We are not cat people. Wait, let me rephrase that so it's in a positive light. We are dog people. BIG dog people. No offense to the cat lovers of the world, but I am allergic and when a creature makes me feel as miserable as the feline crowd tends to do, it's hard to even like the critters.
With that said, our next door neighbors moved 4 months ago. Prior to moving, they asked if we would take over the care of their outdoor cat. Basically, they wanted to put the food dish and cat bed on our front porch. Nothing more and nothing less, as they know we are dog people. We agreed, since said cat was always in our front yard anyway. Said cat has been spotted three times since March, the most recent being in the last two weeks. My question is this: why are we feeding a cat (and yes, it IS eating) that does not patrol the grounds enough to keep a small mouse out of the garage? Yes, in broad daylight one of Mickey's cousins scampered out from under my husband's car, straight to a wall where there are some boxes stacked. Tomorrow the "special blue mouse food" gets put out and he will soon be a thing of the past, I hope. Silly mouse. Useless cat.