Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Rescue me! Lilypad Quilting Linky Party and Sponsored Giveaway

Can't resist any opportunity to show off our beautiful cat.  This is Abby at her best

before

...and after
I had made that little quilt for her and it took a little while for her to accept that she was required to lie on the blanket rather than the rest on the bed.

She is a gorgeous cat, approximately 4 years old by now. She came to us out of nowhere when she was about 18 mths old. She was looking almost emaciated when I first saw her in the garden and super hungry...so I fed her some dog food and she was ours. We took her to the vet and while she was healthy overall, she was neither desexed nor micro chipped.  Poor animal, needless to say, she was booked in straight away and spent a night at the vet, receiving all the necessary inoculations at the same time...that did not exactly endear her to our family.  To top it all off we were booked to go on a few days holiday so when she came out of the vet hospital she almost immediately had to go into a kennel for a few days. Needless to say, she had trust issues after that.

It took some time for her to trust the family and settle down but I must say, she has well and truly established herself as the queen bee in the household. While somewhat aloof and eccentric she can also be extraordinarily affectionate and will come to you to lie on you for a cuddle when it suits her...definitely owns us by now.

Anyway, could talk for hours about this cat, but will get a move on and link up to Lilypad Quilting for the Rescue Me! Linky Party

Karin

13 comments:

  1. Aw, she's beautiful! Thank you for sharing her story and for partying along with us!
    Snoodles

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  2. Lovely cat. We had one that looked like her, but she got out and disappeared as a kitten. I think somebody picked her up and kept her. She wasn't a nice kitty like yours, she absolutely did not want to be touched or pet. Too bad, but she was spayed so she wasn't yours for sure.

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  3. Abby is so gorgeous! and I love her blankie....:)

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  4. I just love calicos - their markings are so unique, like fingerprints.

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  5. She is precious! Visiting via Snoodles and Lily Pad Quilting.

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  6. Love the fact that another cat is named Abby. My latest is Abby Gail. :-) Yours is beautiful.

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  7. I'm glad and I'm sure she is too, that she picked your garden, lucky girl and beautiful!

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  8. Ahhhh, what a lucky kitty to have found you. Wonderful story and you are kitty angel for taking her in. Thanks for sharing your story:)

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  9. Pretty cat and lucky too to have you!

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  10. Hi Karin! Abbey is beautiful and lucky to have her own lovely quilt! I'm happy you gave her a good home! x Teje

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  11. Oh Abby is a beauty! Such pretty markings and a lucky girl to have found you too!

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