Welcome back to “Meet the Neighbors”.
No, not Pho Tux, though he’d probably enjoy a nice bit of beef tendon. Probably wouldn’t enjoy the peppers one bit. But I digress.
He got his name because at first we thought he was a tuxedo kitty like Watanuki. On further acquaintance, however, we realized that his white patches weren’t quite right. Looking closer, it became clear that his black areas aren’t actually black, either. He’s really a very dark grey tabby with tuxedo-like markings, so Faux Tux was the obvious name.
While Grey Tabby is a daily visitor to the backyard bowl, Faux Tux is much less regular in his visits. We’ll see him every day for a week or two, then he’ll vanish for the next couple of weeks. We suspected at first that he was an indoor/outdoor cat, but his lack of a collar and extreme skittishness suggest that the truth lies elsewhere. Perhaps he’s just got a case of wanderlust, dropping in when the fancy takes him, then moving on when the horizon calls.