A little black stray cat seems to have decided that this is where he should live. He turned up on the farm a couple of months ago and was quite shy at first, but has turned out to be the friendliest little thing ever. He's on the doorstep every time I leave the house and when I come home from work. He lives on a disgusting old chair in the big open outbuilding at the back of the house :(.
The girl in the house up from me told me a few weeks ago that she was trying to take him in, but I went and spoke to her today and it turns out that it won't go into her house anymore because she has a dog, and the food she's been putting out for it is being eaten by the (stupid, out of control and frankly dangerous) dog next door. She took him to the vet though and he's flea free, has been wormed, and she was told he's an un-neutered male under a year old. He is covered in mats though and I noticed today he has a massive tick under his chin. He's not at all feral, which led the vet to think he may have been taken to the farm and dumped by someone (she put 'found' posters everywhere, went door-to-door round here, and put messages online and on facebook etc, no one came forward).
Cats Protection have offered a £20 voucher to help with neutering, but I'm hopelessly skint this month so god knows where I'm going to find the rest (anyone wanna buy a kidney? ). Needs done though if I'm going to be able to introduce him to my two, though I'm not very sure how it's going to work out having 2 indoor cats and an outdoor one in the same house. I have next week off so will try and arrange it for then hopefully.
Until then though I've set up a box next to his chair out the back and he's got blankets and a hot water bottle. I hope he's more comfortable tonight, it's bloody freezing out there :(.
Oh, and he needs a name!