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.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!

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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Tillie and Georgia
7 years ago

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

Fuzzy Tales
7 years ago

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!

Whisppy
7 years ago

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!

Marg
7 years ago

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.

Catherine
7 years ago

How wonderful to be helping kitties in need. Fantastic! And those little houses are awesome! Good stuff!
xo Catherine

Diane@BibliophilebytheSea

These cold weather homes are so nice. Bless you once again for caring for the homeless:)

Amber DaWeenie
7 years ago

Those kitties are really going to love you guys for doing this for them. This is wonderful!

Laila and Minchie
7 years ago

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.

Ginger Jasper
7 years ago

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

Mollie
7 years ago

You guy’s are just the best, those kitties are going to love the new warm sleeping boxes 🙂 xxooxx

Mollie and Alfie

Hannah and Lucy
7 years ago

Those houses will be a big help to your feral cats this winter Brian. Please say thank you to your Dad for us.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

mary jane
mary jane
7 years ago

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… Read more »

Marilia
7 years ago

OMG! so sweet you are!!!! Beautiful house to the kittehs!

Pat Hatt
7 years ago

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

Random Felines
7 years ago

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’.

A few Good Cats
7 years ago

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.

meowmeowmans
7 years ago

Well, we think those are wonderful shelters and a great feeding station! Thank you, Brian (and Dad) for looking after those ferals so well. 🙂

Speedy Rabbit
7 years ago

great job Brian!

Sparkle
7 years ago

That is awesome that your human is taking such good care of your neighborhood ferals, Brian!

Shaggy & Scout
7 years ago

Bless you for all you do for your local kitties! The houses look wonderful and we’re glad to know they are using them.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
7 years ago

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.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

Aw, you really take care of the kitties, in more way than one!

Sage
7 years ago

What a great Dad you have, Brian. Those ferals will surely be a lot more comfy this winter because of him.

Fraidy Cats!
7 years ago

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

Eric and Flynn
7 years ago

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.

Cathy Keisha
7 years ago

What super houses. I’ll have to post a picture sometime of the house TW’s friend made for the ferals around the old house.

Ryker's Boyz 'n' Allie

Mowzers, how cool is that! You guys have pawsome humans who do this for those lucky kittehs!

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
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Trooder
Mooch
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Toot

The Island Cats
7 years ago

Brian, those houses are great! We would love to live in them…if we were feral cats!!

Jet
Jet
7 years ago

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.

Penelope
7 years ago

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

Gin and Bailey
Gin and Bailey
7 years ago

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.

Kwee Cats
7 years ago

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.