Now I know what most of you will say, “Hey crazy cat lady, are you really going to dedicate a whole post just to your cat?”. Damn right I am.
I am not quite sure when I switched from wanting a puppy to a kitten, but whenever that was it was all I could think about. I knew I wanted a persian cat, because those squished faces are to DIE for. Shopping around on different sites they all fell in the price range from about 600 to 800 dollars.
My boss at work is hands down the biggest animal lover I know. I mean the bitch fosters dogs. I don’t know anyone else who would just take a random helpless dog, invite it into their home, get attached, and then send it on its way once it has a family. She is a person we can all learn from. Anyways, she introduced me to a site called Pet Finder, which lists thousands of animals up for adoption. One afternoon I hoped online and to my surprise there was little Charles (at the time they thought he was a girl so his name was Sophie).
I quickly wrote an email stating my interest, but did not have much hope because the rescue where he/she was based out of was Quebec. Within the hour they wrote back, letting me know I was the first person who had showed interest, and that he/she was being held in… get this…. WHITBY. Just a 5 minute drive away from me. Long story short, as you may guess I adopted him, and he has been a blessing in my life ever since.
This post really isn’t just about Charles, although I really could type all day about how much I love him. What I want to express is the amazing thing that animals can bring to everyones lives. They have such an innocence about them, and they fully rely on you for love which is an amazing feeling. I have had moments of sadness, where my head is face down crying in a pillow… and out of no where up jumps Charles. He slowly crawls towards me, put his head on my arm and begins the loudest purr of life. No joke. Everything in my life aligned and this kitten was meant to be apart of it. So if you have some extra love to give, a little extra cash, and the time… go out and rescue an animal. It will be one of the best things you could ever do.