So we may have a new cat.
But it’s too soon to tell at the moment to know if we do or not.
You see, there’s this grey cat and he’s really cute but we don’t know if his owner is coming for him. (Wow that was nearly turned into a call me maybe meme.)
There used to be this single mom that lived across the road from us. She had two cats, one that became an a serious outside cat after they got the kitten that he didn’t like. So instead of trying to work with them getting used to each other she just throws him outside all the time, even if it’s raining (strangely he didn’t seem too bothered by the rain). I used to feel so bad for him when I’d see him seeing there waiting to come inside because she had gone somewhere (From what we know she didn’t have a job and was supported by the government, who knows if that’s changed, but it’s quite common over here for people to never work because of all the money the government gives them). About a month or so ago she moved, we figured she moved in with a new boyfriend. We were seeing a guy around there quite a bit at the end. And sadly grey cat was gone.
Now Grey I always liked, I never knew his name so I used to just call him Grey. He’s quite friendly though he’d like to sneak in through the back door and eat Mogs and Minnie’s food. He used to run when he saw one of us. I once managed to get him to come back so he could see I was friendly though it backfired by encouraging him to try coming in more. He also used to pick on Mogs a bit. But she’s a big girl now so it seems the tables have turned.
So either Thursday or Friday Grey showed up again. It seems he decided to come back. But without knowing where his owner moved to and if she’ll come looking, he basically homeless. Since he doesn’t mind being outside, we just feed him outside. He was so hungry yesterday when I saw him, he ate two food packs in one go. He came back later for dinner and I fed him again. I think he realizes we’re friendly and he can trust us for food (and luckily he likes the cheap stuff). We put this nice covered cat bed outside. We figured he could sleep in it at night though he has to fight for it between Mogs and Minnie laying in during the day.
We’re hoping that Grey and Mogs will get along enough that if we do end up adopting him, that he can come inside. Especially if the weather is bad.
I’ll update to let anyone know if his owner ever comes or if we decided to officially adopt him. Apparently he was waiting outside the backdoor this morning to be fed. I think we’ve been adopted in this case.