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

Cat update for week ending May 9

A later than usual Caturday this week, since we went to get a couple of bee nucs this morning. I’ll probably post about that in the next day or two.

This week, another visit by an alien cat, some cuteness, and a cameo by Paladin.

Sleepy Pommie in a cabin:

Sleepy cat

Two cats inside their house:

Two cats inside

An animated GIF of an alien cat, that we call Poppa, arriving at the cat house. We call him that as he looks like our feral cats, especially Spud and Pommie, and could well be their father. He looked in the feeder, then was startled as two cats rapidly exited the house. Surprising to me, Poppy came back and sniffed his nose before going inside, indicating that she’s familiar with him:

GIF of alien cat with two inside

A still of Poppa the alien cat with two inside:

Alien cat with two inside

Poppy and Poppa sniffing noses:

Poppy and alien sniffing noses

Poppy going inside:

Poppy going inside

Comfy cabin cat:

Comfy cabin cat

Relaxed Poppy inside:

Poppy inside

Three cats:

Three cats

Porcini early for breakfast:

Porcini

Paladin watching a cat outside, on the edge of the garden:

Paladin watching cat outside

Cat update for week ending May 2

For Caturday this week, a couple of alien cats, a couple of GIFs, Pepper, Poppy, Spud, and mushrooms… sounds like ingredients.

The light-orange alien cat visited the breezeway again, without incident:

Alien cat

Pepper watching me in the workshop:

Pepper in the shop

An animated GIF of chattering at a bird:

GIF of chattering at a bird

A frame of that:

Chattering at a bird

Classic Poppy face:

Poppy face

GIF of Poppy and Porcini inside their house:

GIF of two cats inside

Snuggles with a tongue sticking out:

Snuggles

A screenshot of my cams (with the outside one offline), showing four cats:

Screenshot of four cats

Another alien cat spraying the cat house. How rude:

Alien cat

Spud and Poppy, with another eating:

Spud and Poppy

Three cats:

Three cats

Four cats:

Four cats

Poppy and her mushroom girls, Portabella and Porcini:

Poppy and mushrooms

Spud watching me from the front steps:

Spud

Cat update for week ending April 25

This Caturday: cats at their cabins, cats at their house, cats in the breezeway; only one alien visitor. And a fun GIF of inside the cat house.

Spud by the cabins:

Cat by cabins

The twins:

Cats at cabins

Yawn and stretch:

Yawn

Three cats inside their house:

Three cats inside

Porcini by the water dish, another eating:

Porcini

Pommie in front of the house, Paladout approaching behind:

Cat

The twins in the breezeway:

Twins

A couple of cats turned up several hours too early for breakfast:

Too early for breakfast

Poppy and Porcini:

Poppy and Porcini

Poppy asleep inside:

Poppy

An alien cat visited the breezeway; not sure if it’s one we’ve seen before; looks smaller than Pumpkin and such (haven’t seen him in weeks). Just looked then left without incident:

Alien cat

Pansy enjoying her heating pad in the back of the shop:

Pansy

An animated GIF of several hours inside the cat house, at 15 minute intervals; it’s fun seeing how they turn around while sleeping:

GIF of inside cat house

Three cats inside, with a yawn:

Three cats

Porcini on the awning, another peeking out the door:

Cat on the awning

Finally, two cats enjoying a heating pad inside:

Two cats inside