Saturday, April 30, 2016

The end of Orange

I made it through the month with very little orange to show for it --  one hedgehog:


And a few Monarch butterflies for the Block Lotto:


Here's what's really been occupying me recently: I started volunteering at CatTown, and this happened...
 CatTown specializes in rescuing cats that are typically considered "unadoptable" at the municipal shelter and are thus scheduled to be euthanized. These are mostly cats who are very shy and freaked out being in a cage.  Many are put in foster homes until they become more socialized, and there is a "Cat Cafe" where you can hang out with cats that are ready to be adopted.

Anyway, Jeremiah and Lucy  -- who are totally bonded and look like siblings but aren't --  came originally from two different shelters.  I think they're about 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 years old. They're still quite shy, and have decided that they mostly like hanging out under the bed right now.  Lucy (on the right) is more sociable and will approach for pets She's a very small cat with an adorable chirpy meow.  Watch for more pictures, hopefully out in the light!

7 comments:

LA Paylor said...

oh my word those cats rock! So sweet together, what they must have gone through. Like foster kids, they need time to learn to trust. Glad you gave them a bed to hide under. The hedgehog is really cute, just to keep this about quilting, lol.

You know I have a standard poodle... so I'm all in love with critters.
LeeAnna

Sally T said...

Yes, I learned the hard way that "fostering" and "volunteering" really mean "pre-adoption." But I'm glad to see Jeremiah and Lucy settled in and that they let you make an orange hedgehog before they take over your space entirely.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh that hedgehog is adorable... so are the kitties :)

PaulaB quilts said...

That hedgehog is cute, but the cats beat him by a mile. I've heard of the cat cafes, a great idea for folks who can't have a pet at home or are thinking of adopting. It might have been on tv. Good for you, enjoy the sweethearts as they get to know and trust you.

Libby Fife said...

What a couple of sweeties! My two girls came from our local shelter and it was the same thing-freaked out for a bit. It took them a year or so to get comfortable with people so be patient. Even now it is hard to pick them up (mostly because they are willful) but they are great companions.

Orange is a great color to work with-hard-but versatile.

Hope you are well.
Libby

scraphappy said...

Sounds like those kitties are taking you away from your sewing machine. The nice thing about fabric is that is keeps until you have time for it -- unlike animals which need love now.

The Joyful Quilter said...

GREAT use of your ORANGE scraps in April. Good luck with your GREEN sewing in May!!