Cat update for week ending May 1

Happy Caturday to you! This week, some fun GIFs of the cats, several pictures of Porcini as usual, some of Paladout, and cat feet.

Here’s a GIF to start off; Spud walking between the cabins occupied by Porcini and Pommie:

Cats GIF

A still from that of the three cats:

Three cats

Porcini having a drink of water:

Porcini

Spud:

Spud

Spud (or Pommie? I still can’t always tell) and Paladout:

Spud and Paladout

A GIF of Porcini and Pommie arriving and going into cabins:

Cats GIF

A time-lapse GIF of a couple of cats playing around the cat house:

Cats GIF

A GIF of going up and over the cat house:

Cats GIF

Pommie (I think) and a rare Bella sighting; Portabella doesn’t sleep in the cat house or cabins, only turning up for food:

Two cats

Two cats

I spotted Porcini near a backyard path:

Porcini

Porcini and Paladout:

Porcini and Paladout

Spud and Porcini:

Two cats

Porcini watching birds from the front steps:

Porcini

Feet:

Feet

Feet

Feet

Spud in the breezeway:

Spud in the breezeway

Finally, a relaxed Porcini in the cat house:

Porcini

Cat update for week ending April 24

Welcome to Caturday. Some cute pictures of Porcini (shocking, I know), plus I lift the fog on the cabins cam.

Porcini relaxing in the kitchen garden:

Porcini in the kitchen garden

Porcini in the kitchen garden

The cabin cam has gotten quite dirty from rain splashes; like looking through a fog:

Dirty camera

So I gave it a bit of a clean:

Wiping camera

Ah, much better!

Clean camera

Hey Spud:

Spud

Two cats greeting at the cat house:

Two cats

Pommie:

Pommie

Now that the weather is warmer, I’ve discontinued the heated water dish, and gone back to the higher capacity unheated one:

Drinking

Porcini on the right of the cat house, watching me walk past in the field (just visible on the left):

Porcini watching me walk past

Porcini in a cabin:

Porcini

Porcini and Pommie:

Porcini and Pommie

A day later, them again:

Porcini and Pommie

Cat update for week ending April 17

Not many pictures of the cats this week, as my cameras were having issues, but some nice ones.

Firstly, two cats in the garden by the stream (which was off at the time; I just turned it on yesterday):

Two cats

Porcini on a path:

Porcini

Paladin doesn’t like the pâté wet food, so I’m giving it to the ferals; they’re not as picky. Here’s Spud enjoying it:

Wet food

Porcini asleep inside the cat house:

Porcini

An animated time-lapse GIF of several hours inside the house, showing her movements:

Porcini

A skunk visited the house too:

Skunk

Porcini is an expert at relaxing:

Porcini

One more picture of her, outside this time:

Porcini

Finally, Pommie oozing out of a cabin on a warm afternoon:

Pommie

Cat update for week ending April 10

This week on Caturday, various feral cats, several watching me, plus a GIF of a possum at the cat house.

Comfy Porcini in the cat house:

Porcini in the cat house

Cats greeting:

Cats greeting

A GIF of a possum climbing onto the awning of the cat house (no cats home at the time):

Possum

Spud relaxing in our kitchen garden, watching me watching him from a window:

Spud

Spud

Porcini in a cabin, watching me walk past:

Porcini in a cabin

Paladout watching me refill the cat feeder:

Paladout

Paladout and Porcini:

Paladout and Porcini

Porcini on a bench by the fountain garden:

Porcini

Porcini

And Bella watching me from under the bench:

Bella

Finally, three cats at the cabins:

Three cats at the cabins

Cat update for week ending April 3

It’s Caturday!

Two cats in the morning:

Two cats

Bath time in the cabins:

Bath time

Porcini:

Porcini

Spud and Bella waiting for food:

Two cats

A cat in a tree:

Cat in a tree

Spud watching me from the steps to the fountain garden:

Spud

The cats have been avoiding inside the cat house since Poppy’s passing; this is the first time I saw one inside:

Cat inside house

Porcini coming from between the cabins:

Porcini

A sleeping cabin cat, and Pommie thinking about pouncing on an unwary bird:

Two cats

Two cats with happy tails:

Two cats

Spud sitting on the driveway; moments before he had been rolling around:

Spud

Finally, Bella emerging from the feeder:

Bella

Cat update for week ending March 27

This week marked the passing of Poppy, the mother of our other outdoor feral cats. She wasn’t a pet cat, but it’s always sad to lose a cat of any kind. We were also visited by a bobcat for the first time (or rather, the first time I’ve seen one on my cameras).

