Happy Birthday, Marrah!
Warning: If you are a cat hater (ahem, best friend), maybe you want to skip this post. But if you want to read all about my cat and chime in with your cat stories, continue.
Last year, in February, we adopted Marrah. I have no idea when her real birthday is but we will go with February. She had been at the shelter for two months, which is crazy because she's really pretty.
Oh em gee. That look. So sweet. It's been a fun year and Marrah has come SO far. She had serious trust issues when we got her. She was so scared and depressed (in my amateur cat psychologist opinion). She still has the I'm-only-going-to-allow-you-to-give-me-affection-on-my-own-terms attitude. But lots of cats are like that.
I was never anti-animal but I was never really an animal lover either. That has all changed. Marrah has really given me a soft spot for animals. I literally cried in PetSmart yesterday because there were some beautiful older cats up for adoption. I have this thing about old or ugly cats. I worry that no one will adopt them and I feel like I can see the sadness in their eyes. I know, you guys, I know! I am such a cat lady. I even recently bought a cat shirt to confirm my cat lady status. Pretty soon I will need a cat scarf and tote bag.
I like this one despite it's blurriness. I love the way she licks her paw and then cleans her face with it.
I tried to celebrate with her but she didn't seem to care that her party hat was lovingly handmade. Look at those side eyes. Her face looks squished because she was sliding down, preparing to make her leap to freedom.
The aftermath. A broken party hat. It was an exhilarating party. There were treats and toys. A good time was had by all. ;)
Tell me your sweet/scary/funny/gross cat stories!