This sweet little muffin right here:
Is Emily. GD was arriving at work Friday, and spotted someone tossing a small cat from their car. I’ll let GD tell the rest:
I saw her in the dark. So I parked and followed her to the revolving doors. She was soooo sweet and came to me once she realized I wasn’t going to eat her. Ha. I sat there till someone came near and I asked them to get me a box since I didn’t have a carrier in my car (What the heck is wrong with me?). The girl brought me this huge untapped-together box. Well, I did the flap foldy thing hoping it would work long enough for me to get something proper. That girl was as slippery as an eel. I tried like 8 times. She wanted no part of a box, but never scratched, hissed, growled or bit.
So, I posted on FB on our volunteer page asking if someone could bring me a carrier (this is like at 6 am). So, of course it took a couple of hours till the real world was awake. A dear girl brought me one, but by then I lost track of her. I tried looking again before going home. There is soooo much shrubbery and grasses here that a tortie blends right in. Monday, I had an email waiting stating that a co-worker heard meowing by the revolving door but couldn’t see her (camo kitty).
I had my carrier and food ready. I also said, “God, put me in the right place to find her!”. I had badged in and out of the building too many times (making signs, etc.) that my badge stopped working. So, I went around the back of the building in hopes of that door letting me in. (I get to work at 5:30 so it is dark). There by the loading docks was my little girl. Meowing at me. The food was at the front and the rest at my desk. I literally coaxed her to the parking lot (I didn’t want to leave to get my carrier and lose track of her again). She followed easily. She got nervous a bit cuz I am in a parking garage. A woman was in her workout clothes coming toward me, so I asked her if she would help me for a minute (I was gonna give her my keys to get the carrier (car was like 9 spots down). She said she was “already late”. Of course I mumbled something like, “Well, we all have our priorities.”
I coaxed her to my car, opened the hatch and the carrier…and popped her in! It was glorious!!!! So my friend and co-volunteer (I will call her P) came and got her to foster for the day as the shelter is closed on Mondays. We both fell madly in love with her cuz she is soooo sweet. I guessed her at 6 – 8 mths (as she is small). The shelter guessed about a year. I know you know the rest of the story.
So, if anyone is in Jacksonville, FL and wants a INDOOR ONLY kitty to spoil. She is at Animal Care and Protective Services (2020 Forest St) and her name is Emily – id# A0977633
If they don’t love her forever and treat her right… well, they have me to contend with…and I am sure P will help me!
I think one of you need to go adopt that girl ASAP. That fluffy little tail-nub kills me DEAD!
The other day at nap time, Koko was beside herself because Stefan was sleeping on HER (Fred’s) bed.
Then she reached over and gave his tail several hard smacks. And he was all:
So she thought and thought and thought some more, and made a decision.
Koko is headed off to Petsmart this evening. Fingers crossed for a fast adoption!
2015: Double Open Mouths of Outrage.
2014: 98% ears and whiskers, with a little attitude thrown in.
2013: She swings! She… misses!
2012: No entry.
2011: No entry.
2010: Guess who got to snuggle and kiss and feed a baby tiger?
2009: No entry.
2008: “Well,” I said. “You really hit the trifecta this weekend, didn’t you?”
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.