Coming home this afternoon, I noticed something strange behind the strawberry plant container on the porch. I thought it was an old knit hat, but on closer inspection it turned out to be the rear end of a cat. This was attached to a friendly, but very scared, kitty with no collar and no apparent home.
For lack of a better name, I've started calling it Anonymo. Anonymo is currently staying in our guest room, away from the resident cats, who are very curious. He seems to know how to use the litter box, much to our relief.
So we're making flyers and seeking the cat's owner. Eventually we'll call a shelter, but we want to try to alert the neighborhood, if he's run away from home. I figure if my cats had run away, that's what I'd want other people to do.
If you're in the Chicagoland area and know of any other avenues we should take, let me know.
5 p.m.: Updated to say that Anonymo (aka "Roy")'s owners contacted us after seeing a flyer in the corner coffee shop, and he has been returned home. Adios Anonymo! Come back any time.
Not the same thing as Edward Gorey's "Doubtful Guest."Posted at August 01, 2004 03:17 PM