24 March 2005

black cat

There was a shephard mix that someone wanted to find a home for at work. Raina is her name. She is 18 months old. I fell a little bit in love with her picture. But yet, Heidi is absolutely right in that a dog is not so good for very busy people. So, I'm waiting.

However, two days ago I made a trip to Marsh at 11:30 p.m. to buy a bag of cat food and two bowls. It was an instant decision, as with many of mine. I decided to adopt the black cat who seems to have made her home underneath an old desk in my garage. She darts out at the speed of light at the sight of me. I'm hoping in the spring...when I'm out in my garden planting...she'll tip toe around the corner and look at me. And then maybe just hang out in the back yard and not be afraid anymore. I suspect feeding her might go a long way to realize my vision.

There is a good reason why my garage door is open and available for racoons, possoms, cats and who knows what other animals have been foraging through my trash (I find my trash spread out throughout my garage on a regular basis. Gotta get lids!) . My garage is leaning about 15 degrees to the right. So the door doesn't go down in temperatures under about 40 degrees. It is really quite a sight to behold. I've noticed the males who visit say something immediately and my female friends don't seem to be interested in this quirky part of my house.

And so what will I name her? That is my question. Any ideas?

Kate, It was a treat to hear from you! I will call you soon. Love you.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about Jemima Puddleduck? (We are into Beatrix Potter these days!) Pete had a collection of cartoons (Jim's Journal is the title of the series by Jim Dikkers)....the main character (Jim) in the cartoon had a female black cat named Mr. Peterson. We miss our old black cat, Lewis...named for Lewis and Clark because he was such an explorer.
Kate

silvie said...

Speaking of blog perms, wasn't I supposed to create a blog for you? What would you like? I was thinking of a Hello Kitty theme...

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have been thinking about creating a blog to post pictures of the kiddos, birth info, etc. Timing is good for me now...tomorrow is my last work day before my maternity leave!!! You are very busy in your new job, though...let's talk soon.
Kate

Anonymous said...

My black cat is named Lewis, too!

Anonymous said...

That was me. - Sonya

Ned said...

yes please to the Kate blog!

the key to befriending strays in my experience is putting out food. not that that's the whole story, but that's a good place to start.

spab said...

How about the name "Dart"? or "Dartella" (female version of Dart)? When you said she darts at light speed, made me think of that as a name.

silvie said...

it is between dart and einstein (cause she bolts at the speed of light).

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