Kitties! I think I have to throw in the blankie. The ginger cat never went away. Mom took a chance and let me look out of the door four times in four days and I didn't see him but I was wary and never relaxed and only stayed maybe 20 minutes each time instead of the hour or more. That surprised mom and she thought it was just memory of the screaming match.
Yesterday after she closed the front door when I left, she opened the side door to take out the recyclables and there he was, standing in the yard near the door. He looked at mom and mom looked at him. Mom saw that he looked---no other word for it---weary, tired. He had a stump for a tail, maybe 4 inches long. His coat looked unkempt but then, if he is an outside cat (don't know if the cat is a girl or a boy) maybe his life is such that grooming becomes secondary. He does look as though he has enough to eat and goodness knows what that might consist of. Mom feels sorry for him as well as irritated about him. He is not loved a lot as we are here in the CB. She is not up for trapping him (even if she could) because his fate would likely be very sad.
Mom hissed at him. She does a pretty creditable hiss. He trotted to the next year and looked over his shoulder. Mom hissed again and stomped. He went 3 yards down. But this tells me that I will have to enjoy the birds from the window from now on. Mom said she went to the links that showed that water shower device but it wouldn't work here as the mailman and friends would not like to be showered when they tried to come to the door.
Kitties, things are very sad again in the Blogosphere. Cinders and Mahoney need us as well as other kitties and woofies.
Please see the Rainbow page for babies who have flown away. I ask mom to leave them in my sidebar for a long time but we need room for more babies, sadly. So I ask Mom to put them in the Rainbow page for ever and ever.
I finally get onto the bottom level of my tree on my own. See my piggy bank?