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Claire acquired Lucy in 2006 during the months she worked in Chacraseca, a jungle village on the outskirts of León, Nicaragua.
Here's Claire at the market in Masaya,
As it turned out, little Lucita had no appetite for chasing mice. What she loved, however, were the giant Central American cockroaches (blaberus giganteus - and BTW, that's not me holding the roach in the picture),
Lucy ate the roaches and left the antennae and wings, which Claire would find gathered into neat little piles around the house. One time during my visit when I was taking a shower I spotted a blaberus giganteus - a good three-incher - crawling up the wall of the the stall. Aw, now where the heck is that kitty, I rhetorically wondered.
After spending the better part of a year working in the jungle, Claire decided to do a stint as a volcano tour guide for Quetzaltrekkers.
When Claire returned home to Columbus, Ohio she brought Lucy with her. Claire would ever after swear that it took far more paperwork and administrative imbroglio for a cat to leave the country than for a person.
Now Lucy will always be out in the garden where she loved to be,