Thursday, February 18, 2010


Phantom is waiting for me to leave the feeding area so he can chase the other cats away from the food dish. Three colony members---all males: Phantom, Thomas Moore, and Crybaby--hail from other colonies. In all liklihood, they were in search of new territory when they discovered a food source and shelter at Stone Ledge. Although all have been neutered, they still engage in territorial disputes from time to time. I have found that it takes three to six months from neutering for all the hormones to disapate and everyone to settle down. Phantom, however, still loves to scare the heck out of the girls when they are trying to eat--even if he is not hungry.  Like a teenage boy who loves to tease and taunt girls, Phantom just likes getting a little attention.

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