Last night a young cat (maybe a year old?) appeare d on my front porch and was looking in the window and meowing. I love cats so I went outside to say hi. S/he was pretty tame, and came up to me and rubbed against me and let me pet him. Incidentally, we were having quite a powerful thunderstorm at the time. I sat on a chair on the porch and eventually he lept up on my lap and seemed comfortable there. However, he seemed to be very afraid of the storm, and kept burrowing his head btw my arm and side. Eventually one of my housemates came home and the sound of the car door slamming scared him off. I waited for 15 minutes but he didn't come back, so I went to bed. The next morning, would you believe it, he was back! There he was, sitting upright on the chair, waiting for me. I went back in to get a bowl of water (he really wanted to come inside the house too). Unfortunately I had to leave for work and I was so sad! My question is, what else can I do for this cat? He is without a collar, but looks very healthy. How can I figure out if he belongs to someone? One of my roommates doesn't like animals, so there wouldn't be much chance of adopting this little guy. I am thinking of putting out some food...but then if he does belong to someone, I don't want him to get used to getting food from me instead of his owners. Any ideas?
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7/1/03 at 7:25am