This post has a purpose. It is a call for help from local readers here in Butte County. If you are not a local reader, you can ignore this post or you can just enjoy the pictures of a kitty.
Laurie and I are animal lovers. We have three indoor cats and two dogs, all of which are rescued in some capacity. We also have Cinco who lives mainly in our garage with the book business. We would have her inside but she does not get along with the other animals. But sometimes when she's out during the day we set out food for her, which also brought around Evil Tom who is Napoleon's father (you see, it's already getting complicated.) We've been trying to earn Evil Tom's trust for a while now. It ebbs and flows. So, needless to say, we currently are at pet capacity.
But now a new, young, unneutered male cat has been showing up on our porch. I've been calling him Bizarro Cinco because he looks like a leaner version of Cinco.
We are urgently trying to decide what to do with him. First of all, as I said, he appears to be unneutered which is unacceptable. Also, he doesn't get along with Cinco and Evil Tom has disappeared altogether since Bizzy has started hanging around. So, we were talking about taking him to the Humane Society because 1) they will neuter him and 2) they will keep him fed and happy until 3) they find him a home (our local Humane Society doesn't euthanize healthy animals whose only crime is that no one wants to adopt them. They keep them until someone does.)
But here is where you come in. You see, today you have a wonderful opportunity set before you. You do not want to squander this fabulous opportunity, this brief window that could afford you inestimable joy in the years to come. Bizarro can be yours for absolutely free if you have a good home to offer him. His shots and neutering will be your responsibility, but I assure you he is a very good cat. He would be very nice to come home to. You also don't have to call him Bizarro. He looks like he is fairly young, so I imagine you would have a friend in him for many years. And you'll be helping us by relieving the tension in the feline community on our front porch.