As not a cat person, I have to admit: the idea of a collar confuses me.
Although Bubba did look adorable in his! And if you’re trying to identify him that makes sense.
My sole experience as a cat owner is as a feral “barn cat” owner. I had a major rodent infestation on our property (which is like 1/5 of an acre in the middle of a town). Ground squirrels had taken over, chewed multiple holes in the foundation, and were accompanied by both roof rats and a type of mouse with large feet. It was bananas. The day the feral cats were delivered I trapped seven mice in two hours in the same two traps. I had gone down to the pound and asked for the meanest cats that would never be adopted and they lined me up with two such cats and a lovely woman (Ellen the Barn Cat Lady) who educated me about feral cats and cats in general. After a month in a giant cage in the garage, we released our cars Mr. Poirot and Miss Marple. Sad to say, Miss Marple dashed off and we never saw her again. Mr. Poirot stuck around for the last two years. But he’s absolutely not friendly and shy! However I adore him, which is sad because I’m allergic and he’d shred me if I tried to cuddle him. I made the mistake of trying to cozy up to him in the cage and he sliced my finger open. My bad. He won’t get near people, but he’s reduced the rodent population to almost zero on our lot and our neighbors. Recently a stellar’s jay took to eating all his food and he disappeared for about two weeks. We tried feeding him at night, switched to wet food, moved the food, nothing. So in desperation a month ago when I was heading out of town, I asked my neighbor to feed him on her porch. She had a wildlife camera and set it up! So I got the chance to see Mr. Poirot up close in eating mode. I love him even more. He is so cute! But he’ll never wear a collar or get flea meds or be a cuddled kitty. But I am thankful for his presence.
Here’s a screenshot of the video: