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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Thursday, June 08, 2006

New Kid on the Block

Does she look comfortable? well rested? At home, even?

She turned up yesterday afternoon. No tag, no collar, no ID, and following The Boy around the yard like a furry little shadow.

No, we can't keep her. We already have one pet to move-- the ferret-- along with a sizeable cage, and a bin full of accoutrements.

The Boy canvassed the neighbors, and no one claimed her.

We are moving thirteen hundred miles in less than three weeks. If we want to get a cat, I'm sure they have plenty of them in Montana.

She curled up in The Boy's lap and purred.

We will be driving for two days in the car, minimum. With way too much other stuff as it is. We do not need to add a cat and related belongings to the already overfull vehicle.

We took her to the vet-- no microchip ID. No way to identify previous owners at all.

Remember our old kitty? She loathed being in The Box. Cried herself hoarse when we moved here, and that was only an hour and a half on the road. Why would we want to put this cat-- and us-- through that torture for two days?

She walked into the open carrier and fell asleep.

So it looks as though we are driving to Montana-- thirteen hundred miles, one way-- with two adults, one child, and two furballs.

I am such a sucker.

Her name is Phoebe (see Romans 16).


Blogger Dawgdays said...

Yay! She's pretty!

So much so that you posted her picture twice. ;)

June 08, 2006 2:56 PM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Not intentionally-- Blogger was having a bad day. I fixed it, finally.

June 08, 2006 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some synonymns for "sucker" in the present case:

- Warm
- Caring
- Loving
- Accepting
- Kind hearted

I can think of others, but that's a good start.

Welcome home, Phoebe. Bring joy and comfort to your new people.

Mark and Zoe

June 08, 2006 8:22 PM  

Blogger Susie/Nueva Cantora said...

Awwwwwww, yay! A new friend!

June 08, 2006 8:25 PM  

Blogger net said...

She knew right where to come! Welcome Phoebe!

June 09, 2006 4:32 AM  

Blogger Emily said...

Phoebe knew you needed a new cat for your new life!

Maybe she won't cry the whole way. . .

June 09, 2006 8:29 AM  

Blogger Young fogey emeritus said...

An uncollared stray who's that sweet... it was meant to be. :)

June 09, 2006 10:54 AM  

Blogger Bad Alice said...

Ah, she has claimed you! She has to be heaven-sent.

June 10, 2006 6:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You've been adopted!

June 12, 2006 10:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

adopted and loved :)

June 13, 2006 5:00 AM  

Blogger St. Casserole said...

Beautiful cat for your beautiful family. Blessings to you all.

June 14, 2006 5:17 PM  

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