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October 19, 2012

Feral Cats 2

Filed under: Backwords from Ace — Ace Backwords @ 10:17 pm
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Keef the feral cat.  Physically I can’t tell him apart from his twin sister Mick.  The only way I can tell them apart is from their different personalities.  Keef is much more assertive and affectionate.  He likes to ram his face against my face over and over, first one side of his head and then the other.  Cats have some weird androgenous zone right underneath their ears.

Mick on the other hand is more demure.  She lets me pet her but only in very particular ways.  And she has this squeaky, mournful meow sound that usually means a.) feed me, or b.) pet me.
It strikes me that of the dozens of feral cats who have come through my campsight over the years, each cat has had their own unique personality.   Even as at other times I think its all just one cat, some Universal Cat that embodies all the different cat bodies.


 Blondie and her daughter Mick enjoying breakfast.  For years I fed Blondie mostly human food.  Cans of tuna.  Cans of chunk chicken.  Leftover restaurant food like steak burritos, hot dogs and ham and cheese sandwiches.  But lately I switched over to regular cat food.  Much to Blondie’s chagrin.  Usually she’ll take one look at the cat food, trot over about 10 feet away from me, and sit there staring directly at me for an hour with a look on her face that says:  “What’s with this cat food shit?  Get up and get me some real food.  NOW!!”



  1. I wish I had some feral cats around my tent, all I have is some skunks.

    Comment by Albert Ellis — October 20, 2012 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

    • I can relate. I once got sprayed directly in the face by a skunk. I had stupidly left a bag of greasy pizza right by my sleepingbag. I woke up suddenly when I heard some critter rustling around beside me. Which unfortunately startled the skunk who turned and fired from pointblank range, a direct hit.

      Comment by Ace Backwords — October 20, 2012 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

      • I have lost a great winter jacket due to a pair of young skunks, they are more likely to spray when they are young (due to experince).

        Comment by Albert Ellis — October 20, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

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