Really. You shouldn’t have gotten this for me. I’ve already got at least a couple of ’em.
This very pretty Mystery Kitten has been hanging out in our yard since about Sunday. She’s a bit bulkier than Olivia, but is more or less around the same size.
She has silky soft fur and doesn’t seem to have any trouble stalking stuff out in the yard.
Her latest prey is the Total Sucker, in fact. Look at this! She’s all about being petted and loved on, and has a great big purr.
And once you pet her, she follows you around…
…all the way back to the house.
This is where we usually find her – near or under the bushes right outside the game room window. I mean, there’s reassuring light there at night, and friendly kitty faces there by day, who wouldn’t want to get in on this indoor cat thing?
She can apparently read too: here she is obeying the dusty doormat, which says “Wipe Your Paws.”
This wasn’t exactly planned: she just marched right into the house with me. Othello warns her off: he does not approve. Olivia seemed to be okay with her…
…but Othello is very protective of Olivia and wouldn’t let the two talk it over. (That’s the newly-arrived Orac III in the lower right hand corner, by the way.)
I really don’t know what to do about this. Obviously, this is somebody’s baby. She’s too well fed and too well groomed to be completely feral, to say nothing of the whole “going right up to people” and “walking into the house” thing. She made no offensive moves toward either of our cats. Xena even seems to be accustomed to her, since she’s been hanging out for a couple of days.
The weather is turning really cold right now – the temperature dropped like a rock in the time that it took for me to go outside and get these pictures. If this kid can’t find her way home soon, we may have to promote her to Special Guest Cat for a little while. If our critters accept her, then…who knows? Another mouth to feed?
I was really expecting a tie.
P.S. I’m telling you. “Sucker for cats.” Great big neon letters, 50 feet tall. Right on top of the house.