2 weeks ago, my wife and I heard the most pitiful meowing coming from under our car. It was a very young, very scared, very underweight Manx cat. I would like to be strong enough to ignore such things, but my wife and I both were cursed with this need to help scared, hungry, pitiful creatures. We put some food out by the car for it, and it was cold so we built it a little shelter out of a box and a blanket. At first, she wouldn't come out at all when we were there (let alone let us pet her). Now 2 weeks later, she's coming in the house, loves to be petted and held, and loves to play..... and she's getting some weight put on. Is anybody familiar with the breed? Our previous kitty, years ago, was a Turkish Van (died basically of old age, fat and cantankerous I have to say that so far that she has the sweetest disposition I've ever seen in a cat. Problem is, we can't keep her in the house for very long (dog don't like her, and he is our priority). I feel guilty about having an outdoor cat here in town, but I figure for now it's better than her starving/freezing to death. I would love to find a good rural home for her, but it's tough finding a good home for a cat. I worry about her safety here in town.