''''Ok...I really need some suggestions as to how I can leave some
food out for these 3 cats without the Raccoons and other nocturnal
animals taking it..
Where to begin..hmmm about a month ago I noticed this spooky, fuzzy, beautiful cat hanging around just outside of our yard in the woods..
Never had others cats to come around from the surronding neighborhood before.. So I thought maybe someone new had moved in on the block on the other side of our woods.
Then a couple days later I saw a white cat sitting with him in the window of the old house that´s also in our woods. It is fuzzy also... So now it´s 2 hanging around periodically through the day.. So just to be nice I leave some food for them in that house.. just in case they´re homeless.. Because we all know how stupid & cruel people can be.. >
I check the bowl the following day and no crumbs what so ever....Usually cats leave crumbs,(if they´re not starving) so same thing happens next day and I go over and wallah there´s a third cat.. fuzzy also! They run like mad when they see me but the white one hesitated and meowed back at me when I meowed at her ..
I decided to put hubby´s deer camera over there so I could see who was eating the food at night.. and this is what I found...
This is the spooky cat during the day
Never got the white cat though........
And here´s my problem!.......>
I cannot be wasting money feeding raccoons.. But I really want to leave food for these beautiful kitties! So I just leave some during the day.. but cats like to nibble all the time and they´re starting to look more ragged than when I first saw them...
So I decided to go through the woods and walk the block and see if I saw them.. And I did see 2 of them. I approach the yard and an elderly lady was sitting outside... very friendly but now quite all there if you know what I mean..... What I could gather is someone dropped them off and they took up at her house.. but didn´t say how long ago.. and if they´re that scared of me you think they´d be scared of her too. So it feels better to know they might have a home but it doesn´t look like they´re getting feed or taken care of very well And i´m seeing them more and more around my area... The white one will sit at the edge of the woods and look at my cats as if saying, I want to come and play at your house. and the spooky one he is just brazen.. trying to call my girls to come over with that yowling.. I can get somewhat close to him before he takes off .. He´s even been laying on the carport with my cats.. all though they were sitting at a distance and not liking it very well..
So basically asking for advice or suggestions on what I can do to help feed these kitties without feeding the wild kingdom.. Where I can put food or something that smells that will deter any wild ones.. Also I made some cat beds in that house just in case they needed a safe spot.. but they don´t get used.. I guess because of the other things that ramble in there during the night
Fatty checking out the grey cat...''''