Since Milo’s visit to the vet earlier this year, when he stopped eating and lost half his body weight, we have been closely monitoring him. He is an odd cat with no clue about normal cat behaviour, and I would go as far to say that he is as batty as a box of frogs. Nothing like any other cat we have met before.
Strangely independent from the start but incredibly affectionate, so we’re not complaining. His appetite fluctuates a lot. One day, he devours his food like it’s his last meal, but another day, he will walk away from his bowl after just a few mouthfuls.
His behaviour changes, too. Some days, we don’t see him; on others, he sleeps all day like an old gentleman.
Milo had his first birthday the other day, but we are no closer to knowing him. Something that doesn’t help us to spot any problems.
He hadn’t been with us long when he spotted a neighbourhood cat in our yard. He didn’t hesitate and charged at him, aggressively trying to evict who was probably just harmlessly animal passing by. A catfight ensued, leaving a lot of fur all over the yard. None of which was Milo’s. How a small kitten took on a fully grown cat surprised us all.
So, when we started having a visitor coming through the cat flap to eat Milo’s food, we expected trouble. But Milo seemed scared of this cat, staying well away and hiding.
I had visions of watching and waiting to catch this cat in the act, brandishing a water pistol, but he is sneaky, and we have yet to see him.
We like to leave a bowl of dry cat food down overnight in case Milo gets hungry, but if we stopped this for a while, would our visitor give up and stop coming?
Has anyone else encountered this problem?