Queen's Day

Opening the window in my bedroom long before daybreak gives Katniss the perfect spot.  She can now be found sitting on the window sill and literally has "moved in to my room."

Although I'm allergic to cat dander, I've decided she's worth it. Although Katniss is not allowed to sleep with me, when she bangs on my bedroom door around 4:30 am, I cave and let her in.

Regardless of what the temperature is outside, I open the window and she begins her creature watching....moles, birds, chipmunks, frogs, and bugs.

A few weeks ago, she decided that she was once again going to be donated by refusing to get out on the bag on my bed.  

Turning two in October, she has totally taken over and become "queen."  I guess I could almost say she runs the joint. Nothing and I mean NOTHING is brought into this house unless it is inspected and scented by Katniss.

She has HUGE PAWS on all four legs...22 toes in all that need trimming, done by yours truly, using her personal grooming tools of course. 

My reason for celebrating today as Queen's Day is it was two years ago today, while I was making pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving that she scampered across the stonewall.  I burned a pie while trying to catch her, ran to Walmart, leaving the pies in the oven unattended, only to return $53 later with kitten pate, a litter box, liter and a kitty carrier.  The Pres wanted me to bring this little feral to the ACO.  I told him, "Go to your meeting.  I'm keeping her."  Putting her in my small office, the next morning as I sat in my chair sipping on my coffee, she climbed up my legs and settled into my lap.  She's been there ever since...there and in my heart.

seeing, saying, and sharing...

Queen's Day


Ann said…
She found the right stonewall to scamper across. She really lucked out when she was searching for a furever kingdom to rule.
Ann said…
I forgot to ask. Did the Pres ever warm up to her?
MadSnapper said…
She is so precious and also beautiful I love her fur! And I love the picture of her hiding behind the lace curtains! And I love her story!
carol l mckenna said…
Wonderful and heartwarming story ~ she loves you and wants to be close and Great curtain shot with her ~ Xox

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Ginny Hartzler said…
Wow, I love your story SO much!!! It is so unusual for a feral cat to be so friendly, maybe she had been previously owned at one time. You are awesome for doing this!! We are cat people, and have had many. We are down to one now, our precious Simba. I am allergic to cats as well. I take three allergy meds a day, and have to shut him out of the bedroom at night. But it IS worth it!
That girl is so pretty! Give her a hug for me, please. I miss my kitty something awful even though he's been gone for many years now.
Thanks for sharing the story of Catniss and her forever home. It sounds like she is just where she needed to be and how lucky for both of you.
What a sweet story! And it sounds like she is worth it...a bundle of joy and love!
eileeninmd said…
What a cute story about Katniss, she has wormed her way into your heart and home. So Queen's Day is Katniss unofficial birthday? Cute collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.
Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week! PS, I appreciate the comment and visit.

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