|Chubs the cat.|
This is Chubs the cat, the latest addition here at the homestead. I don't know how Chubs wound up here, but, I'm surmising she was dumped somewhere in the vicinity and gravitated toward our little place. I first noticed her in January hiding in the shadows of the sheds watching my toddles back and forth to the coop. After a few days, she was still sticking around, so, I started to put food and water out for her. This is how I got the first clue that she was probably dumped. As soon as I walked away from the food bowls, she came over to eat. There was not a lot of hesitation coming to the bowls so that told me she knew what they were and had been fed by humans at sometime in her life. Also the fact that she is quite rotund is another clue, too.
Since she was sticking around I went ahead and called the local humane society to see if any one was looking for a cat. I wasn't surprised when they told me no, but, I left my name and number with them on the off chance someone would call. I also put an add in the local paper under the lost and found for a few weeks, and again, I wasn't surprised that I didn't receive a call.
Time has passed and Chubs has warmed to me and now greets me with sweet meows and leg rubs. She will let me pet her and has started to let me pick her up, briefly. I need to finish getting her trust so I can go have her vetted. I'm almost there, but, not quite yet. At least she let me feel around her chubbiness so I could see if I had a pregnant cat on my hands, and, good news is no - just chubby!
So, to my delight, I now have a helper in the morning going to the coop to take care of the girls. She circles my legs on the entire walk to the coop (she must have been watching the dogs) and even goes in the coop and run to help with feeding and watering. The girls don't mind her any longer and see her as part of the family now, too. With that being said, Chubs and I are off to take care of the hens!
Happy Sunday, everyone....