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Well, half-promised anyway. 

Her name is Selene, a (Greek) name of the moon goddess. Please pronounce all three syllables, stressing the second: Suh-LEE-nee.

Here she is, below, in one of her favourite hidey-holes under the phone table.

She is my second black cat (and seventh cat altogether). The previous black one, Levi, was a great big panther, but Selene is quite dainty.

She was nearly eight when I got her, and now has just had her 9th birthday. She has a history of abuse and abandonment when younger, and took a while to warm to me, but now she loves me and likes the home she shares with me.

She sets her boundaries, which means that I am grateful for any sign of affection or approval! She can be very sweet, and is always very cute.

I can only post a thumbnail sketch, it seems. Click to enlarge for a better view. (She's worth seeing in full.)

Selene under the phone table

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How would I know? Some parts of cats' lives are strictly private.

Cat update

Dec. 3rd, 2009 10:18 pm
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Well he's home. We are to keep him very quiet for 10 days, confine him to the spare room rather than let him negotiate our split level floors, make sure he doesn't jump, and definitely not let him outside. So the first thing that happened was that he wriggled out of our grasps and flew out the bedroom door before we could close it, down the split level and out through the cat door into the garden. By which time I was in tears. Fortunately he didn't feel like going any further and we carted him back inside. He has now settled down, and has claimed that spare room and ordered Freya out of it!

Some hours later, he is vastly reassured, purring happily after lots of loving, and happy to rest on the soft new rug we got him today.

He is still somewhat uncomfortable though. We have pain-killers and antibiotics for him, and his stitches come out in 10 days. He hasn't got a bandage on his leg, as he was so annoyed by it that the vet decided to take it off again.

So wish us luck with keeping him quiet!

And many thanks to all for the well-wishing, prayers and healing vibes.

(I just now picked up the cat carry case, to put it away. Freya, who was hassling me for more dinner, suddenly slunk away quietly and hid under the furniture. Wherever he’s been, she doesn’t want to go!)

Sad Days

Nov. 30th, 2009 01:41 pm
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Our cat Levi needs surgery. Read more... )


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