Three right now. Darius Maiow and Angie (Acute Angina)age about 10, are brothers whose mother was squished on the road when they were 2 weeks old, (did you know that kittens that young need BATHS every day at least?) and Andy who walked in about 1 1/2 years ago. People think barns are great places to abandon cats, but barns on highways are NOT. Dari and Angie stay in and don't really know what they are missing. Andy WON'T stay in but since he got rolled by a car 2 weeks ago I make SURE he's in at night at least. All cats are grey in the dark, especially grey ones.
Wincing Devil, what's it like to pet naked kitties?
And Metchosin, a declawed cat has no defenses against things that go BUMP in the night.... Is there someone who will take her inside?
I had a tiny tortie shell long hair that was the terror of every dog she met. Usually she drew blood. I once saw her run into a back "yard" (teensy, but it held two Irish setters) under the fence and go out over the top and ind the intervening half second turn those dogs from attackers to cowering whimperers.
I have no idea how many we've had in the 26 years we've been together. Suffice it to say that our daughter, who is allergic would howl the loudest if we got rid of them.