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Sandwich the Cat

January 5, 2015

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She’s made appearances on instagram and on my Christmas cards, but I haven’t formally introduced our newest roommate! Her name is Sandwich and she’s the sweetest cat in the world. :)

Andrew and I were thinking about adopting a cat for a long time now. My dog mostly lives with my retired parents–I’m an only child and they’re obsessed with him. I feel like I’m taking their other child away! We’ve wanted a pet but were unsure what kind of commitment to make. It’s pretty nice to liveΒ a life free of the responsibilities of kids or animals, but I definitely feel an emptiness in a pet-free house.

We had a mouse scare in early fall and between that and the loss of each of our family cats back home, we started visiting cat adoption events just to check them out. Sandwich jumped on each of our laps and was so sweet when we first met her. We went back home and kept thinking about her for the next week. We went back to the PetSmart cat adoption room a week later and she was still there! And still sweet as ever, so we took her home!

She’s truly the nicest cat I’ve ever met. Our family cat, Maddy, was the epitome of a grumpy, unsociable cat (although of course I loved her!) and it’s weird having a cat around who wants to follow us around, sleep with us, meows sweetly all the time, and takes the vet like a champ. She’s a 10 year old lady whose previous owner was either too old to take care of her anymore or dumped her. I’m so happy she has a great home now and our only disappointment is that we didn’t get to share her first 10 years.

  • She sounds like such a sweet cat. Yay! Her name is awesome.

  • The Adored Life

    Awww! What a cutie!

    http://www.theadoredlife.com

  • What a sweetheart. She is so lucky you adopted her – 10 year old cats usually have a really hard time getting new homes.

  • Beautiful!!! Cats really bring more joy to life!

  • What a cutie!! Such a good name too.

  • Awwww what a sweet post! Sandwich is adorable and I love her name!

  • What a little angel!

  • Kerry

    She’s adorable!

  • What a cutie! Love the B&W of her looking up at the camera. :)

    <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

  • Nessbow

    Oh she’s a sweetheart! Good on you for adopting an adult cat too! So many senior cats don’t get the opportunity to find a forever home, and it’s wonderful that Sandwich found two loving new friends to take her home and look after her.