A feline friend. I heard her mewing in the street beyond our gate, as I returned from a beautiful evening kirtan. She came up happily leaning into my legs for a back rub, her scrawny little body longing for human contact.The kids were so happy for meeting her. We fed her and petted her. She has beautiful sparkling green eyes and a shiny black coat of fur.
Unfortunately, I am so allergic to cats that I could not think to keep her. She was without a collar, and we decided to offer her food and shelter on our porch, and if she stayed close, we would find a home for her. She dutifully offered a dead vole and several crickets this morning, so proud of her prowess. Since this morning, she has not returned. I know of a few cat loving people in the neighborhood, I imagine that she is being fed and attended to near-by. But we wait in the quiet of the evening to listen for her voice, to call her in and give her attention. I would like to help place her in a rescue if she continues to roam the streets.
Vivienne called her Skinny, and loves her so deeply. She reminds me of some of our favorite cat characters from books. Slinky Malinki is a darling mischievous black cat, just like our Skinny. And Jenny Linksy (and the Cat Club )series by Esther Avril are another family favorite about a little black cat and her friends.
We wish that you could stay with us, sweet little Skinny cat.