I have to ask, how long did it take to move all the feral cats to your new home?
We knew we were moving so had brought them inside our old house up to a year before the move. On moving day, a friend too 10 cats in the carriers in her car and I had the other 10 in mine for the 1 1/2 hour drive to the new place.
How long did it take to convert the workshop & carport into a sanctuary for the ferals?
We bought the new property 2 years before we moved to it so it was a process to get the new house ready for us and the cat house ready for them. The workshop had electricyt but was not insulated which we did with foam board and wall panels to cover the insulation. We aded water, put down a vapor barrier and a gravel floor to the carport section and framed out the sides installing hog wire and then screen over that. We have bears in our area so the hog wire was for protection from them – keeping the bears out and the cats in. So far it has worked well.
How many cats are there at the Wildcat Woods now?
We currently have 18 cats. We lost Joey in 2012 and Chica and Yoko in 2013 bringing us down to 17 but found Calllie where I work in Nov of 2013 and adopted her.
Do you have any cats that have special needs that live with you, if so who and what additional care do they need?
Albert is deaf being a white with blue eyes – it is genetic. He was taught by us since a kitten to respond to visual signals rather than sound to come, etc. Ivy, age 16 and Sweetpea and Minnie both 15 have early CRF and get herbal and nutritional supplements in their food morning and night.
What has been the most rewarding experience you’ve had with them?
Every day is a rewarding experience with them – they make me laugh, smile and forget about my cares with their silly antics and personalities. Most would not be alive today if we had not stepped in to care for them. To see them live long lives with love and care is very rewarding.
How did you start blogging?
I lurked at other blogs for a while reading about cats and dogs. It looked like a fun way to meet new people so I decided to write a natural health care blog for pets initially but then branched out to my cat blog.
What has been you favorite post?
I love to take photos of the cats so I try to incorporate special days in the year with them as the focus for my posts. I featured a shot of Tabitha for National Grouch Day a few years back and still get emails about her grumpy photo!
What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
I love to read about other cat people who have lots of pets or people who lie overseas and have pets. I found I have learned a lot about pet health and behavior issues just reading their blogs as well as made good friends along the way.
Do you have sneak peek of any upcoming posts?
I don’t have any particular posts planned – I just go with whatever has happened that day or week – which changes all the time.
What is something you would like to share with other blogger out there?
If you love taking photos of your pets there is not better way to meet like minded people than blogging. It does take up a bit of time to post and then return comments so be prepared to spend some time at this.
Author’s Note: Many thanks to Cheri for letting me ask questions about her cats and the blog. Pictures were used with permission. You can learn more about the cats of Wildcat Woods on their Facebook page- Cats of Wildcat Woods or follow their blog – Cats of Wildcat Woods.
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