Sometimes a kitty just finds us on his own. Sprout appeared at our sanctuary in 2017 as a young teenager. Star, our outdoor kitty who came with the house, took him under her wing and showed him the ropes. He was very rambunctious but Star was a great Mom and taught him manners.
After getting him neutered, chipped and vaccinated, he calmed down quite a bit. He continued to stay on our property, exploring the barn, fields, and woods. He slept in the heated and protected porch. Both Sprout and Star would accompany us on our walks, flopping in front of us for belly rubs. Sprout liked to walk in sync between our feet, bumping into our ankles as we walk. His favorite activity was to chase acorns we toss for him across the field. He never retrieved them, though--he was a cat after all.
Sprout has left a huge void in our lives and we still expect to see him when we go outdoors. Words cannot express how much we will miss this little guy...rest in peace sweet angel, we love you.