Some time in the last few days a switch clicked in the little kitty head of Jake, the Burmese that has been living on our farm since August. Jake has been taken home twice by his owner Carol, but to quote the song “oh the cat came back…” not the next day, but in about 3 to 5 days. I guess it takes him some time to cover the 5 km from Rainui Heights.
Jake was slowly getting friendlier and friendlier over the last 5 months (at first he wouldn’t let me within 10 metres of him), and then over the weekend he decided we were his people, and our house was his. He now follows us around the farm, meowing for attention. If you hold still he will flop down at your feet and demand a good pet. If we leave door open he wanders in and flobs on the floor. He comes to the back door to demand food (Carol left a bowl and some kibble for him).
All this means we too may have crossed a threshold. Five cats. That makes us Crazy Cat People (TM). Doom! We can hope that if he converts into a house-cat here, it will increase the chances he will stay with Carol when she next takes him home (when she gets back from her Christmas holiday). But if he comes back again, I think we may have a new cat. Right now the boys (Slow Top and Rasputin) pretty much ignore him, while the girls (Azami and Amaya) are freaked out/terrified of him. Interesting.