This is the true story of a stray cat with an unknown and mysterious past. After showing up at the authors back door, he decides to hang around and become their pet. As events unfold the cat slowly works his way into their lives. The story chronicles his increasing involvement in the everyday routine of the household and the characteristics that made him so endearing from tight-rope walking on a balcony rail to sprawling by the fire on a cold winter day. Over the course of the years he goes from a wiry youngster to a hefty senior, from homeless to lovable and much loved member of a family. After reading this story, you may just want to adopt a stray cat yourself.