James’ Gang Colony

The Costs of Cat Colony Caregiving

There is a lot of invested time, effort and money needed to help the feral cat colonies. But I wanted to share the numbers here to show what can be done, that it’s not impossible, and to thank all of you again so much for your support. Also, I know there are people out there who… Read more »

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Cats In My Yard to all of you and the cats in YOUR yards!

Baby, It’s Warm Outside!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season as much as the colony cats!   This bonded pair of outdoor cats don’t even have to share a bed – it’s warm enough for them to spread out. I love the festive stairs. Funny Face is chillin’ in the chiminea. And the Villa.    

Another Puffy, the Long-Haired Colony Cat, Sighting

Puffy McWondertail, aka Snuffleupagus, aka The Street Sweeper, came for breakfast today. Jim took these photos of him, because he’s a rare sight. First, he always sits on the round concrete table in the catio. And then he gets closer. One day I am determined to get a nice shot of him because he is… Read more »

The Cats In My Yard are Ready for the Holidays

There’s been a lot going on with the other colonies, but all is quiet with the cats in my yard.   They’ve been out enjoying the fairly mild winter weather. Only Bouncy Bear is around all of the time, because she is obsessed with wet food.  I left all of the summer flowers out, and… Read more »

New Feralvilla Feeding Station

We added a new Feralvilla Feeding Station for our James’ Gang Colony.   Jim painted and assembled it over the weekend. I can’t thank him enough for his help.   We let it sit outside for a few days so that the cats could get used to it, and then Bouncy Bear jumped right in this… Read more »

Hyde Park Cats 2015 Calendar Now Available

Hyde Park Cats is a volunteer-run organization that helps cats and kittens in need.   For the past few years they’ve produced a calendar to raise funds for the cats. The 2015 calendar is now available for a suggested price of $10 online or at these locations. I met Hyde Park Cats this year through our… Read more »

Fall Feral Garden

Who knew it could be so lush in the fall? Dash posed for me all over the garden. Bouncy Bear photo bomb. And then the sleet hit.

Boo! Happy Halloween!

Mooha wanted to check out what the colony cats were doing, but instead they got scared and scattered.   Who’s afraid of a little black cat? They scattered straight into their chiminea cat house. Mooha as always will stay safe indoors, and I put out extra food so the colony cats will hopefully stay safe… Read more »

DIY Outdoor Cat Scratching Post

The garden is now an autumn garden, but I left the large stalks of sunflowers standing for Funny Face.   He was using the sunflowers all summer as scratching posts. Next year I’ll plant more for him. The bigger the better – Mammoth Russian seemed to work the best. And then the sunflowers fed the… Read more »