My bloggy friend Deb of Just Cats was saying how she missed seeing Emily, so I did a little photo session today when Em was in one of her rare moments of repose.
My gorgeous little tabby girl!
Deb thinks Emily has Bengal kitty in her, and she sure has a lot of Bengal personality traits, not to mention beautiful markings. Everyone who sees here remarks on her coat.
Emily was dumped at our farm in January, a tiny six-week-old kitten with an amazing will to live. It was around -25 deg C when she woke me up at 5:00 one morning, meowing her head off outside my bedroom window.
I spent the next 24 hours trying to catch her, chasing her all around the yard and in and out of the granary.
Our cleaning lady Rosemary helped me catch Emily the next day. We cornered her in a woodpile in the granary and performed an extraction!
Apart from losing the very tip of her tail to frostbite, Emily was healthy and happy. She has fit in very well here.
I'm pretty sure she's boss cat! And she is the leanest, longest, most agile cat I have ever had.
Not to mention beautiful!
And full of personality and charm.
We love you, Miss Emmypants!
And just so no one's disappointed, here's Mama-Ronna and babies today, just after the babies had a little bath:
Gordon's a little sad tonight because Warren the duck has gone back to Upper Canada Village (he was spending the winter here.) And apparently his name is Vern, not Warren! I sent along one of the unnamed girl ducks to keep him company. The boys who picked her up with their Dad (who works at UCV) have named her Louise. Hopefully Vern and Louise will have a happy summer together and make lots of babies for the village!
We'll visit Warren aka Vern at the Village this summer.
Meanwhile, it was difficult to use my desk today. Apart from the crap all over it, I had to make Julius happy by putting a bed up there for him, since Emily is now stealing his special spot all the time. It doesn't leave much room for me to work at my art!
Hope you all have a good weekend!