Almost seven years a scrawny and shy black and white cat showed up in our backyard. What did we do? Fed him of course, then got him neutered. Charlie has never been content to be indoors though so as much as we don't like it, we have let him be our outside cat, but he has to spend the night inside.
He's very happy that it's spring as are we all, here he is today having a nap, on my plants sigh.