This is NOT a photo of George; the cat in the picture
is Oscar, another cat who remained part of the family
for a more extended time than George did!
A litter of kittens recently appeared in my backyard. The first time I saw them, they were already about 5 weeks old, and scattered quickly at the sound of my footsteps. When they continued to hide under the house every time I approached them, I suddenly remembered another long ago cat that hid in our backyard.