For the past week people in a certain part of our canyon have been complaining on Facebook about a very friendly stray cat that comes to their door and cries and cries to get in. Someone with five cats (so she can't bring him in) says he was at her house last night, didn't stop meowing once, and all the cats were upset.
It has been reported in several neighborhoods of the canyon within a 2 mile range, and I worry about the times it crosses the highway to get from one to another.
There's a lady who lives about 4 miles east of there who said she'd lost an 'obscenely friendly' cat in October, but apparently she forgot to go check this one out when the topic first came up, because it's still there. Finally, someone got her attention again today and she posted a video of her lost cat - it's sitting on the roof of a pickup while they back up a trailer into a spot. You don't have to see any more to realize that was an exceptional cat that she lost, and this lost cat could be it. Even if it isn't that exact same cat, she obviously is the best positioned to take it in because she has the void left by the loss of Cuddles. I want to say to her: "get up there and get that cat now before something happens to it while it's on the loose."
To be honest, the photo posted by the five-cat lady does not show the same markings as what the lost-in-October lady posted today, but let's not quibble - both photos show an orange and white cat, and I'm not going to point that out on Facebook. Everyone says what a nice cat it is: take it home.