn

    Those houses look lovely and warm for the ferals and the feeding station is a good idea so they can eat in the dry. You and your dad are the best for looking out for them.

  14. The Misadventures of Me

    The mom loves the feeding station idea! She has two plastic totes she cut holes in the front and then layers the inside, tops and bottoms with hay. She has an old hard plastic kiddie pool she put on the top to make a better roof for them. It isnt the prettiest lookin home like you has but Stray Coco loves them!

    Molly
    Shadow
    Trooder
    Mooch
    Mustachio
    Toot

  15. Jet

    Hey Brian, Jet here.

    Dude, you, Dad and the family are so kind and thoughtful to winterize for the ferals. We did not know about such equipment… I think I see a tear in Mom’s eye.

  16. Penelope

    Gosh Golly! Your Daddy sure knows how to takes care of your outdoor friends! Me thinks Mommy should get something like thant and Kozmo could stays outside all the time!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  17. Gin and Bailey

    How kind of you to care so much for those that can’t care for themselves! Paw hugs to all of you from Bailey & me.

  18. Kwee Cats

    Mr. Brian, that sure is a mancatly pose you got there. Our Mumsy has put a yellow star by this article in her Reader. We think we gonna kinda closely copy cat you on a couple of things you got here. We been working out what we can do for the ferals here during the winter when food and water is not enough. Thank you for these super ideas.

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