There’s been an awful lot of cat action in and around our home lately, from the arrival of Moses to trying to find a new home for my dad’s cat Tabby to the discovery of Mommy Cat and her kittens in our neighbor’s barn.
I’ve been feeding Mommy Cat, who presumably is Moses’ mommy, twice a day on our deck. She gobbles down two cans of Fancy Feast morning and evening, warily eyeing me through the sliding glass door as she eats. It’s not clear whether she is feral or a stray, but what I do know is that I think Mommy Cat is beautiful. Not flashy beautiful, but rather subtly beautiful; I’ve started calling her Mona in honor of her sleek subtle beauty (like the Mona Lisa, get it?). She doesn’t have that hint of a smile, but she does have the most gorgeous golden eyes.
After a week of trying to connect with the wrong no-kill cat shelter, my vet referred me to the cat shelter who rescued Ophy all those years ago, Guardian Angels Cat Rescue. I spoke to a woman from the shelter last night, and she’s working on finding someone who can help us capture Mona and her babies. Perhaps a second one of those babies will come to live with us to keep Moses company (and to give Pippa a little peace); we’ll see.
I’ve gotten used to Mona’s twice daily visits to our deck to chow down, and this morning I felt almost a little sad when I thought she might not be coming around anymore. Almost, but not really, because I’d like this little family to be saved and placed into loving homes. I was happy, though, when I was able to get a couple of photos of Mona: one as she left the deck and her breakfast, the other as she headed back through our yard to her clan. I think she’s gorgeous; I hope you do, too.