I got a phone call this morning, from a lady near Brekke, about the cat. She came by this afternoon and picked him up. Finally, I'm rid of him! And he's going back home! Win-win. Most importantly, he lives far enough away where there's not that high a risk of him coming back here. I was afraid he belonged to someone in Rutledal - that could be a problem.
..and now I'm starting to miss him a little. That is irrational. I'll finally have harmony in my home again. I won't have to clean up his clumsy attempts at using the litter box anymore.
Now if only it would rain so I'd have water again, everything would be peachy.