I popped outside the door to take some pictures of all the lovely flowers in full bloom. Suddenly, I lost concentration and became aware of something making a lot of noice and creeping into view through the lense...
May I introduce you to TenTen?
The neighbourhoods most talkative cat!
He is not our cat.
He kind of "belongs" to one of our neighbours.
Well, he actually belongs to some other people on a different street...
Ok, here is the story of TenTen:
One dark and blustery night (all stories start like that, don't they...) our neighbours had a knock on the door at 10 pm. There was a very concerned lady explaining that she had almost run over a cat as the silly creature was just lying in the middle of the road... Since our neighbours house was the closest she thought perhaps the cat was theirs? It wasn't their cat, but our neighbours are kind and loving people who took the cat in and the cat absolutely loved it!
They called him TenTen since he arrived at 10 pm on the 10th day of the month...
The neighbours searched for days to find out who TenTen belonged to. Yes, he was chipped, but the owners had changed address so the vet was not able to contact them. To cut a long story short, after a lot of detective work, our neighbours found the real owners. They had several cats and were well used to Ten Ten leaving for days on end. We all think with several other cats in the house it was a bit too much for him.
So, his owners didn't mind that he more or less moved in with our neighbours who fittingly enough are called Charity. He sometimes goes back to visit his original family, but most of the time he likes it around our cul-de-sac with his 'new' family. He is the friendliest of cats and talks to everyone. If you leave your doors open, he will visit and make himself at home.
However, not in our house.
Our Cat sees to that!
They do get along nicely and sometimes TenTen comes to our garden to play with Our Cat, but Our Cat draws the line about visits to OUR house.
I think TenTen's talking is too much for Our Cat who is more of the dark, mysterious and silent type...
All in all, a happy ending to the story of TenTen.
I think the point that you don't choose a cat - the cat chooses you has been well proved!