This is Tina she is about 13 years old .Her owner died and she lived outside for about 7 years so she is partly feral. We took her in when our cat of 20 years had to be put to sleep .It took months to persuade her to come in to the house we used to leave the back door and the door into the living room from the kitchen open hoping she would .
If she did and we closed the door it was panic stations .She used to go berserk.and we would have to let her out. We used to sit in the winter with the back door open and some food in a bowl for her in the kitchen .Often she would come in, eat it and be of before we knew it. We have had her 3 years now and she is a love .In the winter she hardly goes out .In the beginning when she had got used to staying in with us if anybody came in the house ( family or friends) she would disappear for the day .Now she even tolerates my daughters dog which is a German Shepherd . In the winter she used to lose all the fur of her belly and back legs and since being with us this hasn’t happened .
She is very much our cat now and spoilt more than I can say . She deserves it !!!
We had to have Tina put to sleep today 25th Feb 2010 . She had a gut tumour and hadn’t been well for a long time but she had a quality of life up to this week when she started to go downhill fast . On Wednesday we knew it was time to say goodbye . She gave us so much love and we will miss her .