I know, I know, never feed a stray cat if you do not want it to come back. That's all well and good if the cat seems to be in good shape and maybe just lost and trying to find its way home but when I see the same cat day after day, obviously starving, I cannot help myself and throw caution to the wind and buy a bag of cat food and give it a name. Mr. Big Butts just so happens to be one of those cats. I resisted as long as I could and finally gave in and now I look forward to his daily visit. No kind deed goes unrewarded and although I still have mice, leaving Mr. Big Butt some kibble everyday has also brought to my front porch one bluejay and three crows. Its great fun to watch the three crows try to sneak the food, after all, if it's not stolen, it is not worthwhile. The crows prefer to sneak up one by one and steal a morsel and then take off only to come back a few minutes later for more. One of the crows is obviously a male because he always struts his "stuff", puffing himself up to impressed the ladies, and then steals the food. The three crows are never too far away, they like to land on the other side of the porch and slink to where the food is but when the bluejay arrives, they all take a step back, as if in respect or fear.
The image is a freebie from Beccy's Place and below is a picture of Mr. Big Butts himself. On the other hand, it might be Ms. Big Butts and I will have to buy more cat food! Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures but they were taken through two doors.