My stories of our two cat families, and other cat encounters
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Aries with me
Watching the food bowls carefully
Our neighbor's have a sweet kitty named Aries, who has used our backyard as part of his territory for years. He's gotten to know our routines so well, that he shows up for breakfast and dinner as if he was one of the gang! He growls a lot, but I've learned that it's just a pose; his ears never go back and he loves a cuddle. When I set out bowls of food for Patty O'Malley and Sweetie, Aries runs right up in hopes of scoring food for himself. I try to draw him off with kibble away from the deck, because that growling puts Sweetie off of her meal, but he often finishes that amount and comes back in for more. His family treats him very well, so this isn't a new feral or stray situation; it's just a cat taking advantage! May have to change my feeding schedule, to see if I can get a full meal into the two 'o' cats before Aries the Mooch appears. Heck, he's probably been licking out their bowls for years, at least since 2009 when Sweetie first appeared in our yard. It was cool and raining this morning at 7:00 a.m., but Aries was waiting for me! I even picked him up, cooing and petting him, and deposited him in his own yard, but he ran right back before me! Oh well, what's a few kibble between friends? It's the neighborly thing to do!