Mudcat Café message #4124668 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #4124668
Posted By: Senoufou
30-Oct-21 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
I have rarely observed altruism in cats - generally they're a selfish grabby bunch. But recently we've noticed a good example of it. I often put a dish of food out for Pippin, a lovely female cat who hangs around in our back garden. The folk she belongs to feed her (I suspect) on dry biscuit food, and she prefers our offerings.
But lately a little black boy with white paws, looking rather thin and scrawny, has taken to hanging around too. He belongs to the same people who owned Spirit (AKA Sam the Skull) and they aren't exactly fabulous cat-owners. He gazes longingly at the dish (sometimes roast chicken pieces, or tuna, or Purina best-quality sachets) and Pippin waits kindly while he fills his boots. I reckon it's a motherly instinct (he's under a year old I think), and there's never any fighting or growling.
Once he's slipped back home, I put out another dish for the gentle Pippin.