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Edgar Winter & A New Project Underway

Edgar (Eddie) is starting to let us get closer. I opened the door this morning and he popped his head in for just a second. 
Here is his debut:

He's such a handsome boy.  I think he is about a year to a year & half old.

This is him sitting on our deckbox right outside my back bay window. This is as close as he lets me get to him but we are working on that :)

I am starting a new project.  It's a wired family tree in a frame.  I'm making it for my sister in  law Jo for her birthday in March.  I'm
starting it early because there seems to be alot of work involved.  I've started to prep the frame and put on my first coat of primer.  Then I
will paint it gold with black flecks.  The tree is on black foamboard, with, of course wire that curls and gold leaves.  There will be places
for her to place pics of her family etc throughout.  I saw this on someone's blog and it looks so nice I thought I would try it out.  I
will post pics once finished.

Hope everyone is doing well


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Jan. 11th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
I had a cat show up in my carport about three years ago. He wouldn't come in the house, but was in the carport pretty much all the time. I set up little cat beds and cat tents - it was the coldest winter days - with hot pocket warmers in them. Eventually he did come in the house.

Now he is a happy house cat, fat and sassy. You will probably have the same! Edgar is a lucky cat (and I love his name, and the artist as well!)
Jan. 11th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor kitty. I hope he comes around soon when he realizes that inside is much warmer than outside. All three of my cats are adopted ferals from the neighborhood, and they can certainly need time to warm up to people. :)
Jan. 11th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
I had to find homes for seven homeless kittens, the offspring of two stray females last summer, and it's heartbreaking work to say the least. Three of the kittens died in my arms of distemper, and I'm still not over it - I have nightmares. I was lucky enough to find a no-kill shelter who helped me find some foster homes, and one of the mothers has since been adopted.

I have a stray male that needs to be neutered before the spring but I don't have the money to do it. I would love to give this guy a home but I already have five cats, some of them are rescues. The need never ends, and if I am able to find a better life for one stray, two more turn up to take his place. It's a cruel world for them.

Anyway, your photo of Edgar looking in your window reminds me of the countless faces I have seen through my own window over the years.

Bless you for helping this guy!
Jan. 11th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Have you looked into the local SPCA? I know that they'll often offer neutering services at cost, which is often quite a bit cheaper than at a vet.
Jan. 11th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
I have, and I just can't afford it. Really, if I could do this for every cat who showed up here, or even just some, I would. We are barely making ends meet, unfortunately. I feed them, that's all I can do for these poor creatures. I love them all, much more than I care for humans.
Jan. 11th, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
You can try making one of these guys:
and use an old shirt or whatnot of yours as part of the bedding so he can get use to your smell as a friendly. Just make sure you fill it with food treats to give him incentive to go inside the first few times.

I made a (very) poor excuse for one of those for my cat when she was a stray & I was living in a place that absolutely would not allow animals. She totally got in my car all by herself when I was packing to move out & she's been a reformed "dumpster kitty" ever since. ^_^
Jan. 12th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)

Jan. 12th, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone for the well wishes and the advice. I currently have 5 kitlets(cats)who have been rescued from my neighbourhood as well. My Hubby made him this really cool shelter with lots of faux fur inside (I tried to make one on the coldest snowiest day but failed horribly) He goes in it on the cold nights but I think he is very afraid. He seems like he needs a good home where he can feel safe and secure so he can sleep. I won't give up on him, I can't, it's in my nature.
I agree with lindapendent with regard to liking these little kids better then people most times. All they want is love, food, water, and a safe haven.

As for his name: my hubby named him, I think because 1. He's a music guy and 2. it was winter and this little man is a survivor ..I'm just guessing though lol

thanks again for posting all the great advice and warm wishes!

I have been a foster parent for many years but seem to become attached too easily so I just adopt them lol

It's a work in progress and very slowly we are progressing. I will keep you updated on our relationship.
Jan. 14th, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)
A handsome boy indeed...looks like one of the strays I feed at this little shopping center alcove near my home. And it is hell of cold too...here right now it's 7 degrees.
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