I’ve never been a big “cat” guy, but we inherited four small kittens right after we moved here.
Their father is a cat/bobcat mix and mother a stray black cat that seemed to like our property quite a bit.
She had four small kittens, we trapped all five of them (not the father), had then fixed and brought them back to the property to help with rodents.
We lost one of the cats early on when she got ran over on the main street in front of the house, but all in all, they have been great to have around. When we moved here there were all sorts of rodents all over the place, and plenty of cockroaches as well. The cat’s love those guys :-).
The cats are all outdoor cats and we feed them just enough to keep them feeling good, sticking around and hunting. Our main rodent cat got sick and wasn’t helping out the cause too much. We had to take him to the vet and get all sorts of stuff done. Hate spending money like that, heh.
Anyway, looks like it’s paid off and we are back to hunting. He brought this up to show us how good he’s feeling.