One eyed Lily was brought in to be euthanized due to needing her eye removal surgery. In addition, she has a chunk out of her ear; however, at only 5 months old, did not deserve a death sentence.
Thanks to Laurel & Elena at Kinder4rescue, Lily was saved and rehabilitated.
When she got here she did not understand how to completely trust love and affection; she was very fearful of the other cats but curious also.
I have showered her with love, and helped her to trust;
she is an incredible joy to spend time with; she likes to talk and play; she likes friends...and she can even sit on the same bed with feral Reese now.
Reese, was a feral between 3 properties; he'd kept himself alive for a few years.
I spent a year gaining his trust during which time I saw him ravaged from fights, or infections, which he always overcame. He had such a sweet nature and responded deeply to the love and acceptance I provided him with, thus we bonded.
Every day, twice a day, he would be there waiting for me at the barn. When I had to move Hermes and they told me they were going to put poison out for the cat...I LOST it!
Luckily, my bond with Reese has allowed him to become an indoor cat, once of course: I caught him; he was here 3 weeks, got out, was gone for 2 weeks, and turned up back at the barn to be re-caught...NOT an easy task with a feral!
Reese is cool with the house, however, he wants "me" to himself, so we are still working on emotional security issues but you have no idea how rewarding it is to see these two even sitting on the bed near each other, much less joining Krishna & Vishnu at night when we all sleep together xo
Kali...she's still on strike...she's gone from refusing to come in at night and be holed up with the lot...to now, finding a comfortable place in the clothes hamper where she can be immersed in my scent w/o other cats imposing on her...lol.
...only to say good-bye to our beloved "Manny" Billie :(
We said good-bye to our precious John Lennon; his chronic bacteria infection finally took over :(
When we received John in 2013, his prognosis required his back feet to be amputated.
However, daily care, and treatment with a combo of antibiotics, probiotic, colloidal silver, and many other homeopathics, enabled him to keep his feet and live comfortably with his kitties,
for an additional 5 years!
We miss you John! xo
Then these kiddos came along...
Veltropa Luna Nashira & Almalthea Bonita Ray...(named by one of our Hipcampers)!
A by product of the 4H program, these sisters found us when their human family split up.
Since they had little human contact, it took time to gain their trust.
This is Vela...she is very bossy for a tiny creature!
She is always in my face for kisses or telling me how to do things...
she is extremely vocal, and fearless!
Sister Thea is a bit shy, she stays with Pixie more.
Pixie hates the babies cuz they're cuter than her...
Both little does, like to eat treats out of my mouth; they like to be held; and Vela loves to be petted xo
Meanwhile, over at the barn...
Hermes got a new friend...
This is a feral barn cat whom one of our campers named Reese, and he likes that name just fine!
Reese waits for me each feeding, for love and companionship. He won't eat his food until I sit down with him to pet him, which he loves!
He understands that he is a part of it all and he is happy to have a place to be loved and cared for xo
Then THIS happened...
In June, 5 renegade roosters flew the coop across the river and took over our neighborhood!
These two were the only to survive the wild, but they were definitely determined to not only survive, but to just assimilate into the sanctuary...unfortunately, cranky, mean neighbors called the County and they were removed from the neighborhood.
We miss them; we did not bring them here, nor did we bother them; all the cats, and goats accepted them; I did not care if they made their morning calls;
this is nature and it's silly to try to control it however others saw it different, and I cannot control cracky people!
They made it until November and were taken to a proper home by the County.