As some of you know I’ve been wanting a kitty for a long long time. Ben and I have put it on hiatus because he is allergic, but we did some research and found some more hypoallergenic breeds. The major issue after this was most kittens are going for 1300-1500, which is seriously out of my price range. I also don’t want a kitten. I want to give an older kitty a new chance at life. So… then we met this girl.
I drove about an hour to see her Thursday. She was not super about me at first, but by the end of the first hour she was chirping and snuggling. Friday, Ben went with me and we took her home for 90 bucks. He has had no reaction to her which has been lovely. She is a retired breeder, so while she is very sweet, she isn’t too sure of the apartment. Last night she was a puddle in my lap but today she was more hidey under the couch.
It was funny because she was setting off my motion camera all day while we went to aquarium and she was cracking me up. She’s definitely a little explorer when we are not around. I’m hoping to give this older lady a new lease on life and to have a new cuddle buddy now that I’m living alone!
The breeders were calling her Coda, but she doesn’t really respond to that. Honestly, she has been in a sort of cage for most of her life. She was allowed limited time to roam but was producing around 3 litters a year. I feel this is a little excessive, but oh well. She is a little playful girl and very tiny. After her last litter was stillborn, the breeders decided to rehome her.
We still haven’t named her. We are waffling between Cinder (my fav), Opal, Ashe, and Nebula. I’m also open to hear any advice for getting an older kitty to bond with me!