Can you find Mariposa in this photo? This is my studio, though you might have guessed by the paints and pastels. I’ve been holding off letting her into the house because some areas are stacked and cluttered as I shift things around in a house with no space. My biggest concern is that she would be frightened and hide where I couldn’t find her, or I might have to traumatize her by dragging her out of some space that might not be safe.
But possibly a kitty who grew up in a filthy abandoned house isn’t so concerned about clutter. She looks pretty calm about things.
And there’s a new window to look out of.
And then, of course, there’s me.
But she didn’t spend her whole day in the studio. Basil spent a lot of Monday making a fool of himself racing up and down the steps and playing with everything so that Mariposa would feel more comfortable in the bedroom and going down the stairs.
She was in the good paws of both Basil and a loudly purring Jelly Bean who was also playing to encourage her.
But later, back to the studio. She’s learning to carefully walk around my piles of things.
I guess she really does like the human! We both enjoyed a petting session after she subdued the mouse.
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Many of my readers have often been generous in helping with the costs associated with rescues and other issues needing funding. Long ago I began a program I called “Donate For a Discount”. I will give you a gift certificate toward shopping on my website in thanks—for every $25.00 you donate in goods or cash I’ll give you a gift certificate for $5.00 off a minimum $25.00 purchase. You can read more about it on this page on Portraits of Animals.
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