HOWEVER, I haven't had time to go back and get the fabric, because I found another little swatch out in the parking lot! The cutest, friendliest kitten dashed up to me and introduced herself. I went back into the store and asked Michael, "Whose cat is this?" and before I knew it she was in my car and I was dashing home to deposit her in the condo and get myself back to work. (I did have a litter box on hand just in case I wanted to bring Pepper up to visit Baltimore)
Here she is on Thursday morning, just before her visit to the vet. People walk dogs outside! Frequently! Birds fly! Often! I could not get her to turn around and look at me for a good portrait.
The visit to the vet was very good- she needed all the regular routine shots & tests and she was pronounced a healthy 5-month-old female (no I had not yet looked). Ever since the vet, all she does is sleep! But she never seems to close her eyes. Maybe that is a habit from life in the wild. It is a little unnerving.
This photo was taken on day #2. She was so affectionate and hungry for attention. This is literally the best shot I could get on day #2. This is a cat using a camera as a petting device.
And day #1. I bought some cat food at the convenience store on my way home from work and she carefully ate a small amount. I was impressed that she didn't over-eat, then barf it all up.
I've been putting feelers out to place her in a good home because we do have 2 cats already, after all. But I think she is a keeper. She could possibly be, actually, the best cat ever.
So - no curtain fabric this month!! The Animal Medical Center of Mt. Washington got the fabric money this month! LOL. I am really sticking to my self-imposed spending moratorium. I found fabric in the stash for curtains.
(if you were a stray cat, wouldn't you go to a fabric store and wait for your new human? It was a clever strategy on her part, eh?)