Meet Angel Cat!
Our latest feline arrival is this pretty female Siamese/tabby who showed up after a heavy rainstorm this past summer (2010). She was way up in high a tree and crying pitifully. The white cat looked like a little spirit up in that dark spruce tree, so I immediately named her Angel. When I called to her she came right down into my arms, which told me she wasn't feral. But she was very thin and starving for both food and love. Nobody ever claimed her, so she lives here now, too. As soon as she was well enough, we got her spayed, thanks to the all the generous people who helped us out. She got so attached to me (sleeps on my bed now) that I did not want to traumatize her again by re-homing. She really is a very sweet kitty, I can't imagine why somebody would dump her.
People have asked me why we have so many cats. No, I'm not hoarding them!!! Frankly, I'd rather have fewer cats -- as of this writing, the kitty count is at 13, which is a LOT of cats. The thing is, they keep showing up here on our farm, and I don't have the heart to send them to a shelter where they would probably be killed if not adopted. There have been a lot of foreclosures around here and I think many of these cats were left behind when their owners moved. People think (falsely) that cats are more attached to places than people -- not true, so never abandon your kitty!
Anyway, they do help keep the rodent population down around the poultry house and garden, which is better than setting out traps and poisons. So for now, I'm managing a cat colony, some indoors and some outdoors. And yes, I do get them all spay/neutered, so we have the cat population under control. Lots of generous people have helped us do this through my eBay store, The Happy Rooster - look under "Help animals" to find sales dedicated to feeding and caring for these beautiful cats.