While Josie continues her recovery on the inside, I receive more visitors on the outside.
The two long-haired black and white cats are familiar to me and, fortunately, are not unsocialised, unfixed or unattended by humans. Though they are outsider-cats, without a family home, they visit a neighbour of mine regularly, are fed by him, and allow him to pet them. They were frightened of me, but then, this is the first time they have come so close to my apartment. I suspect they did it only because Jessel was unfazed by my proximity.
I was surprised, however, that he knew the two girlcats – who have names, though they escaped me at the moment – and that they were friends. When I brought food out for the trio, the girls hurried away. Jessel followed, paused and glanced back when I tapped the ceramic food-bowl, but then continued after the girls when he saw that they were not stopping. He did come back later for dinner.
There is always something going on in the society of cats. Now and then, I’m lucky enough to witness it.