Of the feline variety, that is! We’d been talking for a few weeks about getting a little pal for Taz, our feisty Lynx Point. While perusing Petfinder a few days ago, I came across a “special needs” kitty sponsored by the local SPCA. They were calling her “Broken Leg Kitten;” which was certainly descriptive, if nothing else! Someone had found her in a state park, dragging her right hind leg behind her, which they discovered had been broken for some time, poor little thing. At first they were going to put her down to alleviate her misery. Then the SPCA got involved and instead, a specialist fixed her leg and she was groomed for adoption. Hooray!
We feel so lucky to have her. She’s the sweetest, most precious little girl kitty ever. I fell in love the moment I saw her photo, and knew instantly on meeting her that she was going to come home with us.
For now she has to live in our master bathroom, as she’s not allowed to put a lot of strain on her leg. They estimated she is about 7 or 8 months old, and she only weighs 5.2 lbs! (Not to worry; we will soon have her fattened up!)
Dude had cut a rectangle in the bottom of the door leading from our closet to the master bathroom quite some time ago, so the kitties can come and go as they please while we sleep. Instead of blocking that opening, we attached an old cabinet door with a screen there, so the other kitties can see and smell her while she recuperates. Waphels, our brave boy, was the first to check her out. He seems quite fascinated! Taz and Boo-Boo are keeping their distance for now.
We just brought her home today and she has a name already! Dude decided he wanted to honor our favorite month, June (our anniversary and his birthday month) and the fact that she starts purring the moment you touch her. Thus, “Junipurrr”! (Dude made certain I knew that it’s spelled with three R’s.) I suspected he got that from the “Juniper Breeze” liquid soap I put in the kitchen, but he claims he made it up. Hmmm. Anyway, meet Junipurrr! (I feel silly typing that third R, but what are you gonna do?)
(I have to apologize for the quality of the photos; the light in our bathroom is not the best! Video here; check it out!)
Next day – more photos. We are letting her out of the bathroom for a couple hours at a time and she is having such a good time exploring and playing!