Lucy the Cat
Lucy displays her usual gravitas in this photo. Rub her chin, though, and she gets all goofy.
We first met Lucy at our Vet's office. The vet occasionally took in cats needing new homes. We learned Lucy had been rescued from the streets by a nice woman who maintained a feral cat feeding station. She knew right away this one wasn't feral. Word was she had been abandoned by some people when they moved. The Vet agreed to let Lucy stay in his waiting room until one of his customers adopted her.
We thought we had all the cats we could handle, so we petted Lucy and wished her the best of luck. But afterwards we talked about Lucy and decided to adopt her because she was such a nice cat and her hard-luck story pulled on the heart strings. We called the Vet only to learn someone had already adopted Lucy. Darn!
Less than a week later, one of the Vet's staffers called to say Lucy's adoption hadn't worked out, and she wondered if we would please, please adopt Lucy because we're such nice people and take good care of our cats.
So Lucy became a member of our household. When she joined us, we had two senior cats who had large personalities. Lucy kept a pretty low profile with us and especially with them. Last summer the two older cats went to their reward. Since then, Lucy has really blossomed. She is very sweet, even if she does look serious in this photo. Her favorite activities are: snoozing, snacking, hanging out with us, and playing with string at bedtime,