Saturday, December 13, 2008

Here She Is



She seems to be doing alright for now. She is scared, but quiet and calm. It appears she has jumped to the bottom of the cage to investigate. I noticed paw prints in the litter box, and it appears she has been eating some of her kibble. All good signs.

When I opened the cage to take these pictures, she didn't put her ears back, she just tried to tuck in as low as possible to hide. no hissing or growling, just watching me very carefully. She is fine with me as long as I don't make any moves toward her.
I won't make any moves toward her for awhile. For the next few days, the only interaction I will have with her will be talking to her while changing her food and water, and cleaning her litter box. Then I will start sitting with her for about an hour every evening. I will use that hour to read out loud, or I can use that time to make some phone calls, so she can get familiar with my voice.
She has some scratches on her nose, but other then that, she looks fine. I am still estimating her to be about five months old. Once she gets a little more comfortable, I will post more pictures, and hopefully get some full body shots. These pictures don't show it, but her body has alot of orange underneath and blended in with the grey.
Now I need to come up with a name so I can start using it as I am talking to her. I will have to think on that one. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to let me know.

13 comments:

troutbirder said...

Green eyes? How about jade? or emerald.

Dog_geek said...

I'm glad that she's settling in and is not too stressed. I don't have any real ideas for a name... maybe something related to how hard she was to catch? Slip? Smoke?

Brenda said...

She is beautiful. Her eyes are green as "Holley" and since it is Christmas that will be a great name.

Betty said...

She's beautiful and looks to be settling in just fine. Bet she'll always be glad she was found by you! "Tabitha"? Or is that too obvious? I'm sure you'll find just the right name for her. She'll be sitting on your lap purring in no time.

Daniela said...

Oh, she's beautiful. I love the name Greta. Good luck with her, sounds to me like you are the person that she has been needing all her short little life.

flydragon said...

Awww, what a cute little scaredy cat to add to the menagerie already in your house. How about calling her SKITCH. Scared Kitty In The Crazy House. Not that I'm implying that you live in a crazy house or anything......

Mrs.Ruiz said...

She is lovely. She looks mad. I think Chicken is a cute name for a cat. My cat named Chicken was hit by a car:((

Stacy said...

She is darling!

How about naming her my word verification...mantsy! LOL! just thought that was funny!

Keep reporting on her, I love hearing how you do it!

caroline said...

I lean to some kind of xmas theme....like "Merry" "Noel"
"Jingle" something like that...but if i had to pic between the 3 i listed...I like "Merry"

T said...

Thanks all! I was in class all day yesterday, so didn't have much time to reply. Thank you for all the name suggestions, I am still thinking.

flydragon,
Skitch!! LOL! Truth be told, sounds like you've been to my house before. I need to start thinking the way you do, one could come up with some really crazy and cute names that way.:)

Mrs.Ruiz said...

How is she doing:) How are you doing:))

Katt said...

YEA!!!!!!!! You got her! She's adorable and looks a lot like one of mine named Maggie. As for a name, I do like Jade or Merry, or maybe Heidi, since she was so hard to find in her cat house. Congrats!

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Hi T. Brenda at "a country romance" is having some dog problems. I was thinking maybe you could give her some advice:))