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post #1 of 28
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It was time to refill the buckets of food that I use for the feral cats. My indoor babies get really excited about this, and usually surround the buckets as I fill them to try to snatch a morsel of food or 2 before I close up the bins. I think they believe it is junk food, as the ferals only get Purina Cat Chow versus the premium food I use inside.

Here are 8 of my crew - 3 walked away by the time my husband grabbed the camera to get the shot. I was ROFL at the cat-manity of it all.

Clockwise starting with the grey cat on the left side: Dakota, Pinky, Stumpy, Muddy, Sage, Bob, Oscar and Spanky.



post #2 of 28
Cute picture of your gang! Junk food is always yummy.
post #3 of 28
Wow! Look at all the cute orange tabbies! The others are cute, too, but I just LOVE orange kitties.
post #4 of 28
i love orange kittys too they are all cute
post #5 of 28
wow they are all ginger and big!!
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by fwan
wow they are all ginger and big!!
The one that looks the largest (Pinky, fluffy red one on left side) is actually the same weight as the cat to the immediate right (Stumpy). Pinky has so much hair that he just looks big - both are 14 pounds. The largest in the picture is Spanky (ginger and white in front of the left bucket), who we are trying to slim down. He is currently 15 pounds and a little chunko. Our biggest boy Tigger just walked out of the picture before we took it - he's 18 pounds and actually not overweight, just a big cat.

Believe it or not, the rest of these cats are between 9 and 11 pounds. Very average weights and they all get a lot of exercise. Spring shedding hasn't started yet so they are still a bit fluffy from winter.

Of course the girls wouldn't show up in the picture (too dignified to lower themselves to eating food out of a bucket). 3 of them are very petite and in the 6-7 pound range. Muddy's sister is the largest at 9 pounds.

I love my gang!!
post #7 of 28
You've every right to love them Amy!, their gorgeous

And thats a brilliant picture They'll think it's their birthday and christmas all in one when they see those tubs come out
post #8 of 28
Wow at all of the orange babies!!They are all beautiful.

My cats do the same thing to the "junk" cat food I feed my ferals.
Only mine like to tear open the darn bag..so when I buy it and bring it home I have to put it straight into jugs or they will be in it eating.LOL.

Which they also like to tear into the fresh bag of their food when they have the very same thing in their bowl...but I guess they want the fresh stuff.LOL.Silly kitties.
post #9 of 28
Nice pic
post #10 of 28
Love them orange babies, I have 1 also
post #11 of 28
WOW!!! All the tabbies?!!! lol That is funny!!!
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by vettechstudent
My cats do the same thing to the "junk" cat food I feed my ferals.
Only mine like to tear open the darn bag..so when I buy it and bring it home I have to put it straight into jugs or they will be in it eating.LOL.
That is EXACTLY why I transfer the bags into the plastic bins. I brought this bag in the house and placed it next to the bins by the door. I'm sitting in the living room when I hear the distinct sound of a cat ripping open a bag followed by a *crunch crunch crunch* sound - it was Pinky this time.

So I opened the bag and poured them into the bins. That is when they all came running.

I guess I do love tabbies. There are 3 more tabbies that didn't make the picture.
post #13 of 28
LOL they are so cute gathered around like that.
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
That is EXACTLY why I transfer the bags into the plastic bins. I brought this bag in the house and placed it next to the bins by the door. I'm sitting in the living room when I hear the distinct sound of a cat ripping open a bag followed by a *crunch crunch crunch* sound - it was Pinky this time.

So I opened the bag and poured them into the bins. That is when they all came running.

I guess I do love tabbies. There are 3 more tabbies that didn't make the picture.

LOL.I know the familiar sound of that as well.

