Feline Friday ~ Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s the feline gals of Midnight Calico Farm.
The outdoor ones, at least.

First up, Coal…

Coal likes to sit on the fence poles…

Coal was born here.
We’re not sure if her Mama was Blue, Storm (both have passed on) or Xena.
There was some discussion between the 3 of them, who all had a litter of kittens within days of each other, who exactly was going to raise her.
Since they couldn’t get it together, and Coal was not getting enough to eat (because the adults were too busy carting her around from place to place hiding her from each other) we stepped in and she came inside to be hand raised.
She did go off to a home with friends of Hubby’s, but sadly it didn’t work out.
Our rule for any animals that come from us is if it doesn’t work out, we’ll take them back, no matter what, no questions asked.
She decided indoor/outdoor was what she wanted and so she became one of our hunter cats.

Xena, enjoying a grand back scrubbing in the dirt.

Xena is our Queen!
This gal is one of the toughest cats I’ve ever met.
She can take down a seagull all on her own.
And yet, gentle too.
We have to watch her with chicks, because she loves babies so much, she steals them to raise as her own.

Then, there’s Gabrielle…

Hunting butt wiggle…

Clearly her and Coal are related.
Gabrielle is Xena’s younger sister, and is fairly feral.
We didn’t have much chance to tame her while she was little, so we’ve been working on it for the past couple of years.

All the girls are now spayed, so no more kittens here!
Instead of following the biological imperative to procreate, they hunt, and enjoy lying around in the sunshine.

Next week, the boys!

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6 thoughts on “Feline Friday ~ Valentine’s Day Edition

  1. Wyldkat says:

    Nice shots of some beautiful cats.

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  2. Sandee says:

    Nice to hear more about your kitties. I love it that you will take back kitties that don’t work out in other homes. The right thing to do.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Happy Valentines Day. ♥

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  3. Brian says:

    They are all such sweeties. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!

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  4. anne leueen says:

    Great photos!

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  5. 15andmeowing says:

    Coal, Xena and Gabrielle are beautiful. I look forward to meeting the boys.

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