Black kitty in my yard

Many of you will remember our feral kitty, Squatty the Stray, who spent a lot of time in my front yard. He’s been gone for just over 5 months and recently a new kitty has been frequenting my yard.

Kitty comes by most days and hangs out under its favorite shrubs. I don’t get a very long look as it’s walking around the yard, but kitty is svelte, black, and fairly skittish. Mom & Dad don’t shoo kitty away if it’s resting under a bush where I can’t see it, but since I’m not thrilled with it loitering in plain sight, they will open the front door so kitty skedaddles away. They won’t be mean to kitty, but they’re trying to keep my life “low stress” until they figure out why I’ve removed large patches of my fur.

This is a terrible photo (looking into the sun with a telephoto lens from inside the house), but here kitty is on the boulder in my front yard. Kitty is jet black with short hair and yellow eyes, so we have a few things in common! Once it realized mom was taking pictures, kitty hurried off and hid in the bushes.

New black kitty in my yard

Kitty appears to be in good condition so we’re not feeding it. Mom did put out a water dish because it’s over 100 degrees here and it’s important that kitty can find clean water to stay hydrated. As long as kitty doesn’t aggravate me we don’t mind letting it use the yard. We’ll have to wait and see if kitty keeps hanging out here or if it has a home and spends less time out as winter approaches. We’ll also have to try to determine if it’s a boy or a girl so mom can call it something other than “kitty”.

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18 Responses to Black kitty in my yard

  1. oh what a sweetie, but from what I read, this sweetie is “hip” to bloggers…..he/she did not want their photo taken!! MOL!!

  2. We wouldn’t be real thrilled with some kitty in our yard either. We hope he has a home to go back to.

  3. McGuffy Ann says:

    Sad that it is out roaming in such hot weather. Between the heat, dangers, and parasites I wish it were home somewhere. You could give it a generic or universal name such as naming it for a place. We have done that many times. Wishing you and Kitty good luck! ❤

  4. Kitty sure is pretty! We had a few kitties that came around our yard at our previous home, but since we moved a couple of weeks ago, we haven’t seen any. Hope Kitty doesn’t stress you out too much… we are sorry to hear that you’ve been removing your furs. Sending purrs and prayers!!

  5. Summer says:

    What a beautiful kitty! And (s)he does look to be healthy, so hopefully there’s a home nearby.

  6. Marie Symeou says:

    Mum says lovely kitty, but I’m not so sure as I don’t like other cats coming into my back garden either, and one in particular, a neighbour’s cat, thinks he owns the place and annnoys me. Mum doesn’t hurt him (she’d never hurt an animal) but she opens the door so he knows he isn’t wanted round here!

    Purrs xx

  7. William says:

    Poor kid, in the heat like that. You’re so kind to make sure he (or she) has water. Interestingly, we no longer get wound up with alien cats in the yard, just birds!

  8. Annie says:

    It’s very nice to put out the water. I hope your fur removal has abated, Raven, and I hope that kitty has a place to call home with love.

  9. Gattina says:

    Such a cute kitty ! I hope he/she is not lost and only a visitor !

  10. Deziz World says:

    Oh Raven kitty sure is a cutey. We sure hope fings work out and yous can get used to kitty. Maybe yous kuld even have a furiend to chat wiff fwu da door and windows. Weez not want you to be stwessed and pull out yous furs tho’, so weez’ll be purrayin’ dat all will turn out good. Have a gweat day. And by da way, don’t worry, yous hoomans won’t be weplacin’ ya’ wiff kitty or anypawdy else.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  11. Brian says:

    We are plenty used to seeing kitties in our yard, but don’t you be pulling out any furs!

  12. Gorgeous looking black kitty !
    We sure hope he/she have a home somewhere !


  13. Our friendly ferals are in the yard, so Angel and Chuck are used to them. But a roaming unneutered marmalade kitty gets Chuck’s hackles up!

  14. Oh Raven, why are you pulling your furs out? That kitty looks sweet. Let’s hope it has a home nearby! xx

  15. pilch92 says:

    Raven, I hope you stop pulling out your pretty furs. That stray is very cute. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog about our loss of Lucy.

  16. Jan K says:

    Kitty is cute! We hope your parents figure out why you’re pulling out your furs so they can get you to stop doing that! Sam has done that at times too and we sometimes think it’s due to stress, or maybe a bit of allergies.

  17. BZ Dogs says:

    Lovely eyes! Hopefully kitty has a nice home and is just stopping by to be sociable.

  18. Clooney says:

    The kitty is a beauty, we hope that he or she does have a home to go to and that you don’t get too upset seeing him/her hang out.

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