My journey as a cat mom begins tomorrow!
Hi everyone! Tomorrow my husband and I are adopting our very first kitty from the animal shelter. He is a beautiful adult orange and white striped short hair boy with pretty green eyes. The story of why we are adopting him is rather odd, but bear with me!
We met this kitty a few months ago. He belonged to our neighbor. He's such a friendly cat and my husband and I just loved him. Sadly, his owners were not the best. He disappeared a couple of months ago and the owners did not try to find him. This upset me greatly and I offered to try to find him. They said if I found him, I could keep him, and then they moved away. So I put up lost cat signs, posted on Craigslist, contacted local rescues, and have been trolling Petfinder. No luck until today! A beautiful boy who fits the description of the neighbor's cat perfectly showed up at the animal shelter as a stray. I rushed over to see if it was him and I'm 95% sure it is! I had to leave him there, but came home and discussed it with my husband since I didn't want to just surprise him with a cat. Tomorrow morning I plan to be at the shelter right when they open so I can sign his adoption papers. He hasn't been neutered yet so we will get that taken care of, then he can come home! There are a few other pertinent details to this story (namely in helping him get along with our bunnies) but I plan to make a different thread in either the Cat Chat or the Behavior subforum.
Regardless, I am very happy to be here and super excited about my new kitty!