Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Knock, knock ... who's there?

Over the last few weeks, a cat has turned up regularly at our back door. It has enormous blue eyes and unusual markings and compared to our own cat is quite large. It must have been watching our cat very carefully as she doesn't have a cat flap but a large cat bell along with another home made knocker which is all but worn out. When our cat decides that she wants to go out she comes and finds one of us and is insistent that we follow her to the back door. She usually parks herself in front of one of us (mainly me) and looks up. If her message is ignored she begins to flick her tail at a leg and if that doesn't work she jumps up and will get as close to a face as she can and play eye-to-eye. It rarely comes to that.

When the weather is warm the back door is permanently ajar but when the weather becomes cooler then the door remains shut.

This blue-eyed cat has been coming to our door increasingly over the last few weeks and has the most insatiable appetite. He will (I think it must be a he because of the size of his head and, of course, body) eat an entire packet of cat food followed by a tin of fish followed by kibble ... a veritable tiger!

Last night - it was dark - in the early hours, about 3.30 am when I heard a bang followed by another bang and another. I was up and in the kitchen - but where was the noise coming from? Bang, bang - then the handle on the back door began to move up and down. There is glass at the back door and I couldn't see a figure ... but if it wasn't a burglar then what was it? As I looked out shining a bright torch the answer stared back at me - it was a cat burglar ... yes the stray cat had come for yet another meal. What could I do but feed it? Yet I don't fancy being awoken like this night after night. My cat has not taken a liking to this particular stray so there presents itself yet another problem. In the meantime meet "cat burglar - the cat with the bright blue eyes."

11 comments:

tahtimbo said...

Beautiful cat, but I agree the 3:30 AM feedings would not be to my liking. It is a hard decision as to whether to feed the cat or not. He looks very thin from the photos. Did somebody just move and not take the cat with them. This happened to us a few years ago. We fed the cat and it slept in our garage at night and wandered the neighborhood during the day. After a few weeks, when we were sure the owners, whoever they were, would not come back, we ended up taking it to the Humane Society. Koko did not like having this visitor living with us. Good luck with your decision.

Msplumuniq said...

That's very interesting. That's how we got our last cat (before she ran away that is). We got kittens before that happened, though, twice! Have fun with the stray - if you can that is without angrifying your cat!

Sheila said...

He looks like a chocolate or seal point Birman, lovely cats, but I wouldn't want one to visit at that time of day!

Perky said...

The stray cat is probably going "adopt me already!" hehehe ;)

Jacqueline said...

Oh my. Hope there's no "cat fight." :-) At any rate, how really nice of you serve him in the wee hours.

Ferox said...

A cat of that bred won't be just a stray- he will have had owners once. And from your description of what he's eating, I have to wonder if he's hyperthyroid too.

You can try putting a collar on him with a note to see if he visits anyone else during the day if you want.

cheth said...

oh... reminds me of our cat which went missing :(

but really nice of you :) i shall be back here hope to keep touch with this blog

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

How kind of you to feed the poor stray! I feed a couple strays and leave my garage cracked for them to come in from the cold. I also feed a handicapped raccoon. You sound like me and feed whoever comes along. I hope you keep this cute cat.

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carol at A Second Cup said...

Be careful, you know what people who feed stray cats become

.....the cat's family.

She (he?) is beautiful.

Page McManus said...

Could also be Siamese? He/she is beautiful, but be careful: if it is a Siamese cat, they're very talkative, opinionated, demanding (as you already know) and possessive.

Find a nice old lady who needs a cat...