October 16, 2012

National Feral Cat Day

Look at me!  Clear eyes, perky ears, a nice set of whiskers perched on some nice humps.  And that coat, have you ever seen something this shiny?
 And you know what?  I was a Feral Cat.  Yep, that's right, me, caught in a trap and taken in by some really nice people (except when they... well... you know what happens to boy kitties) at UN-Cats.  I wasn't feeling too good, so they decided to keep me in their shelter for a while.And when I was used to being inside, I became such a sweet cat, but I was pretty scared of people, until I met the momma and the daddy.  The UN-Cats people didn't think I would let them pick me up, but when the momma did, I liked it and I snuggled right in.  And then she and the daddy wrote on a bunch of papers and they went home to get a PTU and I got 
to go to their house!  It was really cool and I had a brofur named Harry, who was really nice to me, and I got happy and shiny and I don't ever have to live outside and be hungry or cold again.

So today is National Feral Cat Day, the day for people to learn about us, and the people who want to help us to live to be happy and healthy, even if we don't have a furever home with a human family.  A lot of the nice people do what they call TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return).  We don't like the Trap or the Neuter part (not the most fun)  but when they fix us up, the let us go back to our village with our friends and we're happier and healthier.  Nice people make sure we have some food and sometimes give us houses for when its cold. And because all the boys (and girls) are neutrilized, we don't make kittens so much and there aren't so many homeless kitties around.

We have another favorite group that does TNR AND takes in kitties that are sick or hurt or injured really bad, and that's Carol's Ferals.  They are down lower in the mitten from us where the momma used to live, and they help A LOT of kitties.  Last night they did a big trapping and took in 30 CATS!!!  The kitties will all get neutrilized, get some shots to help them not get sick, some will get medicine for ear bugs and fur bugs and any of them are really hurt or sick they will stay at Carol's place until they are better.  Then they all get to go back home and Carol's gang will look for more kitties to help.  We are always bugging you to vote for Carol's Ferals in contests where they can get monies, because we bet you guys give monies to help kitties in your area, so all we ask is for votes.  It helps them a lot.

 
We also have one of our own cat blogosphere friends who is doing their own small scale project right in their back yard.  Au, Target and Guido (and their mom Ellen)  from Katz and Other Tales are selling a cool book about them and then uses her monies to neutrelize the kitties that are in her back yard.  We tell you so that you can go check her books out and help support her efforts AND you get cool Katz Tales to have your human read to you!

As a former Feral, I (and my brofurs) hope we can help keep supporting these groups.  So if we keep bugging you about voting, or reading, you'll know why!  Thanks for caring.
Luv and purrs, Tipp







20 comments:

  1. We just reviewed the Katz Tales books - they are SO good and support such a great cause.

    Well done on this post, my friends.

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  2. Thanks for your message, Tipp! Telling humans to help feral cats is always important - but it's even better when somekitty who has been there-done that does the telling!

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  3. We love to help ferals and you are just a purrfect example and we are sooooo proud of you!

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  4. We think humans who help the ferals are just about saints on the Earth! xxoo Patty & Bhu

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  5. We're so glad you are no longer a feral kitty and have a wonderful forever home.

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  6. I'm a former feral too and I'm still keeping it real. I love my peeps but continue to scratch and bite them and I don't mean love bites. I also don't sit on laps or anything but they still keep me here.

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  7. I didn't know there was such a thing as Feral Cat day! Leo is a former feral who was rescued by Chrystal at Daily Dose as a kitten! He's even in her book which is awesome! Former ferals can make wonderful kitty companions!

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  8. Tipp, you are so lucky that you are now a former feral and have a great home. I'm a former feral, too!

    Zoey

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  9. I am a former stray, but not feral and I did not appreciate the trap (accidentally inside a car engine!) neuter (ouch!) but I wasn't returned, I came home with this old woman and loved and loved - much against my will, but hey!!!

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  10. Tipp - you are pretty handsome and we are glad you have a forever home. we try to help the ferals in our area too.....

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  11. tipp; eye think we iz ree lated sum wear down de line...iz yur last name kitteh by any chance !!??? glad ewe getted a forever home N yes....pleez keep buggin uz bout ferals, st francis says sew two !!!

    sauce of fishbone N de trouterz

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    1. Oh my Cod...we must be related, the momma calls me "Tipp Kitty" sometimes, and I think that is old world spelling of "Kitteh"!

      The momma said she's making some salmon for dinner tonight... you comin' over ?

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  12. we LOVE Carol's Ferals and Katz Tales.......thanks for this great post and Happy National Feral Cat Day!

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    1. We though you might know about Carol's Ferals. The momma says if she still lived in Grand Rapids, she'd be volunteering there all the time!

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  13. Never knew there was such a day but Cassie was feral at our bay, saved and here with the cat's little rhyming rear.

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  14. Nice to meet other feral cats - we are all feral too. Mom says we make the bestest cats!

    cats of wildcat woods

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  15. Tipp, you sure did a great job talking about Feral Cat Day! This is so important for humans to know about so they can help kittehs.

    we are sure glad you were caught, and gotcha'd such a nice mom and dad!

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  16. Mowzser, it's so cool that you're formerly feral - and pawesome that you're raising awareness about it today!

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  17. You are a very lucky kitty, Tipp! We also think Carol's Ferals does a great job. Please effurrybody vote for them.

    We are sending extra special big purrs to your mom for her heart test. That is a scarey thing to have to have. Purrs.

    Laura & Taffy

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  18. It's great that you care about the feral cats still - they need all the help and love they can get.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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