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Or, the cat who pulled my heartstrings on the Solstice.

Guy about eight blocks south of me posted on the neighborhood Facebook group. Feral mama living in backyard next door took off with two of her three kittens, leaving this one behind. Abandoned kitten had benn outside all day and night, cold and hungry and scared and crying. The guy is violently allergic.

Something inside of me said kitten plus Christmas equals compelling reason to step up. So I did and he delivered the little bundle of terror last evening.



She is terrified if you approach her, and either cringes into a corner or streaks away. But if you can grab her by the scruff of the neck, she is happy to get skritchies. She purrs like crazy and eats like a starving thing (which of course she is...)

We plan to enroll her in a fostering program, which will pay for neutering and medical care (e.g., shots, etc) and will help with placement in a permanent home. Which may end up being ours, for which the culture has coined the technical term "foster fail."




We're pretty sure she's female. The Scamp wants nothing to do with her. Just as well, because we don't know whether she has any of those awful diseases.



(Apologies if any of these photos are huge...using the app on my phone and I don't know how to controlthe image size.)

Date: 2016-12-22 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pondhopper.livejournal.com
She is adorable....and looks so much like my last cat Spooky who left this planet many years ago, Grey tabbies have a special place in my heart and I don't have a cat now because my dogs are very cat aggressive. So...
Your new baby will settle in and be less afraid in no time. She really should be checked for any of those diseases asap. But you know that!

Date: 2016-12-23 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pameladean.livejournal.com
The poor little scrap; I'm so glad you took her in. She's very pretty. Foster-fail cats are the best cats anyway. I hope the Scamp is not too much discommoded.

P.

Date: 2016-12-23 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clindau.livejournal.com
The long-haired calico was a foster-fail; we took her to one adoption day and when the single potential adopter failed the interview (couldn't say honestly that kitty would be a completely indoor cat), I realized that I needed LHC to stay with me.

Date: 2016-12-24 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfmoon-mollie.livejournal.com
she is just ...beautiful. She has that M on her forehead - the one that does NOT mean Mellow.

Date: 2016-12-25 01:51 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
My first cat was a gray tabby, and he was really deep in my heart. For 14 years he gave me love, devotion, and purrs, and I gave him my heart.

Failing is the best thing you can do - for both of you.

And the pics are fine - a good size for me, bad eyes and all.

Date: 2016-12-25 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chakolate.livejournal.com
My first cat was a gray tabby, and he was really deep in my heart. For 14 years he gave me love, devotion, and purrs, and I gave him my heart.

Failing is the best thing you can do - for both of you.

And the pics are fine - a good size for me, bad eyes and all.

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