During the worst of the storm, Friday night, my good friend went outside because she heard something, a cry she thought sounded like a baby. Out in the rain, in her nightgown and with a flashlight, she looked and looked, following the pathetic mewling. Then she spotted it, at first she thought it was a rat, but quickly realized it was a tiny scrap of a kitten. The poor thing was soaked through, and had managed to wedge itself between a fence post and the side of my friends shed. She was stuck. All her struggles only drove her tiny body deeper into the opening. My friend pulled on the fence post and was able to release the pressure just enough to slide the bundle of sodden fur out of it's trap. She brought the kitten inside, dried it off, and fed it.
My friend knows me like a good friend does, and brought the kitten to me the next morning when she came for our daily walk. I determined that it is indeed a female, and decided to name her Serendipity. She spent the first day hiding in my bedroom, under the bed, which upset Storm to no end. Besides the studio, my room is HER domain.
That night, Serendipity climbed up into bed with me and slept through until morning.
She is a lively little thing, and is slowly becoming used to our household.
She gets into everything, as only a kitten can do...
The other cats hate having her here, and I am really not sure if she can stay. If Storm can learn to accept her, I believe they can get along as playmates. Storm seems lonely to me sometimes, and does try to engage Bandit and Angel in chases around the house. But they never respond in fun, just deadly serious. So I am hoping she can learn to play with Serendipity, they are both young enough to learn. For now, she growls and threatens, and the kitten has started to respond in kind. Sometimes these rescues are temporary and I am just a stop off point until they find their true home. Only time will tell.
During all this, I spent some time in my studio and finished a canvas I started a while back, and also created my inchie, for Every Inchie Monday, the theme this week was "glass".
Until next time...enjoy!