Oh man, the mere existence of this community is awesome. I made my icon a couple months ago, and upon seeing it, the lovely hazyl
directed me here.
So hi! I'm Julie, I'm 28 and share my house with my boyfriend of nearly 6 years, two parakeets, two cockatiels, and our most recent addition, the lovable loaf-cat Fizzgig. After a few years of saying we'd never again own another cat, we wound up adopting him after minimal consideration. Before heading up to the shelter, we discussed our ideal cat and agreed to keep visiting every week until we found the perfect cat for us. We wanted an uncommonly large or small cat. Short hair a must, due to allergies. A manx or Scottish Fold or some other really interesting looking breed would be awesome. And as much as we both hate the idea of declawing a cat, we decided it would be pretty cool if the cat was already declawed. We definitely did NOT want a kitten.
We were taken back to the cat room, and yep, there they were. Tons and tons of kittens. I had almost given up hope, but there he was in the great big cage at the end of the row. 17.2lbs of 2-year-old, declawed, short-haired, Manx-y glory. From the moment I hefted him into my arms, I knew he was MINE. My boyfriend concurred, and since it was late, we left him there overnight, bought our cat supplies, got the house cat-proofed, and were back at noon the next day to make sure that nobody got to him before us!
He's been with us for three months now, and every day, his love and antics reassure me that adopting him was one of the best decisions I've ever made. We don't want children, EVER, but bringing Fizzgig into our lives has turned us from a couple into a family. We're even taking him to visit my folks over Christmas. My mom is an avowed cat-hater, but when she and Dad visited last month, they both fell in love with their "grandson" and have welcomed us to bring him to share Christmas with the family. (Anybody have any tips on traveling with cats? LOL)
So, without further ado, here are some pics of my furchild! ( FIZZGIG LOAFUMSCAT!Collapse )