Mysterious Stranger

For the past week my cat has been losing her shit occasionally banging on glass at random periods throughout the day. I finally figured out why and there’s this other cat that’s been talking with her. I don’t see a collar on it or a tag. I’m worried because I live next to bobcat and coyote infested woods. I don’t want to feed it partially for that reason, it would suck for it to get snatched by something. I do like the socialization my cat gets with another cat she’s been raised inside her whole life.

What do I do? Do I talk to my neighbors and see if they have an outdoor cat? Do I warn them if it is their cat? I previously lost 2 previous pets by letting them roam outside. It’s a really pretty cat…

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP she's obviously begging to be inside, be a man and pick her up and take her in

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP, this is kind of a strange question but please answer honestly. If your cat were to suddenly transform into a magical cat girl in heat, would you frick her? Please respond soon.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tornados are coming through I hope the cat is okay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I saw your post in the other board. I guess the cat is dead now kek.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Explain?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Naders innawoods.

          OP, this is kind of a strange question but please answer honestly. If your cat were to suddenly transform into a magical cat girl in heat, would you frick her? Please respond soon.

          She’s a tsundere but no she’s fat and old.

          OP she's obviously begging to be inside, be a man and pick her up and take her in

          I set out more food I’ll go buy a trap tonight. I don’t know how my cat will react so im cautious, I don’t want it spreading anything through biting/scratching.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think the cat is sick it’s looking kinda different

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's a dog

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      are you capable of taking one picture that isn't a blurry fricking mess?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think it’s a girl I’m not sure, it showed me its butthole but I didn’t want to take a pic and look closer. I will next time we meet.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’m kinda worried I haven’t seen her tonight. I put out a fresh bowl of food and some water. There’s supposed to be tornados tomorrow so I pray she’s safe. I let my neighborhood know to see if anyone is missing a cat but so far the consensus has been she was probably dumped here. I’m going to buy a trap this weekend and call the vet to see if they can check for a chip and get a routine checkup. Looking back at
      if she is a female she looks like she’s either old and has a tummy pouch, has been recently pregnant, or is pregnant. Or she’s just a bit fat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lol judging by her legs she seems kinda fat. She’s getting enough food. The best thing you could do is trap and fix her, if it is a she

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Attack mode

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It continues coming during the night which makes me think it’s a stray, I don’t know who would let their pet stay out at night. I managed to let it sniff me, I scratched its back and then scratched its back hip. When I scratched the back hip it swiped and hissed at me but thankfully I was able to step back and dodge while taking a pic. It seems pretty friendly overall. Really dirty fur.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/yGq7tPS.jpeg

      Attack mode

      https://i.imgur.com/CIc5LG6.jpeg

      I think it’s a girl I’m not sure, it showed me its butthole but I didn’t want to take a pic and look closer. I will next time we meet.

      Nice reactions. Keep us posted. Seems like she’s already getting to trust you if it’s just lounging around like that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ive read somewhere that really dirty fur implies stray rather than feral, because ferals take better care of themselves outside, but I have seen some filthy-ass ferals in my day.
      if you're going to keep it, make sure you have a quarantine area in your house to keep it while you get it checked by a vet. outside cats can and do carry communicable diseases that can frick your existing cat right up, from a permanent recurring herpes infection in their eyes to literal, actual cat AIDS.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >literal, actual cat AIDS.
        Isn’t FIV way less lethal than human AIDS though? Still not ideal obviously but not as bad as it would be in our case

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Isn’t FIV way less lethal than human AIDS though?
          Yes, but you still don't want to infect your other kitty. Long term treatment does require extra vet care and usually drugs. On the other hand, FIV isn't quite as easy to pass along as urban legend has it. Still a risk, but can be treated and most cats will live most of their lives as if they didn't have it, albeit with slightly to somewhat compromised immune systems that can make them vulnerable to other disease & infection.

          There's also other diseases, FIV is just sort of short-hand for "ferals may be sick with something that can infect other cats." Not necessarily always FIV. There are also parasite issues, internal through diet and of course external like fleas & mites & such.

          Of note, scratching a cat at the base of their tail is pretty intimate. I'd usually start off with a couple light pats to test the waters and slowly get a feel for how an individual reacts to it. Strays/barn cats aren't always socialized to "go there" immediately and should be approached slowly & gently. It's a big leap of trust. Thus the attack mode. But she seems like she chilled out quickly, so it's a good start. You might consider trying to initiate play, such as simple string or something else that's interactive to hep initiate bonding & trust (beyond food & friendship scritches).

