Thursday, February 4, 2010

Introducing the family

I've barely mentioned my 'family' of four cats.  All are rescues - one out of a parking lot where she was dumped as a baby, and the other three from shelters. 

I should start with the one who has been here the longest, but she has been camera-shy.  Instead, the photo is of Yoshi, the youngest.  I had two cats and my Sheltie, Smudge, until a year ago when Smudge died of Lymphoma.  The house seemed empty without him.  I did some serious examination of my age, activity level, living circumstances, and decided cats were a more reasonable pet for me than another dog.  So, I went to a no-kill animal shelter in Woodford County, and among the many, many cats they had were 5 or 6 half-grown kittens in a cage that looked like it was meant for a Parrot.    The littlest one, a male named Ricky, came home with me and was re-named Yoshi.  After looking at 'him' for a while, I got a little suspicious, and when we went to the vet for 'his' first visit, found that 'he' was a 'she!!!!"   Yoshi was not very socialized, and took a while to warm up to me.  She is still a little skittish at times, and loves to rough-house with my only male kitty.  She is the first to jump in the bed with me at night to snuggle, though!  

2 comments:

  1. She's beautiful! Cats are masters (or mistresses) at looking regal and serene....

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