t first I thought she had been abandoned but it turns out neighbor had a bunch of cats and dogs and this one had "territory issues" and wanted out. My neighbor was moving soon and said 'take her". Boy, am I glad I did!
I had no idea cats were such intelligent, communicative and affectionate animals. She has become my best buddy. I garden a lot and she is right there with me, planting, watering ... she doesn't even care if she gets wet. We walk together and she "heels" almost like a trained dog would. She sleeps in my bed. Wakes me at approximately the right time evry morning. She is just about perfect except for one habit I guess I'll nver be able to change ... She is a super hunter. She kills birds every once in a while, even humming birds ...sad! She catches lizards all the time. I didn't even know we had many lizards in Southern Californis where I live but she (name, Molly) Molly brings two or three live, barely injured lizards into my house ever day. Some of them bite when you rescue them too. Yesterday she brought in two at one time. She had two feisty lizards in her mouth at once. I wonder how she did that?!
Molly was a semi outside cat when I "met" her. She spends the day in my yard, garden and patio and comes in the house with me when I return from work. It would be sad to inprison her in the house all the time so I gues until California runs out of lizards I'll have a problem!