The kids and I have been in our new place since April, and a few days after moving in I heard a cat in the wooded area behind our house meowing her head off. I try coaxing her closer to see if she was all right but she would have none of it. 3 months have passed since then and she occasionally comes back and meows her hellos and whatever she has to say to the world before skittering away.
About a week ago, I was outside on the phone, and after some, ok a lot of, 'Come on kitty, here kitty kitty,' she finally made it to the porch. She immediately turned into one of the sweetest cats I've ever seen. She couldn't get enough attention and head rubs. She was extremely malnourished so I fed her the closest thing I had to cat food, turkey lunch meat. That was all it took to hook her.
So I'd like to introduce you to the 3rd cat in my life that has adopted ME and my family. Everyone say hello to Ganesh Paisley.
(She has the most interesting fur I've seen on a cat, the hair on her belly is curly but hard to get a picture of, which one day I will)