I like cats.
We had a beautiful big Larry the lion that adopted us, a long time ago.
He would hear our car and run a block to greet us, a kind of dog cat.
Ethically, I'm not so keen on cats. Larry, even with 4 bells attached to him like some sort of cat jester, would find birds and frogs to eat. He once brought a frog to the back door alive, it was screaming (yes they do) in his jaws. We kept him in at night, but there was no controlling those hunting instincts. He killed rats and mice but I think he did more harm than good. I love our little native critters (and the big ones too) and think they should take precedence in our backyard.
So we have no cat.
This week I arrived home to this site.
Sprawled across our old lounge as if it was his
We had a chat
And a scratch
And he hung out with us in the garden all afternoon. He did give the little one a scratch but she was a little too keen on him, and I think he wanted some space.
Gussy is a lovely cat from next door. He's very soft says our littlest.
It's quite nice to get the cat love without the guilt.
I hope he's not eating any critters at our house.......
How do you feel about cats?