Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy National Feral Cat Day!!!

Yesterday, we posted about feral cats as part of our Be the Change for Animals post.  Then, we got the surprise of our lives!  Look who showed up, after being gone since mid-July!!!!!

Tigress came back!!!!!

We all crowded around the back door as soon as we heard her meowing!  Mommy let her in, and we spent about 15 minutes talking, sniffing, and bathing her.  She didn't mind us all crowding around, and was as glad to see all of us as we were to see her!  She wanted a lot of pets from Mommy, didn't mind being inside with the door closed, and made a beeline for the food plates and water bowl.  Boy, was she ever hungry!  Mommy refilled the plate twice, then picked her up by the armpits and "flew" her into the back bedroom with Starla.  Starla sniffed her all over while Tigress explored the room.  Tigress was absolutely scared of the ceiling fan, so that was turned off.  Mommy had to go to work, but left Tigress in the room with Starla while she was gone.

When Mommy and Daddy came back from work, they let Tigress and Starla out.  We all crowded around again, until Tigress made it clear that she wanted back outside.  Mommy and Daddy said no to that for tonight.  Maybe tomorrow, but we all want to make it clear to Tigress that we are still her family and she is safe with us.  Now that she's come back and is inside, we all want to keep her as safe as we can.

We all let her know about her sister's death, and our purrents talked to her about it.  She wonders why Miss Marble isn't in here, but at least now she knows what happened.  Mommy let her know about the book that she and her family are in, too!

We're hoping that she realizes she can be an inside kitty, a former feral, like our other former ferals.  Our current family has several former ferals:  Rori, Missy, foster Dare, foster kitten Panther, and former semi-feral Starla.  Over the years, we've cared for many ferals and semi-ferals.  Each is an individual who accepts our love to the extent he or she is comfortable with, and gives his or her love to us to a degree.

For more information on feral cats, see the link to Mommy's book page on our blog sidebar.  It includes many informational links and videos, as well as the link to the children's book that features Tigress and her birth family.


Sparkle said...

OMC, that is the best news I think I will hear all day! I am thrilled to hear that Tigress returned, and what a perfect day for this to happen!

The Paw Relations said...

We're so happy that Tigress has come home.

Hannah and Lucy said...

How amazing that Tigress returned to you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat Guy said...

Yea for Tigress coming back home!! She came home to celebrate Feral Cat Day with you! How delightful!!

meowmeowmans said...

Holy Cat! Tigress came home??? WOOHOO! That's some seriously awesome news, and so appropriate since today is National Feral Cat Day!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

welcome home two ewe tigress...we hope ya iz heer ta stay...summer iz over N vacation time iz done anymew !!! we noe yur familee iz veree veree happee


The Island Cats said...

Wow! What great news!! Welcome home, Tigress!!