Life As An Outdoor Kitty

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It's My 4th Birthday!!!

August 1st 2010 7:26 am
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Woohoo!!! I'm 4 today!!! Can you believe it, an outdoor stray/feral kitty being this old! Mom says I'm special!!! Mom has watched me from the time I was about a month old and watched me grow up and turn into the lovable kitty that I am today! I know I'm loved!!!

I've been coming around almost every day this past week. Mom would pet me and tell me how many more days til my birthday and now it's finally here! I stuck around for 45 minutes today getting loved on by mom until she had to leave. I wanted those birthday lovins today! Plus she sang me happy birthday too. Too bad we don't know what happened to Orange, Little Tanner and my other siblings. I'm the only one left but mom's happy I'm still around.

So, there's 1824 kitties on Catster right now celebrating a birthday today! Happy Birthday to us all and hope we have many, many more birthdays to come to share with our friends, family and loved ones! Enjoy your day birthday kitties!!!

 

I hope mom's not mad at me!!!

July 17th 2010 3:48 pm
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Mom came to feed us this morning and I was waiting this time. It's not very often that I come around but I'm still here. Whenever I'm waiting, mom sits and pets me until I'm done eating and decide it's time for me to go. Well this morning was no different. Mom sat with me for 15-20 minutes til the raccoons came and I ran from the food. So, mom decided she'd go and feed the others that were waiting too. I started to follow but then something caught my attention and I disappeared for a few.

I showed back up about 10 minutes later and resumed my pettings from mom. Then, out of the blue, I bit mom and hard too. She let out a scream and I ran. I stopped about 5 feet from her and just sat there and looked. I bit the palm of her hand and drew blood. She has 2 punctures now. I didn't know what to do. That was the first time in 4 years that I've ever done that.

Mom came right over and started petting me again. I don't understand. She says she's not mad at me and she knows I didn't mean it and continued to pet me. She says that my daddy Tanner used to do the same thing all the time when he was outside. He doesn't do that anymore. Mom says they're love bites...we just have to learn how to adjust the amount of pressure in our love bites.

Mom stayed with me for about 10 more minutes after that before she said she had to go. This was the first time that I stuck around the whole time she was there. I usually just eat and run but today was different on a couple different levels.

I know mom loves me and she knows I love her. I hope she's not mad at me for biting her like she says she's not and she hopes I don't feel guilty for biting her and that I come around more often like I used to.

When mom was leaving, she noticed that another little orange kitty had caught my attention. I was off to investigate.

 

Thomas is Alive!!!!

April 27th 2010 7:47 am
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I went to feed the cats this morning and was really sad thinking about Thomas when I got there. I'm not sure if I imagined it but Sampson (one of the cats I feed) seemed a little out of sorts. When I opened the car door, with the way he was acting, I thought I'd hear Thomas say hello. He's the only cat that Sampson reacts differently to when he's around. But, when I got out of the car, no Thomas. So, I went around and put the food down for the rest of them. When I came back to the car and was about to open the door, I looked out into the cul-de-sac outside the complex and there sat a kitty. It didn't seem to react to my voice or even my presence. So, I walked around the bushes over to the fence separating me from the cat. It was dark out but I could still tell it was a orange/light colored cat. So, I called his name and said hello to him. I said "come here Thomas" and he ran right to me...crying his little cry. He was happy to see me and I made sure he knows I was happy to see him too. I put some food down for him and talked to him while he ate. He didn't really want me to touch him while he ate. He didn't stick around but for a few minutes and he wanted me to pet him after he ate but when I did, he cried like it hurt. I know he had a wound behind his left ear but he cried out when I touched his sides too. I hope he's ok. Then he walked thru the gate into the pool area and he rolled around on the concrete scratching his back. He washed his face and then he was off and running. It was SO good to see him!!! He made my day!!! I'm glad my little boy is still alive! I love you Thomas!!!

 

Thomas dead???

April 25th 2010 5:55 am
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I truly hope not!!! The last time I saw Thomas was on April 9. He was such a love bug that day. I'm glad I got to spend a few minutes with him before he walked away.

I went to the complex yesterday afternoon to go feed the cats. I stopped in the office and talked to one of the office ladies that's a huge animal lover too. She told me that an orange cat had been killed out in the road leading into the complex about a month ago. It was during the day and she had no idea who had killed it but they went out there and removed the body before the kids came home from school that day. She said it was a short haired cat and wasn't very big nor very old. That sounds like Thomas and I've seen him cross that road several times and it always worried me. So it wouldn't surprise me if it was him but I'm hoping and praying that it wasn't. I know she said it was about a month ago but you know how time eludes people. It's been 16 days since I've seen him and a couple of weeks ago could seem like a month ago. If it was Thomas that got killed, I hope he's in a better place now. He's 3.5 years old and he lived longer than most outdoor stray cats who's life expectancy is only about 2 years. He knows he was loved and I know he loved me too. If that was Thomas, I'm going to miss that little boy. He had the most distinct cry when he saw me and he loved to be loved. He's my baby and always will be. He's the first of the orangies that let me pet and hold him and he will always have a special place in my heart. I love you Thomas! I hope it wasn't you and you're still with me!!!

 

Made another appearance this morning!

