Of all the feral cats at my campsite (there are 7 at this point) I think Mini Owl is getting to be the most attached to me.
His favorite nesting spot is about 20 yards down the hill from my campsite. It’s a cool little spot. Nestled among the bushes. And it gets a lot of direct sunlight. So Mini Owl likes to lay there in his personal nest, basking in the sun.
All the other feral cats. They like to hang out with me at my campsite. But eventually, they eat their breakfast, and hang out for awhile, and then head off in different directions to their personal, private nests.
(All these years I’ve never been able to figure out where their nests are. When I thought Scaredy Cat had popped out a litter of kittens, I tried to find out where her nest was. But I never found it.)
But Mini Owl sets up his nest (his pad) just 20 yards down the hill from my campsite.
So every morning, after all the other feral cats have split, and I’m packing up my campsite, Mini Owl (whos hanging out at his nest) will hear me packing up and come trotting back up from his nest to say goodbye to me.
Usually I’ll give him an extra treat before I go. This morning I had this big, leftover turkey leg to give him. So he really scored.
I think he’s a little more attached to me than the other feral cats. Because he lingers around right to the last minute before I leave.