New cats on the block

So yes, we had some adventures during our blog break – but not only with trees.

A black cat came to our garden whilst I was outside with Tessa. S/he was whining and blinked excessively with his/her eyes. There were no signs of aggression. I was naïve and seriously thought that Tessa was making friends.

when outdoor cats meet each other

The black cat moved slowly closer to Tessa.

tom cat meets female cat

… and closer

horny tom cat meets neutered female cat

… until s/he suddenly tried to bite Tessa’s neck, but Tessa was faster and run inside.

Seems like our black bandit is a tom cat who wanted to mate with Tessa. I’m however confused, because I’ve read that spayed cats cannot attract male cats. On the other side, it didn’t look like a territorial fight – he was showing her all the time that she’s the boss. I’m now wondering whether Tessa has been neutered correctly? She’s never been in heat though. I’ll see my vet at the latest in February due to vaccinations. I think we can wait until then – Tessa’s never alone outside, and she’s doing fine.

Do you have any experiences or thoughts? I would really appreciate some help here.

Postponed Posts show older stories and pictures. So yes, summer and early autumn are gone, but we had such a long blog break that we need to catch up.

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