School was canceled yesterday, and the roads thawed out. In fact, we put bedding out on the line. And if you are wondering, it dried.
After a successful "all-out" cleaning day (with some blessed help), we ran out for chicken feed and wood pellets. After we arrived home, one of my daughters saw the stray cat run from barn to barn. She went out there, and he came to her. Here's the story. . . .
He's neutered, and declawed, and very, very friendly. We've placed photos with our local humane society under "found" and also on facebook(thanks to my kids). We plan to print off a "found" flyer for two nearby town post offices, and one library.
It's obvious that he was(or still is) owned by someone. Who would go through the trouble of neutering and declawing and simply throw the cat outside (to fend for himself). We are praying he got out by accident, and we can locate the owner. He was purring when we were checking him over for lice or fleas. In fact, we put him in one of our dog kennel cages, with a nice fluffy blanket, food and water, and he was purring in his sleep. Ha ha!
The funny thing is, is that he got along fine with our outdoor male cat, but hissed at the one's inside. This cat looks almost exactly like our Tiger. He is bigger than Tiger too.
If I had the money, I'd put cameras outside. Then I could see if/who is dropping animals here. At least we could determine how they get here.
So....once again we deal with another stray animal.
....story of my life.