Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Nov 29, 2015
We actually discovered “Yochi” in our yard one day when we heard small, mewing noises coming from a bush. Thinking the kitten’s mother would come for her later, our family left Yochi there in the bush. After about a week, the mother cat had still not returned. In the meantime, we had placed milk and food next to Yochi. Our family would’ve taken her in, but we already had two dogs, so we weren't sure if we could take properly take on another pet.
Long story short, we decided to take “Yochi” in after the mother never returned. Our cat ended up being a very affectionate pet. For instance, she would curl up next to me at night when I went to bed. Or she would pass by our feet during dinner under the table.
Yochi was our first house cat, so we weren’t sure as to how to properly keep her clean all the time. For instance, it constantly brought fleas into the house, and my legs got bit a lot by the insects. We eventually got a flea collar, but that only worked a little. Unfortunately, we also made the mistake of not having her neutered, and she contracted some form hiv-like disease solely for cats. At that point, there was nothing we could really do