Dali’s Health Update – After One Week

Yesterday we brought Dali back to the vet for the post surgery check-up. Our vet said Dali had a perfect recovery. We are really glad he is doing well, and we are also super relieved that he didn’t move-away after we had to cage him 3 or 4 times last couple weeks.

Below are some video and photos from last vet visit:
Waiting for the vet:

There are some food trapped in the gum pocket of the top canine teeth, but vet said it won’t be trapping any food after the gum pocket fully heals.IMG_6034

Checking the teeth.

Dali needs help!

If you have been following our posts, you know one of the community cats – Dali, needs emergency medical treatment which is costly. After much considerations, we decided to raise funds for Dali. Your help is greatly appreciated!

You can donate or read dali’s story here:

zzscats daily cat update – a typical morning in our backyard 

Community cats (Oreo, Shortie and Little Grey) started to show up in our backyard as early as spring 2013, then Dali and Friendly Oreo came onboard about a year later. All of them had tipped ears (signs to show that they had all gone through the TNR process where they were trapped, neutered and then released back). Last year Big Grey and Big Head showed up unaltered and we trapped, neutered and released both back to our yard. The first happy thing in our mornings is to wake up and see all of them healthy and alive and peeking into our glass door waiting for food. 

Daily cat — Dali

Dali is one of the community cats we feed in our backyard. He appeared around house four years ago already with tipped ears. He wasn’t afraid of people to begin with, and has grown more and more like a house cat. Every night when we come back, he will almost always show up in the front, curl up and demand belly rubs. 

Daily cats starts today

Today is nothing special: Sweet Pea and Fluffy are four months to nine years old and Benjamin is eight years and four months old. 
Today is a special day: I decided to post at least one daily photo of cats in our life. For starters… there are many stray cats on he college campus where I work. Despite the sign “all dumped animals will be taken to animal control”, irresponsible owners take their unwanted animals, especially cats to our campus.Fortunately these cats are still living peacefully on campus and fed by volunteers. Last year alone, a colleague of mine TNR 76 stray cats on the campus! 

The cats usually keep their distances. But this one was sleeping so comfortably and did not notice my presence until I got really close. Such a cute cat! The tipped left ear means he’s already been taken care of. Yay!

The Lives of 5 Community Cats.

Flashback of the lives of 5 community cats in our backyard. They started to show up in 2013 and the number has been solidified to 5. All of them have tipped ears which means the TNR program has already taken care of them, so they won’t produce more innocent community cats to this cruel world.

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Community cats enjoying our patio

Oero and Grey have been two regulars in our backyard since last spring. They keep their distance from humans but both enjoy spending time in our patio, especially when there’s food~

Remembering Snowy: unknown — July 12, 2013

I first saw this beautiful cat on the day I moved in our current house. It was in the summer of 2012. She kept her distance until the next spring while I was working in the backyard. She quietly sat by my side and watched  me working on the pots and plants. I patted her and give her a bowl of cat food. The bowl was empty the next morning.

With the Help of Caring About The Strays (a local animal rescue organization we volunteer for), we trapped her, spayed her and released her back to the location where she was trapped (in short, TNR) on March 12, 2013. We also named her “Snowy”.

After the TNR procedure, Snowy still kept showing up for breakfast and dinner everyday. The only difference was then she had one tipped ear.

We don’t have many photos for Snowy because we didn’t know she would left us so soon… Snowy’s body was found  outside of our yard by the street. One side of her head was completely deformed due to the impact of a passing car (we guess) on July 12, 2013. We buried Snowy near one of our sugar apples trees where she used to pass by many times everyday.

Snowy has left us for exactly one year now. We now have up to 5 community cats as regular meal guests in the backyard. All these cats have tipped ears. We will be posting their pictures in the near future.

RIP Snowy.