Meet Emmie, the newest bug in our cat clan. Technically, I think a group of cats is called a clowder, but that just sounds weird. We now have the Fab 4 made up of Hannah, Tumbles, Daisy, and now Emmie. Emmie showed up in our yard in early November, 2014. She was starving and almost emaciated. I don't know how long she'd been living in our yard as the day she showed up was the first time I'd seen her. After capturing her, which wasn't difficult considering I was bribing her with baked chicken that she was taking from my hand, we brought her inside and set her up in our spare bedroom. We have a large dog crate that we use for new kitties and post-op kitties, so in she went until we figure out what to do with her. Our initial intent was not to keep her, but to find her a loving home. Who knew that the loving home would be ours??
Surprisingly, she was a lovebug, so she'd obviously had some positive human interaction. We looked for her owners to no avail. I contacted a rescue group about fostering her until she was ready for adoption, but that didn't go as planned. Hubby took her to the vet to have her tested for the nasties and to be dewormed. Two weeks later, we'd decided to keep her and started her on her kitten shots. At her final shot appointment in early December when she also got her rabies shot, we set up her spay appointment. After going through a heat cycle with her because she went into heat about 2 or so weeks prior to her spay, that spay date couldn't come soon enough! She's now spayed and microchipped and doing great with the other kitties. She even gets Hannah to play with her sometimes!