Our cat colony
These are pictures from a former feral cat colony in our neighborhood.
Several of the off-spring are in nice homes, including our own. They have many
of the properties of Norwegian Forest cats. They get long ruffs around their
necks and long fur under their arms and belly during the winter. The feral cats
molt in the spring. They have the double coat with a soft undercoat with shiny
longer fur on their body. They have very long and full tails, long fur on their
ears, long tufts on the underside of their paws. Their eyes "glow in the dark"
and have a slanted appearance. They have powerful bodies. Only one of the
descendents from this colony are still around. She is a daughter from Missy
(below), probably a sister of Sami, 1 year younger, and looks like one of her
mom's offspring from Sami's litter, Snowball. All of these picutres were posted
in Fall 2001.
|Papa cat with his last group of kitens - July 2001. He would
have been 19 years old at the time
Popa was 20 this summer. He is missing one ear, as of 2 years ago. Moma
cat is in the background to the upper left of the hosta. She died this
|July 2000 kitten.
Punky who lives with Su
|Petey brother of Punky, who stayed feral, was too shy to catch when he was
little, but was really
|Kittens from 2001. These kittens were all adopted and made
||Panda, who lives with us She was feral, and was enticed
inside when she was 5 months old. She is very sweet and only scratches on
her scratching post.
||More Panda, she is really a princess.
|Now these guys are living in nice homes.
|Second generation from Panda's feral twin sister Missy, .
. son Sami at 3 weeks. Sami was handraised, when the mom deserted 2 of her
kittens. See baby pix.
|Sami at 5 months
|Sami's mom. Missy. Even though the new mom abandoned 2 kittens, she
did raise one, Snowball at the right. She was too wild to catch, really
scratched when I tried. She disappeared about 2 years ago.
|Sami's dad, what a gorgeous cat. He hasn't been seen in
||Sami's feral sister at 3 months. Snowball also got adopted
by a nice family the day after this picture was taken.