Tomorrow, it will be exactly one year ago that I trapped Oliver's offspring, two sons and a daughter. They were spayed/neutered, vaccinated and then returned to the yard for Oliver to look after. Even though Oliver has become friendly with me, his off spring have kept their distance - until recently that is.
Oliver's unnamed son is darling cute! I just want to pick him up and snuggle him!
Each day he seems to get a little more comfortable being around me. He's now willing to share the porch with me when I put out the fresh breakfast. Of course he stays at the opposite end of the porch, but that's only about five feet (1.5 meters) away.
He likes hanging with his brother, MK (on the right). MK generally keeps a greater distance than his unnamed brother, often preferring to wait just outside the door while I prepare the food. MK however spends a lot of time on the porch playing and lounging with Oliver.
enough with the flashy box, time for foods!
Sometime recently I discovered that this unnamed boy has taken up residence in Oliver's heated guest house! The other day I was taking out the trash in the middle of the day and I happen to glance in the door of the guest house and there was a black cat with golden yellow eyes looking back at me. At first I thought it was Oliver, but when I called out Oliver's name, out shot this guy in a fright, apparently he didn't like being mistaken for his dad!
This sweetie is long overdue for a name!
Oliver has some breakfast while his unnamed son waits
patiently for the human to leave so he can have some too!
I've not been able to get many good close-up pictures of Oliver's daughter yet. She doesn't come around quite as much as the boys, but she does still visit. She still spooks easy and doesn't allow me to get near her nor even get a good look!
Here are a few pictures of her from last summer using a large telephoto lens through my dirty windows! At least I think it's her!
Sometimes telling her apart from her brother is quite the challenge. Her face, particularly her muzzle appears different to me and I think her little white spot is a tad larger than her unnamed brother's. She is also smaller than both of her siblings. Seeing them all together makes it easier to tell who is who, but it's very rare to see a full family reunion.
MK (left) hanging out with his unnamed sister
MK lounging on the Dining Hall roof last Spring