A couple weeks ago this young, long legged cat appeared on our porch. A starving cat. So thin you could see the (for now) knobs on her backbone and the outline of her ribs. I'm guessing she might be 6 months but I am only guessing. We are animal lovers and neither Mr Shabby nor I won't not feed one who is starving. But we knew that by feeding her she might not leave. But it really was a no choice decision for us.
She is so sweet and when she opens her mouth to meow her voice is so soft you can barely hear her. I kept thinking, oh she will leave one day and not come back but she is still with us and so next came a name. After a lot of thought she was dubbed Minny. As in skinny minny.
We've discussed Minny's living quarters for winter...nothing has satisfied Mr Shabby. Now you have to understand Mr Shabby doesn't really like cats. But he will take care of an animal and protect it from harm. Five years ago we had two baby kittens show up in our barn. We fed them, we named them Gracie and Scout and Scout got run over by a car. I was so distraught worrying about Gracie. Mr Shabby said the only thing we could do was bring her in the house. Mr. "I don't like cats" now became owned by a cat.
After our disucssions about what we could do to keep Minny safe and warm through the winter, today Mr Shabby said to me...I wonder how Gracie would react to Minny. Bingo! I now know that it is only a matter of time before Minny will be coming inside soon to become part of our family. :-) First she will have to go to the vet to see if she has any disease before exposing her to Gracie.
Here is how laid back Minny seems to be. You have to think stop action pictures as you view these. Because between each move she would stop as though she had to think about the next move she might make.
Minny was asleep in this pot on the porch and when I walked outsideI apparently disturbed her sleep. But I dont' think to much. Here she lifts her head and puts one paw out.
Oh, okay one paw down. Stop. Think.
Oh dear I guess I should put both paws on the floor.
Well where do I go from here?
Hmmm, a littel roll of the shoulder and I can slither!
Okay last two legs and then I'll be out.
Ahhh, life is good. All that thinking wore me out...back to sleep.
(sorry about the blur, my camera started acting strange here)
So that's Minny! Who I think Gracie the diva might have to end up learning to tolerate. ;-)
Happy Sunday blogging peeps. I hope you're having a FANtastic day and if you're in the states, enjoying the long holiday!