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And then there were 6.
The latest is a suspected stray we are calling Kepler. We I’ll have him neutered and vaccinated, and then if we cannot find his owners, I guess we will give him a forever home too. Good thing we have the entire backyard netted so they cannot roam.
Named after Ole Christensen Rømer who was a Danish astronomer who in 1676 made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light. In scientific literature alternative spellings such as “Roemer”, “Römer”, or “Romer” are common.
Rømer is a cross Burmese and Siamese and is about 7 months old. He is a cat that apparently does not handle children too gently and was recently in 2 different homes.
He is fitting in with us very well, and we will slowly be acquainting him with our other 4 cats.
Sirius is another rescued cat that apparently was abused. She is amazingly affectionate, but very skittish. Hopefully we will be able to get her more comfortable and maybe she can even help Topaz be less scared of other people 🙂