Oh, that face

One of the things I like about letting the cats use the sun room for the winter, is looking out the bathroom window and seeing them all in a pile on the swing bench.

Sometimes, though, we see this guy.

He was loafed by himself by the old kitchen door and looking completely miserable. But then, he always looks miserable. That beat up face, though…

We really don’t want to encourage him to stick around. He attacks our own yard cats – even the females – way too often. And, of course, he gets them pregnant.

And yet I would love nothing more than to socialize him. Clearly, he’s had a brutal life. As long as he’s not bothering the other cats, we’re certainly not going to chase him out of the sun room in winter. As I write this, we are at -29C/-20F with a wind chill of -38C/-36F. The thermometer in the sun room was reading -20C/-4F when I was putting the food out. Far better, I’m sure, than the many shelters there are around the property, even besides the ones we’ve provided for them. Plus, there is food and warm water.

How can I possibly say no to that face?

The Re-Farmer


5 thoughts on “Oh, that face

    • He typically comes out the winner. You should see the other guys! We’ve seen The Distinguished Guest (whom we hardly see anymore) running around with a gaping wound on his shoulder. I could never get close to him to see more. When he disappeared for an unusually long time, after finding drifting black fur and blood trails, I was sure Sad Face here had inflicted mortal wounds. TDG did survive, I’m happy to say. I’m glad we have Potato Beetle inside now, because Sad Face was brutal to him. He’s such a big cat, too. Sheer size gives him fighting advantage. The thing that confuses me is how he’s been going after the females, too.

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  1. Yep.
    MommaAsh is becoming an asshole cat so I’m not sure how much longer she’ll be allowed indoors. Her unfixed son, Tumble, hasn’t been aggressive but he yowls at all hours and surely annoys the neighbors.

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