Tuesday, September 08, 2009

new friend

Last night I got word that the International Space Station was visible, so I went outside to see. I couldn't see through the cloud cover, so that was a bust. However, I did see something much more interesting: a kitty hiding in the bushes, meowing.
Jay and I stayed outside for a while, trying to coax it to us. We even went and got a small bowl of food to offer her, but she wouldn't come. We left the food on our porch and went back inside, and eventually, we heard a tiny munch-munch-munch, and saw a pretty tortoiseshell kitty eating our food. I went out, and after a bit more of me being patient and the cat being skittish, she finally came to me and let me pet her. Once she realized I wasn't going to hurt her, she started rubbing my legs and headbutting me like crazy. I called Jay out to take pictures.

Isn't she cute? Problem is, she's needy. And noisy. After going inside to post the pictures on craigsl*st, she sat under the window meowing. And meowing. And meowing. And meowing. When we went to bed, she kept meowing. And meowing. And meowing. And meowing. I had dreams where my own cat was meowing. And meowing. And meowing. And meowing.

When we woke up this morning, she was gone. But I did have 3 emails from someone thinking that we had her cat, even though the place the cat would be coming from is a half-hour's drive away, and she kept talking about the "white stripe" on the cat's face and tail. Clearly this was not the cat, but I wanted to be sure. When the chick realized this, I thought we were done. Wrong. So far today, I've had 3 more emails from her - all from different email addresses, but all with the exact same copied & pasted text. I ignored them all.

Well, if we hear from the real owner, we can at least tell them which area of town to look in. And maybe we'll but some (inexpensive) food outside so we have someone to chase away the neighborhood rodents living in the bushes in our backyard.

1 comment:

Amy Jo said...

Awww! I love torties. They are a bit odd, though, aren't they? I hope she ends up in a happy home, whatever the place! Give her some head rubs for me.

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