Yes, on the way to get Macy, we passed by Ian’s place, and saw his house-mate Baby and the tortie girl we spotted on Sep 24 for the only the second time ever. So this sighting makes it three. Baby was watching the tortie girl from a distance. The tortie was eating out of a food bowl.
btmao and I both suspect the tortie girl is the new household pet of K’s family, joining Ian and Baby, and may be a replacement for the late Charlotte.
I usually pass by Ian’s when I walk home after work, and i’ve not managed to spot the new girl before. Perhaps they let her out only during the weekends. Time to try to find out more… I hate this PR business, but we don’t need a fertile female around to upset the balance. Especially since I spotted that stranger big male in the area recently.
On my way home, I spotted a new cat sitting outside Ian’s home. Looks to be a girl, ear untipped, sparse fur on the underbelly. Can’t go near to confirm as the cat’s right on the doorstep, and I don’t want to spook it, but definitely a tortie with a long tail, fur looks to be semi-long.
A new “pet” joining Ian’s clan or a new abandonee? Ian’s folks did say people know they have cats (c’mon, with the blatant free entry of Ian, Baby, and the late Charlotte, even the blind would cotton on soon enough), and so deposit cats at their door.
Can’t say I empathise totally with their ‘predicament’ since we’ve talked to them umteen times about the dangers of letting Ian and Baby free-range.
After midnight last night, or in the wee hours of this morning, depending on how you prefer, my mum thought she heard kitty battle cries in area 1.
By the time I to the suspected battlescene, all’s peaceful once more. I decided to survey a bit and see if I might spot the combatants. Soon I spotted Samia, cool as you pleased. Though she didn’t look the least ruffled, the chance that she was half the ruckus was extremely high. But where was the other half?
Izzy was nowhere in sight, but I knew she couldn’t have been spatting with hin – they are buddies after all.
Ivan was an unlikely suspect, since he’s turned into btmao’s personal turtle dove since losing his mojo.
I continued to look for a bit, and sure enough I spotted the rival Amazon, Baby, a free-roaming pet.
SIGH… Time for another prep-talk to her people…