Saturday, January 11, 2014
A Special Addition at Our House
Ever since Jelly the cat went back home to live in California with our son and daughter-in-law there has been a "cat-size hole" in our house. (If you haven't been reading the blog very long, you may not know that Jelly stayed with us for almost a year while Will and Kelly were in Spain).
After many hints from my husband and sons and a fair bit of "casual" browsing of cat adoption websites we went to an open house "just to look." Well, you can imagine what happened...
We couldn't resist this little sweetheart. Her name is up in the air for a few days. She had been called Jewel, and then Madeline (which is a cute name) but we are thinking of calling her Dora because she has already shown that she is an explorer.
We had some plans so had to leave her for a few hours and when we came back to pick her up this little sign was on the door of the cage.
They advised us to keep her mostly in one room for a couple of days so she can adjust to her new circumstances. So she is hanging out in the laundry room right now and enjoying the heated tiles.
We did give her a small tour of the house. We meant for her to see the main floor but she is a curious little cat and found her way to the top of the attic stairs. So it looks like we will be getting back into the habit of keeping most of the doors closed and then will gradually expand the areas she can explore.
I am not sure what she is doing here - I didn't realize how odd her position was until I was editing these first photos.
Some of these are cell phone photos and she moves pretty quickly so between the low light and some motion blur the pictures are a little fuzzy.
She has very pretty markings and we really like the pointed oval centered between her ears. She is about two years old and on the small side. Her feet seem big to me. I wonder if with a proper home and regular feeding she'll grow a bit bigger.
She is very affectionate and I think she will be a purring lap warmer - just like Jelly.
So...Jewel...Madeline...Dora - any name suggestions? Just leave a comment below if you have a great idea for her name - thanks!
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