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 Post subject: Nasty Mom On Friday Night, Wooley
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:36 pm 
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Nasty Mom is NOT the nicest cat you would ever want to meet but she is the mother and grandmother of a lot of cats that live here. She gave birth to the gentle Emily (gone) and Ginger (here) and a couple of other kittens a few years back. She gave birth out back at my house. She departed when her kittens were weaned but she was a great mother. I'll give her that.

Somebody from beyond across the street and maybe over some fences takes care of Nasty Mom. She is clean and well-fed from someplace and no doubt has a great place to sleep. But she got trapped on my property and was sent off to have her ovaries and uterus sent off to a landfill. She was vaccinated and given a great physical exam and as the the last letter of TNR dictates was Returned to my property after being Trapped and Neutered.

Yes, I feed her and yes I do not want her to be hungry ever. And yes, smaller and younger cats that eat here know that she's a bully and get mad at her.

Great dinner out and Nasty Mom is having trouble with coming up the driveway to eat with some cats that do not admire her bad attitude. I got a soft spot in my heart for her though:

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When she came up the driveway to swat the small tom Bosco (her grandson) away from a feed platter her daughter Ginger went after her with a nip and her enormous former husband Sad Face (father of Ginger and grandfather of Bosco) went after her.

Nasty Mom retreated from the feed dishes and flopped. A close look at her belly tells me she is eating off a great menu regularly at a place that is not at my house.

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 Post subject: Re: Nasty Mom On Friday Night, Wooley
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:50 pm 
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Hmmm...Nasty Mom has been spayed, and female cats gain of weight
However, cats do not usually overeat...does that apply to your feral family do you think?

What reason would Nasty Mom have for coming to your house...especially, if as you think, she is well fed elsewhere?

Nasty Mom looks forlorn. Maybe she wants company? :(


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty Mom On Friday Night, Wooley
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:39 pm 
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I talk to Nasty Mom gently at dawn and dusk when I see her. She won't let me come near her but she sits or flops and stares at me. I feed her. I have water out for her. She understands that I am not on a mission to hurt her and that I lay out great food but she won't come near me. She's a feral wild animal cat but somebody nearby has been taking care of her. Of that I am certain.

On the backside when I go outside just after dawn during this summer with platters of cat food in my faded drawers from the 1970s Tuxedo, Garfield and the little girl Catty Patty have been seen doing figure-eights in and around my old feet and ankles with their tails straight up.

Catty Patty is a pip. That little girl loves to her have back rubbed. She flops up front with her ass and tail up and her eyes closed when I rub her back. I'm not sure but I'm starting to think that Catty Patty does not believe that I am a threat to her.

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