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Winston's Time and Place by TeaPhotography Winston's Time and Place by TeaPhotography
Dedicated to my dear friend Mel :iconarte-de-junqueiro: for his BIRTHdAY
which was Aug. 30th... [Sorry it's belated, much going on!].
:cake: :party:

Mel has been a kind, and sweet friend to me since I've met him on dA!
He has been supportive in all ways for "The Shelter Project" and I can't thank him enough for all of his caring ways. :aww:

Winston is one of our two feral cats that we take care of permanently now...

We had both Winston and Raya neutered and spayed through The South Coast Humane Society when we utilized the Spay/Neuter and Release program that we have, [or otherwise known as Trap, Neuter and Release] the most humane way to neuter or spay a feral cat.

Winston is now especially friendly with me, I can pet him almost at anytime, even when it's not feeding time. I have even picked him up... as he is very gentle with me.

But he is not so tame with anyone else, or in any other places or situations.

Winston's time and place in this world, has grown and changed, and nowadays he is doing better than ever before.

We all have a time and place, sometimes it just takes some doing to find such "things".

Here is a feature of Mel's amazing work:

Dear Mel,
You are in my thoughts, and while I hope your B-DAY was pleasant,
I am truly hoping for you, to have a most wonderful year ahead!
My best wishes to you always. :hug:
Your Friend,


Take The Time
~Dream Theater
.....Take the time, reevaluate
It's time to pick up the pieces,
Go back to square one
I think it's time for a change.....

:music: FULL Lyrics HERE: [link]

:tunes: YouTube Link HERE: [link]


[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
:w00t: ]

Respect � Tea Photography.
ALL work produced by Tea of � Tea Photography is protected, and shall NOT be reproduced, altered, or used in ANY kind of way.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Both my daughter and I end up with feral kitties. We want to bring them inside but they are too wild. We have a kitty we take care of and made a house for him, since the weather has turned cold. He showed up one day sometime in 2011. If he can be caught he can be taken to the vet for shots and to be fixed. :silentkitty:
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What sweet eyes ! :love:
ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so lovely and what words again " We all have a time and place, sometimes it just takes some doing to find such "things"." :heart:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Awesome shot! :heart:
Beautiful dedication to Mel! :love:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your support means a lot for me. :heart: :love:
itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
[So, is he yours now?]
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, I am not used to have "pets" that stay outside, be they dogs OR cats... as I believe these types of domesticated animals should be indoor pets, with the exception of going to the bathroom or going for walks, for dogs. :aww:

But, with the way things have turned out for Winston, the fact that if you have a cat that is feral neutered through the humane society's program- which means he has to be released to the property where he previously was [which was our yard when we first moved here] then technically yes, that means we do feed him, take care of him, and look after his well-being as much as you can for a cat that is feral.

So, yes, we DO count him as ours, but I still feel bad he ended up conditioned to be an outdoor cat, due to improper care from somewhere near the very beginning, or even a couple generations back.

Sorry, for the long answer, but I have strong feelings on this subject. :aww:
itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
[Oh, it's perfectly fine. I actually like reading longer comments and explanations. I praise you for looking after a cat that would've otherwise been left to look out for itself. :)]
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, that's nice of you to say...
I DO love Winston and our other feral Raya, too! :heart:
I can pet Winton often, too, but no one else is able to and he would not get along indoors with all of my other cats! :no:
So he is still wild enough to be considered feral.

Yes, we look after two ferals permanently now... we took all the kittens we found and fostered and saw be born, and some other adult strays which we tame all living in the neighbourhood tothe humane society to be adopted... cause where we moved to was really overrun badly by so many poor cats. *sigh*

But, we have Winston and Raya left.

Anyway, thank you, and yes, well... if we hadn't I'm not sure who would have, since no one was, you know?
itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
[You're quite welcome. :aww:]
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