August 18th, 2005
Pretty is a feral cat adopted by Judy. This is about the longest Pretty has stayed in the same room as other humans.
Frye Apartments, Seattle
3 August 200
Well, every cat could be named "Pretty", don't you think? ;>
|Date:||August 18th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)|| |
is my Gramercy-Cat. He was feral, too, although he has adjusted to being a pampered housecat. I bet that Pretty will learn to love it!
What a handsome, healthy-looking cat! People who rescue ferals are too wonderful for words!
|Date:||August 18th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)|| |
He was actually rescued by a neighbor, who told me she was trying to catch him. She was smart enough to mention this at a wine tasting party, where I had obviously tasted quite a bit. "Sure, I'll take him," I told her, wasn't too sure what she was talking about when she called a few weeks later to say she was bringing him over! When he came to me, he had scabs and bald patches and wouldn't come out from under a chair -- for a month. Now he acts like he owns the place!
What a sweet story. He looks quite healthy and happy in that picture.
|Date:||August 22nd, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Luke, despite my not commenting often, I just want to say how much I ejoy all of your photography posts. You really do terrific work!
Or, um, enjoy, even. Though your photos do give me e-joy!
Hah! I didn't even notice!
Tabby-mama, Gertie and Sweetness (who is utterly misnamed) are all ferals who made the transition to being sassy housecats. It was hard working with them, so Brava to Judy for adopting such a "Pretty" cat and putting in the effort.
Actually, Pretty reminds me of a wonderful cat we once rescued named Norman. We got him as a baby, and found homes for all his siblings, but he was so beautiful and so smart we had to keep him for ourselves. We lost him to feline infectious perotinitis after less than a year with him. (Crap, I'm cat-rambling again... I need help!)
Anyway, beautiful cat, thanks for posting :)
Cat rambling is fine by me! Jane adopted my Aunt Mary's cat, Cleo, after Aunt Mary died. When she brought Cleo home, she said "You better last at least a year!" Cleo lasted just a little over a year, and Jane sometimes says that she wishes she'd asked for two or three years.
It's sad to lose a cat after so short a time. Sigh.