Saturday, October 16, 2010

National Feral Cat Day

This is the 10th anniversary of National Feral Cat Day, started by Alley Cat Allies; the most humane way to help a feral cat is through the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program...and of course, if they choose to stay with you after TNR, they become family...

Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat have been part of our family for the last 10 years...They had a comfortable home in the garage at our old house, but were free to come and go; as the years passed, they chose to spend more and more time in their garage home, safe from the outside world...

Before moving into our new home a few weeks ago, I had central air conditioning and heat put in the garage and adapted the 2 car garage into a home just for Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat...This is a small glimpse of their new home, a safe, temperature controlled spot just for them, filled with fun toys, enjoyable cat trees and cozy beds...Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat, formerly feral cats, are truly my babies, an important part of our family...We hope more people will realize the importance of TNR and possibly welcome some of these sweet, loving stray kitties into their families.

44 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mommy and Daddy Khat are furry lukhky -

We do what we khan fur Butterskhotch and BroFur -

Happy Saturday -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow, Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat really hit the jackpot with your new home! They went from being outdoor ferals with an uncertain future to living in paradise! Wouldn't it be nice if this could happen for all feral kitties?

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Woo-hoo! That looks like almost as much fun as the Catio! In fact, it **IS** a Catio! I would like to come visit Mommy & Daddy cat--maybe they would adopt me? They look like more fun than the Human ;-)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

I'm with Sparkle, it would be so lovely if this could happen for every feral kitty.

Mommy and Daddy are so lucky to have you.

Raymond and Busby said...

Terrific post! We are so happy for Mommy and Daddy cat. You take wonderful care of them.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I wish I had a garage like that!!! Aren't they lucky!

Mr Puddy said...

I think Mommy and Daddy Cat know where their forever home is....same as me...we all adopted them : ) because we love them

Reenie said...

I love love love this new place for Mommy and Daddy :)

Very nice.

Well done, Jacqueline!

Kea said...

Mommy and Daddy Cat have it made with you! That set up is as good as the Katnip Lounge's catio! :-)

You know, if you were inclined, you could have your own rescue going...That's the perfect place for foster babies. LOL.

Batu said...

I love the garage conversion! That is a palace.

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow! Me and Charlie are so so so so so happy that Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat are with you Jacqueline cos you're just so fab!!! We love their home - it's just lovely and they're such an adorable couple together aren't they?? So so so sweet!! We just know they'll have many many many wonderful years here!

Hello too to gorgeous Sukki, Calle and Halle!

We say YAY to National Feral Cat Day and the TNR programme! Take care
x

Keiko said...

Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat both look so happy in their new garage home. It looks absolutely wonderful! We would like to come and play with all those cool toys!!!
Lots of purrrrs, Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

Sweet Praline said...

Daddycat and Mommycat are so very lucky to have found you. What a great new home they have.

Marg said...

Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat sure comfy in their amazingly wonderful new home. What a lot of wonderful toys. What lucky feral cats you are. Take care and big hugs to the Mom. Hugs to the girls too.

Nina said...

Yes, Mommy & Daddy cat are very lucky; they are now protected from any outside abuse and will be warm in the winter and comfortable in the hot humid summer. I know they are a joy to you and you love them very much. Great job Jacqueline!! You are an animal's best friend!

wildcatwoodscats said...

What a wonderful place you have set up for them in your new home! They are very lucky to have you. Thank you for caring for them.

The Island Cats said...

Wow!! We love your new place, Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We wondered if Mommy and Daddy cat live totally indoors now or can they go outside if they wish? They must surely have the best feral accomodation ever.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Repositório said...

Uau! This place is wonderful!!!!!
Congratulations Jacqueline!!!!
I rescued some feral cats and all got wonderful homes.
There is nothing more gratifying than to see them having a decent life!
Kisses

Laila and Minchie said...

Your new crib is definitely the cats meow!!! You two are the luckiest formerly ferals we know! Can we book a one week stay?

The Paw Relations said...

What a fantastic post and what an amazing thing you have done for Mommy cat and Daddy Cat

Cat said...

How wonderful Jacqueline! That is the nicest garage I have ever seen, Mommy and Daddy cat must be so thrilled :-)

Sammy and Andy said...

