19.07.26 Luna

By Scott Shephard

Meet Luna, our newly adopted family member, though she has only recently begun to act like she trusts us. Prior to that, in the two weeks she has lived with us, she has spent most of her time under our bed and has behaved liked a frightened hostage. Deb advised patience and Luna’s reticence has certainly enhanced her feline mystique.

Luna is a 4 year old (?) “rescue” cat brought home from the Watertown Humane Society and is named in part because until recently she was like the moon because she had only come out at night. It is also the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing we thought that it was fitting to name a pet in honor of that. Her name may not matter to her because, as TS Eliot suggested, cats really have two names: one that you give it and the one that it answers to. We’ve had many cats and we name her with a full understanding of that reality

When Deb went to the Humane Society looking for a new cat, she knew that one of my requests was to find one that was photogenic. Luna, in a mountain lion-ish sort of way, is certainly that. And, as we’re slowly learning, she is a lot more. I think she’s a lucky cat. She probably begrudgingly thinks we’re lucky, too.

Canon 5DIII 1/25s f/2.8 ISO1250 100mm

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