In June of 2021 I decided it was time I got a cat. I had been feeling lonely and my beta fish wasn’t really the companion I was looking for.
I looked online and reached out to a shelter near my work. I thought an older fluffy cat would be a good fit since I work a lot and most people want kittens.
The shelter didn’t have any older cats that weren’t already adopted and just waiting to get picked up. They had me meet a 7 month black short haired kitten named Remphan. She was very sweet and I could see how much she hated getting picked up and put in her cage. They told me she had been feral and was born in Othello a small town in Eastern Washington. Her and her siblings were brought to the shelter and she was the last to be adopted. I felt so bad for her she wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but I couldn’t just leave her there. I applied to adopt her and cried all the way home.
I’m not even sure why but once my application was approved I went and got her everything she would need and picked her up. She spent the first few days in the bathroom hiding in her carrier but I would go in and sit with her and give her fresh food and water. She slowly started to trust me.
She is honestly one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. She has a way of making me feel more mindful, I’ve gotten more patient and it’s been so great having someone to take care of and see her become more aware and comfortable. The woman at the shelter said that she doesn’t like being held and over time she’s gotten more cuddly she always lays next to me at night and wants to be picked up when I get home. She’s feisty and talkative and just so precious. The people around me spoil her too, my co workers are so sweet and one of them bought her this massive cat tree they get her gifts for holidays and my family is always excited to have her come to their house and they give her lots of love and attention.