Cat is still here. I’m going to refer to her as a “he” because Vince is so sure it’s a he but I’m so sure it’s a she, simply because tortoise shell cats are almost always girls but . . Vince can be right . . because I know I’m really right!
This morning we were talking about dogs and how they’re kinda like most humans. Speck and Rita watch each other and they do whatever the other one is doing .. just like most humans. Speck goes out without a leash because he’ll barely get off the porch. He’ll wander around out there all day if I let him but when Rita is out on a leash, he watches her. If she heads back towards the door, Speck will run to the door because he wants to be first in the house.
Cat on the other hand, doesn’t give a flip what anyone else does. He does what he wants to do without regard to anyone or anything else.
He’s been sleeping on the picnic table. I think he’s figured out that the first thing we do each morning is take the dogs out the back door so if he’s sleeping on the picnic table, he sees us when we go out with the dogs.
He gets off the picnic table and watches to see what we’re doing next. If I’m the first one out, I go to the chicken coops to let them out and Cat watches til I’m almost done and then he makes his way to his food bowl.
He still isn’t friendly but he isn’t nearly so jumpy and scared as he once was. He’s been hanging out in the garden during the day .. hopefully keeping snakes out of there because it’s getting to be time for me to start planting the fall garden and I’d rather not share that space with snakes!