It seems that my nightly jaunts around the complex looking for Smudges can end. The only reason for nightly strolls around the complex now would be for purely health and fitness reasons.
We had been hearing Smudges for a few days and the Wife and the Maid had said they had caught fleeting glimpses of the little fella bounding across the roof. However, today, he decided to make his appearance known at much closer range. I guess the hunger got the better of him and he always gets fed well when he is here.
He looks a little worse for wear. This I think can be rectified with a bath and some good food. There seems to be a recently healed wound on his right front leg which would fit into the scenario of having been shot.
Anyway, as it turns out the little fella has returned with company and it seems that we are to be adopting another little one as well.
There has been no further action on the part of the RT and the coordinator of complex security in terms of having this face-to-face sit down with the shooter. I am guessing that they believe if they ignore it then it will go away. However, I do plan on dropping by the RT's place and letting him know that Smudges is back. I would also like to get some guarantee that the cat killer that lives next door will not be shooting my cat again. By my reckoning the best guarantee of him not shooting my cat or anyone else's cat is for him not to have a gun.
I will keep you posted on how this turns out.