Currently I am in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This is Jerry, he lives outside of a condo complex and is cared for by the residents. As seen in the first photo, he is extremely talkative. But, he has an issue with meowing, he is extremely bad at it… it seems as though he never properly learned how to sound like a cat. Despite his vocal challenges, he is very sweet. He spends his days sleeping in the sunny parking lot and getting paw prints all over resident’s cars.
As I am traveling and I will have spotty internet connection I will not be able to post consistently over the next week. But as I travel throughout South Carolina, California and Oregon I will keep my eyes out for photogenic kitties!
This is Pester. His ear is a little funky in this photo, but the farm dogs have gladly helped him wash it out and now it is back to normal. He got his name from his clingy nature. He acts like a little kid, constantly pestering the farmer for attention and staying directly in front of her, threatening to accidentally trip her at every step. Although his main companion is the farmer, he can often be found walking around the farm with his pals Spirit and Belly.
This is Ghost. His name is fitting as he is the most stealthy cat on the farm. The farmhouse is well over a hundred years old and in need of some major repairs. There is a hole at the top of the house in which the cats are able to exit through and sun themselves on the roof. But, Ghost can scale the side of the house via overgrown shrubs and the house siding and actually climb up onto the roof and enter the house through the hole. He is also able to get off the roof and onto the ground with ease. He can enter and exit the house at his pleasure. I have seen other cats attempt this feat only to fall off the roof- with no cats being seriously hurt. Ghost has some serious skill.
This is Misfit, Queen of the farm colony. She has a bossy attitude which causes the other cats to keep their distance from her. She often dominates the food, growling and swatting at cats who come to close to the pile she has designated for herself. Despite her antagonism towards other cats, she loves the farmer and often watches her as she mucks out the stalls or works in the field.
This is Scar. Before being neutered he fathered many cats on the farm, including Spirit. He is one of the colony bosses, along with Misfit. This summer Shy had a litter of kittens and it is unknown whether these kittens were related to Scar. But, Scar has a soft spot for kittens and they were often seen sunning and sleeping alongside him.