I kind of thought this might happen, but I said nothing. About 2 weeks ago my wife had the bright idea to put the extra cat food in a bowl and place it outside in the carport for the cats we see running around the neighborhood. We have 4 cats in the house, and they don’t always finisj all of the food in their bowls. ?Being cats, they turn their noses up to the food left over from the morning when it comes to dinner time. So we usually scrape it out of the bowls and throw it away.
There are three different cats that I know of that roam the neighborhood. I’m pretty sure that they are not homeless. They all look to well fed and clean to be strays. Besides, I noticed that when it gets really cold or there is a snowfall I never see them. (making me think that they have gone home to their owners and stay indoors until the weather gets better. Just a guess). Theres one we nicknamed “Morris” because he looks like the old 9 livves cat from TV.
Morris isn’t afraid of people. He wandered into the yard once when I was outside and let me pet him. He had a flea collar on. So I figured not scared of people/well fed/flea collar= he belongs to someone.
Morris, like the others comes around and sits on the window sill of the bathroom some nights because Jet Jaguar sits there (on the inside) and they stare at each other. But recently I’ve been seeing Morris in the yard all of the time. He’s started to wait AT the door and meow in the evening, sometimes in the mornings too. I mean right at the door. When I got home from PT this morning he was at my door and meowed loudly as if he knew it was time to put the old cat food out.
I just came home to eat lunch and I saw him sitting under the awning in the backyard. Obviously he’s claimed my yard as his hangout. He knows where the food is. As I said,m he will let you pet him as long as you don’t approacjh him to quickly. He no longer has a flea collar on. Now I’m worried that he may have been abandoned. He voraciously gobbles down anything we put outside.
It makes me sad. I can’t adopt another cat, we have four already. I don’t want to stop putting the food out because I’m afraid he has been abandoned and I don’t want him to starve. I don’t want to call Animal Control because he MAY belong to someone in the neighborhood. Basically, no matter what I’m going to feel bad. I wish there was a way to find out if he has a home or not.