When we moved into our new “old” house, we weren’t aware that there were a number of feral cats in the neighborhood. They all look pretty healthy, so they obviously are being cared for by the many animal lovers in our neighborhood. They also seem to be keeping the mouse population in check, because we haven’t seen any since last Christmas when one came in to investigate.
Recently some cat hanky panky has been going on, resulting in three little kittens. They are so cute, but I am resisting taking them in because our dog is quite skittish about cats. Every one of these animals seems intent on driving Gage, our dog, crazy as they parade in front of our window each day. They seem to be very fit. Either everyone is leaving snacks out for them, or they’re developing outstanding hunting skills.
Last night I observed one of the older cats crossing the street. It looks like she’s pregnant. I wonder how long it will take for them to take over the block.