Apart from the three cats we live with (Koosi, Saffy and Mat), there are three, sometimes four white-and-orange feral cats (Janko, Meriadoc, Peregrin and Gimli) who turn up at our door during mealtimes. We give them leftovers and kibble, which they seem to appreciate. Periodically they show their appreciation by bringing us gifts. For instance yesterday afternoon as we were stepping out of the house there was a fat rat on the welcome mat, dead. Disgusting, but this is how stray cats express comradeship (Have a snack on us!). We can’t scold them; they might think we’re demanding a bigger rat.