Monday, January 18, 2010

New Bali cat update

Before we left, my newest Bali cat recovered from her operation and finished her meds. She started to feel like her old self which meant her wild side showed. She would spend much of the day as close to us as possible, but that meant our other cat was at risk. I realized that she would have to go back to the Bonsai Cafe where she has lived most of her life. She has food, shelter and lots of human contact, but now she will not have litter after litter of unwanted kittens.

Her last night at the villa, I let her sleep curled up at my feet. In the morning, she got a can of Friskies, I put her back in the totebag and in the basket for the 3 mile bicycle ride back to the Bonsai Cafe. At the cafe, I let her out and she scampered off never looking back. She is back where I first found her, sleeping on one of the chairs at the cafe, curled up in the eaves of the thatched roof or having some food from the kitchen or at one of the tables on the beach. I will check on her when I go back.

14 comments:

Alexandre Lettnin said...

Congratulations! Really nice work, good drawings and watercolours, and a good eye to see the world around...

Maree said...

Beautiful sketches and lovely story Jennifer. Just love your Bali posts... glad you're back there!

Phyllis said...

You really caught the look of 'feral cat' in the top sketch. Congratulations on getting her fixed - not an easy task to get them to the vet for the procedure. And with your bottom page, your wonderful story is perfectly complimented. Glad you shared :)

john.p said...

I love your continuing engagement with the critters there. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Carol said...

Loved it: the first image definitely captures the wildness. But the second one is the kitty part you fell in love with!

raena said...

Both are wonderful, but I really love the composition of the second!

marancat said...

I just love the way she prowls down the page!

Ramona Davidson said...

Are you a kitty magnet too?. My home seems to be. I have one steady and several that came and went that adopted us the past few years, and now this winter two more have adopted us. Lovely pictures and story. Thanks for sharing.

J. Roach said...

The first one is my favorite. Cats in motion are my favorite thing. They're like Koi fish.
Roach

Erin C. said...

I love how you captured that adorable sleeping position of the cat. Your drawings are awesome.

Judybec said...

WONDERFUL to hear! I'm sure she'd thank you if she could.
Your drawing of her is beautiful -- love the perspective.

sue said...

You're a good "mom." She looks happy! These are fabulous--love the cafe scene.

donna said...

Beautiful drawings. And you did a very good thing by having her spayed.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gorgeous gorgeous drawings.