Simon: Today, as most of you already know, is National Feral Cat Day. This is the day to bring attention to the plight of feral kitties and to educate and foster compassion so that the lives of feral cats can be improved. We are both honored to be co-hosts with Mackerull from Da Tabbies O Trout Towne and Cathy Keisha from Stunning Keisha. I’m sure they’ll tell you how important it is to bring awareness to Feral Kitty needs.
Seal: That’s right everyone. Simon and I were born feral and lived outside with our feral buddies before making the big move inside to become loved and cared for kitties.
Simon: We’re among the fortunate. We found this place with food and shelter and humans who made sure we had the basics that we needed for survival. We knew there would be food here, and shelter, but still it was pretty scary outside.
Seal: We hope everyone takes the time today and every day to help other humans learn about the needs of feral kitties. Recently everyone has started calling feral kitties Community Cats. It’s pretty accurate, the entire community needs to be involved in improving the lives and conditions of those less fortunate.
Simon: So what can you do to help ferals? Well, educate yourself and then help educate others. Learn about TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return), help care for and feed community cats where you live.
Seal: Yes Simon, there is so much that needs to be done and so much that can be done. If everyone just did a little bit we’d end up with lots of bits happening.
Simon: Today is also Selfie Day and today we’re going to celebrate Our Gotcha Day!
Seal: Yes, yesterday was our official Gotcha Day but we wanted to wait and celebrate it today since we’re formerly feral and we are co-hosting National Feral Cat Day.
Simon: That’s right, we love that we were Gotcha’d. Back in 2017 the Dad was trapping kitties out in the backyard so we all could go and get all fixed up. We were about 8 months old at the time. I couldn’t believe my eyes, Seal was the first one to go into a trap thingy. That was really concering since Seal and I had been together since we arrived on the scene here as really wee.kittens. I just could imagine her going off without me.
Seal: Hey, I thought that might be the doorway to a better life, but you were sure reluctant. Finally, at the end of the night there was one empty trap left, the other six traps had been filled. I was so glad when you went in and decided to make the journey with me Simon.
Simon: It was sure scary but several days later we came home. I was pretty wild and all together it took us close to a year behind closed doors to calm down enough to meet the family. Well, Seal was much calmer that I was but we were a team so she stayed with me.
Seal: Thanks everyone for letting us share our Gotcha Day today. Now I do believe it’s selfie time, we’ll show off our Ear Tips. I’ll go first.
Seal: I hope you all like my selfie and now Simon, it’s your turn for the selfie thing.
Simon: Thanks sis, I’m always up to the selfie thing, it’s fun. Okay gang, let’s all celebrate Feral Kitties today and let’s all promise to do what we can to make their lives a little bit easier. Seal and I will be looking for your selfies over at The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop after while.
Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later! Help those ferals!