When Harley appeared with her first litter we were debating how to confront our feral cat explosion. Harley must have known we were investigating trap, neuter, release (TNR) programs. She wasted no time in presenting us with a second litter of young Davidsons.
You’ve already met the aptly named Tux, one of the members of that second litter. Today the stage belongs to Tux’s sister, the just as aptly named Fuzzy Tux. She was a large, beautiful cat like her mother Harley. Her size and long hair in combination with her tuxedo markings made her one of the most striking members of the colony.
Fuzzy Tux was just as attached to the Davidson clan as were the other members, but she was also a social butterfly. She would nap and eat with her Davidson kin but then would enjoy the company of other members of the colony. Here you see her resting on the backyard feeders with Herkemina and her children Guildenstern and Georgette. The cat eating in the feeder below Fuzzy Tux is Stubby, an on and off colony member. If you look carefully you can also see an unidentifiable cat in the back feeder. You can tell it’s summer because Fuzzy Tux is wearing her summer coat.
If you’re wondering about the flower pots and fencing around the feeder, those are components of our deer-deterrence system. It took a lot of trial and error, but the combination of barriers you see here kept our cat food stealing deer under reasonable control.
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