When a neighbor sold their house and left their cat, he wouldn't let anyone near him and lived under their shed for over a year. I fed him twice a day and last winter slipped on the mud and went under the shed myself. Luckily, the cat didn't want to spend another cold winter outside and decided to swallow his pride and come live with us. I bought him a comfy bed, but all he wants is my dog, Lucky's. When I let them in after a walk, they gallop through the house to get to it. The first one there gets the best spot. But don't worry, I'm going to get them the biggest one I can find.