I had decided to adopt a kitty from the shelter, but it has been pretty tough. You have to fill tons of questionnaires, prove that you have enough income to support her (I feel so much like a parent!), provide your landlord's (or homeowners associations) info so you don't get kicked out for having a cat... and, finally, go and meet your prospect loved one. Then, THEY decide if you're a good match and, finally, you're good to go. I filled out documents at the San Diego SPCA, with CatAdoption, and waited to see what happened. I was waiting for my kitty to find me, with a little help on my side looking on the petfinder.com website, but just waiting. Obviously, the law of attraction works pretty well, because two days after I set my mind of adopting a cat, I saw Nina's picture on the website, called the pet store where she was, asked if she was still available, went to meet her, and waited till they called my landlady so I could take her home with me. I went to see Nina in a lovely pet store in OB, called "Bone Appetit" (ha ha); she's been given to them by the county shelter when they were too filled up to take her in and they asked them to host her instead of euthanized her.
On Thursday night, after shopping with Lorie for an hour or so and getting lost at Petsmart (the toys are qutie entertaining for humans as well!), my house looked like a refugee camp. Or, should I say, a "legal immigrant" camp?
When I saw her on Tuesday night, I fell in love. How could you think of killing this little bundle of joy?? Kelley at the store named her Nina, and I thought it was a cute name, so I kept it. Here's how she looked on Saturday morning, after the first night spent together.
She's super playful, happy, fun to have around, sometimes crazy and sometimes pensive and purry. She likes company at her own terms, like every cat, so it's even more amazing when they join you and hang on to you.
She has funny "flames" above the eyes, little eyeliner, and two bigger stripes that look like rims of sunglasses. I knew I was going to live her alone during the day when I was at work, so I bought many toys to entertain her...
Loves feathers and the little colorful one that Lorie gave to her.
She loves hiding in the dirty laundry basket, which, luckily, is never too dirty!
And, at the end of the day, enjoys a little nap close to mom's knitting. Her belly is still shaved, so pinky and cute. Welcome to my life, Nina!