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Loony for Luna

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   20 Comments | Posted in animals · cat · Luna

Luna at 5-weeks-old, 13 ounces

When my daughter brought home a 5-week-old kitten, found shivering in a storm drain, my initial reaction wasn’t just “no”, it was “hellsabellsapoppin’ NO!” After all, our household already caters to two dogs, two cats, and two rats. Do we need another furry critter roaming about?

Apparently, we do. *sigh*

My daughter named her Luna, and on her initial visit to the vet Luna required de-worming and antibiotics for a respiratory infection. Luna brought fleas with her, too, but at only 13 ounces, she was too tiny for chemical treatment; the alternative was daily grooming with a flea comb.

I asked our vet if they had room for her in their cat adoption room. “No,” the doctor said. “But I can give you the numbers of a couple of no-kill shelters.”

Yeah, right. Like I would take a sick, furry baby to a shelter. I’d gnaw my arm off at the shoulder first.

And that, buttercup, is how Luna became the newest member of our furry menagerie.  She graduated from helpless baby to sharp-clawed terrorist in just a few short weeks. She weighs in at 2 pounds, is now healthy and free of fleas, and thinks she owns the place. And pretty much, she does.

Luna at 3-months-old, 2 pounds

Luna hangs out with me while I’m writing and delights in batting things from my desk and laying kitty paw prints on my keyboard and screen. She also keeps my lap warm and purrs with contentment when I coo at her. Overall, she has proven herself to be a delightful muse.

Pray for me, please, that no other critter in need shows up at my doorstep. I’m running out of lap space.

Til next time –

20 Responses to "Loony for Luna"

  1. Comment by Savoir Affaire
    December 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm  

    awwww! You're the cat's Saviour!!

  2. Comment by Eric Alder
    December 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm  

    They say God never gives you more than you can handle. A sweet story, Lisa!

  3. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    December 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm  

    Hi Lisa,Luna is darling! Sounds like she is your little baby now. It is so good of you guys to choose to do the right thing and take her into your family. I have found that kitties and puppies are like babies … they bring their own love with them to spread all around.Kathy

  4. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    December 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm  

    awwwwww … *has a gooey moment*Good for you Lisa!So far, my No! strategy has worked (we have one dog and two cats), but only because adorable kittens were already being taken care of. Faced with a shivering mew-ball, I don't think I would resist either! (especially if they were as beautiful as Luna!)

  5. Comment by Sioux Roslawski
    December 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm  

    Luna is a beauty! I love dogs, but cats hold a special place in my heart as well.Lucky Luna, and lucky you, too!

  6. Comment by Bookie
    December 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm  

    Cute kitty!! I am more a dog person, but I do see charm in some cats. My friend just adopted a kitty like you did…saved it, nuetered it, named it Butterscotch and well, I guess she is staying! 🙂

  7. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    December 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm  

    That's how I got my kitty too…awww please, Mom. Luna is a cutie.

  8. Comment by Lynn
    December 1, 2010 at 9:03 pm  

    How sweet – I loved how you said you'd rather knaw your arm off at the shoulder than to put the kitty in a no-kill shelter. Luna looks like a sweety–goes along with her owner.

  9. Comment by Tammy
    December 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm  

    I can definitely see how that ball of cuteness overcame even a hellsabellsapoppin' NO. May she bring you tons of joy, which you deserve for such a rescue. Hooray for people like you.

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm  

    Savoir Affaire – Hi! Savior may be giving me too much credit…I admit it hasn't been much of a hardship. She's a cutie-patootie.Hi Eric – I've heard that. If any more furry kids show up at my door, I'll let you know if it's true or not! LOLHi Kathy – They do bring a lot of love. They give more than they get, I think. :)Hey Dom – I'm a regular reader of your blog, and from what I've learned of you so far, you'd cave in a heartbeat!

  11. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm  

    Hi Sioux – I love them both, dogs and cats. *sigh* I'm such a sap!Hi Bookie – Oh, yeah. If Butterscotch went through the neutering process, she's definitely a keeper. :)Hey Linda – It is impossible to say no under those circumstances, isn't it? Hi Lynn – Smeagol would approve, too! :)Hey Tammy – Watching Luna grow makes it tough to remember why I said no in the first place…and then I get the vet bill. LOL

  12. Comment by KB
    December 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm  

    She is beautiful. I wouldn't have been able to resist her either.

  13. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm  

    Hi KB! She is a cutie. Right now she is fascinated by the ongoing typing on the screen. She doesn't know whether to bat at it or run from it. LOL

  14. Comment by Carrie
    December 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm  

    News flash…Zoo opens in L'ville:-)ha ha …I couldn't resist! I can't wait for my next visit.

  15. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm  

    Hi Carrie – You know you're welcome any time. 🙂 We really do have a zoo…*sigh*

  16. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    December 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm  

    But she's so stinkin' cute, Lisa! I fell a little bit in love just reading your post!

  17. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 3, 2010 at 10:22 pm  

    Hey Deb – Thanks. She's easy to love…and easy to get irritated with! LOL Right now she's behind my desk getting herself tangled up in the computer/printer/phone cords. *sigh*

  18. Comment by BECKY
    December 5, 2010 at 7:01 am  

    Awwww… cute! And I love your last made me laugh out loud!!

  19. Comment by Ellie
    December 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm  

    Awww…bless you, your daughter, and Luna. I'm sure the love Luna will give back with be bountiful.

  20. Comment by Katie Gates
    April 21, 2011 at 2:43 am  

    Cats are blessings.

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