Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 09, 2014
I took Lolly in as a kitten after a neighborhood child found the litter and took them away from their mother. When I got her she was so tiny! She fit in the palm of my hand and her eyes had not yet opened. She would cry piteously if she wasn't sitting on me, insisted on sleeping in my hair, had to be dropper fed on KMR, and had to be stimulated after eating or drinking in order to go the bathroom. It was an intense couple of weeks!
Once Lolly was healthy and stable, she turned into a regular cat, with the same alternately needy and aloof moods. She still insisted on sleeping on my head - which was no fun, for me, because I'm allergic to cat dander - but became more independent during the day. After she was spayed and had all of her shots, I gave in to her constant attack on my window screens and let her go outside. Now she comes and goes as she pleases, and it suits the dogs and me just fine.
I urge anyone looking for an affectionate pet, that takes less work than a dog, to visit their local shelter and adopt a cat! They are clean, low maintenance, come in many varieties, and can be very loving. There are so many strays out there that desperately need a safe and caring home. Adoption saves lives!