D went out to the car yesterday to get his karate uniform so that I could wash it and came back with a stray cat. I guess the neighbor asked D if he wanted it and without consulting me D brought it into the house.
Ashen and Gilly were not impressed in the least. Gilly is a very friendly cat so she was trying to check out this cat but Ashen's tail was puffed up and was growling like crazy.
I made D take the cat back out and when he returned I explained that we don't have room for another cat and that we can't afford another one, especially a stray.
I knew that my friend Dolly was looking for a new cat and although this was a stray it was well fed, had glossy fur and seemed very friendly. We called Dolly and she said that she would come out and check out the cat. We put our cats into a bedroom with a litter box and brought the stray back in.
He wandered around for a while and promptly laid down like he owned the place falling asleep in the recliner. We gave him some food and water which he chowed on and he seemed contented.
He was a black cat with green/gold eyes and we nicknamed him Donnelly after the show The Black Donnelly's.
D was enamored with this cat and thought that he was the bee's knees. Until the little shit bit him. He was petting him and then the cat jumped up on the couch and bit his face. He didn't do anything more than give him two light scratched but D was devastated.
He was crying and asking me why the cat would do that. He was nothing but nice to the cat and he felt that the cat rejected him. I put some Neosporin on the scratches and we snuggled on the couch. From then on he was scared of the cat and wanted nothing to do with him.
Dolly showed up and I told her what happened. We hypothisized on what could cause the cat to bite. Maybe D smelled too much like our cats or that he made a move that scares the cat. We don't know what experiences this cat has had so we tried to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Dolly decided to take the cat with her and I sent her on her way with some food and a makeshift litterbox.
This morning I asked Dolly how her night went and she told me that the cat bit her too. She was petting him and he was purring and all of a sudden he bit her face.
I feel bad for Donnelly. I don't know why a cat would be content and then turn on the person that is loving it.
Dolly said that she is giving the cat one more chance and if he bites her again she is taking him to the Humane Society.
I have a feeling that he will be there before the end of the week.