It’s Wednesday Picture Day at The Nest, and while this was not the photo I wanted to run this week… when I uploaded the batch of pics it was on this morning and saw this week-old pic I still had on my camera, there was no damn way I could resist holding it back another week.
This cute and extremely friendly calico has been lurking about my hood the past few weeks, sometimes in the companionship of a cat I call “Sewer Rat” because the first time I saw him he scared my Mom by jumping out of the sewer in front of my house while she was dropping me off after lunch. The first day I encountered her, she followed me up to my doorstep, proceeded to just invite herself in my nest, and got in a randy little hissing match with Ody upon discovering that I was already taken in the feline capacity twice over.
Last Wednesday morning, I came home from work to find both Calico and Sewer Rat sitting on my front porch. While the rat bolted when I opened the door to offer up some of my kibble, Callie was only too happy to see me, but seemed disappointed that I wouldn’t let her in… and that’s when I got the heartstring tugging photo that leads off this post.
I’m not sure if these two cats are true strays, or are merely indoor/outdoor cats of one of my neighbors (I do only see them occasionally)… but if I weren’t fiercely opposed to taking in a third cat (or blowing more money to have them anatomically altered), I’d definitely consider letting her stick around. Or I guess I could always just throw Biskit out in the cold and call it a fair trade….
I’ll be back next week with my regularly scheduled Picture Day…