Tuesday, 14 December 2010

How it all started

I don't know exactly when the first cat came to live at the allotments but I have seen them there for at least nine years.  It is a large site with over 100 plots so there is plenty of space for cats.  They original cats probably started off their lives as domestic pets but somehow ended up on our allotments.  Over the years they have become feral and are frightened of people. 

In 2009 I noticed that one cat in particular seemed to visit my plot often.  It was white with ginger/tabby patches.  It would watch me from a distance but if I approached it it would run away.  I felt sorry for it so I decided to start putting food down ........and that's how it all began.

I named this cat 'Wanda' because it was the first cat to come for food (One, One-da, Wanda)

Wanda's friends soon got to hear about it and started turning up too...

I call this one E.T.  Some people think she is very pretty but I think she has the look of an Alien about her.

This one is Keith.  He is quite friendly, and comes very close to me when I feed him.

Calico is the friendliest of all.  She runs towards me when she sees me and rubs herself against sticks and canes.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea to blog about all these lovely cats, and I shall follow their exploits with interest! Flighty xx