For the little black (stray?) cat that hangs around my garden. I though it looked a bit skinny and it often sits looking hungrily at the fish in the pond. So a couple of weeks ago I bought a tin of cat food and left a small plate full out side the back door. Five minutes later there’s scruffy licking the plate clean. This, I though was a bit odd, I’ve cat-sat for other people a couple of times and their cats just picked at their food, this cat ate more like a dog (dogs always seem to eat like this is the last food they’ll ever see).
Since then I’ve been buying a tin at a time thinking that this will be the last because scruffy’s owner will start feeding him/her again. and I don’t have any use for spare cat food. This week I got a bag of kibble, looks like I’ll be feeding scruffy for a while.
I have one theory, that it belonged to the previous owner of the house, which might explain why it spends so much time in my garden – it has a sort of nest under a bush. It also sometimes sleeps in the garage. That doesn’t explain how it has survived for the last few years.
So, cat-people, what’s going on here? Is the cat just not going home, what was it surviving on before?