Friday, March 6, 2015

Post-Friday Beast Blogging: The New Addition Edition

It's been awhile since we've had any beast blogging around here, and I've frankly been jonesin' for it. Fortunately, our friend Emily -- who, like Sheri, is a veteran of the animal rescue trenches -- emailed me this afternoon to introduce the latest addition to her menagerie. 

I'll let Emily explain the circuitous, Incredible Journey-like route by which this gorgeous hunk of luminous-eyed midnight found its way onto her couch:
Meet Langley
She is 1 ½ and originally from Missouri (you can’t blame her for wanting out). She was bussed to Kansas with the other victims of the hoarding situation from which she was rescued, but the Kansas shelter was overloaded so Cat Adoption Team took some. Apparently, the Portland-area Feral Cat spay and neuter program (mostly through Feral Cat Coalition) has been so successful, we can start importing from other states. 
She was driven out to Oregon about a month ago. She is so sweet, so mellow and so tiny! She is literally half the size of one of my boys (I mean literally: they are 14 lbs each – she is a petite 7 lbs). Here is a picture of Burnaby and Richmond looking warily at her while activating, even though I know you totally remember them:

[Scott: I totally do.]
The boys don’t trust her yet, but at least they’re not hiding under the bed anymore. Langley loves sitting on laps and has the quietest purr I’ve ever barely heard. She’s already quite comfortable wherever she is – just a quiet, confident, cool cat.
(That’s not a white spot [or a White Spot – Canada joke!] – they shaved her to make sure she was spayed.) 
In case you’re wondering about her name, we have kept the theme going we started with Richmond and Burnaby; Langley is also a suburb of the Vancouver, BC area:
There are good cat names for days there, like Elgin, Townsend, Marpole and (if they’re conservative) Pratt
They may be suburbs of Vancouver, but they’re capitals of my heart! 
I hope you’re feeling better and that Moondoggie and Mary are OK as well. 2014 was sucky for both our households, so I’m hoping Langley will bring the good luck that should be traditionally associated with black cats. Because they’re awesome. 
That is all. 


heydave said...

Make my day nicer all over!

maryclev said...

Gratz, Emily on your new addition! She looks lovely and wonderful.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Langley is very cute!

Li'l Innocent said...

What a splendid little being! She's so velvety-mellow, I wish she could meet our mellow fellow, Jingle, the grey possibly-Korat cat. He is the house's main fo1cus of Zen kool, and has to put up with temperaental volatility, canine and feline, on a daily basis. He does it masterfully, but I often wish he had a like-minded kitty pal to snuggle down with.

She's gorgeous too. Great pics! Your Boys actually look like they're handling it pretty well.

(I like your nameing convention... if we tried using it here, we'd have cats named things like Parsippany-Troy Hills. Or West Caldwell.)

grouchomarxist said...

In addition to being a gorgeous little beast, she sounds like a sweet-tempered one, too. Though if she's anything like our 7-lb tortie was at her age, she'll be ruling the roost ere long. Congrats to the both of you!

acrannymint said...

Lil' Innocent - I grew up in Morris Plains

Debbi said...

Aww ... she's so cute!

Black cats are awesome!

gappy said...

Awwww, I love black cats and have one myself but I love white cats too and orange and tuxedos, gray, calico and well, I just like cats. AND I like Langley very much. What a lucky little girl! Congrats to you and your household of fur.

Emily said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! I relayed them to Langley, and she rolled over on her back and blinked in appreciation of your appreciation.