That cat was back at the new house today. He studied me from in front of the garage. "Here kitty kitty," I said, and he approached me, warily. I spoke to him, and he began to wind around my legs. I was a little surprised. I was even more surprised when I reached down and petted him, and he pushed up against my hand. So. I picked him up and cuddled him while rubbing beneath his chin. I noticed that he did not purr, but he seemed to enjoy being held.
Since we now are on friendly terms, I feel more at ease about approaching this delicate subject.
Tim and I both love asparagus. That little patch there? That's where we planted the asparagus. If you could find a different place to crap, it would make both of us very happy.