Our house is in an uproar. We went to the Animal Shelter yesterday and picked out a beautiful cat to join our family. She is lovely and sweet-tempered. We had a cat named Kitty who died a few months ago. We had her for 14 years, so her death left a big gap. We waited a while before introducing a new cat into our home. It seemed like three dogs made enough pets. Recently, though, we decided that we were ready and started looking through the ads.
On Friday, when searching the internet for a cat, we saw that the local Animal Shelter was having a special promotion on Saturday. The first 10 cats and 5 dogs would be free adoptions. They opened at noon, so we arrived at the Shelter at 11:45. We were #9 in line, so we knew we would get a cat, but wondered how much of a selection would be left. Luckily, the people ahead of us all wanted dogs, except one. So, we were the second people to enter the cat room. As we walked in, there was a beautiful female cat sleeping in a cage just inside the door. We took a quick look around at the other kittens and cats, but came back to the first one. We asked to “visit” with her and were taken into a little room. The cat curled right up in my lap and fell asleep. We fell in love with her and decided to adopt her.
The people at the shelter told us that she is two years old and recently spayed. She was left behind in an apartment when the tenants moved out. The landlord found her and took her to the shelter. We filled out the paperwork and brought our new cat home. That’s when the noise began. The cat is calm and sweet and quiet. The dogs, unfortunately, are not. They love her. They want to play with her. They get right up close to her and bother her. They bark at her. She doesn’t seem to mind. She lets them crowd her, and just gives a little growl if they get too close or too rambunctious. We have given her a “safe room” in the laundry room, and we give her quiet time in there away from the dogs. When she is in her quiet room, the dogs stand outside the door and cry. They love their kitty so much.
We haven’t named our new cat yet. We have tried out a few names, but nothing has seemed quite right. I am sure we will come up with a good name soon. For now, we are enjoying her company and growing accustomed to having a cat in the house again. I am very happy with our new addition and look forward to many years of good company with this lovely cat.