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A Little Rescue: Kallisto
So this happened. Little rescued torbie girl found alone in the snow on a farm north of here, getting into the system. She is friendly, audacious and beautiful, I will call her Kallisto.
The week before Thanksgiving we had a little houseguest for an overnight, and I was so pressed for time I didn’t even get a chance to share her story here!
Margo’s vet received a call from an older couple who said they’d found a kitten but if no one came and took it they’d shoot it. Now don’t get upset, they weren’t the type to do that, they just couldn’t keep the kitten and weren’t getting anywhere with some place to take her, and at their age, that’s kind of how they deal with things. They called several places, and Margo’s vet called her to see if she could do anything. The couple lived in my town so she asked me if I’d assess the situation and probably take the kitten.
It turns out they have a farm about 100 miles north of here and drove up the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it snowed pretty heavily. This little kitten showed up in 8″ of snow, clearly dumped in their driveway, meowing loud enough to hear all over the acreage. They have feral cats in their barn, but she was in no way related to them, obviously very socialized and accustomed to living with people. They bought kitten food and got some ear swabs for earmites, and drove home with her on a lap. They had confined her to the kitchen overnight and just had papers on the floor instead of litter, but there was no way they would have harmed her. At this time of the year the shelters have only voice mail and they didn’t want to leave a message, not knowing they could just go there. A pretty and friendly little kitten is absolutely adoptable!
I brought her home and installed her in my bathroom. Very loudly vocal at their house she quieted down and ate and drank and used the litterbox. I estimated her at first at about six weeks, but looking at her eye color thought she was probably closer to eight, but small for her age. She purred loudly and was very affectionate. Once she’d done the necessities she climbed back up on my lap and curled up, putting her little paw on my hand and purring. When she was really falling asleep I put her in the basket bed in there and let her rest. I thought she would start meowing again when I left the room, but she was solidly sleeping when I checked.
She stayed overnight and the next day, after an extensive photo session, below, I took her to Margo’s house. Margo would have her vetted and knew of a certain little girl and her mom who wanted to try fostering a kitten and possibly adopt the kitten, and Kallisto seemed like the purr-fect fit. And she was! Immediately after arriving at the foster’s home a few days later Kallisto was on her way to taking over the household.
What a pleasure to be a stop on the way for a little one. I loved her little black nose, and those hazel eyes. She will be a beauty!
Kallisto was an adventurous wood nymph in Greek/Roman mythology who was one of Demeter/Artemis’s followers and had many adventures including producing a child with Zeus/Jupiter and for her own protection was made into a constellation, Ursa Major, by Demeter/Artemis.
Here is a gallery of the photos above and others I took to start promoting her for adoption.
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Cube-shaped Keepsake Boxes Feature Five Paintings Per Box
from Portraits of Animals!
I found a set of seven cube-shaped keepsakes ranging from 9″ down to 3″. Where I typically paint the bottom of the box and only decorate the lid, as soon as I saw this set I could picture images on each face of the box, featuring a lot artwork. I have some natural sets of art in different styles, like “Cats After van Gogh” in oil pastel, and “Winter Cats” themed by the bright winter light that infuses each painting. Read more and order.
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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!