I read that no one understands the love an owner has for his/her pet then another pet owner so if you're not a pet owner, don't even bother reading this, but if you are, maybe you can relate and please help us.
As I described Life with Maya before, My cat is just an adorable calico. really, it is a little person in a cat's body. If she could only speak we'll have the longest winded conversations ever. She's come to be my best friend and has taken a lot of my personality.
As a child, I was the kind to pick up animals off the street and bring them home until my mom could find a way to make them "dissapear" and tell me the animal ran off. Years later I found our she'd take them to a shelter. I guess if she told me the truth, I would have moved into the shelter.
Back to Maya. She was found in a litter in an alley by a friend and I soon thereafter adopted her. She's a year old now and what a year it has been. She can be rebellious at times, but I may be too demanding. Haha! I have even asked her to pick up her toys and she talks (meows) back at me as if she understood and was telling me that's one thing she can't do.
I have noticed that she's starting to develop what I call an "only child syndrome". She gives a lot of love nudges but demands them back. She has become a bit anti-social with children specifically, my little cousin. Something must have happened between them and neither of them are saying anything. She really changes when my cousin comes to visit. Gets very grumpy and just looks plain irritated. You may be thinking the worse but my cousin won't hurt a fly and she's an animal lover as myself. I honestly think there's a whole this is MY cousin-this is MY owner rivalry going on as my cat wont leave my side when mini-me (my cousin) is around.
Anyway. All this got me thinking that perhaps we need another kitty, I've been lusting over one I even wrote my Tuesday Treat about that one day. It took me a while to convince my family and boyfriend (even though none of them reside with me) I still wanted to have their support and FINALLY!!! we're (I'm) getting a new kitten.
Getting Maya acquainted to the home wasnt hard at all. She made it her own in no time but she still knows who's in charge, or at least who feeds her.
I have been reading soooo much about bringing a new kitty home and it's a major transition for pets and humans. But we will hopefully be well prepared.
Two litters of four kittens were found on the streets of New York and one mommy (the other is MIA) and kittens were temporarily adopted (and mommy fixed) by two amazing families until the kittens can be released to their permanent families. Most kittens have been adopted (thank God) and we are finally bringing our baby is coming home on Friday. Vet has given the OK! and Maya is getting her yearly shots today.