We set out to trap Big Van for altering this weekend. Big Van, at the moment, is our neighborhood's most imposing Tom cat, and he proved to be as big a challenge as we suspected he would be. He could not have cared less about our mackerel; it was no competition for the female cats about!
|Yesterday evening Big Van was more interested in Tweets than our mackerel|
The night before we found him rendezvousing with 2 other female cats. It's not a good picture, but if you look closely, you can see two cats in the middle of the road of this dead end street. One of them is Big Van, the other is an unknown female, and the third cat, a spayed female, is our neighbor's cat, Julie, looking on from the sidewalk.
Big Van canoodling the night before
|A rare glimpse of Big Van at our house|
He's an attractive, handsome little cat, round and stocky, quite tough, with glaring, but innocent eyes. I have wondered if Big Van was Theo's Dad, firstly, because his expression and thick build resemble Theo's, and, secondly, because he seems to have that same defensive offensiveness, (or is it offensive defensiveness?) toward cats that Theo sometimes has ( at any rate, he would have made a good American football player). But we don't know. We can't help but wonder.
|Cutie-pie Big Van not always so cooperative, but he would have made a stellar football player|
|Our eagle eyes spotted Big Van from afar|
|We get a closer look at Big Van behind the tree|
Last night, as we set out to trap him, we found him very near the same spot as above pictured.
|This must be where all the unaltered females hang out|
Well, at least now we know where to look. Hmmm.
Next weekend Big Van. We'll see you then, and maybe sooner - until then, God bless you, and please stay safe!