Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Mar 15, 2015
I’m a firm believer that shelter pets are best. So, when it came time for me to get a new cat for the first time in years, it was off to the Humane Society. I wanted an adult cat, since I know they’re well worth it, but much less likely to be adopted. I also wanted a sociable cat, not one that would run and hide from everyone.
I sat down and waited to see who would come and visit. The result was half an hour spent with this furball on my lap. That was a sign of things to come: she came home with me, and when I sit down the result is that every time I sit down, she stares at me until I clear my lap for her. In my experience, mixed breed cats are sweet and hardy, not as prone to disease as some of their purebred counterparts. My cat is playful, and enjoys playing with shoelaces, or the occasional round of fetch with a ponytail holder.
The downside of a cat? The hair somehow ends up everywhere, even the places the actual cat has not been. But they purr, which makes up for everything.