A Furry Visitor


Tonight, I went out to feed the front porch kitties, a collection of strays (and neighbor’s cats) which have formed over the years. But tonight I saw a new cat! The cat was small, and had a short fluffy tail more rabbit than cat.


Flash (bottom, right) and Black White Cat came right over to say hello but New Cat was having NONE of this.


Black White Cat ran right off but Flash…


…just balefully looked at me, surely saying: What? I am just trying to properly introduce myself!


I did manage to get a plate of wet food out for New Cat. And, with superhuman effort on my part, I managed to keep all the OTHER cats away.


As he/she ate, I was able to pet the newcomer who growled and grumbled nonstop at the surrounding crowd. So, New Cat did not seem afraid of me but sure did not intend on mingling with the other beasts.

After dinner, New Cat lounged well away from everybody…and then vanished.

Will he/she be back?

Or was this a one night dinner date?






  1. Julie C. on August 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I’m pretty sure new cat will return!
    Love the name Black White Cat.
    Ours was “Kitty” when I was a kid. Lol

  2. Miriam Righter on August 2, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    A man after my own heart.

  3. Mary Garner-Mitchell on August 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Be still my heart! I think New Kitty will be back, too. You remind me of my niece and her collection of lost/adopted strays. Her latest has been named “Not My Kitty” but it is of course, forever hers.

  4. Barb Sanford on August 2, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    You are a good soul.

    Has New Cat seen Arrival?

  5. Carole Sukosd on August 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Off Subject: Ross found a site on Pinterest “The evolution of the kitchen” in 28 pics. Thought it a good reference site for you. And maybe the rest of us too. The original island was a table!!!

    Thanks for letting me interrupt the convo. CC//

    • pk on August 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      What a lovely gesture in offering a meal to a hungry passer-by…Thanks for being kind to felines!!!

  6. ANSC on August 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    The more I follow your E-mails and progress on you house the more I realize you are my kind of person. It is so great you are good with animals and feed these fur friends. I hope there is a low cost spay neuter group near you to help you not end up with babies and only get the new ones by attracting them with food! Your little bobtail will most likely fit in just fine before too long.

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