We’d have loved to have taken it in, but Diesel is so jealous we thought that he might attack it.
Two people did arrive at next door’s looking for the kitten, but this one wasn’t theirs (oh no! So there’s another lost one out there somewhere). So they took it to the vet to see whether or not it had been microchipped – but it wasn’t. I shouldn’t judge people, but I suppose that if you’re not going to take the trouble to have your cat neutered you won’t bother about having it microchipped, either.
It had eaten a whole bowl of food to itself last night, then when all their other cats had eaten the food was piled into two bowls so that they could help themselves – and Little Kitty polished both of those off, too. They left it overnight in a room by itself with a litter tray and a bowl of water, and come the morning the whole bowl of water was empty, so it might well have been lost and wandering for some time and could therefore have come from anywhere on the estate.
I offered to pay towards its keep, feeling responsible as I was the one who had put it on their side of the fence, but they wouldn’t hear of it.
They’ve mentioned it at the local school now, and advertised in the newsagents, so are just waiting now to see whether anyone does come forward for it to take it home. Otherwise – I think they’ll be happy to give it house room!