In which we interview neighborhood aloof stray Geoffrey who wants everyone to know that he’s still hanging around Colehaus most days and doesn’t plan to go anywhere far anytime soon.
How are you doing, Geoffrey? How’s life?
Geoffrey: I like it here. I like the nearby shrubs in the summer and my heated box in the winter. I don’t even mind sharing the space with the occasional opposum. The food my people put out for me is top-notch. In fact, I’ve got a whole committee who sees that I’m fed twice a day.
Remember when we experimented with bringing you inside once last winter? We were concerned about the extra cold weather. We thought you seemed open to moving in.
Geoffrey: Really? Sorry if you got that impression, but nope. Don’t wanna live inside. No offense but I don’t like the smells and I don’t like those other furballs. So, just no. No, no and for all you who are slow, N-O spells no.
So, no complaints? Anything we can do for you before the really cold weather arrives?
Geoffrey: Can’t think of anything offhand. But if anything comes up, I know where to find you. And visa-versa. Oh hey, how about a little brushing and a squirt of that flea stuff before you take off?
You got it, Geoffrey. Keep well, big boy. See you before dusk.
[Editor’s note: Brushed daily – check, checked fur and paws for good measure – check, flea treatment – check, refill food and water – check and check.]