Here comes the wet nose just before she plants a kiss! And here is Maria looking for some of the blog love summer Emily, winter Emily and Nikko received. Maria does not like to miss out on anything and, indeed, she was helping me do something with the camera that day.
Maria came with her name from a kitty foster family as she purrs loudly, meows and has all sorts of funny little vocalizations. She was named for Maria von Trapp, the singer. She is now laying in my lap, purring, as she often does when I'm at the computer, or the table, or the sofa...
Emily is the only one that goes outside (an outdoors cat that likes to come in sometimes). Maria, though, can find a cut flower anywhere you think you've hidden it. Depending on what it is, she may then decide to eat it. So a little care & putting away can be required.
I just happened to run across this photo of a younger Maria in 2002 and some of our garden at the former house.
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