I spent most of this afternoon reading in the backyard. It was peaceful for a while, but then the neighbors starting chatting in their yard, a blower and a lawn mower started in another yard, and that cat traipsed through the rear flower bed. Too much traffic. I gave up and went inside.
Not long after, John called me to the window to see the same cat hanging out on our gravel path, settled in and acting like he owns the place (as cats do).
Of course, he left the yard, I went inside, and he came right back. I don’t really care if he hangs out in the yard. I just don’t want him to treat my yard like a litter box.