Cat update for week ending June 27

Seems like about half of the cat pictures this week are of Pommie.

Here’s Pommie laying in front of the cabins on a hot day:

Pommie

And next to them on the dirt:

Pommie

While grilling dinner one day, I stepped onto the pool deck (the pool isn’t set up yet), and saw Pommie next to the pool area:

Pommie

She sat frozen like that until I went out of sight:

Pommie

Two cats on the driveway, just before they both flopped over and rolled around on the warm asphalt:

Two cats

Poppy stretched out inside the cat house:

Poppy

Pommie in front of the cabins again:

Pommie

One of the twins (Pommie or Spud) on the driveway in the evening, watching me as I went to close up the duck house:

Cat on driveway

Cat in the feeder:

Cat in feeder

Two cats at the cabins (probably Pommie and Porcini):

Two cats

A cat watching me from a cabin as I refilled the bird feeders:

Cat

Porcini about to drink from the stream:

Porcini

Cat update for week ending June 20

For this week’s Caturday, all five feral cats spotted, some in-person shots of Poppy and Porcini, and finishing with a GIF summary of the week outside the cat house.

Three cats in the cat house:

Three cats

Three cats

Three cats at the cabins:

Three cats

Three cats

Three cats

Two cats

Did you see the YouTube video summarizing that time?

Screenshot of the cams app, showing five cats — one on the house deck, one in a cabin, two in the house, and one in the feeder:

Screenshot of five cats

Long cat is long:

Two cats

House snuggles:

Two cats

Three cats:

Three cats

Porcini in the cabin, Poppy out front:

Cats

The same arrangement, but an in-person photo while I refilled the bird feeders:

Porcini and Poppy

Paladout:

Paladout

Poppa and Porcini:

Poppa and Porcini

Another in-person shot of Poppy and Porcini, by the small pond, when I went out there to reset a couple of cameras that weren’t responding:

Poppy and Porcini

GIF summary of the week outside the cat house:

GIF summary

(I’ll follow up this post with a YouTube edition of that summary.)

Edit to add:

Happy birthday Pansy! The feral cat who lives in the back of our shop, keeping it free of rodents, is 6 years old today (her observed birthday, anyway; having been found on the streets, her actual birthday is unknown):

Pansy

Cat update for week ending June 13

For Caturday this week, 5.25 cabin pictures, 3.25 cat house pictures, 2 shop pictures, 1.25 outside and feeder pictures, 1 breezeway picture, 1 GIF and 1 still from that, and 1 picture out a window. Just some totally irrelevant numbers.

Three cats at the cabins:

Cabin cats

Poppa and Pommie in the breezeway:

Breezeway cats

Cat snuggles:

Cat snuggles

Three cats in the feeder; the SD card in the feeder has stopped working (like the cat house one did recently); I don’t know if I’ll bother trying to fix it, so this might be the last picture from the feeder (though it is recorded by the Camect server, so probably not):

Feeder cats

Porcini closeup with the cabin cats:

Cabin cats

More cat snuggles:

Cat snuggles

Cat stalking a bird on the driveway, as it got away:

Cat chasing bird

A GIF of that:

GIF of cat chasing bird

One of the twins in the lavender plants by our front steps, as seen from a window:

Cat by front steps

Pepper watching me closely in the shop; she wanted to get past, but that would have meant getting within six feet of me; she’s an expert at social distancing:

Cat in shop

So she retreated and waited for me to depart:

Cat in shop

Super-relaxed cabin cat:

Cabin cat

Two cats snuggling, one looking out the door:

Cat snuggles

Four cats:

Four cats

Screenshot of four cats (two in cabins, two in the house):

Four cats

A startled greeting at the cabins:

Cabin cats

Some symmetry, both in this picture, and with the first picture in today’s post:

Cabin cats

Cat update for week ending June 6

For Caturday this week… pictures of cats! I bet you weren’t expecting that.

Three cats snuggling in their house:

Three cats

One of the ferals watching from atop the bench by the small pond, as Paladout walked away:

Two cats

Mirrored cabin cats:

Two cats

Porcini and Poppy outside their house:

Two cats

Poppy looking concerned as I approached the cat house; she settled down again after I passed by:

Concerned Poppy

Paladout sitting on the edge of the pond:

Paladout

A closer look:

Paladout

Another day, Paladout again:

Paladout again

Watching birds from a cabin:

Cabins

Porcini watching me as I walked past her cabin:

Cabins

Three cats inside:

Three cats

Three cats arriving for breakfast:

Three cats

Poppy on a path, watching me walk past:

Poppy

Cute snuggles inside the cat house:

Two cats

Cat update for week ending May 30

On this week’s Caturday, camera replacement, Poppa, Rory cameo, and sunshine.

