The kitteh wasn't wearing a collar, so after a while Pinky decided the only thing to do was to get him/her to go out. He had to shut the door very quickly coz s/he didn't want to go and in fact hung round for some time crying to come back in! You can probably imagine how this wrenched Pinky's heartstrings but he could see this was no stray and s/he would have to find his/her way home (in the absence of any identification).
Then today I got this email from Pinky;
"The mystery of the visiting cat is now solved. A young lad called to ask if I'd seen his cat - he had a photo of the cat with him. Went and got my camera and showed him my picture and he said it was definitely his cat. My picture was taken 10 days ago but the cat was 'at home' yesterday. It seems the cat keeps on going 'walkabouts' and the lad had a suspicion someone was feeding her(?) I recommended he fitted a collar so folk would know she belonged to someone but he said his
“I'm glad the mystery is solved but I'm worried that the mum won't allow the cat to wear a collar. Bad news, specially in light of her wide-ranging "territory". Actually I'm wondering if "she" is an unneutered tom, as they tend to have a much bigger territory than neutered males and spayed females. Did you ask the lad if the cat is microchipped? I hope s/he is! Did you ask the boy for a contact number in case s/he shows up again? It also worries me that s/he has a lot of traffic around on his/her route to yours and all other places within a similar radius of
In other news, I've deleted my guestbook by mistake! Aaaaarrrgh! I've emailed Slide to see if I can recover it. To lose over 110 guests would break my heart, all those signatures mean so much to me. I was just trying to delete some duplicated messages... Le Grand Sigh!!! (I've plagiarised this from somecat, can't remember who, so sorry!)