Well, most of "teh billage" noes dat teh kittehs mostlee kill rodents and bugs, and nebber dig teh trash or bovver ennybuddy. Ai tol ebbrybuddy dat teh Colony keep fitin' toms from teh farms awae, too. Two sets of naybors built shelters, and teh cupple across teh street from meh puts out water and kibble. Nao wif onlee eight kittehs in teh colony, it doan taek as much to support 'em. Teh grey kitteh's naem is Glinda, and teh blak "boss" boi kitteh is Baxter. His mama wuz tel last alpha, teh old wun dat went to Teh Meadow last March. Glinda's mama wuz part Asian, so she is teh onlee slender wun in teh group. Teh great mama of dem all, a blue British Shorthair who decided to be mai pet (she went to Teh Meadow six years ago), wuz Glinda's grandma and alpha extraordinaire before she decided to live insied. Ai nebber knew teh Starfish wuz garden kittehs. Ur rite -dey has it gud!
BTW, dat Starfish House luks comfy. Mai TNRs liek, um, moar rugged stuffs! Sumtiems dey use gud shelters but prefer a bale of straw and a recycle bin - or a space between sheds, or dat sump trap! If dey have a two-story insulated hutch, and a dumpster is nearby, into teh dumpster wif all of 'em! Dat' how dey roll, heh heh!
Teh top middle blue kitteh photo in dis file is a tame TNR, wun of teh two in mai baesmint. http://profile.cheezburger.com/buyerbware/pics Her buddy teh "boss cat: >snicker snicker< is a blak boi hoo luks just liek mai profile pic. Ai tried maeking photo of teh uvver TNRs but dey suspect mai kamra and won't hold still at all! Will try for pics, tho.
Thanx for teh link to teh Starfishes LOL - ai alreddy faved it long tiem ago, aifinkso, *butt* will fav again to Cheezyland History file if teh cheeztechs maek it pawsible for meh to fave off of sumfin besides dashboards again (yesh ai cleared mai cookies, etc. etc.). Mai nayborhood TNR group wuz moar than seventy adults in 2006, mostly black and white, blue, or grey and white (no red, no stripey except wun throw-away). Yoosta nawt be able to afford gushyfudz for sixty or forty, so wud go to teh fambly grocer an' ask for lunchmeet endz! Sumtiems teh counter help wud sell meh moar than eight pounds of turkee and chikn meets - cut up in bits furst. We wud stand on teh front porch and duzzins of TNRs wud appear all at wuns, liek majik! Kud nawt afford a whole bag for each kitteh so ai wud stand on teh porch and toss bits to 'em! Kittehs wud chase teh bits liek chasing mouses, pounce and eat 'em. Tuk ten minnits for ebbry kitteh to get sumfin' gud. Mai naybor lady sumtiemz wud be outsied wif a cupple duzzin TNRs in front of her house, waitin' turns while she threw bits of cheese and leftover supper for 'em! Nao teh meet bits cost too much - four bucks a pound for bits. Much better to get nutrishonal balanced gushyfudz nawt NEERLEE a buck per pound.
Ai did sum house-digging wit teh Jonas blizzard, dat's for shur. Glad u un-buried ur TNRs! Mine get naem-brand gushyfudz dat ai buy wif Kmart points! Ai keep buying gushyfudz and dey keep gibbing meh $10 coupons. Ai got thirty big cans of gushyfudz, a bag of litter, and sum automotive stuffz for $13 last week! BTW, teh Jonas storm wind blew shut teh kitteh houses ebbry hour - ai cud nawt keep dem clear but wuz okay. Teh kittehs wuz warm, sum in mai baesmint, teh rest sleeping in teh warm sump trap.
U noe ai hazza blak kitteh, Baxter - he iz a TNR an' he doan noe dat in TNR clans, teh alpha gurl iz teh boss. Teh last alpha gurl in teh group wuz old an' went to Teh Meadow last March. He had a slight confuzzle, an' as teh onlee boi in teh group he iz teh boss - so he beleebs. Gud fing for teh gurlz, tho - dey nebber hafta fite macho tomcats. Baxter rolls teh "intact males" down mai porch steps an' awae from teh fud dishes! Wif peeblz, he iz tame, so he an' anuvver TNR kitteh libz in mai baesmint. Ai brotted dem insied afore teh Jonas blizzard. TNRs iz kittehs, too, so u gotta lubz dem. Mebbe dey doan get close up, but dey noes we iz teh peeblz an we belongs to dem. Sumtiemz dey do get close up, an' squeak at us, "Iz bad wevver an' we need gushyfudz, so whut u gonna do 'bout it, hoomin?"