This is the new cat that appeared in our neighbourhood.
He came up through the storm-water drain.
Take a good look at him. We think he's very old or sick or both. He's just fur and bones and can hardly walk.
But he's not stupid.
He has come to the right house.
The people who live there, go out every morning and evening to feed the feral cats around town. They sometimes catch sick cats and take them to the vets for treatment and to be desexed then release them.
They have three big cats in their house and a kitten that they hand reared for their son; but their son can't take it now. They also have two rescue dogs.
We think this cat must have had a family in the past, because he's very friendly and didn't object when he got a bath and a clip. Because it could have cat aids, or flu or something, he is not allowed inside. Instead, he has a large dog kennel near the door with an electric blanket as well as other blankets.
But mostly he likes sleeping in the grass in the sun. Jenny will take him to the vet's when the head vet returns from holiday because she thinks the younger vets will just say put him to sleep. As long as he's not in pain, he's welcome to live in their front garden.........right across the street from our house....
He may be old and sick.........
but he's still a cat, and we bark at him!