There’s a cat that comes around almost every night. I’d about bet that we’re not going to be as lucky as we were with Cat and have a stray that’s neutred or spayed already. Also, for all I know, it could be someone’s pet who stays outside and roams the neighborhood at night. Kinda irresponsible of a pet owner with a busy road but . . I can’t change that.
Pretend that our deck and stairs are not halfway stained!
I don’t mind feeding this cat. I don’t mind setting up a box with blankets so it will have a place to stay warm. I do not want kittens. You know how I am. I can never get rid of anything and if it’s a girl cat and she starts having kittens . . well, I don’t want to be the crazy cat lady of the neighborhood. I don’t mind having it spayed or neutered except (1) it isn’t my cat to start altering and (2) I’m not sure I could catch it.
Vince says “Ignore it and it will move on to someone else’s house!” That isn’t something I can do . . though I probably should. I can’t stand to think of an animal being cold and hungry. He isn’t going to be angry if I feed it and put out something for it to keep warm but he will be angry if we end up with kittens and have to find something to do with them.
Darn security cameras! If we didn’t have them, I wouldn’t know we have a cat out there.
Dorothy Matheson says
Leave the cat alone. You have neighbors so it is just a cat that runs the neighborhood.
One of the cats I had liked to visit the neighbors. He had food, water and shelter available at home and he did NOT want to stay in the house. He would visit the neighbors across the street for treats, though. My father always told them just to shoo him home…LOL
… I had a neighbor who fed many cats, but most would not approach you since they were really feral cats. But, there was one from the next street over who did slowly accepted me and let me pet him.
But,one Halloween, I opened the door to hand out candy and the cat streaked into my home. The adult with the kids was also amazed at the streak of fur. I excused myself, went further into my home, found the cat still running around. I yelled at the cat to get out, which it did. I later found out why the cat was going nuts – he chased a few field mice into the house.
I now have a stash of mice catchers which I can superglue the cheese bits. The superglue works though I did have a few mice try to escape. The noise of the trap on the tiles gave them away!
Oh, my goodness . . mice! That’s a terrible story! 🙂