I seem to have acquired two cats in as many days.
The first I heard outside my apartment door Wednesday night, yowling piteously; I opened to door just to see, and in strolls a cat. She wandered around as though looking for something, or someone, before coming up to me, yowling questioningly, insistently.
Fortunately, I know the Way of Cats: ear rubs, scratching the jaw line, etc., and I had an instant friend.
No collar of any kind, not dirty, or showing any signs of living rough. I ran up to the local grocery store for some basic supplies, and the cat ate all the food I put out for her, but not wolfing it down like it was the first meal she’d had in days.
I nabbed a picture, and Thursday night I printed up some flyers and went to each building in my apartment complex, posting the flyers on the bulletin boards by each building’s bank of mailboxes.
While going from building-to-building, I again hear piteous mewling coming from a shrubbery. With some gentle coaxing, out comes another cat. This one is also without collar of any kind. Some ear rubs and whatnot, and it follows me home, but balks at coming inside.
I put some food out for it in a bowl, and come this morning, she also comes in.
The two cats are a bit wary of each other, with some hissing and striking, but they seem to have come to a mutual policy of utterly ignoring each other.
Not even sure if I’m going to keep them, but I’m not kicking them back out the door; I they go, I’ll know they’re landing safe and sound in a good home.
In the meantime…any suggestions for names?
I tentatively like Skittles for the Cat #1; she was a little skittish at first.