This is why I can’t get any work done. Working from home has its perks. My boss demands I get a nap in during the work day.
We volunteer at an animal shelter and care for cats and dogs. I set boundaries that if I was begged to get one of the animals, we would not be volunteering anymore.
Then, we met this guy. He waltzed up to my daughter, curled up on her lap, and went to sleep. They took a nap together. Watching this connection – I couldn’t leave without getting her the cat.
I texted my husband a photo of the cat.
Me: “I think we are getting this cat.”
5 seconds later…
Me: “We are getting the cat.”
I asked my daughter, “Do you want the cat?”
She started to cry and said, “Are you serious?” and nodded.
The following text to my husband was: “We have a cat.”
We didn’t pick him. He picked us. And I’m glad he did.
Before You Adopt a Cat
Before you adopt a cat, realize there is a lot involved besides food, water, treats, and keeping the litter box clean.
You will become a bed. Zoomies happen when you are trying to go to sleep or take a moment to watch that last episode of The Walking Dead.
You will also need cat toys but not all cats like all cat toys. We found this toy is a favorite with nearly every cat.
Make sure you get your furry friend regular vet appointments and vaccines, even if they are strictly an indoor cat.
Volunteer at an Animal Shelter
Volunteering at an animal shelter gives you an opportunity to meet lots of cats. We have not had a connection with another cat as we have with ours. If we do, I’ll likely send my husband another photo of a cat that is now our cat.
Pet shelters need volunteers to socialize the animals. We play with the cats, hold them, brush them, and hang out. Some cats have been through a lot. They may have lost their owner and suddenly been dumped at a shelter.
Volunteering at a local shelter is a beautiful way to spend time with your family as well as make the world a little better place.