I have quite a few tabbies..but no orange ones...I have lots of grey tabbies.
post #15 of 28
Awww, cute !!!!
post #16 of 28
Wow, you have beautiful babies, I love the orange kitties.
post #17 of 28
HeHe.. I know that sound as well!!!! Funny thing is----for Miles, there doesn't have to be anything in the bag !!! He's my "personal paper shredder"!!! He'll tear bags, newspapers (multiple-layers!), even cardboard. He seems to do this with a very purposeful attitude.....concentrating, so as to do his very best, as though someone might be coming by later to inspect his "work". I just have to be careful not to let anything land on the floor that doesn't need his "expertise".
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by JeDuMiHaMama
HeHe.. I know that sound as well!!!! Funny thing is----for Miles, there doesn't have to be anything in the bag !!! He's my "personal paper shredder"!!! He'll tear bags, newspapers (multiple-layers!), even cardboard. He seems to do this with a very purposeful attitude.....concentrating, so as to do his very best, as though someone might be coming by later to inspect his "work". I just have to be careful not to let anything land on the floor that doesn't need his "expertise".
That's funny Jody!!


WOW, what a big family you have. You have a ton of Tiggys! Love it!!
post #19 of 28
A sea of orange!!
Beautiful. I love looking at a cluster of cats
Mine's a bag ripper too (food has to be under lock and key)
post #20 of 28
mine are the same way - the ferals get supermarket food, whatever's on sale - good brands, but still... Pixel & Cable get Felidae, & have also had Natural Balance in the past. but they act like the cheap stuff is fantastically delicious! i can even decoy Cable away from the screen door when i go out by tossing a few pieces on the floor.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
That's funny Jody!!


WOW, what a big family you have. You have a ton of Tiggys! Love it!!
Yup - got a lot of Tiggy's! LOL I think the one that looks closest to your Tiggy is my Stumpy, except poor Stumpy only has 1/2 of a tail. We rescued him the day that his tail was lopped off close to 10 years ago.

One of the cats that walked away is Tigger - he is a brown tabby with white paws, belly, etc. My biggest boy at 18 pounds and also by far the most feral cat that lives in the house. He's still afraid of my husband after 9 years but he can't get enough of him mama.
post #22 of 28
I just love looking at that sea of furry cuteness. Don't you just want to dive in and cuddle with all those babies? It makes me happy just looking at them.
post #23 of 28
Wow! They are huge! I hope my Orange baby will get that big.. He's a long hair tabby... His name is Garfield .. hahaha ... Yeah but you're kitties are big.. I think kitties look good 'big' as long as they aren't having any health problems
post #24 of 28
Make way! Food inspectors coming through!
post #25 of 28
Cute - all of them! Kudos for taking care of the feral cats in your area.
post #26 of 28
OMG!!
I LOVE ORANGE TABBIES CATS!!!! Uh!
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by little cat
OMG!!
I LOVE ORANGE TABBIES CATS!!!! Uh!
LOL! I knew this picture would bring out all the red tabby lovers out there! I do have one more red tabby - my petite Scarlett weighing in at a whopping 6 pounds full grown.

We have a strong red tabby gene that runs in the area. Stumpy is probably an uncle of Pinky and Bob, who are brothers thru the same feral mom. Oscar and Spanky were dumped at my house - most likely someone in the area cleaning out their barn. It is obvious to anyone driving by that I take care of cats - I have a huge cat feeding station sitting on my front porch and I get "dumpsters" all the time. Spanky looks and behaves nearly identically to Muddy's littermate brother (adopted), who was also born to a feral mom, so we assume he came from the neighborhood.

All I can say is thank heavens for humane traps.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by vettechstudent
Wow at all of the orange babies!!They are all beautiful.

My cats do the same thing to the "junk" cat food I feed my ferals.
Only mine like to tear open the darn bag..so when I buy it and bring it home I have to put it straight into jugs or they will be in it eating.LOL.

Which they also like to tear into the fresh bag of their food when they have the very same thing in their bowl...but I guess they want the fresh stuff.LOL.Silly kitties.
Glad to know I am not the only one who has kitties who likes to break into unopened bags of food!
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