We adopted a cat yesterday! This is kind of a big deal for me because most people who know me know that I am not an animal person. I’m not very good around animals, and for a long time I was afraid of dogs and cats–mostly because I am very allergic to them, and one bit my toe when I was little. But since we moved into our new place, Andrew and I decided that we had the space, time and funds to support a pet. We went to the humane society yesterday where they were coincidentally having an adoption event. We looked at many cats before we spotted this one, who was curled up and sleeping when we saw her. We didn’t have too many requirements for a cat–we wanted one no older than 3 years, and one that would want to sit with us and enjoy being petted. I’ve also long loved grey cats. So, to my surprise, this little one fit all of those requirements. We took her into the visiting room to get to know her and she was so sweet, calm and affectionate. I think we both loved her instantly, even Andrew, although he isn’t as vocal about these things as I am.
I’m normally awful around animals–flinchy, scared–but I’ve warmed up to her quickly and now all I want to do is hold her! It’s so nice having another life around in our house. And she’s pretty much adorable.