Tag Archives: Feral Cats that make a home for themselves

I would like my breakfast


This morning I opened the curtain on our sliding glass door and there sat our feral cat, Muffin, waiting for breakfast.  I had to shoot her through the window.  She doesn’t – and won’t – come in the house.

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My wife, Jean, grooming our Feral Cat, Muffin


Jean grooms Muffin when she can.  Sometimes Muffin walks or scurries away, but today she just plopped down and enjoyed the attention.  She’ll roll over, stretch out, or even lie on her side.  She often moves forward as she’s being groomed but always close to the ground.  She had a burr in her tail here and didn’t mind having it removed at all.  Jean didn’t know I was taking the picture but she’s a good sport and was OK with me posting this.  Muffin couldn’t have cared less.

Dan O. De Ment

Muffin resting on the Deck


I caught, Muffin, as many of you know, our Feral Cat, resting on the deck the other day.  She is always available for a photo shoot.

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Muffin nursing her older Kitten


On the morning of July 19, 2009 I looked out the backsliding door window of our house just as our Feral Cat, Muffin, plopped down so her only remaining Kitten could nurse.  As you can see the kitten was almost as big as her mother. Unfortunately it was the last time we saw the kitten.  It was a sad day for us.  Shortly thereafter, Muffin, was spade in a catch and release program that put the cats back in the same neighborhood where they were captured for the procedure.  Muffin has been with us ever since.  Sorry the image is a bit fuzzy.

Dan O. De Ment

Muffin snoozing on our Deck


I had been scraping our deck to paint it for the year – you can see some scraping in the left foreground.  I went into the house for a while,  and when I looked through our sliding glass door there was Muffin right where I’d been working. I cropped this image the best I could to cut out the other scraping around her.  By the way, the deck is now painted.

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