Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Studio Mate?

When we got home from the Florida workshop, a wild kitty has taken up residence in the fenced portion of our backyard. Quickly, she discovered that our three dogs were not willing to share, so she relocated to behind the studio and frame shop. Of course, we started feeding her, and then we named her. She is called Luna. She showed up right around the time of the full moon and also about the time we went on the Luna Moth hunt in Lennox Woods. Plus, she is sort of a silvery color. So, Luna seemed right.




We've been down this road before. At our farm in Florida years ago we ended up with about 13 cats. They were really wild and catching them to neuter them all made us uneasy about trying that again. They all lived to ripe old ages but stayed wild and never forgave us! But, Luna cooperated, readily taking her meals in the pet carrier we put outside the shop.

This week, Steve rigged a spring loaded closure for the door, and voila! Luna was whisked to the vet for shots, spaying, worming and antibiotics for a wound on her hip.

$200 later, she is back home. We decided to put her in the studio until she recovered a bit more. But, now she is letting me pet her and even pick her up so...maybe she's the new studio cat!






10 comments:

Linda Schweitzer said...

It's wonderful that you did that, Deborah! How old is she? Maybe you can tame her. She is very pretty!

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Linda. We aren't sure but we think about six months. she is quite social and likes having her head scratched, so so far so good!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Luna is one lucky kitty to have been taken under your wing! She looks so sweet.

Katherine Kean said...

Lucky Luna - you have a big heart Deborah!

Maggie Latham said...

God bless you for taking this little kitty to the vet. She already looks like a great studio cat.

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

Congratulation for the new studio mate. It's always good to have one who can listen with no "real" answer... sometimes O;-)

Leslie Hawes said...

Happiness for everyone!

Gabrielle said...

Luna is a beautiful name for a beautiful and lucky cat (although I'm sure she considers you the lucky ones). Our beloved cat was feral and the SPCA told us she'd never be a lap-cat. Ha! They sure got that wrong!

Caroline Simmill said...

How lovely to hear about Luna, thank you for taking care of her. Ulrike has a studio assistant too called Boedi the cat!

B Lancton said...

Luna looks completely at home and comfortable in her new digs!