Meet Orange

My Mum is back home! She wanted me to show you this kitty. She calls him Orange, no idea where she came up with that name... he is a feral kitty that lives outside at the store where she goes to teach at in Riverside, CA. He is a tough guy kitty, he is independent, he gets in fights with other kitties and raccoons. I think he usually wins his battles, but as the WB says, "you win some, you lose some". I feel bad that he has to live outside, but the nice people in the store feed him stinky goodness and dry food everyday. He hangs out there and has places to hide and sleep. He talks to people, but doesn't want to be touched. Mum talks to him when she sees him. He has been there for a really long time, and she says he's looking healthier right now than he has in the past, he's got extra fluff on him. It would be nice if he had a nice house to live in, but maybe he doesn't want a nice house, maybe he likes his freedom, who am I to judge?
There are another couple of kitties who live around there too, so he is not alone. I guess the store people figure that they can just feed them and keep them happy outside, rather than calling it in to the animal control people since they are independent cats and they might not get adopted. I think I have mixed emotions about that.She was taking pictures while he was in the middle of a bath, so that's why he's got his mouth all funny looking, he was licking his lips.

Comments

He is one big cat. I am glad he is fed regularly.
Sparkle said…
Amazingly enough, some cats don't want to live with humans - they just want the regular meals and no kissing. Hmm, does not sound like a bad life!
Kea said…
Sparkle is right, some cats just don't want to live inside with humans. But we hope he was trapped and neutered! Look at that round face, no question he's a tom cat. :-)

We're so glad he's getting good food and has shelter!
WB said…
He looks like tough one and cranky.

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