Neighbourhood Cats

Meet the team:

Socks

Socks

Victor

Victor

Polly Pocket

Polly Pocket

Jeffrey

Jeffrey

Billy

Billy

Scarecrow

Lazlo

Lazlo

Bear

Bear

Stitch

Stitch

Arlie

Arlie2

Jimi

 

 

Socks, Victor (Lazlo's brother), Scarecrow and Polly Pocket are mine and the others come to visit.

Jimi enjoying the catnip

Scarecrow on the wall, Jimi on the table

cats in the garden

Jimi was rolling around playing with the catnip (nepeta fassennii) branches

cat with nepeta fassennii

cat with nepeta fassennii

cat in the garden

cat in garden

I just need a pot of pansies and a cat to enjoy my garden.

pansies and tuxedo cat

pansies tuxedo cat

Socks by the dierama and sea holly seedlings

Victor

ginger cat

Scarecrow

Jimi in the garden next door

Jimi finally settled down in the box by the back door

Polly Pocket

Lord Jeffrey, on his throne

Arlie at the back door, watched by Socks.

Scarecrow

The sun was out, although a bit chilly, Victor and Scarecrow enjoying it next door.

Jeffrey was there to the left by the catnip which he later chewed.

it was difficult to get all 3 in the same pic but there they are below

Scarecrow is a changed cat since I had him neutered. He is sweet now, gets along with the others and purrs immediately when I pet him. He never purred before the op. His fur is soft and he's looking healthier every day. It's not easy being an unneutered stray, as he was.

Scarecrow, right on the wall below, watching Jeffrey on the path. Scarecrow's facial markings are similar to Polly Pocket's although his body is mostly black whereas hers is mostly white.

Bear, looking absolutely gorgeous

I was organizing my bulb forcing when the cats came to watch the birds. I didn't even realize Billy was in the shot (he's next door) until I was processing the photo on my pc.

Bear in the front garden under the phormium

Victor enjoying the breeze by the back door

Polly Pocket enjoying that position another day

my serious Polly Pocket

the catnip in bloom with Socks and Victor, my handsome dudes

Bear came over today, at first I thought he was hungry but instead he started enjoying the catnip, he rubbed it, smelled it, sat in it and ate it

cat with catnip

cat with catnip

cat with catnip

cat with catnip

cat with catnip

a rare occurrence, all 3 of my cats close enough to each other to be in the same pic, Polly Pocket is distracted by the sprig of cat nip in the box

Billy, feeling much more comfortable with Victor now, he's happy to come over.

I do wonder whether Billy and Polly Pocket are related. She looks so serious.

sometimes Victor needs to really stretch out, there's often too much stuff on my patio so he goes next door

he can just be seen through the gap in the fence

but sometimes he's happy to just curl up and use a flowerpot for a pillow

Victor enjoying some morning sun

Nightshade came over today for the first time in a while. She's so thin she's like a walking skeleton.

on the mini-greenhouse, Stitch likes to come and have Dreamies up there

on such a hot day Stitch enjoys laying on the brick wall as it's cooler than other places

Victor

the cats love sitting on walls and fences

Sock and Victor

Arlie

Bear just to the left of the pic above

Bear and Victor on the back wall

Socks and Victor

they love having a drink outside wherever water has collected, even if they never drink indoors

Jeffrey

Jeffrey was very thirsty today. He didn't mind there was a bit of dirt in the bottom of this container I'd used to clean a pot.

cat drinking in garden

I had just filled this up to the top so Victor easily drank from it

Billy having a drink of water from that pan the cats like drinking from

lots of cats have enjoyed sitting in a box in this spot looking out the back door

Jeffrey

Polly Pocket

Victor

4 cats at the back door: Victor on the landing, Stitch on the mini-greenhouse, Socks in Victor's box just inside the door and Jeffrey under a chair to the right

Socks likes to sit and watch flying insects, the cats seem to like watching the pigeons but I have never seen any of the cats catching a bird, the odd mouse - yes - but that's good, I don't want any mice esp. inside

Billy

I found more pics of Billy

Jeffrey

what a beautiful boy

Arlie

Polly Pocket