If you’ll indulge me for just a moment…
Previously, I’ve mentioned a stray cat that
had taken up residence in my backyard.
Of course, I cared for and fed it regularly,
and I’d frequently go out just to sit with it
for awhile. It was a nice, easy-going cat.
Well, a year ago, I brought her inside. And
yes, in accord with my original inklings, it is a she. The vet declared her
a Tortoiseshell/Calico/Tabby mix. She certainly is pretty! I must say, it
has been nice to have a cat in the house once again. We’ve become
fairly good friends, and she’s learned to trust me more each day. This
is a major achievement, considering the fact that she spent the first
four (count ’em, FOUR) months hiding under the sofa! At this point,
however, she seems quite comfortable being around me. She can
still be a bit skittish and is easily spooked on occasion. Now, though,
instead of running away to hide for hours, she stays close by, assesses
the situation, and returns. Overall, I’d say she has settled in and is
completely at home. HUZZAH!
Now, may I present my INDOOR cat, Mystery-Kitty: