I hope you’re all doing very well 🙂 Today, I want to tell you all about the newest addition to my family (of two, so far), Agatha! Agatha is my new tabby cat, who I’ve just adopted a few weeks ago! She’s settling in super well, so I think I can make our relationship official!
I adopted Agatha from my local shelter, which I learned about through Facebook. My old roommate and I always talked about adopting animals whenever we got lonely and in a nesting mode, and now that I have my place all to myself and am not planning to move anytime soon, I thought it was the perfect time to find my special furry someone!
Agatha is about 3 years old, as far as I know, and she had been at the shelter for about 6 months. She was definitely neglected at some point, since the vets told me she had been super skinny when she came in. I’ve been spoiling her silly since she’s got home with me, and she’s already looking much happier.
She’s still skittish, though, which I’m told is a pretty normal thing. A lot of rescue animals have seen some dark times, and it takes them a while to trust you and to also trust the world a bit as well. They’re very like humans in that way. Anyway, Agatha is starting to get cozy around me, but she’s hiding at the first sign of a visitor or a starling noise. That’s ok. I like to think I’m giving her all the time in the world.
I don’t know how many of you have pets already, or are thinking of getting one, but if you’re in the second category, I highly recommend thinking about adopting. I’ve always liked the idea, especially because my parents have rescued a few dogs from the shelter and they’ve always been wonderful. I guess it’s because they have such strong personalities, you know? They have experiences, knowledge, depth. That’s not to say a kitten or a puppy won’t develop all those, but there’s something about getting to adopt a pet with a super strong personality that’s so much more appealing to me. Plus, you’re saving an animal that might get put down if nobody comes for it, which is just about the saddest thing in the world to think about.
I had to make some room for her before she came, just taking all the delicate things out of places she can reach (which is basically everywhere), but it hasn’t been that hard, since I’m apparently the one nerd who’s also a total neat freak! I also had to seriously upgrade my vacuum… I had been making do with this super crappy Shark I inherited from an old roommate, but after doing some hunting on bestpethairvacuum.reviews, I ended up with a Miele, which I absolutely love. It’s so cute and powerful! Highly recommended.
Well, after a few weeks, Agatha and I are starting to really get on, and I’m so excited to have her around. It seriously makes coming home a lot more exciting, especially when she’s peeking around the corner from my bedroom to check that it’s me! She’s definitely taken even the slightest twinge of loneliness out of living alone. Can’t wait to share all our adventures with you soon!
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