Had a bit of a scare today, was bending down to pick up a couple flakes of hay, stood up and came eye to eye with a big black ball of fluff with two HUGE yellow eyes. Nearly screamed, just barely herded the rowdy lab pup out of the hay shed and toward home, came back out and checked the little scoundrel out and oh my goodness the cutest cat I've ever seen (only slightly more adorable than my own, probably because it's fluffy). At first glance it looked pretty healthy, and was SUPER friendly, meowed at me until I paid some attention, but once I petted it I found it super skinny with lots of flea bites, some blood in it's ears, quite sad. But it still crawled right onto my lap, purring and meowing, so OBVIOUSLY it's not a 'feral' cat, and my mom thinks it was probably dumped, they're suggesting 'registering' cats like we do dogs, and people have been dumping their pets everywhere the past little while, that or a lost runaway. Either way, I'm sure it's been in the hay shed for awhile as we haven't been in there for over a month, using up hay in the other barn. So nice, warm, soft, dark shed? Perfect spot for kitty (yes, I checked for milk and kittens, there are none THANKFULLY, we've had too many instances of stray litters or litters dumped on the side of the road). Anyway, I wish I had pictures, but I don't. Maybe tomorrow if she / he is still there in the morning. It's already eaten a full bowl of food, poor pathetic thing doesn't look like it can even hunt much, followed me around but was limping like it had bad hips.
Needless to say, if kitty sticks around it's going to be getting fed, dusted with something for fleas, probably get something for it's ears and if the SPCA will do it fixed, if not I'll save my pennies and get it done myself, lol. I've decided to call him / her Felix, andddd can you tell I'm already attached?