As soon as I let NotCat out this morning, Ginger appeared from across the road. I watched as he walked up to NotCat to check he wasn’t going to assault him, but it was a friendly nose to nose sniff with both looking relaxed.
I may have more problems than usual getting NotCat in when I go to work, but I am fascinated by this relationship.
Around the time that Cat died I posted about a naughty but handsome ginger who had appeared. No one knew where he lived. He was one of the reasons why NotCat wears a collar as this lad quickly acquired a reputation for raiding kitchens and marking his territory. People were letting him know he was not wanted in these parts. The last thing NotCat needed as he adapted to his new environment and learned about the great outdoors was neighbours shooing him away. Hence the bell and notice given to all and sundry.
Then Ginger went away. I have seen once or twice, but today he showed up in our garden and has been there all day.
The Ginger Stranger
The first I knew of his presence was when I found NotCat sitting on the gatepost looking pensive. He jumped down to greet me and Ginger appeared from under a shrub. I can’t work out his intentions. NotCat seems to want to be friends. But there’s evidently some tension between the two.
Ginger is not feral. He has sniffed my proffered hand but not advanced further. However, when I gave NotCat a tummy rub, Ginger came over and biffed him.
NotCat wants to be outside with him, so he can’t be too worried.