I haven't been spending too much time outside because of it but I do have to go out to feed and spend time with Relic, so I've been keeping tabs on my little wilderness.
And as I was out inspecting the wild, I realized something else...
...someone was watching me.
And it looks like Relic is going to become a permanent member of the team. We've got him on a wait list at the shelter Rupert came from. They have a low cost vet clinic, so we're going to get him snipped, tested, vaccinated and chipped.
We're not sure how well he'll transition into being a house cat - he gets along with Burton well (as long as Burton is not jumping on him), but Rupert is still not convinced. But even if he won't come inside, we're committing to his care. We'll get him a shelter for winter and make sure he's fed and vetted when needed.