          Good luck anon, to all of you. Hopefully this will turn out so everyone has a happy home together.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > Still a risk, but can be treated and most cats will live most of their lives as if they didn't have it
            Yeah, my cat was diagnosed with it but he’s more or less as healthy as can be otherwise, I guess it would be especially noticeable in ferals that are always getting into fights and stuff with a lot of cuts/scratches.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP this is wonderful news, your beautiful intelligent kitty has picked out her own room mate. Cats are social and there needs to be at least 2 per household.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >catgays enabling pests
    nothing new
    outdoor cats need to be detained not fed, theres too many of them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No one asked, homosexual

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Something came by. Not sure if it’s the cat though

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a cute fella I’m going to try and pet it next time I see it. I thinks it’s a marbled tabby actually.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    She’s pissed I set food out for the other cat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are you really going to let your unspoiled princess associate with common road trash?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It could be a lady and the tramp situation. There’s a fairly large homeless camp a few miles into the woods under a bridge. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been the ones feeding it. They keep pets back there that roam around.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      awww she’s cute :3

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I set out some food, I’m going to sit in the dark with a beer and stalk it with my cat.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's probably someone's outdoor cat. Go ahead and put food out for it, that's not going to change its chances of getting snatched. Then try to coax it inside. Then, you have a new cat. That's how cat ownership works.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I checked my city’s lost animal database and there’s no missing tabby cats going all the way back to 2023, I’ll ask my neighbor and see. I wouldn’t want to take it inside if it knows where to go but it did seem really curious to get inside my home and explore.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Then, you have a new cat. That's how cat ownership works.
      This is how I got my second cat too. Although she just started hanging around us on her own.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can an anon identify the breed? Is it a tabby?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Unless proven otherwise, cats have no breed. Cat breeds aren’t like dog breeds where they are historically stabilished things. They are the result of someone taking random cats off the street and breeding them over the last 200 years save for a couple exceptions.
      Tabby, on the other hand, is a color pattern (there are some cat breeds that have it, even)and it does seem like it’s one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is it this pattern? It looks like it would’ve been from a breeder. Apparently this type lives in forests and can be a completely wild cat. The one irl has a strange pattern mutation near its top ribs.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cat people make up all kinds of crazy shit. It's a tabby. It has some nice markings, but it's a tabby.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Is it a tabby?
      Yes, that is a classic American tabby pattern. as per

      Unless proven otherwise, cats have no breed. Cat breeds aren’t like dog breeds where they are historically stabilished things. They are the result of someone taking random cats off the street and breeding them over the last 200 years save for a couple exceptions.
      Tabby, on the other hand, is a color pattern (there are some cat breeds that have it, even)and it does seem like it’s one.

      . And, it's a really gorgeous pattern, exactly the sort that professional breeders look for.

      Don't overthink it beyond that.

      It’s a cute fella I’m going to try and pet it next time I see it. I thinks it’s a marbled tabby actually.

      Sit nearby the food, a good ten or more feet away. Let him approach you. Talk calmly and normally to him. If he's feeling comfortable & curious, he will come to you. If he does, hold your hand where he can take a good sniff before you try to reach for him. Might have to do this a few times over several nights, see how it goes.

      If you have a spot where your girl can watch through a screen door so she can smell and hear, that may help her calm down a bit. Females tend to be extremely territorial, so watch out for her to try & attack. But, if she gets used to him being around she may adjust, especially if you can pet him, let her smell wherever he touches you so she gets used to his scent on you, mixed with your scent.

      She may not adjust. I had an old girl in my house and a feral showed up. She flew into an insane rage whenever that cat came by, would attack the window to try & get at her, even escaped out of the house to attack, got her but whupped hard, then did it again a few days later. She's passed now, but the feral still comes around, but she's too feral to adopt.

      Oh, yeah. If your visitor is a female, chances are real long that your girl will not tolerate another female in her house. Not zero, but it would be a lot of extra work and slow adjustment.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t have a screen door how hard is it to add one in? Catsy has been on guard and super territorial patrolling the windows but I genuinely think she has fun. No hissing just howling which is expected, the stranger seems to be used to socialization.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >how hard is it to add one

          [...]

          I used to do construction and renovation, it's not "difficult," so much as you do need some basic experience with tools & such. It can be a pain in the ass, depending on the type of door you already have and what you want to add. Without pictures & diagram it will be almost impossible for someone to advise you on this because there are numerous variables that have to be planned around. For another example, the type of existing doorframe you already have will dictate some of your options, you'll want to anchor the hinges into the frame very firmly and precisely so it doesn't come loose, look like shit, and fall off next year. You may need to use a wood chisel to cut out a place for the hinges to attach (and paint the new, bare wood before installing the hinges), so you'd want to know how to use a wood chisel pretty precisely if that is necessary.

          If you want it done right, it's a meticulous process with precise measurements and quality hardware so that the new door fits & opens/closes properly without interfering with using the doorway. It's a high traffic stress point in the house, so half-assing it with poor hardware is a recipe for it to wear out fast while being a pain to get in and out of. So, not difficult so much as you'll want to plan it out carefully. Can be done in a couple hours or half a day with a solid plan. Very old carpenter's rule: measure twice, cut once. Doorways are somewhat specialized carpentry projects, so measure three times before committing to anything.

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