Let’s start with some pictures of Poppy before her death; here she is with Porcini (left):

Porcini and Poppy

And with Spud on the deck:

Poppy and Spud

Here’s a cams app screenshot showing four cats; one in a cabin, one in the feeder, and two in the house:

Cams screenshot of four cats

Porcini looking out the upper back door, and Poppy below:

Porcini and Poppy

Porcini and Poppy:

Porcini and Poppy

The last ever picture of Poppy, about the time she died; at least it was in the comfort of their heated house:

Poppy

In the morning, Spud discovered Poppy’s body; it’s good that her offspring saw that, to help them understand that she had died, rather than just mysteriously vanished:

Discovering Poppy

Porcini also saw her:

Porcini seeing dead Poppy

Rest in peace, Poppy.

For the others, life continues. Here’s a cat in a cabin on a rainy morning, watching me walk by:

Cabin cat

Porcini outside the cabins, with Spud and Pommie inside:

Porcini, Spud, Pommie

Porcini joined Spud in the left cabin:

Porcini, Spud, Pommie

Porcini, Spud, Pommie

Porcini scratching a tree:

Porcini scratching a tree

Porcini again:

Porcini

And again, watching me from a cabin:

Porcini

A bobcat visited our homestead; this is the first time I’ve seen one (GIF):

Bobcat

Bobcat

Another GIF:

Bobcat

I wouldn’t want to encounter this suddenly:

Bobcat

Bobcat

The bobcat also checked out the cabins, with nobody home (GIF):

Bobcat

A still from that; so tall:

Bobcat

It was a busy night at the cabins; a few minutes later, a possum went into the left cabin:

Possum

Yawn, feeling sleepy:

Possum

It curled up and slept in there for a couple of hours:

Possum

The possum leaving:

Possum

A cat checks out the cabins, but decides she doesn’t want to stick around:

Cat

Good thing, since a raccoon also wanders by a few minutes later:

Raccoon

Finally this week, Porcini sniffing at the kitchen garden this morning (a sunny day, so bright reflections off the window):

Porcini

Cat update for week ending March 20

Several pictures of Poppy on this week’s Caturday, and some of her offspring.

Here is an unusual angle of the cat house, from the field, with Poppy nearby:

Poppy by cat house

Poppy drinking, with Bella on the deck:

Two cats

Porcini:

Porcini

Poppy in a cabin, unconcerned by me nearby:

Poppy

Poppy drinking from a water dish, a little more concerned at me walking towards her:

Poppy

Poppy by the cabins, keeping an eye on me:

Poppy

Poppy and Porcini:

Two cats

Two cats

Pommie, Spud, and Porcini at the cabins:

Three cats

Up close:

Up close

Porcini and Poppy inside their house:

Two cats

Spud and Bella:

Two cats

Cat update for week ending March 13

Welcome to Caturday.

Here’s Poppy waiting for me to finish refilling their feeder:

Poppy

Two cats outside their house:

Two cats

Porcini watching me from a tree:

Porcini in a tree

Porcini in a tree

Three cats inside their house:

Three cats

Porcini again:

Porcini

Porcini again again, watching me from a rock:

Porcini on a rock

A time-lapse GIF of Poppy arriving, Porcini licking her, snuggling, almost falling off, then them leaving:

GIF

Cat update for week ending March 6

Welcome to Caturday.

It looks like my upload issues yesterday were caused by Jenn’s new PS5 hogging all of the bandwidth, downloading updates. Our slow internet can be annoying sometimes.

The feral cats are getting more comfortable with me; here both Poppy and Spud remained in their cabins while I was refilling the bird food nearby:

Cabin cats

I didn’t get a picture, but yesterday I had an even closer encounter; Poppy was having a drink from the small pool at the top of the waterfall while I walked past; I was maybe three feet from her, and she didn’t retreat. That’s way closer than they usually prefer. (I didn’t pause to take a picture, since I know she wouldn’t have appreciated that.)

I also just posted a TikTok video of Poppy in a cabin. I’ll repost it on this blog in due course, once I catch up with other videos, but you can watch it there now if you wish.

A cat sitting in the tall grass on the edge of the field, probably looking for rodents:

Cat in field

(That grass is the drain field of our septic system, so is always rather lush; I need to mow it soon.)

A close encounter of Paladout near the pond:

Paladout

Can you see two cats watching me?

Two cats

Enjoying a sunbeam through the window:

Comfy cat

Porcini and Poppy:

Two cats

Bella:

Bella

Unusual to see Pommie inside the house:

Comfy cat

Two cats in the feeder:

Two cats in the feeder

Three cats:

Three cats

Porcini, Poppy, and Spud at the cabins:

Three cabin cats

Lastly, a cams app screenshot of four cats; one in a cabin, one on the cat house deck, and two inside the cat house:

Four cats