Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Meet Hugo

There is a new customer coming to the Café Cosy. I’ve named him Hugo.

I know nothing about him, not even his gender; I am assuming he is male for the convenience of writing. He is not feral, as he allows my hand to come within a few inches of him, but he is wary. He looks fit and, though appearances may be deceiving, in good health. He may not be a stray, and could have a home at which he is regularly fed. He shows up outside my ditch door in the early mornings and late evenings, and waits patiently for a meal.


I have not seen any of the other outsider-cats for some time. Sable and Sablette were last by to visit more than a month ago. I worry about them, but vanishing for weeks at a time is not unusual for the pair, and I seem to recall that they did the same last spring. Come the warmer weather, the sisters don’t visit as often. A friend remarked that they may have gone to their summer place already…

While I have always provided Sable and Sablette with soft-food when I see them, they also eat the hard-food available, so they would sometimes come by without my knowledge and have a snack. I have not seen Hugo enjoying the hard-food, and he may not like it. Feeding this big fellow even an inexpensive food could become costly, so I hope he will turn his attention to the hard-food bowl now and then.

But making sure my visitor has something to eat isn’t that much of a hardship for me. Anyway, while he may have a home, he may not, and I may be his sole, or at least principal, source of food. In any case, who am I to turn away the Café Cosy’s newest patron? I’d hate to get a bad review…

10 comments:

  1. He sure looks like a handsome guy!

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  2. Hugo certainly looks well-fed and healthy. He is just beautiful, and I'm so glad you're caring for him. Hopefully Sable and Sablette will visit Cafe Cozy soon. Maybe they have just gone to their "summer home". But I wouldn't worry about the Cafe Cozy getting a bad review, John. We all know you run a 5 star establishment! :-)

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  3. 5 Stars and recommendations aplenty. The CT...Cat Telegraph, has sent out announcements on a regular schedule. More patrons are making plans to come sample the fare and tell others with word of mouth about the fine Cafe Cozy, nestled in the suburbs.

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  4. He (or is) is quite a beautiful cat! We hope "he" has a home and is merely coming to mooch.

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  5. Your cafe is quite popular! Our paws are crossed for Sable and Sablette to come back soon.

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  6. He's a big boy! I do hope he does have a home and simply filling up with a little extra at the Cafe.

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  7. hugo, ya picked de best cafe in towne, we noe ewe will givez it a grate ree veew !!! veree nice ta meet ewe !! ☺☺♥♥

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  8. He looks like a happy customer :)

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  9. I wonder if Hugo is lost. I think word on the cat street is that your home is the place to go to. How is Raleigh today?

    Google - Blogger let me comment! I tried several times yesterday without luck. If I can't comment again please know that I am reading your blog and thinking of you and the cats.

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  10. Hugo is a good looking boy and has heard that the Cosy Café is a 5 star establishment. He is certainly not going to ignore that recommendation. The last photo looks as if he is letting you know that the dish is now empty!

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