My Homestead Rescue Cat
Personally, I think every homestead could benefit from a cat, but I know not everyone can be a cat person. Our rescue cat brings a lot of joy to our lives. When I lost my cat of 14 years, it was a hard time for me. She had been there through most of my adult life. My husband had always been a dog person, but we decided that it was not practical for our lifestyle at the time.
We were going to wait to get another cat until we had bought our house, but one day my husband unexpectedly said we were going to get a cat. He claims it was for me, but I really was OK waiting until we had our own home. He started searching on Petfinder.com, and he was struck by one cat that had two black dots on her nose. The dots made her look like she had a pig nose. He thought it gave her character.
It is hard to resist such cuteness.
We set up a time to meet the cat, but I found her to be a bit standoffish. There was another friendlier cat, but my husband really had his heart set on the pig-nosed cat. We were told that we could take her home on a trial basis. We agreed to take her, but I really could not imagine returning an animal.
I think she could make some good bread with those kneading skills.
Our cat is a Tonkinese mix. She is very vocal and has some dog-like qualities. That works out pretty good for my husband since he always had dogs. Now he doesn’t even want a dog and he totally loves our cat. We named her Abigail. He spoils her and in his eyes, she can do no wrong. I always say she has him wrapped around her little paw.
A couple of times I made the mistake of leaving a bag of food in the open pantry and I came home to bags laid out in the kitchen with holes in them. I am thinking bad cat, but my husband just thought it was cute. I love her, but I can be objective when it comes to her.
I like how vocal she is most of the time. She has a cute little meow to announce she is in the room. However, she can be quite demanding and loud when she wants food. Sometimes if my husband and I are discussing things loudly, she will come in the middle and intervene with her cuteness.
She loves to be up high.
She is good therapy when life on the homestead is rough. I love her soft fur. Her motor is soothing. It warms my heart to see how much my husband adores her. He never really bonded with my cat, but Abigail is our cat. He even changes the cat litter for her and I like that. He always says he picked a good cat.
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