We went by Ian’s place, and he was, as ever, outside his “home”. You’ll see him and another pair of pointy ears here.
Here’s the new one – the Tortie girl we’ve seen all of 3 times so far. Good thing her ear is tipped.
She’s not in great shape though – but does seem to be less patchy than I remembered from my first sighting. Hopefully she’s improving, and the family has kept to feeding Avoderm/Avoderm-equivalent like we advised them, rather than the Whiskas/Friskies/Purina/raw ikan bilis gunk cocktail they used to give until Charlotte’s death. We’ll keep a watch as much as we can.
btmao and I have decided to call her Chica.
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.