A Shelter Cat

IMG_7659Yesterday 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.

IMG_7662I paid the small adoption fee, got all her records, and loaded her into a little carrier and drove her home.

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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.

And then…..

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.

 

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5 Responses to A Shelter Cat

  1. daisyanon says:

    I’m sure she will come round if you leave out food and water and let her do it in her own time. Keep us posted!

  2. Adorable! I hope she comes out to greet you again soon.

  3. She came out just after I wrote this yesterday. She is awesome. I am so glad she is here with me, and I think she is too!

  4. Lisa says:

    She is beautiful! I am so glad that she is happy with you, and you with her.

  5. Syd says:

    So nice that you have her. She reminds me of our Rachael who is a tabby domestic shorthair. Cats are good company.

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