We are currently renovating a new house. We are there every night and we are visited by a very friendly cat every night.
From day 1 he was very friendly, approached us and meowed until we pet him. We have never fed him and we have never let him go inside, although he went inside the hallway by himself one time he now stays outside all the time.
He visits us every night, stays in the garden for 4 hours while occasionally getting cuddled and leaves around the time we leave.
The neighbour informed us of his name, and that he lives a couple of houses away. His owners aren't home a lot, so I guess he likes the attention. We enjoy his company very much. However, I'm afraid he will start to see us as his new (maybe second?) home.
We do not mind at all, but are we 'stealing' him from his owners by petting him?
I'd also like to clarify he is not malnourished at all and looks very clean and well groomed.