Yesterday afternoon, I decided to look for cats on the Dumb Friends League website. Of course, I was looking at cute young kitties. But then I saw a link for the “lonely hearts club,” and found a sweet cat who is 8 years old and not very friendly. She had been at the shelter for a long time and someone had adopted her and returned her because she hid the entire time she lived at that home. I spent some time with the kitty and really fell in love. She really warmed up to me too, probably because I let her set the tone.
The people at the shelter were so happy to see her find a home. The woman who helped me said that it seemed to be a perfect match.
She hid only for a minute, then came out and explored the entire house. Rubbed her back on every single door-way, rolled on the rug, checked out every bed, and looked at the table tops and kitchen counters. She is big! She came when I called. She sat with me and purred. She slept on my bed last night! She sat with me while I prayed this morning.
When I was making the bed this morning, I stepped on her a little. Really only a little, because I immediately felt her and didn’t step down. But I freaked her the heck out. I have not seen her since 9 a.m. It is now 1:30 p.m. I am so sad. I hope she comes out to see me again soon.
I thought she was adapting so well! I am sure we will have a great time, eventually.
So excited to have a cat in the house again. I have always had cats. It’s been 10 years since the last one got attacked by a pit bull in my own yard. I swore I would never have a pet again after that. But after having various dogs in the house and learning to love them, I am ready to have a critter to love here. So happy she is here…. if only she will learn to trust me again.
Her name is Niya.