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FleurDelacourr Tue 17-Oct-17 18:57:58

There's been a cat yowling outside my front door for a good 10 minutes. It's pissing it down here and the poor thing is probably drenched. Am I okay to let it in until it stops raining/overnight? None of us have ever had a cat, we're not sure what to do with it.

Telstar99 Tue 17-Oct-17 18:59:03

Course you can let it in.

But you will NEVER be rid of it. grin

It will own you forever.......

Taffeta Tue 17-Oct-17 19:00:44

Nawwww let the poor soggy puss in!!

Rugratwrangler Tue 17-Oct-17 19:01:36

it's probably a trap and will be moving in shortly

HoneyIshrunkthebiscuit Tue 17-Oct-17 19:01:52

Let it in!!

SaucyJack Tue 17-Oct-17 19:02:00

Go and see what it wants, yah.

Maybe it's trying to tell you you've left your car headlights on?

forgottenusername Tue 17-Oct-17 19:02:26

let it in, if it's friendly dry it off a bit with an old towel / tea towel, put down a bowl of water and if you've got any spare, some tuna or chicken (in a separate bowl, not in with the water!)

WiseUpJanetWeiss Tue 17-Oct-17 19:03:17

It will definitely move in, steal your heart and cost you £hundreds if not £thousands in vet bills. Guaranteed.

fenneltea Tue 17-Oct-17 19:04:14

Let it in, it's probably lost sad

shouldwestayorshouldwego Tue 17-Oct-17 19:04:45

Let it in, keep it somewhere enclosed. A box and some tuna. It will love you forever until the next mug comes along .

If you find a vet they can scan it and check for a chip. Most cats now don't wear collars.

QuestionableMouse Tue 17-Oct-17 19:05:01

Please do let the poor thing in. Check Facebook for ' your area' lost and found pets and post a photo on there.

maddiemookins16mum Tue 17-Oct-17 19:05:25

Let it in (be prepared for it to perhaps panic and bolt). If he's willing, give him a drink and see if he's wearing a collar.

strongasmeringue Tue 17-Oct-17 19:06:34

Open the door and see what he does but don't shut him in your house. He probably belongs to someone and they'll be worrying if he doesn't come home.

FleurDelacourr Tue 17-Oct-17 19:06:52

I've let it in, its currently hiding under the kitchen table. I've given it some water and am going to see if it'll let my dry it.

Should I feed it?

Tbh I'd be quite happy if it moved it, DW wouldn't be so pleased grin

SchadenfreudePersonified Tue 17-Oct-17 19:07:03

Let it in - water, food, cardboard box with a blanket/towel in it if possible.

Call Cats Protection in the morning.

MissConductUS Tue 17-Oct-17 19:08:10

You've been selected. Prepare for a life of feline servitude.

Just kidding, sort of. Let it in. Most cats are nicer than most people.

SchadenfreudePersonified Tue 17-Oct-17 19:08:51

Give it tuna, sardines, ham, scrambled eggs - anything high protein.

SchadenfreudePersonified Tue 17-Oct-17 19:09:13

Cats are nice. It will steal your hearts.

abbsisspartacus Tue 17-Oct-17 19:09:57

Cats usually dry themselves provide something to sit on and heating

MissConductUS Tue 17-Oct-17 19:10:14

Yes, do give it something to eat. The cardboard box and towel is an excellent idea. They instinctively seek that kind of shelter.

overnightangel Tue 17-Oct-17 19:12:33

Glad you've let it in.
Maybe take it to a vets in the morning and see if it's microchipped
It's probably terrified

ethelfleda Tue 17-Oct-17 19:13:23

It will definitely move in, steal your heart and cost you £hundreds if not £thousands in vet bills. Guaranteed

Yup. Been there... and she even made us feel happy about the arrangement and fall in love with her! She's an evil genius...

ethelfleda Tue 17-Oct-17 19:14:07

Oh and show us a pic of your new pet the poor little moggy grin

maddiemookins16mum Tue 17-Oct-17 19:15:19

Don't dry it, it will soon dry and warm up itself if it has a dry warm box and towel. Of course if you are keeping it in, it might need the loo at some point too.

Taffeta Tue 17-Oct-17 19:18:47

Yes yes picture!!!!!! Mrow 😺

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