There’s a gray cat that hangs around Vince’s shop. He’s out there almost every time Vince goes out there but the can runs. He can get under the shop right there at that end and that’s where he goes. I’m going to call it a “he” though I have no idea whether it’s a male or female.
Sorry the pictures are all taken from the house window. I can’t get close to it. He seems to be a little more comfortable around Vince, probably because he sees Vince more. That picture makes it look like a kitten but it’s a full size cat.
I told Vince . . since he’s here we might as well put food and water out for it but I wanted to put just a small amount of food so we’re not feeding every cat in the neighborhood.
I told Vince “I’ll get you some cat food.” Vince said “I didn’t know we had cat food here.” Hmm . . do we have a cat that lives in the house??” He said “I meant . . I don’t want to give him the good stuff.” Then why did he say “I didn’t know we had cat food here?” I have no idea but I got a bit of food and Vince took it out there. He put some water over on the concrete pad. Vince was able to walk within 6′ of the cat before it ran back under the shop.
Vince walked away and it was about 10 minutes before the cat came out, grabbed a bite of food and ran back under the shop. Later he came out, stayed out and ate.
We’ll see what happens. Hopefully he belongs to someone else and though I don’t mind if he hangs around, especially near the shop where there are likely to be mice, I hope it’s been spayed or neutered. Honestly, with a busy road nearby, and a neighborhood full of houses, it doesn’t seem terribly responsible to me for someone to have a pet that runs loose but that’s probably just me.
No matter, no pet should be hungry or thirsty and this one has been around for weeks. I can’t say it never goes home but there’s rarely a day I don’t see it out by the shop.