This is Shurik, a neutered black male cat found abandoned in the countryside by my daughter, who was living in the countryside at the time. When she moved, he ended up with us. We don't know how old he is (between 4 and 9 according to two professional guesses). He's a smart cat who can do tricks like a dog: sit, down, jump up, wait (don't eat food in front of you), OK (go ahead and eat), and over - jump over a stick. The chickens know him and he never bothers them, but when a neighborhood cat comes to the yard, the chickens run, and if Shurik is around, he runs after it. His chickens, his yard.