I Never Thought I'd Love Cats!
Many years ago, if you had told me that I would like cats, I would've told you you were crazy.
Then, my daughter brought home a kitten. We had an enormous fight about it because we had just lost my ex's dog and I didn't want any pets. Because of this and other issues at the time, she ended up leaving home and left the kitten with us.
Well, he was adorable and I fell for him within a day! She came and took him back about six weeks later and I was devastated.
My ex and I went to an animal shelter and the day we went, there was only one young cat there. He was so frightened, he just cowered at the back of his cage. I asked if I could see him and they literally had to rip him off the wall. When I held him in my arms, he cringed, but then cuddled into my shoulder and I was hooked!
We brought him home and he ran and hid in the basement. We spent nearly two hours looking for him. My ex had a great idea to tie a light, but long string on his back leg so if he got lost in the house, we could find him.
The vet said he must have been out on his own from the age of one month. He was now about 4 months old and didn't know how to play.
I borrowed my daughter's cat to help our cat adjust and learn how to act like a cat. Thank heavens they got along fine. Eventually, I ended up keeping my daughter's cat under difficult personal circumstances, so then there were two.
We had them neutered and they are two of the most beautiful and beautiful natured animals you would ever want to meet.
That was nearly 10 years ago and the boys are inseparable and as sweet as ever, despite having to share their food with the starving cats in my neighbourhood.
Then, just last week, a neighbour's child came to me and asked if I wanted a kitten. I thought, no, but when he brought her to me, she was nothing but skin and bones and nearly dead. After a trip to the vet and a series of shots and vitamins, this feisty little rascal is doing very well.
She is about 1/10th the size of my other cats and when I allow them to be together, she rules the roost. One hiss or meow out of her and these two big boys go running ... literally!
I am looking for a good home for her because she would be best on her own, but until then, Miss Kitty leads us all a fine dance!