Friday, January 24, 2014

It's so cold

Doodle is my most social feral.  In fact he really isn't feral.  He loves attention and I love kissing the top of his head.   He will be 11 this year, the youngest in my two colonies. Doods, seems to feel the cold more than the other kitties and it breaks my heart to walk away after feeding.  Sometimes it causes me to shed tears because Doods, Ollie, Jag and Spirit have to stay outside while I return home to a warm house.  Que and Jazz who are at the other location are seldom seen these days but paw prints in the snow lets me know they are around, probably tucked deep inside their shelters.

The other day I gave Doods this warm Snuggle Safe to stand on while he ate and he stayed on it even after he finished his dinner.  Now I give him a Snuggle Safe to stand on each time I feed.

I've just returned from feeding dinner to the kitties.   It's so windy only Doods and Spirit came out to eat.  

Tonight the wind is really blowing hard with gusts up to 100 km/hr  along the lakeshore, which is where my two colonies are located.  At least the shelters are wind proof with lots of straw bedding for the cats to cozy into.  

I'll be back tomorrow morning with breakfast for the kitties and warm Snuggle Safes.  Only for the kitties would I consider going out in this weather.  


  1. It is so hard to see them outside in this frigid weather. I can't get near the ferals that come for food but food is put down every night for them and the next day it is all gone. I have no idea how many cats come to the feeding area and I'm sure it changes all the time. There are many colonies in the Lanark area. Many, many people feed small groups of them. I wish there was more to be done but our area does not have a spay/neuter clinic that would help them. That's what's needed. I don't know where you are but I hope it's not as cold as it is here in Ontario. Deb

  2. Aw, poor kitties! Bless you for taking such good care of them!