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Sophie Helps a Cat Colony #sundayswithsophie

Sophie here! I hope all you hoomans and kitties are enjoying your Sunday. I’m just taking a break from my Sunday snoozing to drop in with a message from Mom.

Mom recently learned about a colony of cats at her alma mater. A kind gentleman is caring for the colony. He feeds the colony twice a day, including on the weekends. And he hasn’t taken a vacation in eight years because he wants to make sure the cats are fed every day and that they never miss a meal! Now that’s dedication.

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A cat lover and cat parent himself, he budgets $300 a month out of his own pocket for their food and general care. When Mom heard this, she put together an Amazon Wish List (now removed) so others could help if they want to.

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Mom understands that money is tight for many, but she thought it wouldn’t hurt to put it out there just in case someone does want to help.

Mom has already provided wet and dry food to the caretaker and will continue to do so. And a cat friend is also providing food and has offered to help feed the cats if the caretaker wants to go on vacation. I’m sure Mom would help out, too.

As you can see here, Woodrow and I took it upon ourselves to inspect Mom’s recent purchase for the colony. We had never seen a bag so BIG! But we are expert inspectors and gave that bag a really good sniffing. Woodrow even took a bite out of it!

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Note that Mom asked me to keep names out of this post because she’s not sure how her alma mater would feel about the cat colony and she doesn’t want any unneeded attention brought to the colony or the caretaker.

A big thank you to anyone considering purchasing from the Amazon Wish List. (now removed)

Now, back to my Sunday snooze with my other tabby bro, Dexter. Happy Sunday, everyone!


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  1. It’s a good thing that you and Woodrow didn’t eat all that food. I’m sure the cat colony kitties will be very happy with it even with a few teeth marks on the bag.

  2. Thank you for sharing – you have a kind heart and we hope that wonderful gentleman who feeds the cats gets some extra food and help. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

  3. Eight years, that is dedication beyond the call, and thank goodness someone was helping and will now help the carer too. That is wonderful of your mom to buy that food, $300 is a lot of money and extra food sure will go a long way.
    Toodle pip and purrs
    PS I can’t manage to get into the bags of food either!

  4. This is beautiful and that gentleman and YOU are incredible! Maybe you could post that link on your sidebar? I can’t do anything right now, but I might be able to in late December!

  5. Your mom is Wonderpurr! Speaking from experience…we have a neighborhood cat colony. That’s where all of my fur sibs came from. Except me. i was borned in Kentucky. Mom feeds every stray that ventures into our yard. It’s very pricey, but she feeds them and gets them vetted. And as a reward, she also gets to take care of the 13 of us. She’s so lucky!

  6. Awesome!! What a kind man to feed the cat colony out of his own money. Makes me feel good about the kindness of peeps. A wish list for the cats….you are cool.

    Loves, Shoko and Kali

    1. Thank you! I hide the pin image in the post so it’s not visible. If you have the Pinterest add-on in your browser, you should be able to click it and then it’s viewable. I just got used to doing it that way because it’s such a tall image. Thank you for asking about it!

  7. What a great thing for your human to do, Sophie! We hope that nice man gets to take a vacay now. Nothing better than a cat man. Does he get them fixed too? I didn’t notice any tipped ears. Maybe your human can help with that too. Very important.

    1. He isn’t familiar with TNR, but it’s definitely something me and my cat buddy friend would be willing to help him with. I actually think that most of the cats are strays that people left behind because the colony doesn’t seem to grow. He’s even taken in a few of the cats himself that were friendlier.

  8. Great job by your mom to help that nice gentleman. And big paws up to him for being so dedicated to that cat colony. That is awesome!

  9. Sophie,
    Your human is one fine person, and God bless the caretaker of those feral cats. We all at the Tribe of Five, and probably at your house too, only a whisker away from being homeless if our humans had’t adopted us.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto and The Tribe of Five

  10. I have a special place in my heart for ferals (and feral caretakers). Sadly, I think many college campuses have large populations of feral cats. Several schools in our area have them as well. Chicago has several options for getting them spayed/neutered so that’s good.

    I will definitely check out the wish list as soon as I can.

  11. Ya’ll look just gawjus. Dat’s great dat your mommy is helpin’ out. Tell dat man a meowsy big fank you from us fur luvvin’ da kitties so much. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena