Jul. 31st, 2017 02:43 pm
nenya_kanadka: The Middleman makes exclamatory jazz-hands (@ !!!!)
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So we ended up not getting the cat burglar cat (Marge). Instead, while Mucca was away in New Brunswick for a week-long union convention, I met up with a cat we'd talked to one of the rescue agencies about, and looked at a few others (in from Saskatchewan! apparently that is a thing they do when there are more homes for cats on the coast and more cats in the prairies?). Settled on the lovely, lovely kitty from Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue. Her name is currently Marie but we're tossing around various other names for her.

She's a very brave cat, because immediately upon coming into our possession, she had to deal with an hour on the helicopter! (Usually it is not that long. Fog forced a detour. Even the humans were a bit grouchy by the time we got home.) She started going at her spay incision site (which had been mostly, but not entirely, healed up), probably from travel stress. Mucca's been detailing that on her blog, but I just wanted to post this ADORABLE picture. The home-made cone of shame + the little stretchy sock (sleeve of old long-sleeved tee) to further keep her from scratching turned out to give her a bit of a superhero look. Mucca's brother says it looks like we realized at the last moment that we didn't have a cosplay outfit for her:

red cone, blue sock, black kitty

Isn't she a darling? Look at that floof of a tail! It's like a cartoon kitty (Aristocats, anyone?). She's sweet-tempered and loving and friendly and adventurous, and I can't wait for her to feel a bit better so she can explore the house and get to play with her new toys (and humans).

Aforesaid brother arrived this morning with a whole kit of first aid supplies for her, including a proper transparent plastic cone. So she can see better now, and no longer looks like a superhero. Probably more comfortable, though!


Date: 2017-07-31 10:21 pm (UTC)
seascribe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] seascribe
What a good fluff baby! I hope she is happier soon.

Date: 2017-07-31 10:28 pm (UTC)
eglantiere: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eglantiere
oh my, what a gorgeous cat! congratulations on your new life together :D

Date: 2017-07-31 11:55 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Sovay: David Owen)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Mucca's brother says it looks like we realized at the last moment that we didn't have a cosplay outfit for her:

I don't know which superhero she is, but she looks pretty badass, if not exactly undetectable.

Date: 2017-08-01 12:05 am (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
Yay for new kitty!

Date: 2017-08-01 12:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore

Date: 2017-08-01 01:39 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (kittens - sleeping)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Mucca's brother says it looks like we realized at the last moment that we didn't have a cosplay outfit for her

Hee! It does! ^_^ (Glad she has a transparent cone now, though.)

She looks so lovely, and sounds like such a sweetheart. I hope she settles in with you quickly. KITTY. *starry eyes*

Date: 2017-08-01 05:13 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
She does look like a superhero! I love her tail fluff already.

Date: 2017-08-01 05:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
What an adorable floofy tail.

Date: 2017-08-01 08:04 am (UTC)
justice_turtle: MacGyver asleep hugging leather jacket, text "I has a jacket" (i has a jakkit)
From: [personal profile] justice_turtle

Date: 2017-08-01 11:09 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: 13th Doctor's eye, with Galifreyan text in the background (dw: 13's eye)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
What a lovely kitty! What a magnificent tail! I love her Time Lady collar.

Date: 2017-08-01 12:14 pm (UTC)
hearts_blood: (Orange are pretty!)
From: [personal profile] hearts_blood
Kitty!!! Aww, she looks like a darling thing. (Tail floofs! ♥) I'm sorry she's had such a traumatizing (for you and Mucca!) shakedown period, though. *HUGS*

Date: 2017-08-01 10:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rivendellrose
What a cutie! Big floofy tail and tiny, dainty little paws! And oh boy, she DOES look like you realized at the last second you didn't have a cosplay for her, awwwwww.

And don't feel bad that you can't hear her! Cats normally communicate very quietly between themselves - they only meow at us because we're dumb and don't understand them, so the normal meows are like yelling. "HEY. FEED ME. HEY, YOU! ARE YOU LISTENING?" and so on. So just watch her, I bet she'll figure out other super adorable stuff to get your attention. Theo gets in my face and taps me on the shoulder with his big fluffy paws if I ignore him, it's great. ♥

(Also, you've probably already seen it 'cause it's gone the rounds a few dozen times, but have you seen this video of a cat signing for food? It looks like her owner might've used the natural cat "reach out and grab the food" thing to model her into signing, and she really does a great job with it. She even taps her person's arm to get his attention before signing. It's soooo cute!)

Date: 2017-08-01 10:35 pm (UTC)
lifeistoobrevis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lifeistoobrevis
Aww! She's so cute. Love the fluffy tail.

Date: 2017-08-03 10:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
KITTY :D She's so adorable!