The camera inside the cat house stopped recording, so I slid open the rarely-opened maintenance door to investigate it:

Opened cat house

I couldn’t get it to work, so I swapped the cat house camera for the spare one that was previously in the old chicken coop. Here’s a closer look at the camera enclosure:

Cat house camera

The cat house cam is mounted upside down on the ceiling, so here’s the view just after replacing it:

Cat house cam upside down

I then told the camera to rotate the view 180°. Here’s a cat looking at the cam:

Cat looking at cam

It’s hard to tell, since the inside is symmetrical, but that picture is actually horizontally mirrored; I forgot that I also needed to un-mirror it to get the correct orientation.

Here’s Porcini and Pommie in the cabins, visited by Poppa:

Porcini, Pommie, Poppa

After a while, Pommie left to go eat or something, and Poppa went into her cabin. Here’s Pommie returning to find it occupied:

Porcini, Pommie, Poppa

A few minutes later, Poppa emerged; he’s such a big boy:

Poppa

On evening rounds, Rory spotted Paladout on the path to the duck house:

Rory watching Paladout

Hard to see in that picture; here’s a closer look at Paladout:

Paladout

Two cats under our car:

Two cats under car

The sun shining down the breezeway, with a cat silhouette:

Breezeway

Pepper on her nest in the shop:

Pepper

An animated GIF of Poppy, Bella, and Porcini playing:

GIF of Poppy, Bella, Porcini

Poppy, Bella, Porcini:

Poppy, Bella, Porcini

Pommie oozing out of a cabin on a hot day:

Pommie

Poppy inside:

Poppy

Porcini relaxing in the shade under the bird feeders on a sunny day:

Porcini

Closer:

Porcini

Poppy and Porcini:

Poppy and Porcini

Too hot to be inside last night; Spud and Poppy in front of the cat house:

Spud and Poppy

Cat update for week ending May 23

This week, a number of animated GIFs, including a 30-second summary of the last week inside the cat house, and more.

Let’s start with a GIF of Bella chasing and catching a bug in the feeder:

Bella chasing bug

And a GIF of her playing in the cat house:

Bella playing

A still of that:

Playful cat

Cats in cabins:

Cats in cabins

Poppa and Pommie in the breezeway:

Poppa and Pommie in breezeway

Three cats in the cat house:

Three cats in cat house

A screenshot of my cams app, showing four cats:

Screenshot of four cats

Refilling the cat food:

Refilling the cat food

Raccoon:

Raccoon

A few minutes later, the raccoon must have got close to the cabins, as Pommie emerged from a cabin and hissed before retreating, though I didn’t see the raccoon on the camera:

Cat hissing

Three cats inside:

Three cats inside

A screenshot my iPhone showing several cams:

Screenshot of cams

Cat house snuggles:

Cat house snuggles

Cat house snuggles

Another day, a raccoon nabbed a bit of leftover food:

Raccoon

And a possum showed up, too late:

Possum

Up close and personal:

Possum

A GIF of the possum going inside the cat house with Porcini inside; fortunately it left without incident:

Possum inside cat house

Porcini reaction GIF:

Porcini

Poppy playing:

Playing

Playing

A GIF of Pommie and Porcini in the cabins, and Spud joining them and going into Porcini’s cabin:

Cabins

Three cats:

Three cats

A sped-up GIF of Poppa arriving at the cabins with Porcini and Pommie, and hanging out for five minutes; it continues to amaze me how much they accept him:

Poppa

Pansy in the back of the shop:

Pansy

Three cats for breakfast:

Three cats

Finally, a special GIF summarizing the last week inside the cat house:

Week inside cat house

Cat update for week ending May 16

This week, a couple of cam screenshots (showing all five cats), a couple of GIFs (showing Poppa at the cabins, and a day inside the house), and more for your weekly Caturday.

Poppy drinking, Porcini watching:

Porcini and Poppy

Pommie oozing out of a cabin:

Cat in cabin

A screenshot of my iPad cam app (with the outside cam offline), showing all five of the cats: one in a cabin, three in the house, and one eating:

Five cats

Another screenshot of all five, this time two in the cabins, one in the house, and two eating:

Five cats

Porcini watching a bird:

Porcini

An animated GIF of the male alien we call Poppa visiting Pommie at the cabins, and even going inside the other cabin. I continue to be amazed how well they get along:

GIF of cabins

Another GIF, this time a fast-paced summary of a day inside the cat house:

GIF inside house

So much cuteness!

A couple of snuggles from that:

Snuggles

Snuggles

Finally, Porcini watching me from the swimming pool area:

Porcini in the pool area

Porcini in the pool area