A young black cat has been showing up over the last month or so. He's not stray, but we feed our old cat outside away from the greyhounds - so he's been hanging around. He is a PITA. Always purring, around your legs, in the car or under the bonnet if you leave them open. As cats go, the most friendly and intelligent cat I've met.
I've had to shoo him off when at the side of the house or worse looking down on our dogs from the fence, but despite that he comes back for strokes and cuddles. One of our greyhounds would simply eat him. It's prey to him. So despite trying to be 'off' with him, we are aquainted.
This morning, the poor little sod turned up soaking wet and half covered in what seemed to be detergent or (from the smell) washing machine liquid. In his eyes, all over. I bathed him, dried him and watched for a half hour, but he was pretty poorly. So I took him to the vet and he wan't sure if he'd make it. What is it with pets? Even they are not yours? I'll call tomorrow to see if he's still with us. Hopefully the owner will contact me on facebook and hopefully i'll have good news.