"Phew. Sure beats skulking around on the street, scavenging for food."
I don't know if they find me or I find them...Either way, I do believe it's kizmet. As I was driving home from Whole Foods on Easter Sunday to procure provisions for a picnic, I spotted a cute cat in my neighborhood, skulking strangely as she crossed the street. It seemed as if she was [wisely] terrified of the traffic; she didn't have the confident trot of the neighborhood ferals. I tried to entice her with food. Although she did not run away, she hid her head in a basement window gutter, like an ostrich hiding its head in the sand. I carefully approached her and she let me pick her up. Within 2 minutes, she was purring like a little motor. She seemed utterly relieved. I took her inside and gave her some food and water [much to Bossa Nova's aggressive disapproval].
"Why would someone would abandon a kitty as cute and sweet as me?"
How appropriate that I found her on Easter Sunday, a holiday that symbolizes rebirth and renewal. I named her Bunny. I'm not sure what exactly happened to Bunny that led to her being out on the street, but one thing's for sure: she is not feral. She is totally comfortable with being held, and definitely enjoyed the human touch. She might have been abandoned. [Yes, it happens more often than you think]. It's also possible that she ran away, but given her personality, I doubt it.
"The cat carrier is not as scary as I thought it would be."
I drove her over to Lois' Cat Rescue. Tomorrow, Bunny is scheduled for a feline leukemia test and the usual shots. They'll also shave her belly to see if she's been spayed, and if not, she'll also get fixed.
"Oh boy! Lois says I can hang out with all the nice kitties and eat wet food when we get to her place!"
Bunny is friendly, calm and quite petite. I don't think she's full grown. She also has beautiful tortoise-shell/fragmented markings. [Dr. X thinks she looks like a Picasso!] Lois says she is doing amazingly well. If you'd like to adopt Bunny, please leave a comment with some contact info. Lois is also housing other fabulous cats and kittens who desperately need -- and deserve forever homes.