February 18th 2010 3:54 pm
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Made mom's day too! I was waiting for her in the bushes when she pulled up. We had a little conversation first and got some lovings in and then she gave me some food and sat with me while I ate. Then I got loved on some more and then had to go take care of my business. We had about a 10 minute visit this time but I knew mom was cold (it was 28 degrees out) and mom doesn't have fur like I do to keep her warm. So, I kept the visit short for her sake. I knew she would've stayed out there all day if I'd stick around but I didn't want mom to get too cold. I'm a good boy, huh?

 

Made another special appearance today!!!

February 7th 2010 6:54 am
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Mom came to put the food out for us this morning. She made the rounds and put all the food out and came back to her vehicle. As she rounded the driver's side, she heard my meow to her. Then I came out from under the bushes and pranced right up to her. Boy I really wanted attention today! I talked and talked and kept brushing up against her. I loved to be loved on this morning. Mom sat down with me and kept petting me. I even let her pet me while I was eating, which isn't normal. I missed her so much though and just wanted her to know it. Mom and I must've spent almost 30 minutes together today. We haven't done that in about 2.5 years now. Normally I eat and run but not today. I stuck around for awhile today and when I'd walk away, mom would follow. Then she'd walk away and I'd follow. Mom would bend over to pet me and then I'd jump up at her hands. I just purred and purred, it felt so good. Mom stayed and watched me until I walked out of sight. I had to go take care of business and find my hiding spot so I could get some sleep. Mom said I made her day and I know she made my day too. I'm her baby and she's my momma. Love you. See you next time.

 

Reappeared today

February 2nd 2010 2:25 pm
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I haven't seen Thomas since Dec 16th. He just disappeared until today. Everyday, I still go over to where I used to live to feed the outdoor kitties. The "regulars" come running every time they see me cuz they know it's time to eat. I have a few that run up to my vehicle when I pull up and others will meet me at the places where I put food down at. Well this morning when I went to go feed the cats, Torti Girl came running up to the vehicle as usual but I heard her growling at something. When I opened up the door and got out, I was greeted by Thomas. He meowed at me and kept talking to me and let me pet him like he was really glad to see me. I haven't seen him in a month and a half and he acts like he's been here the whole time. He ate most of the food I put down for him.

I sat down on the curb and watched Thomas eat and kept talking to him. He doesn't like to be pet while he's eating. Then Rusty tried to come and eat but never got a chance to cuz Thomas chased him off. Poor little guy. Thomas's sister Orange had a litter of long haired orangies about a year ago. Rusty is one of those long haired orangies. One by one, those long haired orangies disappeared. Those kittens were so loveable but so timid, just like Little Tanner was. Little Tanner is Thomas and Orange's brother who disappeared last summer. Thomas attacked him and injured him pretty good and he took off. I think Thomas has been attacking and running off all the males that he can cuz Rusty disappeared about a month ago and he just tried to start coming back around too. Rusty used to come running and cry at me and he would follow me around til I put his food down. Now he barely comes around and won't even come near me. He'll cry at me from a distance but he won't come near. When Thomas chased Rusty away this morning, I didn't see either one again while I was there.

I hope they don't disappear again. I hate when they disappear cuz I always wonder if something bad happened to them. They're my babies and I worry about them. Seeing Thomas today made my day!

 

One of the DDP today!!!

August 10th 2009 2:57 pm
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Woohoo! I was selected as one of the daily diary picks today! I'm honored! I'd really like to rub it in Little Tanner's furry little face that I got selected and he didn't but he's not around to gloat to! We don't know what happened to him. He's been gone a month now. Mom thinks I ran him off cuz I'm aggressive like that but I'm pleading the fifth here. I'm innocent until proven guilty, right?

Thank you Catster for selecting me as one of the chosen ones today! It's so exciting and I'm honored! I really do appreciate the acknowledgment!

Hope everyone is having a purrfect day!

 

It's My 3rd Birthday today!!!

August 1st 2009 5:34 am
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Happy Birthday to all of us having a birthday today! 1556 registered kitties on the site having a birthday today. My brother Little Tanner and my sister Orange are celebrating their 3rd birthday too. Mom says the older I get, the more ornery I get. I don't know about all that cuz I'm just trying to protect my territory! I attack everything!

Hope everyone has a great birthday!!!

 

I'm Back!!!

February 2nd 2008 4:18 am
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Mom hasn't seen me in several months. She's seen an orangie that looks like me, that comes around occasionally, but runs whenever mom approaches. Mom didn't know it if was me since I never ran from her before. But you know how outdoor kitties are. If it was me, mom was afraid that someone had hurt me and I didn't trust anyone anymore. But, the question was answered on Wednesday. I showed up and waited across the street. When mom saw me, she called my name, I responded and then came running. Mom was so happy to see me just as I was so happy to see her. I followed her around several times just so that she'd pet me. It felt so good for both of us. Mom missed my cries and my soft fur and seeing my handsome face.

Then this morning, mom put the food out like she always does and I came running. I weaved myself in and out of her legs and kept trying to trip her up. I just wanted to be pet. I was hungry too.

So mom's hoping that I stick around this time. She worries about us all the time. So keep your paws crossed that I don't ever disappear again.

 
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