One day the owner, a male, came by and Gary met him at the street. He didn't ask about Barney but we now surmise Barney was his cat. The previous owner came upon hard times and had to leave Barney. We are so thankful to have Barney in our life; so much so that we put off moving to pay off all of our bills because we just can't justify abandoning Barney one more time in his life. No, Barney can't be moved somewhere else, sometimes a person just knows these truths. Is that crazy? Perhaps. But without love and feelings what good is there to living. What good is there to living in this world.
Here is Barney in the insulated and cushioned cat house I built for him. It's taken Barney more than a year to feel comfortable in this house but now he does. Today he took a nap four different times in his cat house. Time heals all wounds they say; I guess that's true, even cats can recover eventually.