So, it looks like everything's back to normal.
And oh, I must apologise for the codename "Agent Orange" as I could not for the life of me (at the time, this morning in my exhilaration) recall whether it is the name of a deadly chemical weapon in Vietnam OR the name of a food colouring (which I now remember is "Tartrazine"), so I just went with the name.
Since it IS the name of a deadly weapon, Willy's codename is no longer "Agent Orange" anymore, but "Agent William" and ONLY if he goes on his secret MI-6 missions, which I hope will not happen often.
The Patio Family had dinner this evening, and Mr Zurik was caged again while Willy ate his ID kibbles. I did not get the Yakult, all nearby shops being closed, but will endeavour to get it real soon.
Willy ate his dinner without any incident.
What I noticed was that all afternoon, Willy wasn't anywhere in the playground at all, which implies that he HAS a home.
Anyway, after dinner, Willy went over to the playground and watched the children cycling. He didn't seem afraid.
Did Willy travel by this Tardis to another time zone to carry out his mission during the past four days?
He usually hangs out on these steps.
If Mr Zurik doesn't come, there is peace.
Meanwhile, a friend sent me this (below). Isn't it so cute?
She said Willy must have surfed the internet, seen this picture and decided to come back!
As I was cycling this evening, I noticed another bigger orange cat with a large face (which usually means he is not neutered).
That's the other orange cat, and he was seen approaching, just 3 houses away from our house.
I do hope he doesn't come as one of the neighbours actually came over just now to "report" to me personally that cats have been going into her house and that she does not like it. She said it is because I feed the cats as she'd seen me feeding cats at my culvert. I explained to her that these are the community cats, not my pets, and I have got them all neutered so that they will not breed anymore, but she wasn't interested in any of that. She just kept saying that the previous owner of my house never fed cats so she had no cat problem and she was very happy then. Now that I feed, it is causing her a cat problem because the cats enter her house.
I explained that she could wirenet her house to prevent them from entering and invited her to look at my wirenet, but she wasn't interested.
She just kept saying what she wanted to say. But she interspersed every few sentence by saying she wasn't blaming me.
I wasn't sure what she wanted to say, because she appeared to be contradicting herself. So I just offered to let her look at my wirenet, but she didn't want to look. I can only think of buying her a water-spray the next time I go out. That might help.
I think the bottom line is that she hoped I wouldn't feed the cats.
I remember a friend's advice that wherever you live, you will sometimes encounter people who simply cannot tolerate the presence of animals and there is no use in trying to explain anything to them because our reasoning will simply not get through to them. Just offer to help them with their problem (like wash off the urine, or pick up the poo, or whatever that helps the problem). Don't fight them. The animals might lose in the end.
Looks like I have to address this problem now.
So, I might just buy her a water-spray, for starters.
Any ideas? Please share by leaving a comment. Thank you.