I’d like to introduce everyone to the new addition to my life — Kiera.
(There are pictures behind the cut)
Kiera was a shelter kitty — I got her from one of the no-kill cat shelters here. They figure she’s about one and a half years old. Her former people moved out of their apartment and just left her behind. I do *not* understand people like this.
When she first came home with me, she was very scared. It took her a long time before she trusted me. Again, I don’t know what her former owners did to her, but they really aren’t my favorite people. I kept her closed up in the bathroom until she felt safe enough to come out from under the bathtub, safe enough to just sit there when I went in. (For a few days all I saw of her was her hind leg as she disappeared.) She’s actually quite a loving cat, she really likes to be pet. She doesn’t like to be held, but I figure that there’s a chance she might turn into a lap kitty at some point. She likes her belly scratched, and when she’s really relaxed, lets go with almost a trilling purr. Mostly, though, she’s very quiet — I’ve only heard her meow one time, at night.
She started sneezing sometime soon after she came home with me — typical for a cat from a shelter. But her cold got much worse, and she started bobbing her head when she swallowed, as if it hurt her. I got some antibiotics from the vet. She stopped eating. Eventually I had to take her back to the vet, who put her on an IV drip for a day to rehydrate her.
She’s finally mostly better. She doesn’t trust me again, because of the horrible tortourous things that I’ve had to do to her, like put drops in her eyes, as well as give her antibiotics. I’m hoping that in a week or she’ll have forgotten the icky things and only remember the good things, like brushing and sitting in the sunshine and watching the birds in the tree just outside the window while sitting on her perch. (There’s a bird feeder there that gets regular visitors.)
So — here’s Princess Kiera!
|Kiera on perch
Kiera chilling in the afternoon sun on her perch.
|Kiera on her perch
Kiera on her perch.
|Kiera in her castle
The princess needed a castle. What can I say?
|More Kiera and castle
Her eyes are closed because of the flash.