We hope you receive many blessings for what you have done for Mommy and Daddy Cat, J.

We love you, them and Calle, Halle and Sukki, and are so thankful for your friendship. xxxxxxxxxxx

Deb said...

I didn't know it was National Feral Cat Day. That is great! Yes, feral cats are sometimes known to become very good pets and I agree with the TNR programs. We have that in the Ottawa, Ontario area with some of the larger colonies. Out my way they do not get that much help....usually just fed if they are lucky.
Have a great Saturday, Jacqueline. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

meowmeowmans said...

What a great post, Jacqueline! Thank you for taking care of Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat, and sharing their story with us. Their new home is totally PAWESOME!

Happy National Feral Cat Day, sweet friends.

Brian said...

Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat love you too!!!

Deborah said...

WOW, they have a beautiful place to live now! Why would they ever want to leave!!!
Thanks for sharing this!
xxoo
Deborah
PS. My daughter doesn't want me to post her name on the Internet, so Spinkles came up with Jackie!! I call her "The Little One" on line! I hope you understand!!

lupie said...

Jacqueline, you are so kind and sweet! You have unconditionally took them in, shower them with lots of love and now, a forever home!

Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat are very lucky to be with you!

BTW, I think the garage looks superb!! So warm and comfy!

Love, Bin

Lucky : Mom, mom, I want to send kisses to Calle, Halle & Sukki - pls , pls ...

MUAKS MUAKS MUAKS

Father Tom said...

Very lucky cats, indeed! How kind you have been to them! So nice to meet you all!

Admiral Hestorb said...

My mommy and I are so grateful for what you did for Mommy and Daddy cat. We truly are-- and we send purrs and love to all your babies, the girls and mommy and daddy cats and the two of you. Their mom and dad.

♥♥♥

Magia da Inês said...

♥ Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha...♥♥
Muito lindo o que você fez... adotar gatos de rua...
Seu blog é um amor!!!
♥ Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
♥♥ Itabira
Brasil♥♥
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Ayla and Iza, said...

Mommy an Daddy Cat are VERY lucky formerly feral cats... WE sure dont have a room like that!

Madi and Mom said...

Jacqueline!!!
You are the best cat mama!!All 5 of your furkids are lucky!!
What a beautiful home Mommy and Daddy have.
Hugs Madi and Mom

OKcats said...

That is so very very NICE what you did for Mommy and Daddy Cat! My mom takes care of ferals - it is a tradition passed down from her dad, I guess. They swarm her any time she goes outside, but when I'm visiting they beat feet! I can't even lure them to me with food! It's so nice to see your ferals and their good life. :)

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely new home for Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat. They must think they are in paradise.

Alice said...

Mommy and Daddy Cat são gatos de muita sorte e que tiveram a felicidade de encontrar uma pessoa tão bondosa quanto você. Tomara que muitos outros gatos abandonados tenham a mesma sorte. Kisses and have a good weekend.

Fin said...

Excellent remodel! Here's to fewer ferals and more homed kitties.

The Life of Riley said...

What a great home you have made for Mummy and Daddy. They are so lucky to have found you, and I am sure they love thier new home.

Woofs,
Riley

Cory said...

Uh oh! Cecilia and Madison got a look at the set up for Mommy and Daddy cat. They are jealous. They have a nice set up but you kitties have a GREAT set up.

Patty Skypants said...

Looks like a GREAT party room to me!! xxoo Bhu

The Creek Cats said...

Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat have to be some of the luckiest TNR cats ever! Bless you for going above and beyond for them!

Jackee said...

How amazing you did that for them--the garage looks like such fun! TNR program truly is an inspiration. I hope people realize its importance too!

Cheers,
Jackee

Thanks for the gorgeous pictures!

Beth said...

Mommy and Daddy Cat have it made! What great living quarters! I'm so glad they found you, Jacqueline. Kisses to all your babies and enjoy your new home.
Blessings, Beth

Esme said...

Wow-this is Kitty Land without all the strollers-aka Disney. You are truly special. Give Momma Cat and Daddy Cat a big hug and kisses from me.