You guys, I am so excited to introduce you to Ariel, the newest member of our house.
As you know, I had been debating the idea of getting another cat so that Ming-Ming wouldn’t be so lonely and well, me too. Since losing Puff a month ago, I have been worried about our other cat because he (understandably) seemed lonely and sad and I wondered if another friend would up his spirits. He has never been without Puff his whole life and cats are happier in pairs so we headed over to the Humane Society this weekend.
I knew right away when our eyes met that she was the lady for our house — she was supposed to be a part of our family. It’s weird to explain, but that’s the best way I could say it.
She was so calm, chilling in her designated cage, un-phased by all the noise around her. She looked at me with her gorgeous green eyes and I was already in love. I opened Ariel’s cage and she lept gently into my arms, nuzzled her head into my neck and started to purr.
I was even more in love.
I have been with cats my whole life and always find something incredibly calming about petting them while they purr. Ming-Ming has never had the personality to want to sit on me and cuddle, it was something Puff and I did. Ariel’s chill attitude and sweet personality had me convinced that not only would she be great for my heart — but Ming’s too.
We filled out the forms, brought the kids in to meet her (the shelter requirement is all members of the house has to meet the cat first) and scheduled our interview to see if we could take her home.
She’s been home with us for 3 days now and she is for sure supposed to be here. Her and Ming don’t interact too much, but they are already happy sitting in the same room and sharing a food dish. I don’t imagine it will take too long before the two of them are nuzzled up together. She is so amazing with the kids — purring when they touch her and she’s not at all bothered by their noise. She sleeps on my pillow, at my feet on the bed or on my chest.
She was found about a month ago and brought to the shelter — a 2 or 3 year old stray who had a urinary tract infection and a cold. She’s all healed up now and she’s doing an amazing thing healing my heart and Ming’s.
Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness
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