We had the advantage because we knew the cat's name. A family two streets over knew their cat took off a few months ago and didn't care. A friend of my husband's was staying with that family and happened to like that cat a lot, to the point that if we had gotten the cat in the house just two weeks earlier he would have gone home to Texas with this particular soldier.
J called his friend yup last night to let him we have the cat and to offer him up if his friend still wanted him. The guy said it was too far to drive but knew that we would take good care of the cat.
This cat is so friendly. He loves to head butt you in the chin when he crawls on top of you. When you pick him up he doesn't just go to one shoulder or the other he wraps both paws around your neck and hugs you.
I'll be calling the Vet this week to get an appointment to get the cat seen, vaccinated, chipped and so on. Luckily he doesn't seem to have a flea or ear mite issue that I've noticed. Some scratching is evident but it could be a dry skin issue too. Since his ears are almost stark white I think I would have seen the ear mites at least. He is shedding like crazy. I've brushed him out twice now and still he is shedding.
Hoping that I can fatten him up a bit since he is definitely underweight. That of course just makes me angry knowing that his previous owners didn't even care. I talked to them once and I think they are now gone or will be in the next day or two. They ETS'd.
Well he is my responsibility now. We are still going to feed the other stray cats and maybe we'll get another one to come inside with any luck.
Yes he already knows he is adorable!