Phred has settled into our lives very nicely. Of course, it is he that owns us, as cats do. He is very content to pretend to be the great ginger hunter while he waits for me to hang clothes.
He seems to have a ginger and white nemesis that lives across the fence. I'm not sure what they think they are doing, but I will hear a blood-curdling howl occasionally when the 'other' cat ventures too close to the patio. Phred actually tried to attack him through the glass door once, but that didn't work out very well, as you can imagine!
It's a strange relationship they have. When we first moved into this house, we though 'the ginger' (as we call him) used to live at our house because he would sit outside the front and back doors and just peer into the windows. Twice, he actually came into the house like he owned it!
At the end of the day, we all know who's boss.