So out I went armed with meat balls and milk - don't panic, it was all I had but I now know better and have proper cat food and lactose free milk. The kitty gobbled it all up.
The next day it appeared at the window again and the same thing happened except this time it bit me...I mean really bit me...very hard...drawing much blood and leaving a large bruise. The following day it lunged at my leg, bit me and hissed, but still gobbled down its cat food. Yes Bad Kitty had arrived.
As the days passed it attacked John as he climbed the stairs but still gobbled down the food I gave it. I've persevered and now Bad Kitty will let me pat him and he purrs very loudly indeed.
I think he is a boy but can't be sure as his fur is very long. He rolls on his back for me to pat his tummy but I'm not that silly as I see him flexing his claws at the same time.
As it is winter here and pretty cold I decided Bad Kitty needed a temporary house. First I put down a small tarpaulin, then an old coffee table as I didn't want Bad Kitty on the cold ground. Next I covered an old dog bed with one of my jumpers. Finally Henry's old cubby went over the top...Bad Kitty explored inside and happily he seems very pleased with his home. I'm waiting to see what will happen next...just hoping food, water, cat milk and some affection will be enough.
Just in case you are worried I have been making efforts to see if he is lost and to try find his owner, and he is free to return to his home whenever he wants. I am concerned about native fauna but at this stage I don't want to lock him inside in case he wants to go home. Oh the dilemmas of being an animal lover!
There is a great tutorial, even including a video, to make these adorable kitties HERE at Rainbow Town.
Many many thanks to fabulous Lena for sharing the pattern with us.
Have a wonderful day