Look who was hiding under the step this morning... my 2 very well fed stray cats were hissing and growling and carrying on... so I had to investigate.
I shoo-ed the protesting cats away and coaxed the poor thing out. He is actually VERY friendly, which is something I can't really say about those other 2 goofball cats I have - although they are good mousers and think that they are dogs - trotting back and forth to the school bus stop daily. Sadly he is all skin and bones, skinny as could be with bones protruding everywhere - his head seemingly huge compared with the rest of him. Really, I have never ever seen such a starved animal before and I thought my other 2 cats were 1/2 starved when they made their appearance last August. I gave him food and drink and he has been out on the side porch all day, slowly eating and drinking and napping in between - right next to the bowls. That cat isn't going to leave a good thing.
Everytime I go out the door he staggers up with a little meow and wraps himself around my feet. Probably he belonged to one of the many families that have moved away the past year... fishing has been bad, there are no jobs and people are moving out in droves leaving boarded up houses and abandoned pets behind.
I wasn't looking for another cat, but he found me. Wonder how long it will take for him to fill out and regain his strength? Oh, and doesn't he have tiny, little ears? In case you are wondering - that is the stray cat insulated cat house behind him in the photo below!