The supports for my shelves came in the mail. They will be up on the painted walls later on today, and I will have Room For Stuff. It will be excellent. (Others will have to wait for me to finish painting the laundry room, but that;s okay. That’ll be done soonish.)


In other news, remember that cat I adopted a few months ago? Margery has had a very difficult time adjusting to life with two other cats in the house. She has very gradually been getting used to them, but was still getting into fights and showing angry, frightened, or stressful behaviour. It was pretty clear that, while she could eventually come to accept living with other cats, she would never be truly happy or comfortable around them.


She’s been farmed out to some good friends in Amherst Cove. She loves living with them–in fact, her first night in their house, she didn’t stop purring–and they are happy to have a small happy fuzzy cuddly thing in their lives. 


I seem to have acquired a new cat. A co-worker found her around the family cabin up Salmonier Line, matted and hungry. She’s been brushed down and fed up, but the co-worker already has a dog, a turtle, and four cats, so she was looking for another home and/or the original owners.

And, well, I’d been thinking about getting a third, or getting into fostering, or something, and there she was… And just after I took her home, the owners were found. And they don’t want her back. The cat was inherited from a dying aunt, and they’re “not really cat people”, and she’s been kept at the cabin for three years with food and not much else, so to be honest I’m glad they don’t want her back.


She’s currently in quarantine in my spare bedroom, pending a vet visit tomorrow. If she turns out to have nothing contagious, I’ll start the introductions to the two existing feline residents sometime in the next week. (If she does have FIV or something, she’ll need a home with no other cats, and I won’t be able to keep her.)

I’ve been calling her Margery, after Margery Kempe, one of the most remarkably and persistently insane authors of medieval England.