Wednesday was the past resident cave cat, most likely born in late April 2004, although she celebrated her official birthday on May Day. She was rescued from the Monroe County animal shelter on Halloween the same year. The first two of her pictures are courtesy of the animal shelter, the second taken probably just before I adopted her, while the third, below, was taken in early 2005.
One notices in the third a slightly more scruffy, “at her ease” look, that of a cat who is clearly no longer on her best behavior but rather is judging her surroundings as if, one speculates, planning how best to make them her own.
Wednesday was named for Wednesday Addams of THE ADDAMS FAMILY with reference to the original TV show where the part was played by Lisa Loring. (Christina Ricci’s interpretation in the 1991 movie is nice too however.) Her interests included mousing (in that respect she was a working cat residing in an older home which is subject to periodic “visitations,” primarily in the spring and fall), playing games (“Sabertooth Cavecat,” “Suicide Cat,” and “Destructo the Cat from Hell” are favorites), and playing with her plastic fake spiders which remain kept in her spider box under the living room coffee table.
Wednesday, much beloved, died January 25 2017, a result of kidney failure. She will be missed.