Last Feline Friday I shared about our outdoor girls.
This week, the outdoor boys.
There was a time we had over 20 outdoor cats.
There were so many kittens.
Too many kittens.
And then I spent a whole lot of money and a whole lot of time and got the entire Marauding Hoarde fixed.
Now we’re down to 5 outdoors.
The 3 girls, and these 2 boys…
❤ Max ❤
Max has been here the longest of all our outdoor felines, coming up on his 7th year with us, come this Fall.
He came to us through the local humane society’s barn buddy program.
He was, apparently, not a good fit as an indoor cat.
But as an outdoor, who rules the garage and the deck, he fits perfectly.
Oh the joy of a roll in fresh dirt at sunrise!!
He loves to sit on the deck with us for bbq’s and sometimes even cuddles.
He drools like crazy when he purrs…which is why we tend to pet him on the ground, instead of picking him up a lot.
He has also learned that he’s not a good goose hunter.
Thankfully, he only needed that lesson once…
Oh, our TroubleCat…
Born and raised a Midnight Calico Farm cat, this guy tried to take on an eagle as a kitten.
Thankfully, that eagle just gave him a look of righteous haughty derision.
And then there were the goose hunting tries.
Do you know how big of a hole a Canada goose can put in a cat???
Trust me, it’s a big one.
And it’s a wound we treated on Trouble a half dozen times.
He’s tenacious for sure.
Just when we thought we’d lost him to a coyote, he reappeared during one of the worst ice storms our province has seen.
Hubby had gone to the garage to feed the cats and when he shook the pail of food, he heard meowing from the roof.
Looking up into the ceiling, he found our boy, scraggly and a bit thin but happy to see a human.
And Trouble has been Home since.
He really is the King of the Midnight Calico Farm Cats.
Long live the King.
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