Happy Saturday guys:) So this post might be a bit out of the blue, but I've been meaning to officially introduce our kitty to you guys for quite some time, so here is her little story:
Most of you probably don't know that before we moved out to our farmhouse in 2015, we lived in the city in an old 1907 Queen-ann style house that we put a lot of time into fixing up. We lived there for a few years without any rodent sightings at all, but then in the Fall of 2014 we were watching TV one night when two fat little mice jumped out of an old heat grate near the floor and ran around the corner into our bedroom! I freaked out pretty badly since I grew up in a house in the woods where mice made life pretty difficult on a daily basis, so I set to work furiously pulling all furniture away from the walls and stayed up nearly all night laying about 100 mousetraps all over the house. I was NOT going to let these mice take over our house under any circumstances. haha
At the time we'd never had any pets, so it was to my surprise the next morning Martin suggested over breakfast that we look into getting a cat to catch the mice. I thought that was a great idea, so I immediately got on craigslist to see if we could find one there instead of buying from a pet shop. I'd always loved the idea of adopting or 'rescuing' a pet who needed a good home. Sure enough within a few minutes, I came across an offer for a free kitty who already was litter-box trained,had been given her shots, and was spayed. I messaged the number and asked for a picture, and I instantly fell in love with her. The owner said that she'd rescued her from the pound only to have her other cats pick on her non-stop. I drove with the older girls to meet her, and we knew right away that we had to take her home. When she came to us she was very thin with patchy fur and some scraps and blood from fights with the bigger cats. She was also really skittish and anxious, but all it took was a couple cuddly evenings on the couch and she became my shadow around the house. She purred pretty much non-stop for the first week or so too after we adopted her, and she was so sweet and gently with all the kiddies, it was a wonderful fit. Within the first couple weeks we found two fat dead mice on the kitchen floor, and never saw another mouse on the property or in the house again:)
It was really fun to watch her fur thicken and start to shine as time went on, and she put on some weight pretty quickly too. When Spring 2015 came and we were planning for Evie's home-birth, I introduced her to the great outdoors and she was in heaven. She would slowly sneak through the tall grass like she thought she was a jungle panther, and it was so fun watching her lounge in the sunshine and jump around catching flies. These days she still lives outside and loves hunting through the horse pasture, and since Eppy the dog prefers the indoors 99% of the time, they don't have any problems with territory. haha
Well that's pretty much it! I hope you guys enjoyed learning about Luna, and I'd love to hear any cat stories you might have as well, or dog stories if you're a dog person. haha I really didn't know what the big deal was with 'cat people' or 'dog people' before getting our own, but she has really been such a blessing since she joined our family, and it was sweet to finally see how they really can feel like part of your family. We sure love you kitty!
P.S. I'll get Richard on here in the next little while to introduce you guys to Eppy, if you'd like:)