There's this cat that lives in my neighborhood...
He is one of the friendliest cats I've ever met in my entire life. He's also enormous because he's a Maine Coon; he seriously looks like a bobcat.
He's always hanging around the neighborhood and will come up and greet you whenever you walk by, which is nice until he tries to get in your car.
Here's a recap of what happened this week with neighborhood cat...
I got home from grocery shopping to this fella in the driveway.
As soon as my car door opened, he bounded over purring very loudly and meowing. But mostly purring.
After trying to get in my car, he patiently like a true gentleman and watched from a distance while I unloaded my groceries.
Then he very politely asked for belly rubs. Still purring the entire time. How could I say no?!
After I obliged to the belly rubs, he followed me to my porch. However, he didn't ask to help carry any of my groceries.
He did inspect the groceries though, most likely checking for treats.
After he inspected the groceries, he decided to rub himself all over my legs...and my black pants. Typical cat behavior.
I figured that would be the last I would see of him. But then I looked outside 15 minutes later.
Five minutes later... still in the driveway. It seems that he found the last ray of sunshine for the day.
I went back outside to get the mail and when I get onto the porch...someone was waiting for me.
The mail could wait, so I sat down on the porch with him.
He even started kneading my leg. Making biscuits; the cutest biscuits ever.
He showed off his magnificent whiskers. And his teeny little teeth.
I decided to go back inside and make dinner.
I came back down 10 minutes later realizing I forgot to grab the mail- the whole reason I went outside in the first place.
Guess who was still there after dinner? Seems like I have a velcro buddy.
I'll probably see him tomorrow...
While neighborhood cats are wonderful to have around, it is important to make sure that any cats that may be roaming the streets near you are spayed or neutered. I took the time to make sure this guy was fixed, and therefore only populating our neighborhood with his devilish good looks, and not tons and tons of kittens.
Make sure that your neighborhood-friendly cats are all spayed or neutered. That way you can enjoy the company of the felines already residing in your neighborhood, and not worry about them increasing the feline population in your area!
All images/video via Samantha Bubar.