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.
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”.