Before Mabel moved in to commandeer the house, I spent a lot of my spare time browsing websites and visiting cat shelters to find her.
I guess old habits die hard because I still occasionally look at the websites I used to help in the search for her.
I'm not looking for another cat (or heaven forbid a replacement!) but I've had my eyes opened to a whole new world that I find really sad.
There are so many unwanted cats waiting patently for a new home. I really had no idea that there were so many. It makes me want to bring them all home.
Mabel was one of the lucky ones. She wasn't ever a stray or mistreated. I can tell by her furry little ways that she was loved and well looked after by her previous owner.
I was told at the shelter that Mabel and her sister had been brought in by a 17 year old girl. She had moved in to her first home and bought the 2 furry little kittens to keep her company.
She had to give up both her kittens and her flat and move back home with her parents because she simply couldn't afford to keep them.
Lucky for Mabel she was only in the shelter for a week before her little pink nose and adorably big paws captured our hearts. I know now that not all kitties are as lucky as her.
Having an ear tickle