Since the loss of our precious cat, Chico, we have wanted to give another kitty the chance at a simple, fun, fulfilling life in the country. At first we thought about getting a kitten, but the more we researched the more we learned about how hard it can sometimes be for adult cats to be adopted out. This made us want to try to adopt an adult cat, to give them a second chance! After searching two other shelter/rescues today, we finally came to find this sweet girl.
This kitty (Mariposa is her name from her foster parent) was the quiet one we noticed when we walked into PetsMart. She seemed to take everything in quietly and calmly. When we went behind the viewing area and into the petting area, Mariposa sat right up on her hind legs and looked at us! She just seemed to say "pick me! I'm your kitty!" It didn't take long at all to decide she was the one. She was content to lay in our laps and just be petted. We signed lots of papers and got her tags and headed home. She did so wonderfully!
Once we got her home, we put her in the dark, quiet laundry room with lots of food and water and her litter box. She is a little shy about this big new house, but she is oh-so-friendly and cuddly! I have spent lots of time already with her. She loves to find tiny places to hide in. It is so cute! Over the next few days and months, we will slowly introduce Aura, Pearl, and Siri to our new girl. We've got plenty of time and since I am home all day, I can watch Mariposa to make sure she is adjusting well. I have no doubt we have picked the right kitty! She is a real sweetheart!
Now the real question - anyone have any good name suggestions? We were thinking Gypsy....