the prodigal cat has returned, or been recaptured? you probably don’t hear me mention snack much, since he hasn’t really been home much. i believe it is because he prefers the company of other cats to toddlers and dogs, so he has been spending most of his time catting around with the cats that live behind us.
fortunately our back yard neighbor is the nicest lady on the planet and feeds and snuggles snack when he is at her house. unfortunately the people across from her aren’t really cat fans. they are fans of birds and bird feeders and clearly have no respect for the food chain.
my personal thinking is that if my belled cat can catch a bird, then he might be doing bird evolution a favor. but i digress….the point is, the bird lovers have been giving our nice neighbor a hard time about the cat herd. so we made a concerted effort to reclaim snack as an inside cat.
really it has been remarkably smooth. he seems content to be inside, or otherwise i am not sure we would be able to keep him within. our entrances and exits are not swift and coordinated and it would be nothing for him to make a dash for the great outdoors if he really wanted to.
we have been plying him with yummy canned cat food and lots of pets to keep him happy, and the kids love playing with him. i admit that even though the number of bodies here that require nurture and attention is somewhat overwhelming, i like having the kitty back.