So yesterday, the girls and I were outside playing and one of the neighbor cats comes over and 'plays' with us. Its a fairly young cat--from across the street, and is super nice. This cat made us laugh soooo hard! She ran up the ladder to the swing set, went down the slide (twice) and was running on top of the monkey bars! It was hilarious!
Anyway, my point; my 4 yr old asks if we can get a cat someday soon. It's been about 6-7 months since our 17 yr old cat died, and that cat that came over to play..well, it all made me want a cat.
So, we literally jumped in the car and went to the SPCA and looked for a cat. They have several adult cats and a few very small kittens (that aren't ready to go yet). After speaking to the 'cat person' at the SPCA, we narrowed it down to a 4 yr old tabby cat named 'Sweetie'. Her owner went into a nursing home in March. She is very pretty, seems very sweet (hence the name) but is morbidly obese! She looks like a lion! She's on a diet...and is spade, and has all her medical records, etc. She has been around kids (the grandkids of the owner) and the shelter said she's a doll.
So.....today we are going back. And I think we will probably take her home today. Though I have to admit that I am somewhat hesitant, with a small child in the house.
Anyone have any advice??? I have food (though will need to get the diet food) and litter box/litter, several kitty beds, etc.
Here's a picture of her, though it doesn't do her justice!!
What do you guys think?? I guess I need some encouragement!