Here's a pic of Juli - he's got white under his chin, on his paws, and that cute circle around his mouth. But he's not dark orange like your new visitor. Juli's orange is kind of gingery. There are a few darker stripey things on Juli's forehead, but that's it - he's just solid ginger/orange.
His story is sad... but has a happy ending!!! He was part of the litter of kitties that turned up in our yard last summer. He was HUGE - at least twice as big as the other kitties! (And Spooky was the runt
). He was such a shy boy. We adopted Lazlo and Shelly, but continued feeding Spooky, Julius and Tuxedo while we tried to find them homes. We had all the outside cats spayed and neutered when they were old enough. We found a home for Julius and Spooky late fall (it was sooooo cold here! But we built condos for them insulated and wrapped with heat tape...). Gary had a "bad" feeling about their new parents, so we made arrangements for a visit - and it was a terrible home, and it looked like the kitties were neglected, if not abused - because we couldn't even find the cats.
We insisted on having them back. To make a long story short, we got Spooky first and then Juli. I don't want to go into details, but they'd apparently left Juli in a crate for several days.... he had to have his back end completely shaved.
And Spooky was covered with cuts on her head - obviously from trying to hide in their open heat vents... The Vet helped us press charges (NJ has strict laws) with the SPCA (which have police powers). We took Spooky in, and re-released Juli outside. Within a few days, he was back to his love-bug self. But late this Winter when we started getting paid again at work (*phew*), we just couldn't take watching them outside anymore. (They'd been joined be several more kitties that turned up, and we had several adopted out - successfully :tounge2: ), but there were still three outside. So we put them in boarding. They made a stop at the Vet's first... and the Vet assistant that helped with the SPCA and who had fallen in love with Juli had had one of her cats pass away (he was 17 years old), so the timing was perfect, and she adopted Juli!