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 live 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.