The sad thing is she is very sporadic. She did not put food down yesterday at all, MG ate from his dry food in the garage and twice inside with the other two. I am just so worried that the reason all the her other 'cat charges' disappeared over the years is because the voices in her head told her to feed them strychnine or some other more physical damage.
I am literally holding my breath every morning and evening to see if he will show up when I call.
I know why she started paying attention to him. He's a slut. We had a slut cat in college too. We'd let him out and watch him walk up the porches of every other apartment around the pool. He'd meow and get a treat, some attention, he'd lay down under someone's chair as they sunbathed. Every person in the pool area knew that cat. MG is exactly the same personality. I have seen him helping a neighbor 2 houses down work in his garden, my immediate next door neighbor says he jumps up on her window sill and looks in at her. Which is exactly how he came to our attention.
A year and a half ago, it was early winter and still warm enough to have the windows open. I was feeding the lot inside (which was 4 cats at that time) and I kept hearing meowing. This is not unusual at food time. But it seemed like there was more meowing than normal. So I got all the bowls down and said "There, eat!" and all 4 cats were eating away and I could still hear "Meow?"
I looked out the kitchen window and next to the BBQ was this orange cat. I said, "Hello, who are you?" And instead of running he jumped up on the BBQ. I went to the back door and opened it and he walked right in. I pulled a bowl and filled it with some food and he ate. He was very polite. All the other cats sniffed at him. JC, my old guy was like...'chah, another one huh?' and went back to his spot to sleep. Pirate was fascinated by him, Storm growled and scoffed off in a huff. The Rat Bastard was so happy to not have an old guy cat or an annoyed girl cat that he was doing backflips over the new one.
Thus started the game. Every morning and night, he'd jump onto the window sill and cry. When it got cold that winter, I just let him inside. I reopened the cat door I had locked after CaliCat died and other than he would not push it open (I had to tape it open until he got used to it). He hung at our house for nearly a full year.
It was February or so of THIS year that suddenly Crazy Woman noticed him. And that started my fun. I need to talk with them about this. However I really do not want to go over there and knock on the door. The last time I did, they made me come inside and 'sit a spell'. It's dark and hoardy and smells like dog...plus Dead Mama is always cold, so it is HOT and stuffy on top of it. Not to mention I have seen Crazy Woman 3 days running in the same clothes...imagine that smell.
I'll just have to wait for one of those fun days I get caught at the mailbox.