Saturday, September 09, 2006
We have a new cat! Her name is Lulu - she's an 11-month old rescue cat, and mad in the best possible way. We've had her nearly a month now, and she and Figgy are getting on really well.
Lulu is perhaps the most loving, people-oriented cat I've known. She follows us everywhere, even to sitting outside the shower mewing pathetically, in case one gets washed down the plughole. She'd been abandoned presumably when she was discovered to be pregnant, and had raised a litter of kittens behind someone's garden shed, so she was very thin and anxious when we had her (her kittens just having all been homed, and Lulu herself spayed) but she's put on weight, become happy and relaxed, and grown the softest, densest coat imaginable.
It really is such a privilege to be able to give a safe home to someone like Lulu - to be able to as it were extend God's love and mercy to a scrap of Creation who'd known far too much of betrayal, loneliness and struggle in her few months of life. Thank you Lord, for little Lulu!