There is a stray cat in our garden. I have no idea how he (or she) got there. However, I can guess he is there because he must have seen my cat through the windows. Mine is an interior cat, while this stranger seems to have no home.
To declare the cat does not have a home might be an exaggeration. Unlike typical stray cats, this one allows me to touch and often prefers playing instead of eating the food offered him (her). My guess is the only owner is an older person because we have lots of older residents on our street.
It was nearly three months ago, and our new friend comes daily. Perhaps he (she) sleeps or not in our garden, except this is unclear. What is undoubtedly going on is how we have transitioned from giving this cat our cat leftovers to offering it fresh meals. Is that due to our hearts of kindness? Probably.
Every living being, human or animal, deserves our attention. We do not have to go beyond our capacity (unless in extreme cases) to demonstrate that we care. A little bit of kindness can go a long way. That is why it is not only during the Christmas period that we must show others we care. It must be a permanent habitual thing.
I have decided to adopt the cat, but that will be after being certain it has no home to go to.