I do not believe how many cats greet me when I go to set out the food in the evenings. Their numbers keep growing. Tame cats that obviously have been pets.......many desperate for human affection even after being tossed out to fend for themselves. Seems we've inherited the remaining group from easy child's old house. She was able to coax 2 or 3 into going with her when she moved. One of those went to live with her mother in law. But the rest are now eating here....desperate. The tuxedo cat showed up the first time this evening. I love this guy. He is freaking adorable. If he wasn't so skiddish I'd be tempted to grab him up and get him to the vet to be fixed and bring him in. (Bruce is going to be neutered soon himself) Now we have a very young pregnant Momma cat. She looks like one of Willie's off spring so of course I feel obliged to feed her. She was starving and has taken up residence in the dog house on the porch. She is soooo affectionate and sweet. New stray that one, she's still very clean. Nichole is under strict orders that Momma cat is to remain outside. I've reminded her how nervous poor Shadow was with her babies around the dogs...... Hopefully Momma cat will be smart enough to give birth in the doghouse when her time comes and eventually we'll be able to find good homes for her babies. I think I may contact a vet I used to have. I hear she is practicing again.......She used to go all over the country picking up stray dogs and cats and fixing them to help keep the stray population down.....maybe she'll fix my pride for free so we don't have dozens of kittens over the summer. Oh.......and we also have a preggers guinea pig. The 2nd piggie Nichole brought home wasn't a girl after all. (go figure!) But these lil babies already have homes waiting. They're going to be 4H projects. And the daddy is also going to a new home this weekend to prevent further pregnancy. whew You know what..........I'm not even really a cat person.........and now I'm the Cat Lady.