Rupertina the cat
Blogger's note: Originally I thought Rupert was a male cat, but "he" is indeed a "she" and I've edited my post to reflect this.
While she isn’t technically a “nature subject,” I’m including her here because she’s now a part of the environment, like it or not. Rupert is not our cat. I’m not sure she belongs to anyone, but she likes to visit us here at work about every two days for dry kibble, water, and a belly rub.
She’s a friendly cat, used to people, and especially seeks out girls and women. She startles easily, though, and is wary and street smart. Someone cared enough once to bond with her and to give her attention…on her visits he seems to crave touch as well as food.
She may live here in the industrial park in someone’s workshop, or we may just be on her list of places to wander in the early evening. I suspect she was abandoned – possibly by a family forced to move in these tough times.
~ Elizabeth Smith, Naples, FL, USA