Loki visits the office, 11 November 2009
Melanie, a student in our Anthropology program, found an abandoned kitten on her front doorstep early on 29 September. Quite the little survivor, she appeared to be three or four days old, with eyes still closed and umbilical cord attached. Knowing that Cindi had once fostered a family of one-day-old squirrels who'd lost their mother, Mel brought the scrawny critter to our office. For four weeks, Loki made the trip from home to work so that a sleep-deprived Cindi could keep up regular feedings. Whenever Loki was awake she let loose a steady stream of plaintive cries, reeling in dozens of students, staff, and faculty who immediately made Loki the centre of love and attention.
Loki has since moved permanently into Cindi's house, joining a menagerie of other cats and dogs. She's now litter-trained and boldly going wherever she can get, then sleeping it off while nestled against Rex, the shepherd-wolf cross. For those who didn't catch Loki's visit to campus, here's some photos showing how she has grown and how her blue eyes have turned steely gray.
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