I have a bit of a problem taking a photo of Pricilla because:
1) She’s so dark it’s hard to see her facial features
2) She doesn’t even like the camera so she usually looks away
3) I obviously can’t use flash, because that’ll just scare her even more
4) I’m not a photographer so I guess I have no idea what I’m doing – that’s the biggest problem! (haha)
So far, most of the photos I’ve taken haven’t come up very well. I love this photo but she kind of blends in to the couch…
What do people with dark-faced-cats do? Wah! Help!
So Pricilla’s story. I never got to share the story of how she came to be our little girl, even though it’s described briefly on her profile page.
I make it a habit to look up the RSPCA site (almost) every day, and one day in November ‘09, I saw this pretty little thing who was 12 years old. My husband was away at the time, and I just could not resist ringing the RSPCA to ask about her, whether she would be ok with our 2-3 yr old Keiko & Kenji, was our place big enough, etc.
A couple of weeks before this, I was told of a dog – who was adopted by a family member years ago – boisterous and uncontrollable. After trying really hard to train him (he was a large dog), the owner took the dog back to the RSPCA. That night, they changed their mind and wanted to give the dog another chance so went back the NEXT MORNING to get him back, but he had already been put down. What a sad story. I was heartbroken when I heard about it.
I couldn’t stop thinking about this poor dog and the poor owner when I saw Pricilla. First of all, I wondered why she had been given up at such an advanced age, and I really felt that this 12 year old precious girl deserved a nice home. I definitely didn’t want to think about what would happen if we didn’t adopt her, or if nobody adopted her…
So before I even asked my husband, I made an appointment with the RSPCA officer to meet Pricilla on the day my husband would be back, 4 days later. I prayed and prayed that she would be there, but if not, I hoped she would go to a nice home.
And the rest is history! I often wonder if she’s happy to be with us and whether her new home is to her liking, her Royal Highness… (!!)
This is the photo of Pricilla that was on the RSPCA site when I found her for the first time:
and this is Pricilla today (5 months on)
I think… she looks AWESOME (if I may say so myself)!!!!!!! When we first brought her home, for weeks she hissed a lot and scractched the bejeesus out of my hand – I guess she was very anxious – but now she is the sweetest companion who likes to snuggle up to her mummy and daddy. I pat her every day telling her please live til 30! :-)
I’m constantly worried about our move to Malaysia but we’ve found a good company that specialises in moving pets globally – I’m sure they will give her the proper care she needs to fly over.
Paws & fingers crossed!