Monday, August 30, 2010
This weekend we took in a cat who has been an outdoor stray in the neighborhood for at least a year. The folks who had been caretaking Minou are leaving the neighborhood and were very concerned about making sure their outside friend was not abandoned. Cindy told me that "it took her a while for her to trust us, but now, or many many months of her getting to know us is very comfortable with us. She is at our back door every morning and while she is waiting for her food she also wants us to pet her/talk to her. Over a the last year we have gotten to the point where she likes to come in our back door and sit on a mat we have there. She watches what is going on in the house (loading dishwasher, getting the kids ready for school). I can pick her up, and I pet her daily when I feed her and she will even paw at the door from the outside if she sees me through the door/window." Cindy also says "She is totally loving if she trusts you."
Before leaving town Cindy had kitty vet-checked and ... she's a boy. Minou is about two, healthy, vaxed, neutered, and seeking a new home! We find him sweet, calm, likes rubs. Cool cat with good manners. Big lion paws.