Life. Taken for granted everyday. Some of us may know how precious life is. Others, like myself, don't fully understand what it is. But I am learning! In my most recent move, I am fortunate enough to have the "in-law apartment" that is attached to the house. This is a great feature for me to begin my "moving out." I have my own space, but my parents are right next door.
As some of you may know, we adopted two lovely cats into our home about 3 years ago for my mom's birthday. That's another story about their adoption :) Basically, I love adoption. It's one of those things that after you adopt a pet, you will never go back to buying from a breeder. I'm not going to sit here and preach how many animals need homes but seriously... the numbers are scary.
Moving on to what I'm trying to get at... I adopted a kitten for my new apartment!
I have become a shelter creep for the past weeks: trying to locate the perfect kitten.
Shelter creep n., one who visits shelters so often that the employees recognize & remember you.
Finally... there she was. Just arrived with her family. Her fate lay in the hopes of society to give her a home in 5 days. I was there!
May I present my new companion, Chloe!
She is such a darling. Spunky, and unbelievably loving. She is quite a bit of work though, being so young. The vet estimated her at around 6 weeks :) Weighing in at 1.2 lbs it's almost ridiculous how small she is. Ahhh the cuteness level is just ridiculous on her.
She's obsessed with sleeping in my lap.
So anyways... the moral of this post is this. When you adopt a pet, you save a life. And if you feel like you have space in your heart & life for an animal, no time is better than the present! Most animals in kill shelters, like Chloe, only have 5-7 days before they are killed. Unfortunately, only one other kitten from her litter found a home. All of the others, including her mother, have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge now. SPAY & NEUTER YOUR PETS PEOPLE.