I know better....I spent some growing up time on some acreage with chickens, horses and dogs.
Last week, Jami & I were sitting on the front porch step, waiting for Lindsi's bus to arrive. A couple hundred feet away, I saw a young tabby cat stalking through the yard. I pointed her out to Jami. Jami immediately wanted to go pet the cat & I told her to go ahead. We have quite a few feral cats around here that won't let you get within 10 ft of them, so I figured she would race across the yard & the cat would take off.
I was wrong. The young cat greeted her like she was a long lost friend. She was rolling in the grass & rubbing up on Jami's legs. This was one affectionate kitty. The cat wandered over to the neighbors yard as the bus pulled in & I could tell that the cat either was going to have kittens or had recently had kittens. I did not get up close enough to check her out.
So, today as Jami & I sat on the porch, the little cat showed up again. Wow! She is a young kitty, very skinny, & she has kittens somewhere because she is full of milk. She's very affectionate. A sweet tabby. Jami was making plans to keep her, but I explained that she must have kittens somewhere and BESIDES, we already have two well loved INDOOR cats. Then Lindsi got off the bus and started to pet her. The cat is looking so much like the family pet that the bus driver commented on our new cat.
I remind everyone AGAIN that we have two cats....we don't need another, not even one this friendly. As we walk towards the house, she is right there with us. Even tried to make a beeline into the house when the door was opened.
She is extremely young & tiny, so I did take pity on her & brought out a dish of food & water. The girls stayed glued to the screen door reporting her every move. I didn't want to overfeed her, but she inhaled the food that I took out to her.
I'm betting I will see her again tomorrow. I hope someone is missing her, but with the cat population around here, I sort of doubt it. She looked like she had not eaten in quite awhile.
Repeating as I walk to the cat food bags...We DO NOT need another cat & I will NOT become a cat lady!!!.....