How odd. We lost our cat of 20 years about ten months ago, as related in a thread at that time. We were devastated. As months have gone by and we get past it, we’ve talked about getting a new kitty, possibly two, so they have company when we’re out. But we’ve taken no action as yet.
So today, while I’m at the eye doctor, my wife was outside working in the garden when she hears a rustling in the bushes by the house. Figuring it was the neighbor cat, she called it by name, and out from the bushes step two kittens, one black and one orange, and not much past weaning age. No collar, no tags, but they don’t seem at all feral. So she opens the front door and they run right in and start lapping up the milk she puts down. I come home just as she’s giving them some canned salmon.
I can’t imagine that cats this young would be allowed outside by an owner, so I’m suspecting that either they were dropped at the curb by somebody, or that they are from a feral litter, but haven’t learned to be wary of humans yet. They’re adorable, and friendly, and seem to want affection. If nobody comes knocking at the door, I’m thinking that we may have two new family members.