Yes, that is a third kitty you see! I thought two cats was plenty, especially the Dark Duo with all their creative chaos, but this tiny stray boy was persistent, living in my yard since April, meowing for both Ebony & Onyx at the front and back screen doors, but running away when I would come to say hello. I finally started feeding him on the front porch in August, and he was still wary of me but would let me get a little bit closer each feeding. I risked a quick pat on the head one day and he flinched, but the next day I got a stroke from head down the back of his neck, and a lightbulb went on over his head “ooh I LIKE this!” He has been my friend ever since, and he’s especially fond of tummy rubs, surprising when only a month earlier he wouldn’t even let me touch him. Since he came inside in early November he has never wanted to go outside again. I think he knows how good he has it! Onyx gets along with everyone so the boys are buds already, even if five-year-old Onyx doesn’t want to play as much as young Siddy. Ebony is still hissing and growling at Siddy sometimes, but I did catch all three snoozing on the couch last week, so we might eventually have a happy household.
We wish everyone a happy holiday season, and may you have a fabulous 2013!