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:
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.