Today is my first Gotcha Day here, isn’t that something? In certain ways it seems like I just got here, and then in other ways it seems like I’ve been here forever. It does seem like a long time ago when my original human Mom up and died on me. Then I had to spend several months living in a small cage at a place they called a rescue. Brian tried his best to find me a home and many of you tried to help me too. But, it seems that nobody really wanted a six year old girl like me. Well, Brian did and that is when he decided that I should just come here to live. Oh yes, it has been challenging for me, and for the rest of the family too because in my first six years I had never lived with or shared any kind of space with another kitty. I’m just glad I landed here, because patience seems to be in abundance around these parts. I am most certainly thankful for patience.
I love my human Dad and Mom here. They love me too and treat me like I am the most important kitty around. I know there are five others here, but they always make me feel special. I am making progress. I venture out of my bedroom almost every night. I am learning to see the others from a distance and I am learning that they won’t hurt me. I still like the comfort and security of my bedroom and some nights when Dad opens the door for me I choose to not go out. But the nice thing is that it is always my choice. I must admit I am getting more and more curious about the others and I enjoy sitting upstairs looking down and watching them. Really, that’s progress, because early on I would get all upset and stressed just seeing them. Now, watching them is kind of fun. That probably doesn’t sound like a lot of progress to you, but for me it is a major milestone. I know the others don’t think I like them, but that really isn’t the case, they just scare me because I’m not used to them. The blond one they call Sascha keeps coming up asking me to come out and play. I’m still thinking that one over, but she keeps asking. She says she is trying to paw it forward.
I know some of you worry about me, Brian tells me. But not to worry. I am delightfully happy, purr often, eat great and have a blast every evening at playtime with my Dad. I have the most purrfect cat tree and wonderful window views of the backyard which is just full of fun critters. So, my first year is behind me and I am looking forward to seeing what this next year brings. My whiskers tell me that there is progress out there just waiting to happen! Smoochies to all of you!!!
Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!