Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Racer X and Gigi

Since our barn cats are all spayed and neutered we are now adopting stray or barn cats already fixed from CampCompanion who has helped us with out cats.

A couple months ago a cat shelter in town was closing and Michelle ( from the above organization) was tyring to place some animals. MD and Gigi love cats, specially MD so we went to take a look at them.

They fell in love with Stephen the white cat. We them decided that he would come live in the barn with our other cats. Our barn cats are taken care of as best as we can since some are feral.

They get heat lamps and shelter in our cold winters and food everyday. They also get medical care as best as we can ( see reason above).

Most cats are now friendly but we a few that you cannot touch. Michelle told us that Stephen had been a wild cat and he was friendly enough but to not let the kids pick him up.

A week after Stephen, now called Racer X- Speed Racer's brother cause he has a grey X in his head, kids can do almost anything to him. Gigi calls him Speed Racer but she know he is Racer X

He is absolutely become a pet! He loves the kids and is extremely friendly. If you sit down he will jump in your lap and rub you until you can't take it anymore! Or he will sneak and go take a nap with Gigi.


Sandra Dodd said...

I bet that cat is having very sweet dreams.

K. said...

What a sweet picture! I love that you offer the kitties a home.

Schuyler said...

Hmmm... I thought Racer X was purely an outdoors cat? Methinks thou art a soft-touch.

Alex Polikowsky said...

Well MD has announced he is an inside/outside cat. He has not made the move in totally but spends a lot of time inside. He does not get along with Vicky that is the only problem. Brian has said that by winter he will have moved indoors.:)Lets hope that he and Vicky can get along they just had a big fight the other day.

Ahna said...

Hi Alex! I think it's so great that you participating in the spay/neuter program for your barn cats! More and more farming communities are welcoming these kinds of programs. It's really great to see!
Thanks, Ahna