Franklin’s Gotcha! Day was October 25, 2018. We were fortunate to be able to adopt a black cat that time of year, right before Halloween. Some rescues and shelters don’t adopt black cats out in October; others say that with strong vetting criteria for potential adopters, this time of year is no different. In this case he was given to us by a friend who had known us for 40 years, a fellow black cat enthusiast. Living in one place for many years can feel limiting, but it also has its perks.
(Black cats, black dogs and other animals, should be kept inside and safe during October; in fact, I would advise that for animals of any color.)
Franklin was an ear-tipped former feral who was friendly. The picture was taken the first day as he checked us out from couch, using the arm as a sort of shield on one side. What a savvy, bright-eyed little guy!
Franklin soon got used to comfy surfaces, a reliable food source, and two humans to blink at and meow to!
Franklin prefers to sleep on higher places at times. It might be a holdover from living outdoors, where trees and roofs are safer sleeping spots.
Franklin does the panther stretch!
By spring Franklin had gained some weight, and grown up a bit – he was a youngster, a teen-aged cat, when we got him.
So it’s a little early but Happy Gotcha! Day, Frankie!
Here is a lovely card made by Meezer’s Mews and Terrieristical Woofs for Franklin:
Franklin and I say, Thank you so much!
Frankie says, click this link and order our Catwoods book, Volume 1, so we can go on to publish the important Volume 2, in which Frankie arrives!