It was really close, in Sumter. The guy who lived in our house had been a hoarder. He hoarded cats outside, too, and didn't fix them. Before we moved in, the new owner of the property had spent three years clearing the cats from the property. The first cat we saw there was Kiki, Tootie's mom, and they just came in droves after that! Kiki is the domestic shorthair, "normal" cat that we still have.
Here she is:
So, we believe that Gordy and Tootie are half-brothers on the daddy side and cousins on the mother side.
We had our battles with the heat, snakes, owls, and raccoon taking the cats. It was so heartbreaking, at times.
Where are you now??