This little fellow arrived at chez nous thirteen months ago. He was just skin and bones and could barely carry his body After having something to eat, he would always struggle of down the hill, where we thought he ‘lived’ The house, down the hill, area where we would see him did have a cat the same colour/type but they had added a dog to their household and we presumed Mr Ribs did not like it. Fast forward, after a few worrying episodes, six months and Mr Ribs decided he would stay with us much to the annoyance of Ellie
Who had forgotten she arrived chez nous under the same circumstances, I did take her to the house down the hill, where the neighbours showed me their cat, who was almost identical!
The closest neighbours said Mr Ribs did live down the hill, but I told them he would be staying with us indefinitely.
I found a tattoo in his ear, the vets assistant checked and he was registered at a place near Bordeaux! She phoned the registered number, but never got a reply As he was now staying with us I went back to the vet to check him over. I mentioned the tattoo and she checked his details, but the surprise was, he is 17 yrs old! We were both surprised because he was/ is so small (thankfully no ribs showing now) She looked at his teeth and yep they are old
He now walks properly, for an old boy, and jumps on the chairs with ease, which is great because, I forgot to mention he is almost blind!
This chunky chap arrived at chez nous about five months ago! He would squeeze himself into a small overhang nook type area where two roofs meet. The neighbours opposite spotted him first, and started shouting out to me and trying to scare him away (will they ever learn ) I asked them to leave him/her to me, please. He was very frightened and just go into the nook whenever anybody appeared, but he looked/looks too healthy for a stray/feral cat Two weeks ago when I put his food out he sat within touching distance, he now loves to be made a fuss of, but the slightest noise or sudden movement and he runs! I have circulated his photo, via the Mairie, but no response, yet.