I found Lucy online, at a local rescue shelter through Petfinder.org. This poor kitty found herself in a shelter because her previous owners had her declawed and let her outside. She was attacked by a dog and was badly bitten because she couldn’t defend herself. Her owners didn’t want to pay her vet bills after the attack, so they dumped her. I made arrangements to meet her at an adoption event at a local pet store and of course fell in love with her as soon as I laid eyes on her. She came to live with me on Mother’s Day 2003.
I am a knitter, and have for a number of years maintained a knitting website. Lucy’s arrival was well-documented on my site and she quickly became my mascot online. She even had her own “cheesecake” calendar for a couple of years!
When she first moved in with me, Lucy was extremely well-behaved and cautious about everything. She has gotten over that as I have done my best to spoil her rotten. Now she “helps” me with my knitting. As soon as I lay a knitting project out to photograph it for my website, Lucy is there.
She takes her job as a spokesmodel very seriously, plopping herself down on each knitting project as I attempt to photograph it. Happily, she has no interest in my yarn as I knit, but she does have a weakness for the paper bands wrapped around new balls of yarns. If I am not vigilant, she will carry balls of yarn off, one by one, and attempt to remove the paper bands.
She is also a master at interpretive dance. You can see one of her touching performances on YouTube.
It is no surprise that I am hopelessly in love with Lucy. She is always waiting just inside the door when I get in from work and she is my constant companion at home. She comes when I call her, answers me when I talk to her, purrs constantly, and is always happy to sit in my lap and be cuddled. She is the cat of my heart.