we kind of adopted a stray cat when we moved into our apartment almost 2 years ago now, and it has taken all this time for him to trust us and stay in the house.
he won't let us pet him, we're just purely food and shelter which we are fine about, he looks so much healthier now and to us thats all that matters.
He'll come in about 8pm when we get home and eats than sleeps with waking up a couple of times a night for a nibble at his food until the following morning about 10 when we normally have to wake him when we head to work to put him out for the day (its like having a teenager in the house!)
the problem is that we are going away for a couple of days and although He has only been sleeping in now for a few weeks I'm worried about putting him back outside for the 2 days while we're away, do you think he will be OK. I have a friend who comes around in the evening time and leaves food out for him and this has always worked before but since him spending a lot of time in the house I'm worried mainly because he's a shy little thing and there are some cats that come around and bully him.
I did think we could lock him in for the two days and my friend could come in and top up his food and water but is that even worse than putting him out.
any advice you can give me would be great, to be honest I never really liked cats (don;t hate me!!) but this one has really won over my heart and i just want to do whats best for him