⇐   October 8th, 2017   ⇒ 

Copyright 2017 Michael Anttila

Siberian Forest Cats are cool. They are a very "dog-like" breed of cat, in that they are very affectionate and friendly. The downside is that they don't really like to be left on their own all day. Even though Angela is still at home with Finna, she is out a lot and Star was showing signs of being bored and lonely at home alone all day.

While Angela was doing research into lonely cats, she decided to check our breeder's website to see if there were any litters planned for next year. Usually the breeder only does two or three litters a year, and you have to get on the waiting list at least six months in advance to have a chance of getting a kitten. For some reason when Angela checked her website, there was a kitten listed as "available".

Angela contacted the breeder to find out what the story was, and it turns out that the kitten was reserved by a family that had a child who was allergic to everything. The family thought that they would try a Siberian Forest Cat because they are supposedly hypoallergenic. Unfortunately, when they brought the kitten home the child had a reaction to it, so they returned it within the breeder's one week return period.

Whether you believe in signs or not, we thought that this was pretty serendipitous timing for us. We said we would pick up the kitten as soon as possible.

So... meet "Luna"! After a two week introduction period that seemed like it dragged on forever, we successfully got Star used to the fact that she would have to share the house with another cat. Now Star and Luna are best friends, and Star is no longer showing signs that she is lonely.

Technical Details: This photo was taken with my 5D Mark II + EF 24-105L at 105mm, ISO 3200, f/4 for 1/30th of a second.

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