|Last picture of FJ taken January 3, 2013|
I have no idea what has happened to my beautiful FJ (Frances Jane). Life as a feral cat is not an easy one but for ten years I have done my best to provide the best possible care for my outside kitties. They aren't all feral by definition. FJ was born in late winter 2003 and when I first met her in early April of that year she was the most adorable bouncy little kitten. She was the first cat in the colony to allow me to pet her, but it took a year. I can groom her and she needs to be groomed regularly because of her long fine hair and I love kissing the top of her head. I've even held her in my arms, although not for more than about 30 seconds.
Three weeks ago today FJ came out when I arrived to feed but didn't eat. This is a bit unusual but when it's cold the cats behave a little differently. Since then I haven't seen this dear little cat. Jag, another of my homeless kitties at this location, was last seen January 3rd but exactly two weeks later she showed up giving me hope that FJ would too.
Where I feed is behind a lumberyard so today I went to the lumberyard to speak with a couple of the guys who work out in the yard all the time. They were unable to shed any light on FJ's disappearance. I asked if they were aware of anyone feeding and they said no. I left my contact information in case they see her.
|FJ with a little cat food stuck to her nose|
|FJ checking out new feeding shelters|