Well, this time it's exactly what it sounds like. This isn't in the 'Meet My Kitty' forum, because she's not actually ours, but I figured she deserved a post anyways.
So the story:
We were just leaving to go to blockbuster and return our movies and as we walked past our shed I looked at the pretty rose bush. And immediately pointed. There was something furry there! Something black and furry! I almost didn't see her, and it took my BF a second to see what I was pointing at, but there was a black fuzzy kitty there.
So I pulled on my 'rescuer' boots, and stepped forwards, making sure she had an exit if she wanted it. No unhappy sounds/gestures from the fuzzy thing, so I continued moving towards it. Still no signs of discomfort, other than a plaintive 'mew'. I reached out my hand, and stayed with it about 2 feet from her nose. She moved forwards and sniffed, I moved to pet her head and got a headbutt.
I petted her for a second, my face in the rosebush, but she hadn't really moved her back end and I needed to see if she was ok. I scruffed her and pulled her out, setting her on the ground and again giving her space in case she needed it. She nuzzled my knee, and started purring. Well, that was that. I looked at my (wonderful, amazing, understanding) BF, and he says "Lets bring her in." (Which is amazing because we have 4 cats, 5 people, 1 cockatiel, 1 gerbil, 1 gecko, and 1 toad in our 3 bedroom condo...) He brought me a kennel, as just in case protection from the aforementioned cats. (He even brought me the top-loader...smart guy I've got, hey!) I loaded her in, and we took her into our storage room.
Well, she's a lovely medium haired black doll. Her collar is just a scrap of leather knotted around her throat (luckily with plenty of room), her fur is matted, and she a little thin...but she's ok. She snuck a nose sniff with Muffin when he pushed the door open (a new trick...note to self Listen for the click!) but no growls/flat ears/anything bad...so that went ok.
I have tentatively nicknamed her Cleo...after a pretty black kitty we all know and love (
Marie) Since she looks so similar to me.
And of course I took some pictures for you!
I will be putting up found posters...without much hope I'm afraid. This economy has me thinking she was dumped, but we'll see. I'm thinking I'll just put that I found a female cat, and require that they describe her and her unique 'collar' before I give them any other info.
If she's not claimed within about a week I'll call it abandoned, and call the rescue that helped me home Rumbler/Ocelot (RIP little buddy...)
So, that's my exciting night!