Last night we set out to trap Bugsy and Mustafa, 2 males, for neutering. Bugsy lives down at the park, and has been hanging near out where Strike is, between the slope to the sea and the parking lot. I only started seeing him very recently so I don't have a good picture of him. But he looks a lot like Baby, and since Baby had a slew of kittens last year who used to come feed with her at the feeding station, and then they suddenly began to disappear, he could in fact be Baby's boy. Strike belonged to Baby, so it is possible, as siblings, they found it necessary to escape the madding crowds near the feeding station.
I went down to the lower park to feed the cats, while Nik stayed up top to do the trapping.
|I fed the cats while Nik did the trapping|
I could hear for myself he was likely having no luck, because the sound of a motorcycle doing wheelies in the parking lot was deafening. I waited and waited, and finally packed up the food, and walked up there to see what was going on, and it was about just then Evil Knievel our wheelie man decided to pack it in for the night. Thank goodness.
Meanwhile Blabby was loitering about because the smell of the mackarel was in the night air, and Nik accidentally caught him instead. If you'll remember, we already trapped Blabby and neutered him a week ago, so it is nice to know he doesn't think ill of the experience.
|Blabby here is to the left of the trap, and Bugsy is right behind it|
|Here Bugsy is in the trap, while Blabby stays nearby|
When we got there, Mustafa was waiting for his dinner.
|That's Mustafa in the center, Braveheart is off to the right|
Mustafa is Starlight's baby from her last litter, and the only remaining one of her litter. His brother Lionel disppeared some time ago, which is sad, because they used to play a lot together. But Mustafa has made new friends.
|Sylvia in our garden, once a feral cat, and now our friend - she deserves a home of her own, and to be off the dangerous streets|