We are now the (somewhat) proud parents of a very feral cat. We've been calling him a bunch of things, but mostly Simon, Will Feral, and Chicken. Perfectly decent names. He showed up in our yard a few weeks ago and hasn't really left except for his nightly prowls. I'm a sucker for strays, so I'm feeding him regularly, making sure he's well hydrated and having him neutered next week. He's shy, cranky, and extremely hissy, but I can't seem to get enough of the little fellow. There's plenty of room and shady spots for him in the yard and he keeps the mice away and the finches have stopped eating the spinach. Bonus! Plus, he always photobombs my garden shots, which is kind of adorable.
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