My Faithful Readers, I apologize that I’ve been rather dormant the last couple of days or so, but I’ve had a very good reason for my absence.
As of last Sunday afternoon, it is official; Grace and I are now proud cat parents.
I mentioned a little over a week ago that we had filled out the adoption forms for Honey and we were waiting to hear back. Once we heard back from our adoption agent, the ball got rolling. We played a lot of phone tag, she hunted down my references—major props to Amy and Mike for your contributions—and we scheduled a time to meet Honey on Sunday.
We got a Zipcar and swung by Petco to snag a bunch of essentials and then traversed our way through the city to the shelter.
Admittedly, I wanted to take home every single cat in the building. They had this building the size of a big garage that was filled with big wide-open cages, toys, food dishes, beds, scratching posts, ladders that go up on top of the big cages and outside they had a monster–sized outdoor kennel/playpen.
It was a pretty bad-ass setup and admittedly, it made me worried that Honey would be less-than receptive to downgrading to our tiny apartment. We spent roughly an hour with her, just chillin’ and got along fabulously and decided to make things official.
After the usual dotting of Is and crossing of Ts we were headed home with a big fluffy kitty. She didn’t make a peep the entire way home, which included a second stop at Petco for all the things we’d missed—including a doggy-bed, because she’s a little too big for most cat beds—and then when we got home and opened the cat carrier, she just waltzed out.
She didn’t really freak out. She didn’t go into a meowing fit or anything. She just sauntered around and checked things out for a bit to learn the lay of the land.
That night she watched the Oscars with us and spent much of the show curled up on the couch in between us.
When we went to bed, she came in and slept in the bed with us.
So far it seems like we’re all a pretty good fit for each other.
Anyway, I just thought y’all should know what’s been keeping me away from the interwebs.
I’m not dead, I’m just super-duper excited about my new cat!