There has been a new development in one of my feral colonies. This is a brand for me, and I’ve never heard of anyone else having this experience. The picture here is a small clearing which is about a city block away from the colony at this point.
Every day for the past 2 1/2 weeks Boozer, a black male feral, has been is this spot. As I continue toward him to my destination, he gets up and walks briskly (not a run) to the colony location. He’s there quite a bit before I am, and the initial gathering is forming.
I’m fascinated, because it seems that he’s acting as a lookout. He’s certainly not a greeter. (or is he in his own way?). Maybe he’s announcing my arrival. What an honor that would be! Or, maybe he’s simply hungry, I’m not really sure what his purpose is. But, it seems that, whatever it is, it’s his job.
I want to try to figure out if he was “assigned” or self- appointed.
Whatever the case, I hope it continues. It makes me feel a little more secure for their safety. I really love it, and I really love them.