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Tue Mar 5, 2013, 12:43 AM

126. I have not read all your answers but here is something from experiences

that I have had.

Laying on the couch next to me as I type this is a feral cat that lived at my barn for about 6 years. He would never let me get closer than about 20 feet. I left food out for him every day for all those years and then one day he came closer to me. Now he is in my house with my other 2 cats and 4 dogs. Just saying. This cat has apparently chosen you and trusts you pretty darned well if you can get this close to it.

If it is indeed an outside cat it should do fine. Still I would provide her with shelter of some kind. Even a med. sized cardboard box covered with something to keep it dry with the blanket inside would be helpful until you can figure something better out.

I suspect your dog will not hassle the cat since she is almost blind, the cat may feel differently so I would be more worried about a curious dog getting smacked than a scared cat.

If you make the cat comfortable enough she will live in your house. Wet food since you have it is OK. Mine transitioned slowly from the wet I used to make friends with him to dry and is perfectly happy with it now.

I would worry about the babies in the cold but I bet mama will know what to do. Try to get her into a safe, dry and warmer place.

Bless your heart for being kind enough to care. I wish everyone did, I would no longer spend a fortune every year on the farm neutering stray cats that get dumped here. I feed them and neuter them and wish like hell I could save them all.

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