|Pearl liked to get pets and rubs!|
|She wasn't that fond of the camera|
Last week, I'd noticed that Pearl was wandering around her home, but there was no human around to let her inside. There were also bowls of kibble and water on the front porch. Had she been abandoned? The Hubby and I discussed it; if she was without owner, we'd take her in or find a new home for her.
On Sunday, there was a Rent-a-Truck in the front yard of the house, so I walked over to ask about Pearl. Turns out, the in-poor-health elderly couple living there decided very quickly to move into their daughter's house, and son and daughter-in-law were clearing things out. I introduced myself, and apologized for being nosey, then asked as to what was happening to the kitty?
Turns out, Pearl only responds to her momma's voice, and on the day the couple were leaving, Pearl didn't show up. She is an indoor/outdoor kitty, but you see her ear-tip in the photos. She was spayed when our city had a free spay/neuter deal going. Her sister was too, but the sister cat disappeared over a year ago...sad to say. I called her Opal.
The son promised me that momma was coming back Monday or Tuesday this week, to call out for Pearl, and take her to their new home. After dinner yesterday, I walked the two doors down, and discovered no more bowls. Pearl had gone to her new home.
|The last photo I snapped of Pearl...|
Yes, of course I know this is a GOOD THING! Her humans did great; taking her along. I don't count in this scenario; I'm just the neighbor who dotes on every cat she sees. But Pearl is special, with her floofy tail, and high squeak of a meow. I'll miss our tender snuggles, sweet girl!
Goodbye, Pearl! Bon Voyage.