Violet was rescued from under a dumpster by concerned volunteers at The Cat Connection in Webster, MA. After losing my dear 14 year old friend, Casper, I didn't think I could adopt another cat. But as time went by, I thought I'd visit a local shelter just to drop off a donation in Casper's memory. Violet was in the "shy" room. She was so scared and timid. She needed a home where she could be at ease. After a few visits with Violet, I brought her home and set up her two-story cage which was intended as a temporary home until she became familiar with the surroundings.
We spent weeks trying to become friends. She was less committed to the relationship than I was for sure! Once out of the cage, she spent two weeks hiding. She hissed and growled when I tried to feed her or got anywhere near her. I persisted. She finally caved in and admitted that I was the source of good things; plentiful good food and clean water, warmth, and quilts. Quilts?! Of course!
Little 6 lb, Violet has discovered chasing bobbins, rearranging quilt blocks for me, chain piecing is fascinating to watch, and if I'm hand or machine sewing a binding it makes for a very comfy and warm place to nest.