Last night brought a new customer to the Café Cosy. I saw Sable sitting by the fence, so I prepared some soft-food for her; she has the hard-food bowl at all times, but if I see her, I bring her something soft. I set the bowl down outside the screen door and came back five minutes later, expecting to see her enjoying the meal, and instead found this newcomer.
I’ve named her Jessel. I don’t know her gender for sure; I thought I detected some diluted tortoiseshell colouring but the lighting wasn’t good at twilight and, in any case, her patterns may be caused by something other than tortoiseshell hues. Sable was not to be seen and, in her place, Jessel cleaned her dish.
She seems wary but not overly frightened of people. She stopped by my bedroom window after she was finished dining. I will ask about her of my neighbours. But, whether known or not, with a family or on her own, Jessel will have a place to eat and drink, if she wants it.
On a related matter, Finn, the long-haired grey outsider cat, appears to be gone. He has not been seen for a couple of months. I had heard that his family was moving, so, thank goodness, they seem to have taken Finn. Readers of this blog would of course take their cats with them; they know, however, that with some people, such inclusion is not a certainty. But Finn was, it looked like to me, cared for, so I believed that he would be travelling with his people. Bon voyage, Finn.
Could Jessel be a snowshoe?ReplyDelete
Yes, too many people move and just leave their pets behind, assuming they can look after themselves. It's good to hear that Finn seems to have escaped that fate.
I hadn’t thought of snowshoe. Yes, she might have a good amount of snowshoe blood in her.Delete
I agree with Undine - Jessel does look like a snowshoe. She is beautiful, and I'm sure she appreciates your hospitality at the Cozy Cafe.ReplyDelete
I really hope Jessel has a family and is just out and about mooching.ReplyDelete
As for Finn, I hope he is safe and with his own family.
Purrs from Derry to them both, and to your furry clan. ♥
I always worry when I don't see neighborhood cats. I wonder where Sable went? Perhaps it was the arrival of Jessel?ReplyDelete
Yes, I think she objected to Jessel's presence. How does Katie like Jessel's moustache?Delete
She noticed it, commented on it and said it was on the opposite side of hers. I think she approves!Delete
We hope Finn went safely with his family. Purrs to the rest of your customers !ReplyDelete
Jessel is pretty. I hope Finn is safe with his family in their new home.ReplyDelete
She is a pretty one and we sure hope Finn went with his family too.ReplyDelete
Not seeing a familiar cat for awhile is nerve-wracking! Bon Voyage, Finn!ReplyDelete
Jessel is certainly curious, and appreciates the hand-out.
I'm in with Kim's comment. I sure Jessel was simply taking advantage of the plate and has a home of her own. Too, I hop that Finn is safe wherever he is now.ReplyDelete
Well, all are welcome at the cafe.Delete
Jessel looks well taken care of, not skinny or sickly. Too bad SableReplyDelete
did not get to finish supper. But you never know the outside cat
living conditions, Jessel may be hungry and alone. We see too many
cats here at my place that just "show" up and I don't know if they
belong to anyone or not. It is sad. Glad you can feed a few.
Jessel indeed looks healthy, superficially, at least. Both cats showed up last night, Sable quite early, and Jessel later, so they both had a good feed.Delete
finn....we due inn deed hope yur happee healthee N livin large & in charge with yur familee at yur new placeReplyDelete
jessel; itz nice two meet ewe N we hope yur just out fora stroll N wanted ta say hi two de catfather crew ;) ☺☺♥♥