Monday, May 10, 2010

Welcome, Hadi

My friend rescued a cat from her workplace about a week and a half ago. She had her spayed, brought her home, and took her for further veterinary treatment today.

Meet Hadia—Hadi for short.

The new kittycat

My friend, Hadi’s human mom, tells me that both names are actually different words in Arabic. Hadia means “gift.” Hadi means “quiet,” which certainly describes this new little one.

For the first several days, Hadi barely stirred from her cushions on the floor of the closet where she chose to stay. Once she felt more secure, she began to explore her new room. Here, she sits in a regal pose. A rescue she may be, but she is definitely royal. Princess Hadi!

Regal pose

Hadi’s human mom and I are working to get her used to human contact. Here, Hadi allows me to pet her for the first time.

A skritch for the new cat

Hadi enjoys her new scratch pad. Look at her go!

New cat on scratch pad 2

After a vigorous round of scratching, Hadi takes a rest:

Taking a rest 2

Hadi is recovering nicely from her visit to the vet, eating heartily and accepting gentle petting and cuddles.

Welcome, sweetie. Welcome, Hadi.

The Friday Ark. The Carnival of the Cats.

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