You know how it is when a new cat moves into the neighbourhood, right? New smells, new visitors, new friends or foes. We have four new cats ‘on the block’ but they are a retiring bunch. My curiosity was piqued. Who were these cats?
Our cat family saw nothing for several months. A glimpse of a Birman coat, a dark-furred shadow but nothing until this.
I had my DSLR kit lens on maximum zoom and was able to capture one of the four mystery neighbour cats from a distance. Perched in the living room window the cat was looking down at me between the rails of the balcony.
Neighbour Cat Revealed
This week, one petite cat ventured down his or her family’s driveway and I was able to get a close look at one, very attractive, neighbour cat.
I am not sure if this is a lady tabby or a gentleman but don’t you think the markings are lovely? There are tints of gold and chocolate as well as a mouth that looks as though it has enjoyed a tasty bowl of cream!
From slightly further away you can see the almost Bengal colouring of the lovely coat. The picture above is as close as I was able to get because Miranda decided to be grumpy at this point and growl at our visitor.
It is difficult to get an idea of the cat’s size because it was not sat or posed beside anything that allows you to measure but as tabby’s go, she/he is quite slim and petite.
Do you think our new friend is a Bengal? Or a gorgeous butterscotch flavoured tabby?
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.
She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.