Room at the table
Always keep a place at the table for the the uninvited guest.
On Christmas Eve, this normally nocturnal Elijah joined our picnic (rice cakes preferred, hold the celery and carrot sticks thank you) at historic Damsite, Elephant Butte Lake.
Ringtail Cat, aka Miner’s Cat : Bassariscus astutus - a raccoon cousin. Apparently. And a good mouser.