We meet on equal terms, take swift delight
In mutual respect. Each in her own
And separate orbit tastes the dark and bright
Of daily life - together yet alone
We walk the same earth, are together warmed
By an impartial sun. Yet you enclose
Yourself in dignified aloofness, formed
To warn me not to trespass nor impose
Upon your place as the aristocrat -
For I am only human, you a cat!
Mildred Lescarboura Greene
Well this poem doesn't sound anything like our little rescued three coloured cat. She is affectionate & grateful. She is playful & curious. She is timid & gentle. She has a boo-boo on her nose and wears the weight of the world on her face.
She may have a restless sleep tonight as I expect she wonders where her 'friends' are and has laid her pretty head on a pillow after a long-needed grooming and drifted off.
She has a bed-buddy
I left her to go and feed my cat-sitting clients and to drop some food off for the ferals. I didn't see any of them tonight. There is so much snow that they may be hunckered down early and just passed on the food to avoid tunneling back to their dens. I was both sad for them yet relieved that the calico is now safe and warm. I just wish they all had a home.
Monday I will have her checked for a chip and see if there are any health issues. I have emailed one person who I think may be interested in her if she is not 'lost' to someone who cares about her. She has been with the ferals for at least 6 weeks that I know of so if there is someone that was missing her, why have I not seen any posters or ads anywhere? Still, I'll do the right thing and at least check.
I expect Kane will guard her door until he finally gets to meet her. He knows that something 'new' is in that room and he's so anxious to meet IT.
I have more good news today. Ming & Ling were adopted from our local shelter. I wish them a long a happy life with their new family.