[quote="Lebasi]But Humbug II as I seem to have named him has taken to spending time outside our back door and coming in when people use it.[/quote]
I work with adults with disabilities, and that's how the apartment that I worked in (essentially I did assisted living in an apartment group home) got Sarah cat. She was a stray that started coming around the apartment, and if the doors were open she'd let herself in and let herself out. Since one of the gentlemen living in the apartment had a goal to become a responsible pet owner, we got food, dishes, toys, and the all important litter box. But no one thought to check and see if she had ever been spayed, until we realized just by watching her walk that she was pregnant. Unfortunately, we never actually saw any of the kittens from that litter. She disappeared for about a week, and when she came back she was no longer pregnant and didn't bring any of the kittens with her.
Before we had a chance to get her spayed though, she got pregnant again. This time she was smart and stayed at the apartment up to, and past delivery. There's a slightly disgusting, yet kinda funny story that goes with that but I won't share unless you ask. She had four kittens in that litter, one of which we lost fairly early, but the other three thrived. One went to a family, one came to live with me (kinda) as my landlord's pet, and the third stayed at the apartment to be raised as a therapy kitty. And as soon as it was safe for Sarah cat, she got spayed. As did Sky, the kitten who stayed at the apartment. Cosmos, the one my landlord took, got neutered as well. There's a couple funny stories about him too.
And Sky and Cosmos are responsible for me getting Liri. I had moved back home and was having kitty withdrawals, so my mom agreed to let me get a cat. And it turned out to be a good thing for her too. She was recovering from a stroke and learning to compensate for some loss of peripheral vision (sorta). Having Liri helped because she made sure mom fully looked at where she was going so she wouldn't step on the cat.