The internet is for cat pictures

In January, my previous cat, Athene (who I’d had for almost 13 years) was put to sleep after congestive heart failure and a massive blood clot.

I waited until after my trip to Minnesota in March to consider a new cat, but today a friend and I went off to the local humane society, and I came home with a lovely new cat. I’m still contemplating names, as one does with cats, but I do have photos.

She is about 9 months old, had come through the shelter once before (been adopted, then turned up again as a stray, with her brother) and had been there for about 4 months this time round. Born on the summer solstice, which amuses me a great deal.

She is very smart (one of my requirements in a cat), playful, and also very amiable: I brought her home, let her out of the carrier, she did a circuit of the apartment, and she’s now curled up by the side of the chair exploring the wonders of catnip hedgehogs. (She also approves of the glitterballs. There was a deeply amusing somersault in pursuit of one earlier. And some time spent taking over my chest as a pillow.)

She is so far very quiet, which will take some getting used to (Athene was very chatty), but who knows, that may change.

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Hi, I’m Jen

Librarian, infovore, and general geek, likely to write comments about books, link collections, and other thoughts related to how we find, use, and take joy in information.

I'm the Information Technology Librarian at the University of Maine at Farmington, the small liberal arts college model campus in the University of Maine system.

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